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By Carnation Software

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Terminal Emulation

MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals. Supports ANSI and SCO ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode.

MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal – connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet with telnet or ssh secure shell. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function keys, connection scripts and more. Works with desktop Macs and MacBooks.

1. Built-in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
4. Kermit
5. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor
6. Also communicates directly with the Mac Unix Shell
7. Special iPhone sized window for use with third-party VNC software.
Scroll Back
You can scroll back to the past 40 pages of data. MacWise remembers the last 40 pages that appear on your screen, regardless of whether the data has scrolled across the screen or the screen has cleared. Video attributes such as inverse and underline are also saved, including colors. This means that you can use the scroll bar to scroll back to previous screens to look at the data or print a scrolled-back page or copy a selection into the clipboard.
AppleScript Support
MacWise supports AppleScript commands. Many functions of MacWise can be controlled by a script (such as transferring data to and from the host, sending commands to the host and messages to the MacWise user). Scripts compiled as applications can be run from "Run AppleScript" under the Special Menu. For instance, you can write a script to transfer data from the host to a file on your Macintosh and then tell another application to open that file.
File Transfers

Other Features
•Multiple-session support for up to ten windows simultaneously.
•The user can connect to several different hosts, or run multiple sessions simultaneously with one host.
•Transparent windows. Transparency is adjustable by the user.
•On-screen text can be copied into the clipboard as an object or as editable text.
•Clipboard can be pasted back to the host computer.
•Programmable function keys.
•Large font option for easier reading.
•Host menu item selection by mouse-click on screen
•Connection scripts automate the login process.
•Page forward/back capability
•Supports ANSI color and Wyse 370 Esprit Color.
•Capture text and save to a file.
•Send a text file to the host.
•FTP and Kermit file transfers.
•Secure settings for company managers to prevent users from making changes.
•A separate telnet tool is no longer required. MacWise version 12 has telnet built in.
•AppleScript support - over thirty AppleScript commands available to use.
•Wyse keys programmable by the host or user.
•Localized for English and French Menus
•Aux printing prints host data to your Mac printer
•Screen saves and restores using protocols for Accuterm, HostAccess and System Builder
•Display pictures using Accuterm escape sequences
•Print direct to your Mac Printer using PCL commands sent from your host
•Special MacWise Commands - Beyond Terminal Emulation

What's New in Version 12.5.1

Preferences are now stored in Application Support folder.

Fix - Direct PCL Printing lets you print directly to your Mac printer using PCL commands to set your printer font, size, margins, etc.

Fix - “Unable to open!RECORDERft.txt" error message during data transfers from host to the Mac.

Feature - New preference option, “Allow Delete key to continue to line above in Half Duplex Mode”

Also, Caps Lock On works in half duplex mode now.


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Customer Reviews

abandons customers

This version has an annoying glitch where when headphones are plugged or unplugged from the machine it crashes out the program. I contacted support and their response was to download the latest version. They didn't supply this latest version to the App Store, you have to download it from their website and pay $59 for it.

The only "feature" this new version has is official support for Mountain Lion. To pay $59 for an upgrade that isn't an upgrade at all is a joke. Beware.

Interface is from 1996

I just bought this, and so far am not impressed. The interface is incredibly clunky, and apparently, the app does not have a "directory" function. I want to use this to communicate with our network switches and other gear for admin purposes. It looks like I have to type in IP addresses each and every time. REALLY? It also appears to be a very expensive shell over the top of the onboard telnet/ssh clients on the mac. Completely not worth it. Maybe like $10, but not the $95 it cost.

Excellent terminal emulator

Excellent terminal emulator, best I have ever used on the Mac.

MacWise has been extremely useful to me. I've used it to access company data. A fine product and the support has been great.

This has worked like a champ. Connections to my server at the office have been stable and allowed me to work from home whenever I need to. And the few times I've had questions, I've heard back in minutes with the solution.

I highly recommend it.

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  • $59.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: May 14, 2012
  • Version: 12.5.1
  • Size: 1.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller: Carnation Software

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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