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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Activator Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 8.5

New Universal and cross platform plug-in runs natively in FileMaker Pro 8.5 and lets you trigger scripts on the same or other computers.

July 10th, 2006, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in 2.5 for FileMaker Pro 8.5.

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

Apart 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: "We are very proud to release our first Universal Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 8.5 on the day of the FileMaker Pro launch. This plug-in is completely compatible with FileMaker Pro 8.5 both on Mac and Windows. And this Universal Plug-in runs faster too!"

New Features

Troi Activator Plug-in 2.5 adds these new functions and features:

  • Made compatible with FileMaker Pro 8.5.
  • (Mac OS X) Converted to Universal plug-in which runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
  • Added "-AnyTriggered" switch for ACTR_GetEventInfo.
  • Cleaned up code in several places.
  • Improved GetIPAddrs.fp7 example file: it no longer hangs in a loop on Windows.
  • Improved Remote.fp7 example file.
  • Fixed a few bugs too.

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 8.5 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 2.5 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/activatorplugin.html>.

Troi Activator Plug-in 2.5 works with FileMaker Pro 7 , 8 and 8.5. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Developer 7 or with FileMaker Advanced 8 or FileMaker Advanced 8.5. 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. 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 earlier versions, bought on or after February 1st, 2005, are FREE: eligible users will be sent a new registration string. Contact us if you have not received yours after July 15th, 2006. Upgrades from licences bought before February 1st, 2005, 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.

Running plug-ins on FileMaker Pro 8.5 and Intel Macs

FileMaker Pro 8.5 for Mac OS X is a Universal Application and can run natively on PowerPC and Intel Macintoshes. However, when FileMaker is launched on Intel Macs, it only loads Universal plug-ins. It does not load PowerPC plug-ins. Therefore all plug-ins need to be converted to Universal plug-ins. Troi has already been preparing for these new Universal versions and we expect to release Universal versions of our other plug-ins soon.
You can find more information on this on our FileMaker Pro 8.5 compatibility page:

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

Newsroom: <http://www.troi.com/news/>