September 26, 2014 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Reston, Virginia - Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) has released a completely new version of their product, Performance Probe for the Mac OS X Operating System. Performance Probe is an operating system tool that allows users to monitor the overall effective loading of their systems while in use. In addition to the dynamic monitoring of system memory, drive space, and several virtual machine parameters that existed in the earlier versions of the product, the new version includes a heads up display window that can be hidden or kept on screen as the user sees fit. The heads up display, or HUD, can display user configurable load monitoring, provide configurable graphing of mass storage activity and network activity, and provide quick snapshots of the systems highest CPU and memory consumers.
"The original version, of Performance Probe was intended to be sort an affiliate of Activity Monitor, meaning a user could use it to see when the system was being loaded so heavily they might want to consider bringing Activity Monitor up to find out what's going on," stated Bill Wagner, the company owner. "With the new version of Performance Probe a user can take a quick look at CPU and memory usage, and if the system is being bogged down, use load monitoring and filtering as well as the active graphing associated with mass storage and network activity to help truly isolate the problem. With load monitoring and filtering, a user will be able to focus in on, and in many cases isolate the actual applications causing the problems."
"Performance Probe can be purchased as a standalone item or with one of our Scannerz hard drive testing packages. Many people think they have drive problems, purchase Scannerz, and test their drives only to find out the problem is a performance problem, not a drive problem. Although such a user now has the best drive testing product on the market at their disposal, and they should be testing their drives periodically anyway, the problem at hand hasn't been solved. Hopefully this new version of Performance Probe will help solve these problems, as well as any others that may crop up in the future."
All current users of Performance Probe, whether they obtained the product as a standalone product or in one of the Scannerz packages will be able to obtain the updated version at no cost within a few days.
Pricing and Availability:
SCSC has indicated that the price for the standalone version of Performance Probe is $14.95 (USD). The tool is now a standard part of both the Scannerz with FSE and Scannerz with FSE-Lite packages.
Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC (SCSC) was formed in 2005. It is legally licensed to do business as a limited liability company in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia. Originally, SCSC focussed on producing its own line of cross platform software tools using Java. The applications consisted of performance enhancing application tools, engineering and scientific tools, and tools for the medical sciences. In 2008, SCSC changed its focus and became dedicated primarily to developing products for use on the Mac OS X and IOS operating systems. SCSC's product line up for Mac OS X currently consists of Scannerz with FSE, Scannerz with FSE-Lite, Performance Probe, Phoenix, FSE, and SpotOff with Spot-O-Meter. All tools are built for Macintosh computer systems running MacOS X. Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, and MacOS X are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.