Dejal Systems has released a new beta version of Simon 2.0. Simon is a site monitoring app designed for checking the status of Web and FTP sites. The latest release features a new port service for expanded site communication. According to Dejal Systems:
Dejal Systems today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.0b1, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks sites for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or other means. You can use it to track updated sites, and to alert you when an important site goes down or recovers. Developed in Cocoa, it is a native Mac OS X application with an intuitive and attractive Aqua interface.
This is a beta release of a major upgrade to Simon. Along with many usability improvements, it delivers a much-requested new feature set: a new Port service, that enables you to engage in a telnet-like conversation with any server, e.g. POP, SMTP, SSH, and more.
You can find more information about the Simon update at the Dejal Systems Web site. Simon is available starting at US$29.95.