Troi Serial Plug-in 4.0: 64-bit compatible
May 12th, 2015 Today we released Troi Serial Plug-in 4.0, which adds support for 64-bit architecture with FileMaker Pro 14. On OS X the 32-bit and 64-bit version is a single universal plug-in and on Windows there are now 2 plug-ins: Troi_Serial.fmx (for 32-bit) and Troi_Serial.fmx64 (for 64-bit).
We improved the example file EasyInstallTroiPlugins to support the 64-bit version of FileMaker Pro 14. We also added a new switch -GetRegistrationState to the Version function: this switch allows you to check if the plug-in is currently registered, and we updated the Version example to show the use of the new switch.
On the version history page you can find the complete list of changes of this and previous versions.
What can Troi Serial Plug-in do for you?
With Troi Serial you can connect to multiple serial ports and read and write data to them all directly from FileMaker!
For FileMaker Pro 12 through 14
Troi Serial Plug-in runs natively with FileMaker Pro 12, 13 and 14
and FileMaker Advanced 12, 13 and 14. We tested the compatibility of Troi Serial Plug-in 4.0 with Windows 8.x, 7 and Vista.
Run as a server-side plug-in
Troi Serial Plug-in 4.0 is compatible to run under FileMaker Server: it can run as a server-side plug-in or as a plug-in used by WebDirect or the the web publishing engine when using FileMaker Server. This means that you can use its functions in server-side scripts, opening up lots of new possibilities.
Troi Serial Plug-in has a great debug function, making setup of databases a breeze for our users. You can now troubleshoot by testing the arrival of data at the serial port and you can test script triggering too.
No more quitting
Troi Serial Plug-in can be reinitialized without quitting FileMaker Pro. This makes it possible to accommodate new or different serial ports dynamically, for example when you plug in a USB serial adapter.
And more ...
Another powerful feature is getting the last match string (for example the last line) that was received.
What are the costs?
We currently only sell a cross-platform developer license for US$ 999 which allows you to deploy it with all your solutions, both on OS X as on Windows.
Try Troi Serial Plug-in before you buy
You are free and invited to test the program before you pay. You may also make copies of the original and complete package (including the Read Me file) and distribute it to customers, friends etc. However, you may not distribute a modified or registered version.