Phidgets

Phidgets Plug-In
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Phidgets Plug-In Overview

Phidgets Plug-In allows FileMaker Pro to interact with various Phidgets boards to let your solution control physical devices and physical devices to control your solution.

  • Read and write RFID tags to track goods, assets and people
  • Capture sensor data to collect environmental data such as temperature or force
  • Control servo and stepper motors to automate moving parts of robots and machines
  • Read digital and analog inputs to control your solution by physical controls
  • Set digital and analog outputs to switch lights and other electrical devices
  • Display text on an LCD display to create custom user interface such as cashbox
  • Control phidgets over network to use sensors and devices located farther from your computer
  • New! Compatibility with VINT lets you use the latest Phidgets devices
  • New! Compatibility with VINT lets you control Phidgets directly from iPhone or iPad
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Read and Write RFID Tags

With Phidgets Plug-In and the PhidgetRFID board you can read and write to RFID tags up to 6cm away. The latest board revision supports EM4100 series, ISO11785 FDX-B and PhidgetTag protocols and writes to T5577 tags.

By accessing the RFID tags directly your FileMaker solution can easily track people, animals, goods, assets, and other identifiable physical items, such as documents, faster than by typing their IDs on the keyboard.

Read and Write RFID Tags
Capture data from sensors

Capture data from sensors

Phidgets Plug-In lets your FileMaker solution use Phidgets I/O Boards to read data from variety of environmental sensors, either upon request, or by triggering a script when some sensor’s value exceeds certain limit.

By reading sensor values, your FileMaker solution can collect environmental data such as temperature, force, or pressure, or respond to unexpected events in the physical world, such as overheating your lab or insufficient humidity in your greenhouse.

Control Servo Motors

The Phidgets Servo Controllers and PhidgetAdvancedServo 8-Motor boards are supported to control servo and stepper motors or actuators directly from FileMaker Pro.

By controlling motors and actuators your FileMaker Pro solution can literally move things in the physical world, such as window shaders or machine parts. You can even design an automated CNC lathe or cutter controlled solely by FileMaker Pro.

Control Servo Motors
Read Digital and Analog Inputs

Read Digital and Analog Inputs Including Read Wheatstone Digital Bridges

Phidgets Plug-In can use the Phidgets I/O boards to read both digital and analog signal inputs. Digital inputs can be used to read the on/off state of buttons or switched while analog inputs can, in addition to sensor values, read the state of input devices such as knobs and sliders.

Whether you’re designing a point-of-sale terminal or an entertainment solution such as bowling, being able to read signals lets you design a completely customized physical interface while still running a FileMaker solution on the backend.

Set Digital and Analog Outputs

The Phidgets I/O boards with digital outputs can be controlled by Phidgets Plug-In to set the on/off state of up to 16 digital outputs per board. The digital outputs can be used to control electronic circuits as well as to switch high-current electrical devices using relays.

By controlling digital outputs your FileMaker solution can switch lights, turn on the heating or air condition, open doors, or allow and disallow the use of any electrically powered devices, all based on the data in your database.

Set Digital and Analog Outputs
Control Phidgets Over Network

Control Phidgets Over Network

With Phidgets Plug-In you can now connect to a remote PhidgetSBC or a Phidget WebService equipped computer and access any compatible Phidgets boards connected there.

By being able to connect to Phidgets over network your solution can now access sensors and control located farther from your computer, such as sensors in a factory or plant field, or door locks in the whole building.

Display Text on LCD Display

You can use Phidgets Plug-In to display text on an LCD screen through the PhidgetTextLCD board.

If you’re designing a FileMaker based point-of-sale or entertainment solution, being able to display text on a small LCD display now lets you create a fully customized hardware terminal and even control multiple terminals from a single copy of FileMaker Pro.

Display Text on LCD Display
Phidgets Plug-In 3

Phidgets Plug-In 3

Phidgets Plug-In 3 is the new version of our hardware integration plug-in for FileMaker Pro, improved to provide the following new features and more:

  • Support for VINT devices
  • Support for Stepper Controller
  • Support for SBC 4
  • Support for iOS (since version 3.1)
  • Better and nicer examples (since version 3.1)

Support for VINT Devices

Phidgets Plug-In 3 fully supports the new VINT digital technology. VINT stands for Versatile Interface, and it’s the system that all modern Phidgets use to communicate. VINT makes the Phidgets devices more versatile and more affordable.

The same VINT port interface can work as like digital input, digital output, analog output or as a smart VINT port, which you can connect other devices to.

Support for VINT Devices
Support for Stepper Controller

Support for Stepper Controller

The Phidgets Stepper controller is now supported by Phidgets Plug-In 3 to control stepper motors directly from FileMaker Pro.

Thanks to stepper motor support you can now use the plug-in for applications that require low-to-medium acceleration, high holding torque, and the flexibility of open or closed loop operation.

Support for SBC 4

SBC lets you control Phidgets over network. SBC 4 is a new version that comes with the new VINT ports integrated.

With the support for SBC 4 you can use this plug-in to control even the modern VINT Phidgets remotely over network.

Support for SBC 4

Support for iOS

Starting from version 3.1 you can include Phidgets Plug-In in native apps build using the iOS app SDK.

Having the plug-in included in native iOS apps allows you to incorporate interaction with Phidgets devices even into your FileMaker apps running on iPhone or iPad.

Better and Nicer Examples

All examples bundled with 24U Plug-In now come with fresh new design, optimized layout from iPhone and cleaner and more reliable sample code.

With the new examples you can easily learn and test Phidgets Plug-In even on iPhone or iPad and better understand how to use it in your apps.

Licenses

24U Phidgets Plug-In 3 End User License (Unlimited Devices per User)?
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Regular End User License.
N units purchased allows up to N copies of the software to be used by up to N users (individuals). Additional users need additional licenses even if they don't use the software concurrently. Number of devices each user can control or communicate with is not limited.
24U Phidgets Plug-In 3 Device License?
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Device End User License.
N units purchased allows up to N copies of the software to be used by up to N users (individuals) to control or communicate with up to N identified devices. Additional users need additional licenses even if they don't use the software concurrently. Controlling more than N devices also requires additional licenses.
24U Phidgets Plug-In 3 App License up to 20 users?
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App License.
Valid for a single app or script you develop, identified by the Application Bundle ID provided with the purchase. The app can be distributed to and used by up to 20 users.
24U Phidgets Plug-In 3 App License up to 100 users?
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App License.
Valid for a single app or script you develop, identified by the Application Bundle ID provided with the purchase. The app can be distributed to and used by up to 100 users.
24U Phidgets Plug-In 3 App License up to 500 users?
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App License.
Valid for a single app or script you develop, identified by the Application Bundle ID provided with the purchase. The app can be distributed to and used by up to 500 users.
24U Phidgets Plug-In 3 App License unlimited users?
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App License.
Valid for a single app or script you develop, identified by the Application Bundle ID provided with the purchase. The app can be distributed to and used by an unlimited number of users.

Optional services

Premium Support (Users)?
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Priority telephone and email support for the client license, including remote screen access and custom quick-fix builds if necessary to resolve your issue.
Premium Support (Device)?
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Priority telephone and email support for the device license, including remote screen access and custom quick-fix builds if necessary to resolve your issue.
Basic Plug-In Implementation?
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Hire us to implement this product into your solution. As part of this service we will spend up to 8 hours implementing basic functionality of our plug-in into your solution. Basic implementation typically includes automating of the plug-in installation and registration, making at least one key feature work in your own script, and showing you how it’s done and how it works.
Complex Plug-In Implementation?
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If you want to spend none of your time implementing our plug-in at all, you can hire us to do the whole job for you. If you are not certain how much of our time to order, schedule a call with our sales to outline your goals and requirements and obtain a cost estimate for your project.

Hardware

Phidget Starter Pack?
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Mixed pack for starting with Phidgets if you don't know what you'll end up using yet.
Pack includes: 1 VINT Hub, SBC4 with a power supply and a wi-fi adapter, Phidget RFID Read-Write with 2 key fob T5577 tags, Humidity sensor, Temparature sensor, Phidget RC Servo with a power supply, Servo motor.
Phidgets SBC4 pack?
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Single Board Computer running Debian with 3 high-speed USB ports and 6 VINT ports, 512 MiB SDRAM and 16 GB SD Card. The easiest way to access Phidgets over network.
Our set includes SBC4 Phidget with a power supply and a wi-fi adapter.
Phidget RFID pack?
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All you need to start with RFID, including 1 PhidgetRFID Reader/Writer, two T5577 card shaped tags, three key fob T5577 tags, and three key fob EM4102 tags.
Phidget Sensors Pack?
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Value pack for starting with Phidget sensors, including 1 VINT Hub for controlling the sensors, 1 humidity sensor, 1 temparature sensor, 1 light sensor, 1 sound sensor, and 1 spatial sensor
Phidget Mechanical Pack?
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Pack of mechanical Phidgets, including 1 VINT hub for controlling the mechanical controllers, 1 servo RC phidget, 1 stepper Phidget, 1 Servo motor, 1 Stepper motor, 1 linear actuator, 2 power supplies
VINT hub Phidget?
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The core of the Phidgets product line, the USB VINT Hub has 6 VINT ports allowing for endless possibilities for USB sensing and control.
4x Relay Phidget 210W DC / 1750VA AC?
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Switch the power of up to four circuits at 210W of DC power or 1750 VA of AC power with this mechanical relay module.
4x Isolated Solid State Relay Phidget 30V/8A?
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Add four PWM-enabled solid state relay outputs to your hub with this module. This board is isolated to prevent ground loops.
16x Isolated Solid State Relay Phidget 30V/8A?
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Add 16 PWM-enabled solid state relay outputs to your hub. This module is isolated from input to output.
AC Solid State Relay Phidget 280V/25A?
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This SSR switches up to 280VAC / 25A and connects to any device with a digital output.
Phidget Cables 15cm (set of 5)?
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5 Phidget Cables 15cm
Phidget Cables 60cm (set of 5)?
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5 Phidget Cables 60cm
Phidget Cables 350cm (set of 5)?
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5 Phidget Cables 350cm
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v3.1.3
Release date: 2019/06/27
  • Technical documentation
    If you are a developer going to implement this product, here you can examine its technical documentation to get a better understanding on how it works and how you can use it.
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    Windows

    Recommended: Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor, 4096 MB RAM, Windows 10, FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced or later

    Minimum: 1 GHz processor, 2048 MB RAM, Windows 7, FileMaker Pro 14

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    Mac

    Recommended: Any Intel Mac, 4096 MB RAM, macOS High Sierra 10.13, FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced or later

    Minimum: Any Intel Mac since 2008, 2048 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, FileMaker Pro 14

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    iOS

    iOS version only supports Phidgets through a network connection

    • iOS 11.0 or newer
    • FileMaker iOSAppSDK 16.0.1 or newer (or build your apps online with Xgode)
    • FileMaker Pro or Pro Advanced (for creating FileMaker solutions)
    • developer.apple.com account (for testing and deployment on device)
    • developer.apple.com account (for testing and deployment on device)
    • An SBC or a computer running the Phidget Network Server
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v2.0.2
Release date: 2018/05/30
  • Technical documentation
    If you are a developer going to implement this product, here you can examine its technical documentation to get a better understanding on how it works and how you can use it.
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    Windows

    Recommended: Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor, 2048 MB RAM, Windows 10, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.

    Minimum: 1 GHz processor, 2048 MB RAM, Windows 7, FileMaker Pro 14.

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    Mac

    Recommended: Any Intel Mac, 4096 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.

    Minimum: Any Intel Mac since 2008, 2048 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.9 Mountain Lion, FileMaker Pro 14.

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v1.0
Release date: 2008/07/09
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    If you are a developer going to implement this product, here you can examine its technical documentation to get a better understanding on how it works and how you can use it.
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    Windows

    Recommended: 1 GHz PC with Microsoft Windows XP or newer, and FileMaker Pro 8.5 or newer

    Minimum: 1 GHz PC with Microsoft Windows XP or newer, and FileMaker Pro 8.5 or newer

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    Mac

    Recommended: 1 GHz PowerPC or Intel Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.4 or newer, and FileMaker Pro 8.5 or newer

    + Minimum: PowerPC G3 Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.3 and FileMaker Pro 8

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