Black Cat Systems Releases MultiMode OSX version 5.8.0

WESTMINSTER, MD (August 17, 2006) – Black Cat Systems has announced
that version 5.8.0 of MultiMode OSX has been released and is now
available for immediate download. This update to MultiMode includes
enhancements to macros for transmitting text, the addition of tuning
indicators for several modes, improvements to SSTV mode, and several
bug fixes.

Complete information about MultiMode OSX and downloads may be
obtained from

MultiMode is an application which allows your Macintosh to decode and
transmit several different modes of non-voice communication often
heard on shortwave and ham radio. It is the only program of its kind
for the Macintosh,rivaling commercial packages for the PC platform
costing hundreds of dollars. It is ideal for amateur (ham) radio
operators, shortwave radio listeners, and other radio enthusiasts.

MultiMode allows you to decode and display morse code, RTTY, FAX,
SSTV, ACARS, PSK31, and many other modes on your Mac, without any
extra hardware. MultiMode now also allows you to transmit in most of
the modes of operation. A lite version is also available which
decodes CW, RTTY, and weather fax modes, which is ideal for the
sailor and boating enthusiast.

MultiMode Lite is also available, which offers reception of CW, RTTY,
and FAX modes only. MultiMode LIte is ideal for sailors who need to
be able to view weather charts and reports, but don’t need the extra
modes, or transmit capability.

In the past, dedicated hardware, often costing hundreds or thousands
of dollars, was necessary to demodulate and decode these
transmissions. Today, you can use the processing power of your
Macintosh to decode and display these modes, without any hardware.
Just connect your radio’s speaker output to your Mac’s microphone
input, and you’re ready to go.

MultiMode supports the following modes:

Morse Code (CW)
QRSS (Slow speed CW)
RTTY (Baudot and ASCII)
SSTV (Slow Scan TV)
ACARS (Aircraft Communications)
Packet (300 and 1200 baud)
ALE (Automatic Link Establishment)
DTMF (touch tone), CCIR, EIA Tone Modes
ICAO Selcal
Audio Spectrum Display / FFT Mode
EAS (Amergency Alert System)

Black Cat Systems creates and distributes Macintosh software, with a
specific emphasis on programs for the scientific, amateur radio, and
health markets.

Information about Black Cat Systems entire line of products can be
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