To integrate scripts that can interconnect with hardware

Idea created by welldesigned_14 on Jan 15, 2016
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    My idea is to use VBscript or other options for PC and MAC to control external hardware which is attached to the PC running Filemaker

    or Filemaker server.

     

    Examples:

     

    to force a powercycle,

     

    • close Filemaker,
    • pause,
    • turn external UPS into a restart cycle causing the PC to restart
    • and re-open Filemaker after booting PC

     

    To activate a relay on a relay card to do anything:

     

    • activate sound (alarm),
    • make coffee,
    • turn lights off after hours,
    • turn aircon on / off
    • give access to the vault or equipment store room after running a script in the "store mans database" to hand out and book out equipment from stock
    • log the store opening event with access person and timestamp