PortTerm
PortTerm 1.8.2
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Tool for writing to/reading from serial ports.   Demo ($20.00)
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PortTerm is designed to give developers easy access to serial ports in OS X. It's a tool for writing to and reading from serial ports via a GUI. It includes the ability to write from a file and log data to a file.
What's New
"Read as" checkbox is ON by default. Transmit messages are color coded in blue Fixes a bug with "rn" suffix of Transmit messages
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later, Mac with a serial port or serial port adapter with proper drivers.







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Bob.A reviewed on 06 Jan 2013
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[Version 1.8.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jan 2005
Yes, people like me who're working on hardware/firmware development still use serial port. It's cheap, easy and requires less computing power to control. You don't need to put another USB controller chip on your board; you can hook the pins directly to your micro-controller, perfect for embedded system.

$20 for a general purpose terminal is way-to-high. There are various alternatives for free: goSerial, ZTrem (yes, ZTerm for OS X), minicom, and microcom.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Dec 2004
Serial ports? People still use those?
[Version 1.6.1]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Dec 2004
Yes, this is why Windoze people keep snubbing the Macs - almost every process (industrial) instrumentation sensor still includes an RS-232 or RS-485 port. Engineers still need to access it and ofcourse people like you dont care - but the "real-world" Windoze users still have the ability in Win XP to read and write to serial ports with Hyperterminal - which truly works with RS-232 type ports unlike Terminal.
Yes, get real - Macs are not going to be used in the Industry any day soon because of lack of utlities like these.
AM
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Anonymous commented on 21 Jan 2005
Macs are not going to be used in Industry any day soon regardless of tools like these. Nor should they be.
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Anonymous commented on 21 Jan 2005
Oh my god, where do you three guys came from ? The Color-iMac-with-OS-9 age ?
GRAB A USB ADAPTER AND LAUNCH MINICOM IN YOUR TERMINAL.APP !
USB-RS232 ADAPTER COSTS JUST 10 BUCKS AND MINICOM IS FREE!
Give me a break.
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Downloads:6,432
Version Downloads:3,406
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:01 Aug 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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PortTerm is designed to give developers easy access to serial ports in OS X. It's a tool for writing to and reading from serial ports via a GUI. It includes the ability to write from a file and log data to a file.


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