Frontline Test Equipment

Frontline Test Equipment, Inc is a communication trouble-shooting software company based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Founded in 1985, Frontline became an employee-owned company in 2009. On April 7, 2016, Teledyne LeCroy announced it had acquired Frontline Test Equipment.[1]

Frontline Test Equipment, Inc.
IndustryCommunication test equipment
FounderEric Kaplan
United States
ProductsBluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, USB, RS-232/422/485, Ethernet, 802.15.4/ZigBee, industrial communication protocols

Frontline 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,[2]
  • CRT4BT, Codenomicon Robustness Tester for Bluetooth
  • FTS4USB USB Protocol Analyzer,
  • Serialtest,
  • NetDecoder for ControlNet and numerous additional industrial protocols and buses, and
  • Ethertest.


  1. ^ "Teledyne Acquires Frontline Test Equipment". Teledyne LeCroy Website. 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  2. ^ "Bluetooth Radio Versions". Bluetooth® Technology Website. Retrieved 2021-05-18.

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