MacWise Version 12 Released - Terminal Emulation for Macintosh

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[] Driftwood, Texas - Carnation Software today is pleased to announce the release of MacWise version 12 for Macintosh. 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. AppleScript is also supported. Works with Intel or PowerPC Macs, MacBooks, Powerbooks and desktops. Connect to the host via serial, modem, telnet, ssh, via the internet or local connection.

MacWise version 12 now supports HostAccess and Accuterm screen saves and restores. Many host computers are programmed to instruct the client app to save and restore screens. MacWise 12.0 or later supports three sets of escape sequences commonly used by PC clients (HostAccess, Accuterm and System Builder).

The client app is responsible for storing the screens (MacWise, in this case). This was originally done back in the days of slow serial connections because it was much faster for the client to display stored screens instead of the host resending them to the client app. But that legacy code remains on host computers and therefore needs to be supported. MacWise version 12 supports up to 13 screen levels (also called slots, stacks or blocks). For more information, including escape sequences, visit Carnation Software online.

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, MacBook and PowerBook.

* Built-in Modem
* Telnet / TCP/IP
* SSH Secure Shell
* Kermit
* Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor
* Also communicates directly with the Mac Unix Shell
* 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:
* Kermit
* Accuterm
* Text

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 11 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
* Slave (Aux) printing prints host data to your Mac printer
* Screen saves and restores using protocols for Accuterm, HostAccess and System Builder

Carnation Software was founded in 1989 by Rich Love. A family owned company, we develop and sell Macintosh software and services, specializing in MacWise terminal emulation, utility programs, and iPhone applications. Located in the rural community of Driftwood, Texas, Carnation Software takes pride in being highly responsive to customer needs and fast-changing technology. Copyright (C) 1989-2010 Carnation Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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