Frontline Test Equipment Inc, a provider of PC-based protocol analysers for special-purpose data communication networks, is appointing Nohau UK as a franchised distributor for the UK and Ireland.
Frontline, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, is said to have pioneered portable troubleshooting software for serial communication protocols over two decades ago. Since then it has expanded into the embedded developer tools market by building powerful test tools for Bluetooth, Bluetooth low-energy, Wi-Fi, ZigBee wireless technologies and USB. As a result of collaborative work with the Bluetooth SIG and major developers, Frontline is firmly established as a global industry leader in Bluetooth technology protocol analysis. In addition to the developer market, Frontline also supports the industrial market with a robust family of protocol analysers for serial, Ethernet and fieldbuses.
This appointment enables Nohau to offer a wide portfolio of wireless control and communications products to the developer community. It already handles the complete connectBlue range of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee wireless products, and supports development projects for demanding applications in medical, industrial, mobility, control, personal safety and security areas.
Kevin Pope, Managing Director of Nohau UK, comments: "The growing demand for wireless implementations across a wide spectrum of applications means that engineers need every leading-edge tool at their disposal. Our appointment by Frontline enables us to support this effort in the UK and Ireland with a superb range of general-purpose and industry-specific protocol analysers. Frontline products are known and trusted worldwide by embedded software and hardware development engineers, application developers, test engineers, field service personnel, system installers and maintainers, and network operators."
Frontline's entire product line is complementary to Nohau UK's existing portfolio from IXXAT, HCC-Embedded and Quadros Systems. The addition of the Frontline products also allows Nohau UK to provide a complete implementation and test system for USB, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Industrial Ethernet.
Eric Kaplan, Frontline Founder, says: "Nohau UK has a great reputation and we look forward to working with them. Our customers will be well served. Over a period of many years they have consistently demonstrated strong commitment to the embedded systems community and the industrial market."