MacWise - Macintosh Terminal Emulation - telnet / serial for OS X - Wyse, Viewpoint, VT100, VT220
SBMac - version 4.40

SBMac is no longer sold. Please use MacWise

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SBMac is a terminal emulation and data transfer program allowing a Macintosh to be used as a terminal (connected to a host computer directly, by modem, or over the Internet.) emulating Viewpoint, Wyse 50, VT101 or Prism. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column codes, and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode.
It is specifically designed to work with host systems running SB+.

Scroll Back

SBMac™ version 4 can scroll back to the past 20 pages of data. It remembers the last 20 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.

Data Transfers

Data transferred from the host computer can be used in Mac spreadsheets, databases, word processors, page layout and other programs. Other features include phone list and dialer for Hayes-compatible modems, on-screen programmable function keys, Mac-to-host as well as host-to-Mac data transfer capability, 32-bit clean, Apple events support, and more.

The data transfer capabilities are designed to work with relational databases on hosts running PICK, UNIX, Prime, Ultimate, uniVerse, UniData, etc.

Data transfers can be remotely controlled from PICK BASIC. Client Server commands are supported to allow host programming that lets a user simply select from a host menu item to start a data transfer.

SBMac has all of the connection, data transfer and emulation features of MacToPic Plus:

CommToolBox support -- connection and file transfer tools can be used with SBMac to connect into a wide variety of networks with numerous file transfer protocols. Systems using Ethernet, AppleTalk, TCP/IP and others -- as well as file transfer tools, such as Xmodem, Ymodem, Zmodem, Kermit and FTP -- are all supported by SBMac. The user simply selects from a scrolling list of network or file transfer tools, several of which are provided with the program (many others are available from a multitude of sources). See TCP/IP - Telnet page for more information about TCP/IP and telnet tools.


1. Built in Modem supported if not running under OS X. (Use MacWise version 10 for OS X)
2. Telnet / TCP/IP using a telnet tool
3. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor.


Mouse Support

Host menu items can be selected with a simple click of the mouse on screen (no special host programming required). SBMac has page forward/back capability, as well as the ability to display 24-bit color pictures and QuickTime movies under host control. Pictures and movies can be stored on a File server. (Pictures must be in Macintosh PICT format and movies must be Macintosh QuickTime format).

Up to 10 Multiple session windows can be open at once. SBMac has all of the features of MacToPic Plus and adds the following features for SB+ users.:

Type 2 Terminal Emulation

SBMac supports a Type 2 terminal which gives the Mac user much of the same functionality that Windows users have under DOS with SBTerm or SBTermite.


  • Enables special graphic drawing characteristics for drawing shadow box style menus.
  • Bit-Mapped screen refreshing for fast screen updates.
  • Full Mouse support.
  • Color screens supported under host control.
  • The SB+ IMAGE command is supported for pictures and QuickTime movies.

$195.00 single user

Multiple user discounts available