Frontline Test Equipment

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Frontline Test Equipment, Inc.
Industry Communication Test Equipment
Founded 1985
Founder Eric Kaplan
Headquarters Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Products Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, USB, RS-232/422/485, Ethernet, 802.15.4/ZigBee, industrial communication protocols

Frontline Test Equipment, Inc is a communication trouble-shooting software solution company based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Founded in 1985, Frontline became employee-owned company in 2009. It is also notable for RS-232/422/485 protocol analyzers.


When a new communication technology or product is being developed, hardware and software engineers rely heavily on protocol analyzers, also known as sniffers or bus analyzers to identify problems and speed the development process. Frontline provides PC-based protocol analyzers for developers and industrial applications.

In the past 25 years, Frontline has released several protocol analyzers. Their currently listed products are:

  • ComProbe BPA 600 Dual Mode Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer for Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy technology * ComProbe BPA low energy Analyzer - an affordable, low energy only Bluetooth analyzer.
  • ComProbe 802.11 Analyzer,
  • Frontline Bluetooth low energy Protocol Analyzer,[1]
  • CRT4BT, Codenomicon Robustness Tester for Bluetooth
  • FTS4USB USB Protocol Analyzer,
  • Serialtest,
  • NetDecoder for ControlNet and numerous additional industrial protocols and buses, and
  • Ethertest.


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