OrbMT is a lightweight and portable application that gives users the possibility of checking incoming and outgoing modem traffic.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can drop the program files in any location on the hard disk and click the executable to run it.
You can also save OrbMT to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine without previous installers.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry does not get updated with new keys, and files are not left behind on the hard disk after removing the tool. A standard file deletion is enough to accomplish this task.
The interface is represented by a regular window split into two panels, dedicated to viewing the modem status and configuring settings, respectively.
So, you can check out the sent and received packets when it comes to the maximum attainable data rate, RCO, SNR margin, line attenuation, and transmit power. Bit/tone allocation is graphically represented on the bottom part of the screen.
It is possible to refresh information and reboot the modem if any issues occur, as well as capture this information to an image and save it to a local file (PNG or JPG format) or upload it to PicUpload automatically.
As far as program settings are concerned, you can select the modem type, IP address, port user name and password, set the tool to automatically connect at startup and refresh data at a specified time interval, log connection data and messages, add the screenshot as a frame to a GIF animation on refresh, and so on.
OrbMT does not put a strain on computer performance because it requires a low quantity of CPU and RAM to work normally. It has a good response time and works well, without causing the OS to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs.
To conclude, OrbMT offers a simple alternative to users who want to view their incoming and outgoing modem traffic in a comfortable environment, backed up by intuitive options.