Serial plug-in for FileMaker Pro 15 updated to v4.5.1
Our serial port plug-in that gives FileMaker Pro easy and powerful access to external devices with a serial interface was updated today.
Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Serial Plug-in 4.5.1 for FileMaker Pro 15.
What is Troi Serial Plug-in?
Troi Serial Plug-in gives FileMaker Pro easy and powerful access to external devices with a serial
- Read from and write to the (virtual) 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.
Easy integration of weighing scales with FileMaker
Our customer Claus Lavendt of DataManix.com made a video demonstrating how to connect FileMaker Pro to a weighing scale. The video shows how you can automatically store the readings from a weighing scale in your FileMaker database with the help of Troi Serial Plug-in. “This plugin is great and very stable”, Claus said. You can watch his video here.
What is new in version 4.5.1?
Version 4.5.1 is a maintenance update. In this version we fixed a bug in the Serial_Receive function, where in some cases not all data would be returned directly. We also updated the code in several places to make the plug-in more robust and made several small improvements to the example files.
More detailed information on all changes and improvements implemented in Troi Serial Plug-in 4.5.1 and earlier can be found at: www.troi.com/software/serialhistory.html.
Pricing & Availability
A fully functional demo version of Troi Serial Plug-in 4.5.1 is available for downloading at Troi’s web site at: www.troi.com/software/serialplugin.html.
Troi Serial Plug-in 4.5.1 works with FileMaker Pro 12 to 15. The plug-in also works with FileMaker Server 12 to 15 as a server-side plug-in and as a plug-in used by the web publishing engine and WebDirect. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.12 and for Windows 7 to 10.
A cross platform developer license costs US$ 999. Details can be found on our web site. You can order licenses from our web site.
Upgrading to version 4.5.1 is free and recommended for all users of version 4.5: version 4.5.1 works with the same registration as the 4.5 version. Users who bought a license for Troi Serial Plug-in on or after May 12, 2015 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 4.5.1. Eligible users have been sent a new 4.5 registration. Contact us if you have not received yours.
Upgrades from a cross platform developer license bought before May 12, 2015 are available from US$ 499. You can order upgrades from our web site.