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

MacWise Terminal Emulation for Macintosh
Compatible With New Intel Macs

February 3rd, 2006


Recently, the first two Macs with Intel processors were released
(The new iMac and the MacBook Pro).

MacWise has been tested with an Intel Pentium processor running OS X. It supports the built-in serial ports, telnet, ssh connections and USB to Serial adaptors. You will need to upgrade to MacWise verison 10.7.80 or later for full compatibility. (Prior versions may give you AppleScript errors and cause problems getting a login prompt in the Mac unix shell.) If you have MacWise 10.6 or later, there is no charge to upgrade. Prior versions are a $49.00 upgrade.
MacWise will also continue to work with the standard Mac Power PC processors.

If you want to use a USB to Serial adaptor with the new Intel Macs, you will need to update the driver. (The adaptor that works with a PowerPC Mac will also work with an Intel Mac but you will need a software driver update from the adaptor manufacturer.) If you use a Keyspan USB to Serial adaptor, visit for a driver update. If the final version of the Keyspan drivers have not been released yet, you can get the beta version for Intel Macs here.

Rosetta is part of the Intel version of the Mac OS and allows software written for PowerPC chips to run with Intel Chips. Rosetta is an invisible layer of the Mac OS. Unlike classic mode, Rosetta is not a separate OS to boot up. The current version of MacWise runs under Rosetta and is very fast.

OS 9 classic mode will no longer be supported with MacIntel Macs. The older MacWise version 4 will no longer work on these new Macs. However, MacWise version 10 will run just fine.

To purchase an upgrade, visit
and click on the Buy button.

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 color. Esprit III color is also supported in Wyse 370 mode. SCO ANSI is also supported.

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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