[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]
24U releases Gonector 2.0 for Claris FileMaker
This new version of the mobile hardware integration plug-in doubles the number of supported devices with new barcode and RFID scanners and more
Prague, CZ -- May 4, 2020 -- 24U Software announces immediate availability of Gonector 2.0, the plug-in that enables custom FileMaker apps running on iPhone or iPad to seamlessly integrate with professional mobile hardware devices. such as digital scales, RFID readers and mobile printers. The new version adds support for industrial barcode scanners from Zebra, handheld RAIN UHF RFID readers with circular polarization CANE skID and Alien ALR-S350, and the DPP line of mobile receipt/label printers from Infinite Peripherals. It also extends the existing functionality by allowing for writing to NFC tags on iPhone with no additional hardware and triggering FileMaker scripts by pressing the programmable hardware button available on some sled readers from Infinite Peripherals, such as Infinea X.
Version 2.0 brings:
Support for Infinite Peripherals DPP receipt/label printers Support for CAEN skID, a new high-performance RAIN/UHF RFID reader Support for Alien ALR-S350 hand-held RAIN/UHF RFID reader Support for Zebra CS4070 and DS3678 barcode scanners Additional Zebra scanners may be compatible but have not been tested Extended CAEN RFID readers support by enabling user memory reading and writing Extended iPhone built-in NFC reader support to enable NFC tag writing Extended Infinea X support to allow for triggering scripts with programmable buttons Added possibility to control visual, audible and haptic feedback of capable readers Improved cadence of script triggers for scales, RFID readers Compatibility with FileMaker iOS App SDK 19
Gonector is a FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad, built using the FileMaker iOS App SDK, to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices. Being able to interact with professional mobile devices enables developers to use the FileMaker platform to create POS, inventory and other heavy-duty mobile business apps with friendly, fast, and reliable user interface.
The first version of Gonector was released in July 2018. It has enabled custom apps, such as JOGS, to replace manual work with modern technologies, such as RFID and digital scales, without compromising the ease of use and development efficiency provided by the Claris FileMaker platform.
Duncan McDavid, CEO of Jacoma Estates said about JOGS and its use of Gonector: "The product we received from 24U has been helpful for us because it's given us a competitive edge over some of our suppliers. We've got a much quicker system in terms of procurement products and a much more transparent system... It's cut out a lot of inefficiencies both through removal of paper paperwork and paper-based processing but we're also able to do a lot more transactions now so our return on investment into the system has been very good."
The JOGS application combines digital scales, RFID and mobile receipt printers to bring modern technologies to one of the poorest countries in Africa. But Gonector can be used even for more than just the devices it explicitly supports. With its function, designed for reading weight from digital scales, Alan Meinhart from Three Z Printing also successfully used Gonector to read data from a specialized sensor in order to accurately measure paper consumption during print jobs.
Since plug-ins cannot be added to FileMaker Go, adding these features to a mobile FileMaker app requires the use of the FileMaker iOS App SDK. This can be significantly simplified to just a few clicks by using the 24U's Xgode service. With this service, adding the Gonector to the app is a matter of clicking a checkbox and selecting the devices to enable.
For development, Gonector 2.0 requires any Mac running macOS 10.12 or later and FileMaker Pro 16 or later, or an x86 PC running Windows 7 or later and FileMaker Pro 16 or later.
macOS 10.14.6 or later and Xcode with Swift version 5 is necessary for building the iOS and iPadOS apps containing Gonector 2.0. Alternatively, the 24U's Xgode online service can be used.
Apps built with Gonector 2.0 can be installed on iOS 13.1 or newer.
Availability and Pricing
Gonector 2.0 is immediately available for download free of charge as a fully functional 14-days trial version. Development dummy plug-in does not require activation, iOS version embedded into an app can be activated with a license that is tight to specific bundle ID of the app.
Licenses for Gonector start at US$499 per year for app deployed to up to 20 users.
License for Payment Terminals Edition of Gonector is available for US$7999 and includes implementation support for one type of payment terminal.
More information about the new version: https://24usw.com/gon2wf
More information about Gonector: https://24usoftware.com/gonector
About 24U Software
With customers in 76 countries and 30 years of experience with the Claris FileMaker platform, 24U excels in developing new or taking care of existing custom desktop, web and mobile apps, optimizing their performance, identifying and resolving potential issues and liabilities, improving reliability, stability and scalability, integrating them with other systems including various hardware devices, and extending them beyond expectation.
As a Claris Platinum Partner, 24U helps global businesses around the world to maintain sustainable growth by working with their in-house developers or completely taking care of the maintenance and development of their business solutions.
Software Division Manager, 24U s.r.o.
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New MirrorSync Update Now Available
50 Improvements Made in MirrorSync 6.1
360Works releases new point update for MirrorSync with 50 improvements and fixes to optimize FileMaker synchronization.
360Works MirrorSync is the fastest and easiest synchronization tool for FileMaker. It allows everyday FileMaker users the power to synchronize their FileMaker Server files with FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, other FileMaker Servers, SQL databases, Salesforce, WordPress, Amazon Web Services Databases (DynamoDB and Redshift). MirrorSync was awarded FileMaker Solution of the Year in previous years and the product continues to be known for its scalability, reliability, speed, and ease of use.
The latest update, MirrorSync 6.1, ships with 50 improvements and fixes. Here are some of the newest improvements by category:
Container Fields and Large Data Improvements
Optimized conflict resolution field merging; now about 100x faster for large tables! Now supports streaming for container uploads, so that you can sync any size container data (such as large video files) without running out of memory in MirrorSync Improved performance when syncing large numbers of fields (>500) Now truncates extremely long container filenames (converting a text field to container fields causes the text contents to also be used as the container filename, which can be too long to be practical) Performance improvements for configuration client Important fix: removed a deadlock that could occur when inserting large number of records that contained unusually large text data as well as container data
Syncing with Non-FileMaker Databases Improvements
No need to do any time zone conversions when writing time and date values to Salesforce, you can now send them unmodified Improvements were made to SQL generation for syncing to a non-FileMaker SQL spoke database, such as MySQL or SQL Server Performance improvements for DynamoDB; prevented unnecessary update operations if fields are added or removed from a configuration
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Improvements for externally stored container fields that have an .fmp12 file in them when transferring from hub to spoke during server-to-server syncs Much faster transfer of large multi-file solutions between servers for initial server-to-server syncs
Improved responsiveness on the configuration screen where tables, scripts, and layouts are copied and pasted Added extra information at the top of the sync status that always shows the name of the configuration and a description of both the hub and spoke databases Exporting a configuration from server A and importing to server B will now automatically change the configured MirrorSync URL to server B Smarter switching between using the internal and external IP addresses on the sync. This should make it so that syncing from outside the LAN is about 5 seconds faster, if there is a separate internal and external address configured. We now keep a history of all configuration changes, in case any issues arise
Improvements for Keys
If you're using UUID primary keys with unique validation enabled, and if you change validation to 'always' (this is not set by default), then MirrorSync will automatically re-write inserts as updates to avoid duplicate records, or error messages about duplicates. Improvements to detection for foreign keys, as well as skipping over any foreign keys referencing tables or columns that are not part of the sync. Improved validation for foreign key configuration Fixed a problem when using custom text primary keys of varying lengths (not UUIDs or serial numbers, which work fine without this fix). If the column that a foreign key is based on is excluded from the sync, the foreign key is now removed from the configuration and skipped
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Additionally, we have added support for configurations and synchronization with FileMaker Cloud 2 (Please note: due to the limitations of FileMaker Cloud 2, it is not ideal for synchronization. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details if you plan to use FileMaker Cloud 2).
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