This plug-in allows FileMaker Pro to communicate with user, another FileMaker Pro, and other applications via TCP/IP. You can simply trigger scripts or evaluate calculations in remote FileMaker Pro clients, or seamlessly integrate FileMaker Pro with other TCP/IP capable applications, such as those created with Real Basic or Runtime Revolution. You can even also connect to and control your FileMaker Pro solution via Telnet!
What is new in version 1.1:
Runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel based Macs
Works with FileMaker Pro 7.0, 8.0 and 8.5
Opening/closing of a connection and data arrival can be handled separately
Behaviour of default values improved
Connection and server identifiers are now unique
Handlers are not triggered unexpectedly during connection
Data handler does not start before the previous data handler ends
If client receives an empty line (just a terminator) all works correctly now
Received data are not lost when the other side closes the connection
Terminator in function STalk_Send can be overriden now
Sending and receiving data now works as expected with all supported encodings
Version 1.1.1 fixes several issues with registration mechanism.
Act as server, waiting for a TCP/IP connection from a client app/computer
Run a script on demand from the client app/computer
Evaluate a calculation on demand from the client app/computer
Perform custom commands/actions depending on received data
Act as client - connect to a server, send commands, wait for responses
Talk to another instance of itself via TCP/IP
Let users connect via Telnet and run a script or evaluate a calc
"24U SimpleTalk Plug-In is just a great plug-in that I can see more and more uses for all the time."
Caleb Ruth / FSA Associate
"I am developing two tailor-made solutions for clients running on respectively citrix metaframe and terminal server. 24U SimpleTalk Plug-In works like a charm on these environments (provided that each concurrent user listens to different ports)."