Serial port plug-in updated for FileMaker 19
Lienden, the Netherlands, May 5, 2021–Troi today announced the immediate availability of Troi Serial Plug-in 7.0 for Claris FileMaker Pro 19.
What is Troi Serial Plug-in?
Troi Serial Plug-in gives FileMaker Pro easy and powerful access to external devices with a serial interface:
read from and write to the (virtual) serial ports of the computer directly from FileMaker Pro without the need of a separate application native FileMaker script triggering, to get incoming data into the database “Suspend/Resume Serial Port” script step 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 text before triggering the possibility to open an unlimited number of serial ports and to trigger different scripts for different ports What is new in version 7.0?
Troi Serial Plug-in 7.0 has the following changes:
Tested and made compatible with Claris FileMaker Pro 19, up to and including FileMaker Pro 19.2. Tested and made compatible with macOS 11.0 (Big Sur). Tested and made compatible with Windows 10 version 20H2 (October 2020 Update) and Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update). New function and functionality
Added new Serial_DelayMilliSeconds function, which will wait for the specified number of milliseconds. (macOS) Prepared the plug-in for Apple Silicon: made the plug-in a universal binary by adding code for the arm64 architecture of macOS. Added new switch to the Serial_SetDirectInsert function: -ConvertBytesToNumbers. When data is directly inserted into the database all received bytes are first converted to their numeric value. The plug-in will for example insert “65 66 67 “, which would be Unicode “ABC”. Note that each number is followed by a space, as separator, also after the last number. (macOS) If the plug-in can’t load a bundle at start-up, the plug-in will now write a detailed error to the system.log. See the Console.app in this case (search for FileMaker in the system.log). (macOS) Improved compatibility when running FileMaker Pro 19 in dark mode, the flash dialog is now more visible. Improved the EasyInstallTroiPlugins.fmp12 example file: updated the plug-in install scripts to be compatible with Apple Silicon. These scripts now also give more detailed instructions. Small cosmetic improvement of the Regifunc.fmp12 example. Other changes and bugfixes
Fixed a memory leak in the Receive Serial Data script step and the Serial_Receive function. IMPORTANT The minimum supported FileMaker version is now FileMaker Pro 16. Also the minimum supported macOS version is now OS X 10.12 (Sierra), and Windows 8. You can keep using v6.0 for older versions of FileMaker Pro, Windows or Mac OS X. Fixed several bugs, modernized the code in several places and made further improvements. Pricing & Availability
A fully functional demo version of Troi Serial Plug-in 7.0 is available on the Serial Plug-in page.
A cross platform developer license costs US$ 999. Details can be found on the Serial Plug-in page. You can order licenses there or from our shop.
Version 7.0 uses a new v7 registration code. The upgrade is free for users who bought a license for Troi Serial Plug-in on or after September 4, 2019. Eligible users will be sent a new v7 registration. Contact us if you have not received yours after May 7, 2021.
Upgrades from a cross platform developer license bought before September 4, 2019 are available for US$ 399. You can order upgrades from the Serial Plug-in page or from our shop.
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Email 4 with OAuth for Gmail and Office 365
We are excited to announce a new major version of a popular 360Works Plugin, introducing Email 4! The 360Works Email Plugin for FileMaker can send and receive HTML or plain text email while integrating with popular services such as Gmail by Google and Office 365 by Microsoft (SMTP, POP, and IMAP) from your FileMaker solution. Additionally, you can send SMS / text messages from FileMaker using this plugin.
We have added new support for OAuth (Open Authentication) with Google and Office 365. The 360Works Email Plugin now provides functions that will enable users to fetch OAuth tokens, and use those OAuth tokens to connect to Gmail and Office 365 Mail servers.
OAuth provides better security by having users login using their credentials from Google or Microsoft Active Directory. This allows more control over password management by using a login that is familiar and consistent for users.
New Improvements List
Added the ability to initiate OAuth workflow, and fetch OAuth tokens from Google and Office 365 OAuth tokens can now be used to connect to Google and Office 365 mail servers to send and receive mail Tokens can be silently refreshed using refresh tokens that are long-lived
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