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, and use.

Sleep Monitor 2.1 introduces new features, interface improvements, and a couple of 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 customers.

About DssW

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.