Faronics Power Save Mac Feature History

Version 3.70 (September 2018)

  • Supports 64-bit architecture


Version 3.63 (May 2017)

  • Compatible with Sierra (OS X 10.12.x)
  • Added Energy Consumption Profiles (ECP) for the late 2016 MacBook Pro models.


Version 3.61 (November 2014)

  • Compatible with Yosemite (OS X 10.10.x)


Version 3.60 (May 2014)

  • Compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Compatibility with Deep Freeze Mac Maintenance mode (version 5.7 or higher)
  • Updated Energy Consumption Profiles for new Mac hardware


Version 3.50 (October 2012)

  • Compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion.


Version 3.10 (March 2012)

  • Significantly faster performance when sending Power Save events to Report Generator or Faronics Core
  • Improved accuracy when sending events to Report Generator or Faronics Core.
  • Power Save settings are more reliable as it now overrides the Apple Energy Saver’s settings. Modified the sliders in “Inactivity” and “Inactivity Definitions” tabs to mimic Energy Saver’s sliders.
  • Added “Test Connection” button when reports to “Power Save Report Generator” is selected to confirm connectivity.
  • Added 64-bit compatibility for System Preference pane.
  • Changes in any tab will be automatically saved when you switch to another tab.
  • When “Shutdown after XX minutes of inactivity” option in Inactivity tab is checked, the computer sleep setting is set to “Never”, therefore reducing conflict.
  • Added “Keynote” and “Microsoft PowerPoint” as default applications to the application list in “Inactivity Definitions” tab.
  • When scheduling events, the event date and time will use the current user’s preferred date format (set under Language and Text settings).
  • Added Support for Subscription Licenses (Subscription, Subscription Evaluation, Subscription Not For Resale).
  • Added authentication dialog in Report Generator before Preferences can be modified.
  • Groups can now only be added to the Report Generator when a database file has been created.


Version 3.04

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion


Version 3.02

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


Version 3.00

  • Consolidated Reporting
    Power Save now features the ability to generate one Power Save report for both PC and Mac deployments through Faronics Core Console. Also, Energy Consumption Profiles are now pre-populated in the Power Save Loadin.
  • Improved Power Save Mac Report Generator
    The Power Save Mac Report Generator can now communicate via TCP/IP in addition to Bonjour, which means workstations can now communicate to the Report Generator across subnets.
  • Licensing
    Users can now purchase and enter a license key to convert their evaluation deployment into a purchased deployment.
  • Enhanced Reporting
    Power Save Mac’s report template has been updated to match the Power Save report generated by Power Save for Windows. This also means the Power Save Mac report features the Eco-Savings box.


Version 2.02

  • Improved French, German, Japanese, and Spanish localizations
  • Added additional machine/display types


Version 2.00

  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Compatible with Deep Freeze Mac 4.x
  • Central network reporting capability


Version 1.50

  • Computer, display, and hard drive sleep setting options
  • Intelligent inactivity settings based on CPU usage, network usage, hard disk usage, and important applications
  • Scheduled start-ups, shut downs, sleeps, and wakes
  • Auto-cancel of scheduled events if computer is active
  • Customizable user warning times
  • User-cancellable shutdowns option
  • Multiple-user auto-cancel of shutdown option
  • Automatic start-up prior to Deep Freeze maintenance window
  • Check for updates capability
  • Additional Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) tasks


Version 1.10

  • Additional Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) tasks
  • User-override option that gives administrators the choice to either execute Power Save Mac tasks regardless of user activity, or to allow users to override scheduled actions to avoid losing changes when multiple users are logged in or documents are left open or unsaved on the desktop.