FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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
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 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
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 (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) (preferred)
2408 NB Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands