MacNews Category Review: Communications, fax products for the Mac, part 2
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MacNews Category Review: Communications, fax products for the Mac, part 2

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at part two of our round-up of communications and fax products for Mac OS X. Products covered include iVisit, JellyfiSSH, Launch, LightningFAX, MacCTI, MacHylafax, MacTelent, ManySMSSender, MegaCellX, Message!Mover SMSC, Morse Mania, MultiMode, OpenSSH, PocketMac HoldIt, PortReflector, PPP Genie, RDCP/Mac, Set iChat Status, Soft GSM, SoftTTY, Synapse vX, Telnet Launcher, Tiff-Sight, VONaLink SoloRecord and WellPhone Mac.


[url=]iVisit[/url] offers up to 30 frames per second synchronized audio-video on high-speed Internet connections. You can create your own private place for your friends and colleagues or meet new people with iVisit public communities. The software lets you communicate between Mac and Windows.


[url=]JellyfiSSH[/url] is a ogokmark software utility for connection, via Telnet or SSH 1/2, to NIX boxes.


[url=]Launch[/url] is a graphical log-in client for the Australian Telstra BPA cable network. It includes an auto-updated usage meter and other features. The Launch Usage Meter is a Mac OS X application for users of Telstra's Broadband network that provides an unrated usage meter that updates automatically while connected to the network and calculations of costs when over your monthly allowance.


[url=]LightningFAX[/url] is a fax server that scales to handle thousands of users. It supports T.37 (store-and-forward) IP faxing, and PSTN connections using Dialogic and Brooktrout PCI fax boards. Email gateways allow it to integrate with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, SAP R/3, and OS X Server's SMTP Sendmail. ActiveX and command-line API modules allow integration into enterprise applications and document workflows. Servers can be deployed on IBM AIX and Windows NT/2000.

[url=]MacCTI[/url] offers a way to use the VoIP telephony system from innovaphone with a Mac. It bridges between the VoIP PBX and Mac OS X, allowing you to automate the tasks of managing voice communication. MacCTI ffers a full-featured scripting interface and development API (application programming interface) that allows the user to integrate tasks with other applications, like Filemaker Pro.


[url=]MacHylafax[/url] lets you send faxes via a HylaFAX Server. Click an address book entry, choose a cover sheet and your fax is sent.


[url=]MacTelnet[/url] is a Telnet client utility that's based on the NCSA's Telnet 2.6.


[url=]ManySMSender[/url] is an application for sending, storing and viewing SMS messages.


[url=]MegaCellX[/url] is a tool for managing contacts and SMS messages of your mobile phone. It supports the Apple Address Book, extending the support to SMS messages. MegaCellX also supports connections via Bluetooth, IrDA (infrared) and cable.
Message!Mover SMSC

[url=]Message!Mover SMSC[/url] is a hardware/software solution for GSM operators for implementing an SMSC (short message service center). It allows sending and receiving of SMS from and to subscribers as well as to external applications.

Morse Mania

[url=]Morse Mania[/url] is a utility to help you learn Morse code.


[url=]MultiMode[/url] is a utility for decoding Morse and other digital transmission codes without the need for extra hardware. You connect your radio's audio output to the Mac's audio input, nominate the transmission mode, tune to the appropriate frequency, and let the translation happen.


[url=]OpenSSH[/url] is software used to securely log onto a remote machine and conduct secure network transactions.

PocketMac HoldIt

Plug your phone outlet cable directly into your Mac's built-in modem and [url=]PocketMac HoldIt[/url] will automatically put your iTunes or DVD player on hold when there is an incoming call. Features include a display warning, the ability to stop or pause iTunes or a DVD player, the ability to mute the sound on your Mac, and the ability to run a custom AppleScript or shell to another application.


[url=]PortReflector[/url] is an utility that accepts TCP connections on a configured port, allowing applications running under Mac OS X to utilize the Internet connection.

PPP Genie

[url=]PPP Genie[/url] is a Mac OS X utility for controlling and monitoring your PPP connection. It allows you to open and close your connection, and keep track of the time and money you're spending online.


[url=]RCDP/Mac is designed for amateur and commercial radio operators who utilize Kantronics' TNCs. The package supports the AmTOR, PacTOR, FEC, RTTY, CW, Packet and TOR modes. It also supports various logging options including FileMaker Pro (2.x, 3.0 and 4.0) and callsign lookups using the QRZ! CDROM and MacHam. An included mailer supports automated mail exchange with NetLink stations.

Set iChat Status

[url=]Set iChat Status[/url] is a utility for use with Apple's iChat app that lets you pick a status, enter a message (or not) and click okay, or hit enter.

Soft GSM

[url=]SoftGSM is a software GSM-modem. You install the software, connect your handset to the USB port of your portable computer, and you're ready to use mobile data. The product works with the majority of mobile phones, Nokia, Siemens, Motorola & Ericsson telephones. SoftGSM also supports HSCD and GPRS telephones, which can enable faster transfer rates (though this is network dependent). The product also allows the storing of mobile phonebooks onto a Mac. If you lose your phone, the numbers can be transferred onto a new sim card via the USB cable connection.


[url=]SoftTTY[/url] is software that provides a full TTY without the need for additional hardware (for most modern Macs). A TTY is a device used by the deaf and hard of hearing for communicating over the telephone.

Synapse vX

[url=]Synapse vX[/url] is a tool for dealing with communication inside your local area network (LAN). It's based on IP addresses so that every client in your network with a running version of Synapse can be connected directly without any help of a server. The contact list saves the IP addresses of the clients who were added.

Telnet Launcher

[url=]TelnetLauncher[/url] is a bookmarking utility for launching telnet and ssh sessions using Apple's Terminal application. It also has the ability to save sessions as double-clickable shortcut files for use in launchers and other organizational tools.


[url=]Tiff-Sight[/url] is a graphic editing tool for accessing fax files generated by fax-to-email services. It features anti-aliased text and graphics, support for almost all TIFF and fax formats, and support for viewing, printing, scaling, rotating and exporting files.

VONaLink SoloRecord

[url=]VONaLink SoloRecord[/url] works with any VoIP phone system based on the open SIP standard, such as Vonage, to record phone calls and to provide screen pops. The call is recorded as a stereo WAV or MP3. An inaudible watermark can be added to the recording for later verification that the file hasn't been changed. Using the caller ID of the incoming call, SoloRecord searches for the caller in Address Book, or launches custom applications to search the web or company database. Unwanted callers can be added to the reject list. Vonage Click2Call is supported.

WellPhone Mac

[url=]WellPhone Mac[/url] is software for providing "on-line communication in all circumstances." You can surf the Internet, manage email accounts and access data applications. The software automatically configures your iBook and mobile phone as well as your carrier settings. WellPhone Mac supports Mac OS X 10.2 and higher, and is compatible with all GPRS, EDGE, UMTS mobile phones and Smartphones.

Part one can be found at .

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