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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Serial Plug-in 1.0 for FileMaker Pro


Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, February 23, 1999--Troi Automatisering today announced the release of Troi Serial Plug-in 1.0, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 (or later) on both on Mac OS and Windows.

This plug-in gives FileMaker Pro easy and powerful access to one (or more) of the computer's serial ports and works completely cross platform. The plug-in can read from and write to the serial ports of the computer directly from FileMaker without the need of a separate application.

Peter Baanen, company president, states that "Based on user feedback we've included an extra Caller ID example database and a brand new ToASCII function. This makes starting with the plug-in even easier".

Suggested Use

Suggested uses for this plug-in are connecting to a modem, custom switchboard dialing, caller ID, credit card swiping, controlling external devices, data acquisition and data transfer.

Key features of the Serial Plug-in

  • Support for high speed connections up to 230 kbps.
  • Unlimited number of serial ports can be opened.
  • Buffering of data up to 64k per port.
  • Dispatch Scripting(tm) can trigger a script for data entry into database.
  • Clear sample databases and a user manual to get started quickly.

Changes and new features in this version

  • Added ToASCII function, which takes one or more numbers and converts them to their equivalent ASCII characters.
  • Added a database demonstrating Caller ID.
  • Added a database of error codes for identifying possible error codes returned from the operating system.
  • Fixed a bug on Mac OS machines, which caused parameters to parse incorrectly. For example settings parameters like "-baud=1200" would not to be interpreted right, causing the plug-in to default to 9600 baud.

We invite you to test drive this version and would like to hear what _you_ can do with it! A fully functional version is available for downloading at Troi's Web site.

The plug-in works with all types of serial ports including those added through an extension card. This plug-in runs on any machine that is able to run FileMaker Pro 4.0 or later. You can also license it to include the plug-in with runtimes of the 4.0 Developer edition version.

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional try-before-you-buy version is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/serialplugin.html>. Troi Serial Plug-in is available for Mac OS and Windows95/98 and NT and costs $65 per user. Details on developer licenses and multi-user discounts can be found on our web site. You can order licenses via our web site.

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker plug-ins, databases and utilities. For more information, visit our Web site at:<http://www.troi.com/>.    



Peter Baanen,
Troi Automatisering
Vuurlaan 18
2408 NB Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-172-426606, Fax: +31-172-470539