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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Activator Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 8


New cross platform plug-in runs native in FileMaker Pro 8 and lets you trigger scripts on the same or other computers.


January 16th, 2006, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in 2.0.1 for FileMaker Pro 8.



What is the Activator Plug-in?


The Activator Plug-in is a very powerful tool for triggering scripts across the network, even over the Internet. All from within FileMaker you can:

- trigger a FileMaker script on a different client computer

- trigger a FileMaker script over the Internet

- run a script and send data to a different FileMaker application, all in the background

- use the built-in security to prevent unauthorized triggering

- send a number (e.g. a record ID) and a long text with the trigger

- start and stop listening for remote trigger messages with one script step


Except from remote triggering you can also trigger scripts on the same computer:

- trigger a script on a specified date and time

- schedule events which trigger any script you want

- trigger a script after exiting a field

- validate fields with a custom script suited to your specific validation needs


Peter Baanen, company president, states: "Finally we have a FileMaker Pro 8 version of our versatile script trigger plug-in. As it is a FileMaker 7 native plug-in, it can also run with FileMaker Pro 7."



New Features


Troi Activator Plug-in 2.0.1 adds these new functions and features:

-The plug-in is completely rewritten for FileMaker 7 and 8.

-It has been converted to the external function API of FileMaker Pro 7.

-All functions now support Unicode characters.

-The plug-in uses the built-in triggering of the new FileMaker API, making it more robust.

-You can specify data to be returned as the script parameter of a script.


The changes since the public beta are:

- The Background Runtime Solution is now available, for both Mac OS X and Windows.

- The example files are improved.

- A few bugs are fixed.



Suggested Uses


The Activator allows you to:

- create a real-time appointment solution, where you can notify a colleague (on a different computer) of changes in his/her appointments

- notify a user that a shared document can be used

- process data in the background in a different FileMaker application

- get someone out of a record, so that it is no longer locked


All these features also work in a runtime solution and between different versions of FileMaker Pro. So for example you can send data from a FileMaker 6 runtime to a FileMaker Pro 8 database. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!



Pricing & Availability


A fully functional demo version of Troi Activator Plug-in 2.0.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: .


Troi Activator Plug-in 2.0.1 works with FileMaker Pro 7 and 8. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7 or with FileMaker Advanced 8. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4.2 or higher and Windows 2000 (Service Pack 6) or Windows XP.


Licenses cost US$ 89 per user. The registration you receive after paying the license fee will work with version 2.0.1 as well as with the classic Activator 1.5.1 for FileMaker 6, , which was just released too. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.



Upgrade information


Product updates from version 1.4.1, bought on or after September 1st, 2004, are FREE: eligible users have been be sent a new registration string. Contact us if you have not receive yours. Upgrades from version 1.4.1 or earlier, bought before September 1st, 2004, are available from US$ 19 per user.


Upgrade prices for other licenses can be found on our web site. You can order upgrades from our web site.



Six for Eight


Troi Automatisering now has released a total of 6 FileMaker Pro 8 native plug-ins. Please check our product overview page for more information on this great selection of FileMaker 8 plug-ins, which also run with FileMaker 7. You can find it here:



About Troi Automatisering


Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:




Contact information

Diana Budding,

Troi Automatisering

Vuurlaan 18

2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606

Fax: +31-172-470539


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