Carnation Software’s BestEmulation Lite terminal emulator for Mac is now available in the Mac App Store in the Business category. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher and costs US$19.95.

BestEmulation Lite allows a Mac to be used as a terminal, connected to a host computer with a serial connection or by modem with emulations for VT100 and VT220 terminals. The app remembers the last 40 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. This means that you can use the scroll bar to scroll back to previous screens to look at the data or print a scrolled-back page or copy a selection into the clipboard.

BestEmulation LIte supports AppleScript commands. Many functions can be controlled by a script (such as transferring data to and from the host, sending commands to the host and messages to the Mac user). Scripts compiled as applications can be run from “Run AppleScript” under the Special Menu. For instance, you can write a script to transfer data from the host to a file on your Mac and then tell another application to open that file.