iolo technologies’ OptiCore Ends 20 Years of PC Industry Frustration


New technology prevents low-priority programs from causing PC lags and freezes

LOS ANGELES – March 31, 2014 – The PC industry has long searched for a solution to the problem of programs of low importance compromising processor efficiency and corrupting system-wide responsiveness. iolo technologies recently broke through this frustrating problem with OptiCore™, a new technology included in System Mechanic version 12.7.

Chip manufacturers don’t discuss it publically and software companies don’t bring it up but even the latest multi-core processors are vulnerable to low priority “greedy” programs dominating a single core and slowing the PC with sporadic lags that are nearly impossible to correct.

iolo engineering tracked down the exact issue and created a highly specialized real time technology, called OptiCore, that automatically evaluates and dynamically adjusts processor resource priorities. The result? Maximum processor power delivering greater responsiveness to intensive operations such as games, video, graphics, and hard core multi-tasking. Pre-release trials show the overall PC experience to be far more enjoyable.

“OptiCore is a breakthrough that improves PC responsiveness and it’s one of the most valuable additions to System Mechanic in the past fifteen years,” said Siva Kannan, Vice President of Engineering. He added, “In fact, OptiCore is a major milestone in the history of PC optimization.”

OptiCore is one of three advanced technologies in LiveBoost™, available exclusively in System Mechanic and System Mechanic Pro.

About iolo technologies, LLC
iolo technologies, LLC develops patented technology and award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers and digital devices, enabling them to enjoy full computing potential by keeping devices running fast, stable, and problem-free. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 15 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo’s products for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs since 1998. Today iolo is widely recognized by both consumers and industry experts as a worldwide leader in the system utility software market. The company’s product line, distinguished by its flagship performance optimization suite System Mechanic, is carried in more than 23,000 retail storefronts around the world and its software can also be purchased from all major e-tailers, as well as a multitude of domestic and international distributors and resellers. For more information visit

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the leader in core systems software products, services and embedded technologies, pioneers open standards and delivers innovative solutions that enable the PC industry’s top system builders and specifiers to differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market and increase their revenues. The Company’s flagship products – Phoenix SecureCore Technology™ and Embedded BIOS® — are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented performance, security, reliability, continuity, and ease-of-use. The Company established industry leadership and created the PC clone industry with its original BIOS product in 1983. Every major PC maker uses Phoenix’s products and Phoenix has shipped its firmware in over one billion systems across the globe. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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