VVI, a company that specializes in data reporting and visualizations solutions, has released two new applications for Mac OS X: Graph Vvilder 8.0, a visual layout application, and Computer Monitor 1.2, a utility for displaying single or dual CPU use.
“Graph Vvilder is a powerful visual layout application and is the result of 10 years of development and use at major corporations,” said John Brilhart, VVI’s chief technical officer. “The newest version, Graph Vvilder version 8.0, is a thorough redesign of the previous versions. Because of its many new features and interface changes version 8.0 is undergoing an ‘in situ’ beta testing program.”
It’s an interactive layout application for making documents which report data in graph, custom map, tabular, paginated and textual formats and a template builder for custom applications based on the OpenGraph framework. OpenGraph is a programming framework for making applications which report data in graph, custom map, and textual formats. If you want to participate in the Graph Vvilder beta program, send VVI
with your complete contact information.
“Computer Monitor shows your computer’s CPU usage in real time,” Brilhart said. “It is another example of the power of the Signal Framework [an optimized high-level application programming interface programming framework specialized to time signals]. The Signal Framework took years to design and implement, but the Computer Monitor application was made in an hour. Because the framework for constructing such applications has been rigorously defined almost any signal-based output can be displayed in a matter of hours and then extended with the thousands of attributes available through the more general OpenGraph frameworks.”
The folks at VVI have also updated Vving to version 1.2. Vving is a front-line diagnostic tool for examining network performance. Every second it sends a signal to a remote computer and waits to receive it back in an echo fashion. It then graphs how long it took for the echo to return and what portion of the echo returned. The graph is updated for every echo received, which is once per second by default. Running it all day long produces over 80 thousand points that need to be plotted in real time. Additionally, the sample rate can be adjusted from 1 to 120 seconds in order to increase or decrease network activity.
Brilhart said the latest version of Vving is “about 10 times faster” than the previous version. For info on any of these products, cruise on over to the VVI Web site.