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Troi Serial Plug-in 2.5 for FileMaker Pro (troi-serial-plug-in-25.hqx)

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Subject: Troi Serial Plug-in 2.5 for FileMaker Pro

Troi Serial Plug-in (release date July 8th, 2002) gives FileMaker Pro
easy and powerful access to one or more of the computer's serial
- Read from and write to the serial ports of the computer directly
from FileMaker Pro without the need of a separate application.
- Active X support (on Windows) and Apple Event support (on Mac OS)
for script triggering with Dispatch Scripting(tm), 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 character string
before triggering.
- The possibility to open an unlimited number of serial ports and to
trigger different scripts for different ports.
- Support for high speed connections up to 230 Kbps.
- Buffering of data up to 64k per port.
- Clear example databases and a user manual to get started quickly.

New features

Troi Serial plug-in 2.5 adds these new functions and features:

-Added troubleshooting functions for setting up a serial port. The
new debug function can beep when data arrives and test the triggering
of the dispatch script.
- Added an alternative and more universal way to trigger scripts on
Windows, where Active X is not available.
You can now get the last match string (for example the last line)
that was received.
- The plug-in can now be reinitialized without quitting FileMaker
Pro. This makes it possible to accommodate new or different serial
ports dynamically, for example when you plug in a USB serial adapter
- Added possibility to change the separator between parameters. This
is useful for Japanese systems, where port names contain the pipe
- Fixed two bugs: one occurring when multiple match strings were
received and the other (on Mac OS) where flow control would not be
set properly.
- Added an example for reading serial barcodes.
- Updated the user guide and examples.

Troi Serial Plug-in is shareware and costs US$ 69.