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GONECTOR OVERWIEW

Gonector is a FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices. Being able to interact with professional mobile devices enables you to use the FileMaker platform to create a POS, Inventory and lots of other heavy-duty mobile business apps with friendly, fast, and reliable user interface.

  • qID mini UHF RFID readers allow you to create mobile apps for iPhone or iPad that can read UHF RFID tags
  • Support for reading NFC tags on iPhone 7 or later can make your FileMaker app read NFC without additional hardware
  • Linea Pro and Infinea support enables your app to read and write RFID tags, read barcodes, 2D codes, and magnetic cards
  • Reading data from digital scales lets your app capture weight data without interfering with the user interface
  • Support for BlueTooth mobile printers allows for printing professionally looking receipts directly from mobile FileMaker apps

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QIDMINI UHF RFID

qIDmini is a UHF RFID reader with linear polarization. Gonector can use gIDmini to read RFID tags on demand or let it automatically run a script when a new RFID tag is recognized.

This enables you to create a FileMaker mobile app for iPhone or iPad that can seamlessly scan UHF RFID tags, commonly used in warehouses and stores.

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READING NFC TAGS

Every iPhone since version 7 acts as an NFC chip and also can read NFC tags that are formatted as NDEF. Gonector now makes this feature available to FileMaker.

You can create your own FileMaker app for iPhone 7 or newer that can seamlessly read data from NFC tags. All this without need for any other hardware or applications.

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LINEA PRO AND INFINEA

Linea Pro and Infinea are multi-purpose scanners that attache as a case to your iPhone or iPad. The devices scan barcodes, 2D codes, magnetic cards, and scans and writes high frequency RFID tags, including NFC. Gonector talks to the devices directly in the backend and scanning can be initiated either from the plug-in and from the device.

By not interfering with the user interface or your layouts, Gonector lets you seamlessly integrate these professional hardware scanners into the FileMaker-based point of sale solution.

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DIGITAL SCALES

Any RS-232 equipped digital scale can be easily connected to an iPhone or iPad by up the BlueSnap Bluetooth adapter. Gonector lets your FileMaker app talk to BlueSnap in the background and get the date brom the scale either on demand or whenever the scale send it.

Whether at the point of sale, in a warehouse, or anywhere else, Gonector lets your custom mobile FileMaker app directly gather data from digital scales to save your time and prevent human error.

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BLUETOOTH MOBILE RECEIPT PRINTERS

Out of the many mobile printers available we found the Italian brand CUSTOM to provide reliable devices which easily connect to an iPad or iPhone. So we made Gonector talk to these printers and print text, barcodes, QR codes and pictures exactly as requested.

By using Gonector and the CUSTOM mobile printer you can print professional-looking receipts from your mobile FileMaker app easily and reliably.

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HOW IT WORKS

Gonector is primarily a plug-in for FileMaker iOS App SDK. You also get a version for Mac and Windows with all the functions defined as playholders so that you can develop your app, but the functions only work on an iOS device.

If you would like to bring the same functionality to a desktop computer as well, feel free to contact us with an inquiry.

PLUG-IN FUNCTIONS

Gonector provides all its functionality to FileMaker Pro via the following set of external calculation functions:

  • Gonector_Version ( { versionFormat } )
  • Gonector_Register ( selector )
  • Gonector_Connect ( deviceName )
  • Gonector_Disconnect ( deviceName )
  • Gonector_Get ( selector ; { option { ; additionalData } } )
  • Gonector_Set ( selector ; option { ; newValue { ; oldValue } } )
  • Gonector_PrintText ( deviceName ; text { ; printMode } )
  • Gonector_PrintImage ( deviceName ; imageContainer )
  • Gonector_PrintCode ( deviceName ; type ; text )
  • Gonector_SetScriptEvent ( deviceName ; event ; scriptName )
  • Gonector_Read ( deviceName { ; selector { ; options } } )
  • Gonector_Write ( deviceName ; options ; value { ; cardLocking } )
  • Gonector_RawCommand ( deviceName ; value )

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System Requirements

Gonector requires the following combination of operating system and FileMaker software versions to run:

Recomended configuration:

  • Mac OS X: Any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.12, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.
  • Windows: CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor RAM: 2 GB or more, Windows 10 Pro Edition, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X: Any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.12, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.
  • Windows: CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor RAM: 1 GB, Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.

Building and deployment:

  • macOS 10.13, Xcode 9.2 / Swift 3.2 (or build your apps online with Xgode)
  • FileMaker Pro or Pro Advanced (for creating FileMaker solutions) 16 or newer
  • iOS 11.3
  • developer.apple.com account (for testing and deployment on device)
  • FileMaker iOSAppSDK 16.0.1 or newer
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