Comtrol Utility Package

Utilities Package for RocketPort, and RocketModem

Innovative software for serial port communication, testing, monitoring and reporting.

Comtrol’s free utilities package contains three useful software applications named Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and Peer Tracer for communicating directly, monitoring, and reporting statistics of any COM, RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 serial ports you have installed in a system.

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Test Terminal (WCOM2) Port Test Software

The Test Terminal program enables you to open a port, send characters and commands to the port, and toggle the control signals. This application can be used to troubleshoot communications on a port-by-port basis.

Using Test Terminal and a loop-back plug on a port will help test serial ports and verify port operation by allowing you to send data out the port on the transmit side, loop the data back to the receive side and view the received data on the screen.

If you have a peripheral device connected to the serial port and know the device’s command set, you can also send commands to the device. For example, if you have a modem connected to the port, you can use AT commands to query the modem and dial out to the host system.

Port Monitor (PMON2) Serial Port Monitoring Software

The Port Monitoring program offers a summary of all Comtrol device statistics in one view. It also enables you to verify operation of all Comtrol device ports from a single window. The statistics are displayed in a familiar spreadsheet model: each COM port is a horizontal row, and each vertical column displays a variable or value for the respective COM port, for simplified port monitoring and superior ease of use.

Port Monitor can also produce statistics and reports that can help you verify the operation of the COM ports and connected peripherals. Some immediate feedback includes:

The available statistics include:

Reports can be automatically generated on an hourly and/or daily basis, and can cover all ports collectively or a separate report for each port. You can also set how often the values are recalculated, fine-tuning thoroughness against system efficiency, and automatically run external batch files to perform additional processing and analysis.

Peer Tracer

This application traces driver events and is specifically designed to view the internal operations of the device driver for the purpose of troubleshooting communications on Windows systems. Peer enables you to see:

It is used to send and receive text information to and from the device driver. To use Peer, you type in commands, and status and information are sent back.

Peer Tracer enables you to keep a continuous log of the commands sent and the results received in a file named peer.log. Comtrol Technical Support may ask you to run Peer in order to help diagnose reported problems.