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Technical support / Re:Blue Tooth
« on: May 21, 2017, 08:19:22 PM »
A while back I made a Modbus to Bluetooth converter board.  I have successfully used it with the Tri PLCs.

The board is a small external board that connects over Modbus RTU on a RS485 network.  Currently there is not a generic app that connects to my Bluetooth board.  I have used the board on various projects and I write custom phone apps that communicate with it over Bluetooth.

If this is something you are interested in send me a message for more info.

General Discussions / Free iPhone and Android App
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:32:13 PM »
Hi All,

Just wanted to share a mobile app I created a few months ago.  It was made specifically for Triangle Research's smart PLCs and allows you to connect to and control your PLC.  

It also allows you to make a limited but custom graphical user interface.  

Feel free to try it out.

App Store

Google Play

Opinions & Feedback / Custom Libraries
« on: November 03, 2015, 03:09:37 PM »
It would be a really neat feature if you were able to allow users to make custom libraries for other people to implement in their applications.

I use the term libraries in reference to how the Arduino IDE sets up there code.  It is also used in many different areas of programming as well (jQuery, Prototype, ect)


I make an email library.  Another user who wants to use this library may download it into a library folder on their computer.  They can then slect to include this library through the iTrilogy interface.  Then they use use custom keywords such as "SendEmail,  "Sub: Hi", "Message: This is an email".  Etc.

The library would then take the information and send an email just like the PLC normally does but it would not clutter up a users code and keep everything simpler.

The Library would essentially just be an embedded or hidden function (Like your other TBASIC Keywords).  But it would keep the code and functions cleaner and easier.  It would encourage user generated data.

I am always having to go back to old programs and copy and paste long lines of code.  If I could make and use my own libraries it would be simpler, plus user would be motivated to share their libraries with others and create a list of simplified functions.

Sorry for the rambling.  Hopefully this makes sense what I am trying to say.

Technical support / Re:CORS request failed
« on: November 03, 2015, 02:39:38 PM »
Another simple option would be to use Google Chrome browser and use extensions that enable to CORS

Here is a link to one extension that adds a button that toggles CORS:

After extension is installed, just press button to enable CORS (Transmission will not be blocked) then press again to go back to normal protected mode.

General Discussions / Bluetooth LE Apps
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:54:50 PM »
Hi Guys,
I have used Tri-PLCs for years and love them.  Can't say enough about them.

For a while now I have been creating custom mobile apps that connect to PLCs (locally or remotely) over wifi/LAN (see for more info). Recently I have been making custom apps for the "Arduino crowd" using Bluetooth Low Energy.

Just for fun I have also made a few apps that communicate with industrial PLCs (like Tri-PLCs).  For the most part, I don't see the real need for this type of application since BLE only works locally within 30ft, but I thought I would throw it out there just in case any body could have a use for such an application.

If you have a need for something like this, let me know.  If you have any suggestions on how this might be helpful in an industrial use application, or modified to meet a need, let me know.

 I am looking for ways to experiment and grow in the internet of things applications.

Technical support / Re:Read values in Nano-10 from another web page
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:09:18 AM »
When you say "I want to run the webpage through another device"  I assume you are hosting the webpage in a different place than the NANO-10 built in web server.  The problem with this is you run into something called cross domain policy that won't allow to get data in the same way from a different domain - i.e. the NANO-10.

On my site I talk about a workaround to test if this is the issue you are having.!chrome-cross-domain-extension/crfl

Technical support / Re:Easy mail delivery
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:48:43 AM »

The easiest free method I have found without using iTrilogi is a method I talk about on my website found here:!email-delivery-overview/c1rvg

Hopefully this helps.

Technical support / Re:Android App for Nano and Fmd Serie
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:43:58 PM »
If anyone is interested in making their own Apps to control all NANO, FMD, and F Series PLCs, check out my new site

You will see that you can easily make a custom interface.  Unlike the built in webserver pages, all of the images and files are stored on the phone in a native app.  This allows you around 50 MB of storage which you are sure to never need.  You easily make different screens and not run out of storage room.

Hope this is useful information.

Opinions & Feedback / Re:Nano-10 Iphone App
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:35:13 PM »

I see this is an old post but I thought I would post a reply anyway.

On my website I show how I was able to accomplish what you are looking for.  You can easily display live data and control IO, etc with your phone.  I have made many apps on Android devices that do just what you are talking about.  I have not done one for IOS yet, but the process is the same and just as easy.

At some point I will add a pre-made app to IOS and Android markets for users to take advantage of.

Hope this helps

Frequently Asked Questions / Re:can we send sms?
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:21:16 PM »
Hi I agree with what @ppz said.  Send an email from your PLC and then have it convert to text.

If @ppz's method works for you then you found a free way to do it.  If not, you could use an email-to-sms service; for example (I have never used this company but it looks simple enough) Might cost a little $ but should be worth it compared to hardware and setup costs.

BTW if your looking for an easy way to set up email try my tutorial!email-delivery-overview/c1rvg

I just thought I would post this information in case anybody was looking for an alternative to using TlLServer or your ISP's SMTP Servers.

The information found at!email-delivery-overview/c1rvg will walk you through how this works.  Email me if you have any questions.

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