Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC

About Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC


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 in the United States of America.
Originally, SCSC focussed on producing our 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 it’s focus and became dedicated solely to developing our own products for use on the Mac OS X  and IOS operating systems.
Our current product line up for Mac OS X consists of  Scannerz, Performance Probe 2, Phoenix, FSE, FSE-Lite, and SpotOff 2 with Spot-O-Meter 2. Scannerz is an SSD, HDD, and system scanning and testing tool. Performance Probe 2 is an abbreviated form of Apple's Activity Monitor that allows a user to easily and quickly monitor system performance and loading without needing the full screen that Activity Monitor typically requires.  Phoenix is an operating system extraction tool for creating emergency boot drives and can also do limited cloning and data recovery. FSE is a configurable 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 and Time Machine indexing activity and problems created by the mds process. Our product line is frequently updated and expanding, so check back soon for more information. See below to gain immediate access to more information on our products.
SCSC also offers full service IT consulting for Mac OS X based systems. SCSC consultants can tackle tasks ranging from software development to hardware analysis for Mac OS X as well as a host of other services on other platforms. Consultants typically have a minimum of 15 years of experience before being considered for work with SCSC's IT consulting group. Consultants are typically well qualified in Objective C, C, and Java, at a minimum. When you deal with SCSC's IT Consulting group, you will be dealing with consultants that are seasoned veterans. For IT Consulting work, please see the contacts below to get in touch with one of our consultants.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail using any of the following resources:
Telephone: (703)953-1913
Support e-mail:
Marketing e-mail:
IT Consulting e-mail:

The following fully licensed products are available for online and telephone support:

The following products are provided as free products and are not eligible for online or telephone support:

If you own one of our fully licensed products and need support, please contact one of our support consultants in our Reston Virginia facility by e-mail at Phone support by support consultants will originate from our Reston Virginia facility and is limited to the continental US. Consultants in our Reston Virginia facility may be reached by phone at (703)953-1913.
SCSC's IT consulting is not limited to supporting our products ( Scannerz , Phoenix, Performance Probe, FSE , FSE-Lite , SpotOff , and Spot-O-Meter .) Our consultants can handle a wide variety of tasks. Our consultants can develop new products from the ground up, or modify some of our existing products tailored to your specific needs. Our consultants can also work on site in the Reston Virginia (and surrounding) areas. SCSC consultants are well versed in Mac OS X, Objective-C development, Java development, as well as web site monitoring and design. Contact our consultants in Reston Virginia with any questions and we'll be happy to respond.

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Scannerz - For Finding Hard Drive, SSD, and System Problems

Problems with hard drives, SSDs, or their supporting system components can frequently be the cause of many malfunctions and performance problems. Scannerz is a set of software tools designed to identify and help isolate these types of problems, in some cases before they become serious. It's easy to use, but still remains the most advanced commercially available tool of this type available for Mac OS X systems. Why risk losing all your valuable data? If you suspect your hard drive, SSD, or system may have problems, or you want to be able to detect problems before they become serious, then Scannerz is the product you want. The full version of Scannerz also includes Performance Probe 2, Phoenix, and FSE or FSE-Lite. Click here to learn more...

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Performance Probe 2 - To Help Isolate Performance Problems

Have you struggled with Activity Monitor when trying to find out where all the memory or CPU power is being used by your system? Does the system bog down for reasons that aren't known? Would you like to be able to quickly see how much memory an application is using in real time? Performance Probe 2 was designed to make monitoring system problems easier by focusing only on the most active and resource intensive applications used in the system. Click here to learn more...

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Phoenix- For Creating Boot Volumes and Doing Basic Cloning

It happens to everyone. The system that was working fine one day now won't boot. Be prepared by creating an emergency boot volume of the full, core operating system with Phoenix. Phoenix can extract the core operating system from your hard drive and copy it to an emergency boot drive, or any other drive, including a small USB flash drive. Phoenix can also perform basic complete volume copies (clones) from one drive to another. This product is also ideal for users that have lost their original install media, have a malfunctioning optical drive, or don’t have network access to download a new version of the latest operating system to perform another operating system installation.
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FSE, for Isolating Malware, Intruders, and Bad Apps

Misbehaving applications, malware, and intruders leave their "fingerprints" on the file system. We offer FSE, the advanced file system events monitor to help you find the culprit. FSE is a user configurable file system events monitor intended for advanced users, system administrators, security personnel, and software developers. FSE allows a user to not only monitor all file system events, but can also target specific file system events such as system or application crashes, security problems, the causes of excessive file I/O, track and trace the source of malware, and a host of other tasks.
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SpotOff 2 - When Spotlight Indexing Gets Out of Hand

Does your laptop's battery drain too quickly for what seem to be inexplicable reasons? Do applications slow down to a crawl or web access seems excessively slow at times? Odds are pretty good there's nothing wrong with your system, Spotlight and Time Machine are just doing their resource intensive mds indexing. SpotOff 2 with Spot-O-Meter 2 is an mds indexing controller and monitoring system for Mac OS X. SpotOff 2 can turn indexing on and off at will, and Spot-O-Meter can tell you when the system is indexing and how intense it is.
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Scannerz, Scannerz Lite, FSE, FSE-Lite, Performance Probe 2, Phoenix, SpotOff, and Spot-O-Meter are Mac OS X universal binaries and support both Intel and PowerPC G4 and G5 based systems using Mac OS X versions 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.10 (Yosemite). PowerPC based systems must use Mac OS X 10.5

Supported Intel based systems include all variants of the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini. Supported PowerPC based systems must be running MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) and include the iBook, Power Mac, eMac, iMac, Mac Mini, and PowerBook G4 Series.