Since Craving Tech has reviewed a couple of System Mechanic versions in the past (System Mechanic 9.5 and System Mechanic 10), thought this news should be an interest to you. iolo technologies, maker of the System Mechanic software, have been awarded a patent for its ActiveCare® technology.
ActiveCare, a unique system and method for proactively monitoring computer performance and automatically repairing and optimizing system configurations during idle periods, is one of the many industry-first innovations for the company recognized as the technological leader in computer performance and reliability.
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iolo technologies Awarded Patent for its ActiveCare® Technology
Patented technology recognized as a breakthrough approach to automatic computer maintenance
LOS ANGELES, CA – Feb 24, 2011 – iolo technologies, LLC, named the fastest-growing company in the U.S. by the American Business Awards in both 2010 and 2009, today announced it has been awarded a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its ActiveCare® technology. ActiveCare, a unique system and method for proactively monitoring computer performance and automatically repairing and optimizing system configurations during idle periods, is one of the many industry-first innovations for the company recognized as the technological leader in computer performance and reliability.
The newly patented ActiveCare technology works transparently when a computer is idle and intelligently tunes the machine for peak performance without slowing it down, consuming vital foreground resources, or interrupting users with indiscriminately scheduled tasks or messages. A significant leap forward in proactive technology, ActiveCare uses a sophisticated method to sense when the computer is on but not being used and performs a battery of background system analyses that can then trigger specific associated optimization, maintenance or repair actions in real time to target and preemptively correct even slight degradations in performance or stability. If the computer user initiates any other tasks during that time, ActiveCare silently terminates any active processes and full control is returned to the user. By only running when a computer is idle and only running the optimizations and repairs that are specifically needed in real-time, ActiveCare solves the problem of ineffective and obtrusive schedule-based maintenance, which by design fails to proactively resolve problems as they occur, while representing the ongoing hassle of foreground workflow interruptions.
“The ActiveCare approach has truly revolutionized PC maintenance for the millions of people who rely on iolo to keep their computers running like new. This new patent once again affirms iolo’s commitment to technological innovation and leadership in performance software,” said Noah T. Rowles, iolo technologies’ founder and CEO and co-inventor of the patent.
The patented technology embodied within ActiveCare is one of the many reasons behind the effectiveness of iolo’s flagship software product, System Mechanic, which remains the #1 best-selling PC performance software in the North America and other key markets according to NPD and similar sources. The recipient of hundreds of industry awards, System Mechanic has been used by more than 32 million users worldwide to tune up more than 75 million computers since 1998.
About System Mechanic
System Mechanic® is an award-winning PC performance suite designed to fix, speed up and maintain PCs so they run like new forever. Currently the #1 best-selling PC tune-up software in the US, Canada, UK, France, and the Benelux region according to NPD and similar sources, System Mechanic® is used by more than 32 million consumers worldwide to keep more than 75 million computers running at peak performance. As the only tune-up software to include iolo’s industry-first Tune-up Definitions, as well as its patented ActiveCare® automatic maintenance technology, System Mechanic represents a new, smarter approach to PC performance.