Black Cat Systems Announces Updates

Black Cat Systems has released updates for two of their popular applications, Morse Mania and MultiMode. Morse Mania 2.0.0 allows users to learn how to communicate using the Morse Code protocol, and runs natively on Mac OS X. MultiMode 3.9.3 allows users to translate a variety of radio frequency communication modes. According to Black Cat Systems:

Black Cat Systems has released version 3.9.1 of MultiMode, their program for amateur radio operators and radio hobbyists that allows the transmission and reception of morse code, slow scan TV, and other modes.

The latest version of MultiMode adds improved detection of Weather Fax start and stop signals, as well as user interface enhancements to Slow Scan TV (SSTV) mode.

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 radio operators, shortwave radio listeners, and other radio enthusiasts. MultiMode is localized for for Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, in addition to English.

Black Cat Systems has also announced that Morse Mania version 2.0.0 has been released and is now available. This version adds provides native Mac OSX support. Versions for older Mac OS systems are also available.

Morse Mania is a morse code tutor for the Macintosh. The software package helps you learn morse code at speeds ranging from 5 to 30 words per minute. Morse Mania is ideal for amateur (ham) radio operators who desire to learn or improve their morse code proficiency, especially in order to upgrade their license class.

In addition to drills to help learn the various characters, Morse Mania also allows complete text files to be sent, so that "real life" messages can be used for practice.

It also supports the Farnsworth mode, which increases the speed of the dots and dashes, and lengthens the pause between letters sent, allowing the student to learn morse code at higher speeds more easily.

Morse Mania is available for US$20, while MultiMode is available for US$89. You can find more information about each product at the Black Cat Systems Software Web site.