DssW announces Power Manager 2.1 for the Macintosh

Hereford, UK - 01 April, 2001 - DssW announces Power Manager 2.1 for the Macintosh. Designed for AppleScripters, network administrators and professional Macintosh users, Power Manager can both automate your workflow and reduce running costs.

Power Manager is a unique suite of Macintosh automation and power management tools.

Using Power Manager’s scheduling capabilities you can easily control when your Macintosh automatically starts up, shuts down, wakes up and sleeps. Our latest version of Power Manager features three Schedulers to cater to every situation.

Power Manager’s Launcher can automatically run your AppleScripts, launch your applications and open your documents at any time or on a specific trigger. Triggers include: start up, shut down, specific date and time, daily, weekly, monthly, wake up, system sleep, user log in and user log out. Triggers can be further refined with optional conditions and modifiers. Conditions include: specific time periods, days, months, user name, frequency and idle time.

Power Manager incorporates and extends the capabilities of the Energy Saver system addition. Extended features include using Power Manager to ensure that your Macintosh does not sleep while particular applications are in use, such as CD or MP3 players.

Power Manager fully supports AppleScript. 30 sample AppleScripts demonstrate the extensive dictionary provided. Our new version introduces new AppleScripting features for the professional user. Scripts can now be attached directly to the Launcher’s actions. Using attached scripts you can add your own conditions and respond directly to events such as triggers.

Power Manager supports multiple and remote configurations to make its administration a breeze. Detailed logging and password protected user modes ensure your settings remain constant even in multiple user environments. Control Strip, Location Manager and Keychain integration and support make sure Power Manager blends seamlessly into your Macintosh.

Version 2.1 supports System 7.6 through to Mac OS 9.1 on both 68K and PPC (including G3, G4 and iMac) Macintosh computers. Power Manager requires no processor time between scheduled actions and non-intrusively resides on your Macintosh until needed.

A fully functional 14-day demonstration version can be downloaded from http://www.dssw.co.uk/.

A single seat licence, suitable for a single Macintosh, costs £30 GBP (approximately $50 USD/50 euro). Academic and volume licensing is available at http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/. For more information, contact Dragon Systems Software Limited (DssW), 1st Floor Offices, Thorpe House, 29 Broad Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9AR, United Kingdom (http://www.dssw.co.uk/).