MacWise - Macintosh Terminal Emulation - telnet / serial for OS X - Wyse, Viewpoint, VT100, VT220

MacWise Terminal Emulation for Macintosh
Version 10.9.20 Released

September 27th 2007

The Time is quickly approching for the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in October.
Apple says that there are over 300 new innovations in Leopard. The most obvious additions are
Time Machine, Quick Look and Spaces. For more information, visit the Leopard web page at

MacWise 10.9.20 Features and Leopard Compatibility

This is the first version of MacWise to use Nib Menus and dialog boxes, making it easier to localize the interface for foreign languages.

Function Key Edit Window now supports copy and paste in the Fkey Command and Title fields.

Connection Scripts Window now supports copy and paste in the Script field.

Many dialog windows are now movable modal instead of modal.

Previous MacWise 10.9 Fixes for Leopard

MacWise 10.9 was released in March 2007 and will work with Leopard on PPC Macs.
MacWise 10.9.19 fixed a problem with Intel Macs running the Leopard beta.
(You could not open a telnet connection to the host).
If you have any version of MacWise 10.9, you should upgrade to 10.9.20 for Leopard Compatibility.

If you have MacWise 10.7.998 or older, it will not work with Leopard.
Those older versions of MacWise will crash with an error message,
"tcgetattr failed in SetupPseudoTTYToChild"

If you already have MacWise 10.9, there is no charge to upgrade to 10.9.20
Earlier versions are a $49 per user upgrade.

You can get the latest version of MacWise at

You can always get the latest version history for MacWise at

NOTE: If you have a site license of 10 or more MacWise users, you will need to contact us for a new MacWise installer
(site license versions need to be re-compiled for a specific number of users and site location).
Contact for a site license upgrade quote.


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. 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.


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.

For more information and a demo, visit

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1. Built in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
4. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor.
5. Also communicates directly with the Mac unix shell


If your office uses a business computer that allows you to log in as a terminal, you can use MacWise to access your business data from your Macintosh when you are out of the office (or in the office)

MacWise will connect your Mac to the office computer using your modem or with ethernet using a lan connection in your office or over the internet.


Rich Love
Carnation Software
512 858-9234

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