Frame Display Frame Analysis
View data at varying levels of granularity, from frame/message level to bit/byte level, on the Frame Display Window Frame Display. And, decode your hex/oct/dec/ASCII data from the Event Display Window Display Events into easy to understand English on the Frame Display Window's Decode Pane Decode Pane. Frames containing errors are highlighted in red in the Frame Summary pane, indicating the availability of detailed error analysis information in the Frame Decode pane. The level of drill-down analysis detail and the size of each drill-down pane are completely user controlled. Multiple Frame Display Windows can be opened simultaneously to allow users to view different sections of the captured data. Since all windows are synchronized, a range of events selected in the Frame Display Window will also be selected in all other windows and panes. This can be a big time saver when looking for timing problems with the Event Display Window Display Events.
Frame Summary
View a one line high-level overview of each data frame/message using the Summary PaneSummary Pane. Select a protocol layer and the most significant fields are displayed in a concise form. Selecting a frame causes a detailed view to appear in the Frame Decode pane. In order to facilitate troubleshooting, all panes are adjustable in size and are synchronized - selecting a frame in the Summary pane automatically updates the other panes, and selecting an item in the Decode pane highlights the corresponding bits or bytes in the other panes. Frames that contain protocol errors are highlighted in red. The new Summary Layer quick-filter creates a separate display that only includes frames/messages that contain the protocol layer you have selected, making it easy to zoom in on your messaging/protocol problems. Frame Summary information can be exported into CSV format and loaded into a spreadsheet or other program to do intricate statistical analysis of protocol and network information.

Summary Pane

Decode Pane Frame Decode
View a comprehensive layered decode of each frame/packet through the Decode Pane Decode Pane. Each field of a data frame is decoded layer-by-layer using a tree structure, with clear, concise descriptions. Selecting a field will automatically highlight the associated bytes in binary, hex, and ASCII. Selecting an item in the Decode pane will also highlight corresponding bits/bytes in other panes. Use the Summary pane to identify protocol or messaging problems and then drill-down using the Decode pane to solve the problem. Use the Decode Pane Decode Pane synchronized with the Event Display Window Display Events to decode your hex/oct/dec/ASCII data into easy to understand English.
Find

Frame Level Search
Examine and search data as it is being captured (or after it has been saved), through use of the Find Function Find. Use the Find Function to quickly pinpoint problem areas in the captured data or to move to a specific frame. The frame level Find Function can 1) search the text of the decode for a specified string, 2) search for errors, and 3) limit the search to DTE or DCE. Data searches can also be performed at the byte level.

Tab Filters
Tab filters within the Frame Display window allow you to filter out all messages/frames that do not contain the specified protocol. This feature simplifies the process of drilling down into your messages/frames.
Tab Filters
Quick Filters

Quick Filters
Quick filters within the Frame Display window add powerful, yet easy to use filtering to include or exclude/hide messages/frames that contain a specific protocol, and it also allows you to filter on specific messages.

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