SCSC Releases Performance Probe, Version 2.1 for Mac OS X

January 15, 2016 in Utility (E)

[] Reston, Virginia - Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) today is proud to release an updated version of their product, Performance Probe for the Mac OS X Operating System. Performance Probe is designed to help users isolate system performance problems and bottlenecks by making it easier to find the applications responsible for slowing a system down. The basic user interface occupies a much smaller screen area than Activity Monitor and can quickly make it clear to a user when the system is being excessively loaded. When excessive loading becomes evident, the user may bring up an auxiliary heads up display window that can perform load averaging, graphically display overall drive and network loading, and take snapshots of CPU and memory consumption. This version is fully compatible with MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and can work with both System Integrity Protection (rootless mode) enabled or disabled.

"Performance Probe, which can now be purchased as a stand alone product, was designed to be an auxiliary companion product for our Scannerz line of drive and system testing tools," stated Bill Wagner, the company owner. "Years ago when we first introduced Scannerz, it became evident that some people that thought they had drive problems actually didn't. The problems were being caused by applications that were a little to CPU or memory hungry, or even applications that were flat out malfunctioning. Performance Probe was designed to make it easy for someone to find out when their system was being excessively loaded, and with the process load averaging feature, clearly identify the actual culprits. The new version is fully El Capitan compatible and can work with System Integrity Protection enabled or disabled."

If a user decides to obtain Performance Probe in one of the the Scannerz packages, it will include not only Performance Probe, but Scannerz, which is a hard drive, SSD, and system testing tool, Phoenix for Mac OS X, which is a drive cloning, recovery, and OS tool, as well as FSE or FSE-Lite, which are file system event monitors. If Performance Probe is obtained as a stand alone product, the package will contain Performance Probe and no other products.

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, FSE, and SpotOff with Spot-O-Meter. Scannerz is a hard drive scanning tool, FSE is a file system events monitor, and FSE-Lite is a less capable version of FSE and is included in all base versions of Scannerz. SpotOff and Spot-O-Meter allow a user to control and monitor Spotlight activity. Copyright (C) 2005-2016 Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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