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Bitsum Technologies
PO BOX 1143
Talbott, TN 37877-1143 USA
Email: support@bitsum.com

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The most important thing about Bitsum is that it is a true software company, not a marketing company with crud for software, as-is the case in many ‘optimization’ genre utilities. Note that our software provides unquestionable utility in its automation, even if don’t believe in our algorithms like ProBalance, despite us providing a demo, and instructions on how to write a new demo yourself, or how to experience the difference in real-world scenarios. See this page for that. And, of course, there is also *no question* about ParkControl’s utility!

Most other companies in this genre are actually marketing companies, convincing you that you need something you don’t. Most of their utilities Microsoft deprecated as of NT6 (rendered useless), but of course they aren’t just going to die, so they keep pushing the lies that registry cleaning is a good thing, that you need a ‘driver updater’ (built into Windows now!), or that they can boost your performance with a ‘cleanup’ or mysterious, magical ‘fixes’.

As an engineer, I only ever want to create software of true utility and benefit, and give value to my customers. That is Bitsum’s DNA.

However, maintaining my independence as a developer, given PC development costs (digital certs, MSDN, web hosting), meant I had to generate money from my software. To do this, I decided on a Freemium model which is part free, but part paid. I felt this the most honest. Other software that may claim to be 100% free has a bunch of ads (e.g. which download button?), or is bundle-ware. At Bitsum, it is straight-up. We provide a service via our software, and in exchange we charge a licensing fee to some portion of our users who desire a better experience or more features.

Some of our software I have made 100% freeware though, so let’s not forget that, but the important thing is that my independence as a developer led to multiple innovations, because I have been ‘out here on the fringes’. Thus, it is imperative that I remain independent, else I am just another programmer at yet another huge corporation. It is only with your help and support that continues to be possible. So far so good, for 20 years (being independent), and I thank all our users for that!

Jeremy Collake
Founder and CEO

This is the Internet, so you never know who you are dealing with. This page explains that.

Bitsum is the ‘new kind’ of agile software company, but we’ve been around since 2002. We pivot like we are playing basketball.

We take our moral obligations seriously and believe that user trust is paramount. For that reason, you won’t find any nefarious installer bundles, toolbars, or other deceitful tactics here. We believe such practices violate user intent. When you click to download our software, you will get only the product requested. Makes sense, sounds simple enough, but you have surely encountered many cases where that is not the case!

Bitsum Technologies, located near Knoxville, TN, is a profitable and privately owned software company that provides software and expertise in the fields of Windows Optimization, Embedded Linux Development, Lossless Compression Algorithms, and much more. However, for the last decade most of our attention has gone to macro-level CPU optimization and automation.

TL;DR Bitsum is a modern software company that acts with agility, creativity and innovation. Our software solves pressing problems. We earn our money through real value and support to our customers, and we’d have it no other way – Put us and our products to the test!

Independence and Empowerment

Sadly, most of the world’s best software engineers are being snapped up by corporations and governments. In this case, we have opted out of that entire bureaucracy, at a cost. Since I knew the cost, it falls on me, but it is the reason your financial support is so important!

Security and Integrity

Our ProBalance algorithm. part of Process Lasso, has been licensed to other software vendors in the past, though none have current maintenance agreements. In other words, if you want the latest ProBalance algorithm, it’s here at Bitsum. If you trust another organization, that’s on you, but be cautious and judicious.

All our distributions are digitally signed, all our servers use SSL, and our domain whois information is public – not hidden behind a proxy (anonymous) registration. Further, we are an officially registered company in the state of Tennessee, USA. While these things might seem obvious, you may be surprised at the number of companies on the web that don’t adhere to the most basic principles of legitimate business, hiding behind proxies and several layers of obfuscation. Put simply, you know for certain who Bitsum is.

Our core values are integrity, pragmatism, and enthusiasm. If the day ever comes where we can’t be honest and excited about the software we sell, we’ll close shop – but given our fanatic love for software development, we don’t see that ever happening. Bitsum has shown a remarkable capacity to evolve and meet an ever-changing marketplace, and we’ll continue to do so.

The most important thing to understand about Bitsum is that we do NOT cater to the lowest common denominator, as so many corporations do. We believe our users are intelligent, and we cater to them under that assumption.

Accomplishments

As for what we’ve done so far

We conceived and tuned the ProBalance algorithm that corrects a deficiency in the Windows CPU Scheduler. It can help keep your PC responsive in the face of high CPU loads, a claim we can prove.

We created an advanced Windows executable compressor, PECompact, so robust that nearly infinite plug-ins are possible. PECompact later became one of the staples of the Windows executable compression industry and used by Google and other large companies.

Before the executable compressor came our proprietary lossless compression algorithm, JCALG1. This unique compression algorithm achieves great compression ratio and can handle uncompressible data much better than other algorithms. It is in use by AMD, VMWare, certain BIOSes and embedded systems, along with general applications.

We developed the first, or one of the first, application virtualization solutions, PEBundle. PEBundle was later redacted as I participated in a competing product that was acquired by VMWare.

We’ve educated consumers about CPU core parking and the performance impacts of it, and created a freeware utility to tweak core parking and frequency scaling. We’ve done ALL that, and so much more.

YOUR contributions make it possible for us to continue innovating and behaving in an ethical way, making our software as free as possible, while still remaining in business!

We’ve existed, in one official form or another, for nearly two decades. We are profitable and have no debt. We aren’t going anywhere! We’ll be here when you need us.

Member, IEEE Anti-Malware Working Group.

Really love our style of business?

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All our traffic is encrypted en-route even when CDN or Edge Nodes are used. We have a 100% encryption record.

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For your protection, we use SSL/TLS encryption throughout our site, not just the checkout pages. This went far beyond industry standard practices, and we did this before it became vogue. We always seek to set a good example in the software community. Also note that this encryption extends not just between the user and edge server, but throughout CDN and intranet communication between Bitsum servers. Ironically, we don’t store any payment data, so aren’t a big target, but we like to keep it secure!

Payment Gateways:

Stripe (credit card)
PayPal (credit card on-site, Pro, or Standard)
Amazon Payments (down due to technical issues with third-party code)
MercadoPago for the Brazilians

It is with YOUR support that Bitsum continues to independently innovate!

Our locality might sound curious, but the very small town of Morristown, TN is one of the few areas in the USA with FTTH (Fiber To The Home). We’ve had municipal broadband for probably a decade or more, one of the first cities to do so, before AT&T lobbied the state to put a stop to it. Now, that would be fine, *if* AT&T was running FTTH, but they are literally still using twisted pair RJ11 and combining lines to achieve an absurdly slow bandwidth (max is 24Mb down, 2.4Mb up). Compare that to FTTH max of 1gbit up and 1gbit down! Symmetric! So nice. Even the cable companies with the fast download speeds have slow upload speeds. Most importantly, perhaps, it breaks the monopoly. Sadly, most people in our area aren’t appreciative of it (hey, this isn’t San Francisco), but Fibernet has been very profitable for the city.

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About Our Founder

Bitsum’s Founder and Principal Software Engineer is Jeremy Collake. He is one of those atypical, yet stereotypical, programmers who literally grew up in his basement coding BBS shareware add-ons (among other things) as a teenager. Imagine the usual early programmer narrative you’ve heard by now and that is how it was for Jeremy. Also included lots of reverse engineering. I don’t want to go on writing about myself, as it is quite awkward, so skip forward, and I have a lot of projects and experience under my belt, including collaborative ones with Steve Gibson of GRC.

Enumerated credentials? All the above referenced software on this page is Jeremy’s creation. A semi-full list of projects is here. He has also worked at a couple larger corporations and successfully completed projects for them with a great track record and respect among his fellow engineers.

We thank all our paying users for helping us keep the lights on these last 20 years.

Join us in making PCs better!

Jeremy Collake and Wife

Jeremy Collake and Wife

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