Troi Automatisering releases Activator Plug-in 1.2 for FileMaker 5

New Plug-in lets you trigger FileMaker scripts on a different computer!

Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 13th, 2001– Troi
Automatisering today announced the availability of Troi Activator Plug-in
1.2, for FileMaker 5 both on Mac OS and Windows.

What is the Activator Plug-in?

The Activator 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
– 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
– put the computer to sleep till it needs to be activated again (Mac only).

Peter Baanen, company president, states: “Ever wanted to tell other users
you changed their appointment or ask someone to get out of a record? Now
you can with the Troi Activator Plug-in! In this final version we added new
example files, fixed a few bugs and made it possible for Windows users to
trigger scripts in any FileMaker file!”

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
– start processing scientific data on a lab computer (see our Serial
Plug-in for connecting FileMaker to serial devices:
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– get someone out of a record, so that it is no longer locked
– schedule processing of incoming email and put the computer to sleep
the rest of the time, saving energy, ideal for preventing
California’s blackouts ­čśë

The possibilities are only limited by your imagination! We invite you to
test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional version of Troi Activator Plug-in 1.2 is available for
downloading at Troi’s Web site at:
( The Troi Activator
Plug-in 1.2 works with FileMaker 5. The plug-in also works on Mac OS with
FileMaker Pro 4. The plug-in is available for Mac OS and Windows95/98 and
NT/2000, and costs US$ 89 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.

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About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro
plug-ins, databases and utilities. For more information, visit our web site

Contact information

Diana Budding,
Troi Automatisering
Vuurlaan 18
2408 NB Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-172-426606,
Fax: +31-172-470539