CoolTerm is a software package which enables users to relay information between a computer and multiple additional devices. Some examples include robotics, servo controllers and even GPS satellite systems. So, this bundle is mainly intended to be used by hobbyists and other technicians. There is no charge to download and install this package, so it can be an ideal alternative when compared to paid subscriptions or dedicated external hardware. It is intended to be used with Mac OS architecture.
Main Features and Tools
CoolTerm can be seen as a "gateway" when data needs to be exchanged between a computer and another device. This system will often be employed when an operating system does not understand a specific programming language. Thus, it functions much as a virtual serial port. Once installed, the system can be immediately activated by clicking on the associated icon. A feature-rich help section is available for general queries and more technical issues.
CoolTerm is quite flexible in the fact that it can supply data in either hexadecimal or text format (depending upon the needs of the user). It also supports CTS and DTR formats as well as a system known as software flow control (or XON). Its total file size is 8.5 megabytes.