This plug-in lets a wide array of devices, from weighing scales to telephone switchboards, work directly with FileMaker Pro databases. With Troi Serial you can connect to multiple serial ports and read and write data to them all directly from FileMaker! The plug-in works with all types of serial ports including those added through an extension card or USB to Serial adapter. It uses FileMaker native script triggering, to get incoming data into the database. It can wait for a specific character string before triggering and has a function to temporarily suspend the incoming data stream and resume it when you are interested in the data.
The plug-in can open an unlimited number of serial ports and trigger different scripts for different ports. It supports high speed connections up to 230 Kbps and buffering of data up to 64k per port.
Troi Serial Plug-in has a debug function, making setup of databases a breeze. You can troubleshoot by testing the arrival of data at the serial port and you can test script triggering too. Troi Serial Plug-in can 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 to Serial adapter.
This version is tested and made compatible with FileMaker Pro 18 and FileMaker Pro 17.0.7. It improves the Open Serial Port script step and the Serial_Open function. You can now specify a match string as an optional parameter. In that case the plug-in will wait to trigger a script until the incoming data contains the match string. In this version we also added an extra Switches parameter to the Receive Serial Data script step, allowing to specify advanced switches.