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Troi Automatisering releases Serial Plug-in 3.1 for FileMaker Pro 10


Updated universal plug-in for FileMaker Pro 10 offers powerful access to the computer's serial ports and adds server-side functionality.


March 10th, 2009, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today released Troi Serial Plug-in 3.1 for FileMaker Pro 10.



What is Troi Serial Plug-in?


Troi Serial Plug-in gives FileMaker Pro 10 easy and powerful access to one or more of the computer's serial ports:

- Read from and write to the serial ports of the computer directly from FileMaker Pro without the need of a separate application.

- Native FileMaker script triggering, to get incoming data into the database.

- "Serial_Control" function to temporarily suspend the incoming data stream and resume it when you are interested in the data.

- "Wait for Match" function to wait for a specific text before triggering.

- The possibility to open an unlimited number of serial ports and to trigger different scripts for different ports.

- Clear example databases to get started quickly.



Ten years of Troi Serial Plug-in!


This plug-in release marks the 10th anniversary of the Troi Serial Plug-in. Peter Baanen, company president, states: "On Feb 23rd, 1999 we released Troi Serial Plug-in 1.0 to the public. Over the years our customers have attached various devices to FileMaker with the Serial Plug-in, most famous being Big Mouth Billy Bass (see http://www.troi.com/software/billybass.html). We'd like to thank all our customers for their continued support and we hope to keep making great plug-ins, that extend the possibilities of FileMaker!"



Suggested Uses


Troi Serial Plug-in can be used whenever you need to send or receive ASCII data over a serial port. Suggested uses for Troi Serial Plug-in 3.1 are connecting to a Point-of-Sale system, custom switchboard dialing, caller ID, barcode reading, controlling external devices, data acquisition and data transfer. This plug-in is also very well suited for the use in electronic devices that send data to the computer continuously, like most electronic weighing scales.

All these features also work in a runtime solution.



What is new in version 3.1?


This release fixes a few bugs but also has some new features:

- Made compatible with FileMaker Pro 10.

- Troi Serial plug-in is now compatible to run under FileMaker Server as a server-side plug-in.

- Added new Serial_VersionAutoUpdate function. The Serial_VersionAutoUpdate function is part of an emerging standard for FileMaker plug-ins of third party vendors of plug-ins.

- Fixed a syntax error in the MultiPorts.fp7 example file.

- Fixed a bug in the Serial_SetDispatchScript function, where it would not work when you specified a portname.

- Tested with FileMaker Pro 10 and tweaked several little (graphic) issues.


We invite you to test drive this powerful plug-in and see what you can do with it!



Pricing & Availability


A fully functional demo version of Troi Serial Plug-in 3.1 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: .

Troi Serial Plug-in 3.1 works with FileMaker Pro 8.x 9, and 10. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 8.x, 9 or FileMaker Pro Advanced 10. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.4.5 or higher, Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and Windows Vista.



FileMaker Server requirements


Troi Serial Plug-in 3.1 now also works with FileMaker Server 9 or FileMaker Server 10 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine. We have prepared extensive information on how to install and use Troi Plug-ins as a server-side and web-side plug-in on this web page:




Upgrade information


The update from version 3.0.x is free and works with the same registration string. Product upgrades from an earlier cross platform developer license are available from US$ 749. Product upgrades from an earlier single platform developer license cost US$ 899.



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

D. Budding

Troi Automatisering

Boliviastraat 11

2408 MX Alphen aan den Rijn

The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606


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