DssW Releases Sleep Monitor 2.1 – energy auditing for your computer
UK, Europe – 24 October 2005 – DssW today released Sleep Monitor 2.1 for
Mac OS X. Sleep Monitor is a tool for auditing and trouble shooting the
Mac’s energy and power usage.
Sleep Monitor gathers information over days, weeks, and months to build a
complete picture of your Mac’s energy use. Monitors record information
about battery levels, recharging rates, and periods of sleep, shut down,
Sleep Monitor 2.1 introduces new features, interface improvements, and a
couple of bug fixes.
– AppleScript support;
– Active applications recorded when sleep refused;
– Interface improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.1 adds AppleScript support to Sleep Monitor. Using AppleScript
you can access Sleep Monitor’s full database of monitored events, interact
with the visible slice, and export the graph to disk. Sample AppleScripts
are available on our web site.
Sometimes a Mac will not sleep because an application is blocking the idle
sleep request. Sleep Monitor has always recorded sleep refusal events but
version 2.1 now also records the list of active applications. With this
list you are one step closer to finding the sleep blocking culprit.
This release also includes numerous other improvements. These include an
improved graph for desktop Macs, a new ‘Jump to…’ option for focusing on
a single day’s events, and a web site friendly PNG graph export option.
Pricing and Availability
Sleep Monitor is available today through the DssW web site
(http://www.dssw.co.uk/sleepmonitor/) for EUR20. System requirements are
Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther), Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), or later.
Sleep Monitor 2.1 is available free to all registered Sleep Monitor 2
DssW is an independent European software developer set up by John Fancourt
and Graham Miln. The company formed in 1997 to develop and distribute its
first product Power Manager. Today DssW continues to develop leading
Macintosh energy saving software. DssW also hosts Sleep Centre
(http://www.dssw.co.uk/sleepcentre/), the largest Mac energy saving
discussion archive on the Internet.