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1570 Oakland Road

San Jose, CA  95131

 (408) 436-8080


About SerialTek


SerialTek develops hardware and software tools that allow engineers and programmers to analyze, generate, and modify the serial protocols used by the data storage industry. In other words, SerialTek provides the tools companies need to keep up with the fast pace of the information age.

SerialTek was founded in 2007 by Dale Smith, Rand Kriech, Paul Mutschler, and a team of engineering veterans who all shared a common goal: make analyzers faster and friendlier. SerialTek's staff includes the original inventors of many of the popular features found in protocol analyzers today, including bi-directional state listings, hardware indexing during capture, buffer segmentation with auto-re-arm, ID archiving, ultra-fast histograms, multiple trigger sequencers, and more. SerialTek's Analyzers and Jammers are recognized as the most powerful in the industry.




08/2012 - SerialTek enhances 12Gb SAS analysis capability with the introduction of the 12Gb SAS Splitter

09/2011 - SerialTek announces the BusXpert Pro II for 12Gb SAS and 6Gb SATA

09/2011 Agilent purchases USB analyzer and USB Jammer product line from SerialTek

10/2010 - SerialTek announces USB BusXpert Micro Series for USB3.0 Superspeed, and USB2.0 analysis


Dale Smith




Dale Smith has served as SerialTek's President and Chief Technologist since the company was founded in 2007.  Prior to founding SerialTek, he was President and Chief Technologist for Data Transit until it was acquired by Finisar in 2004. Before founding Data Transit, Mr. Smith was Applications Manager for Cirrus Logic, one of the first controller IC manufacturers for SCSI and ATA disk drives. He began his storage career at Maxtor as a SCSI Applications Engineer. Mr. Smith has been designing or overseeing the development of protocol analyzers since 1991, including analyzers for SCSI, ATA/IDE, PCMCIA, USB, 1394 (firewire), Cardbus, PCI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, SAS, and SATA. Mr. Smith is the inventor for numerous patents in the field of test and analysis. 

03/2010 - SerialTek announces Linux support for BusXpert and BusMod SAS / SATA protocol tools

02/2010 - SerialTek announces BusMod Error Injector and BusGen BIST Generator for SAS and SATA Development

09/2009 - SerialTek and Agilent Technologies announce world-wide distribution agreement for SerialTek's products

08/2009 - SerialTek announces new updates to software


Rand Kriech

Protocol Test/Founder

Rand Kriech is a founder of SerialTek, and his company, Protocol Test, Inc. has been SerialTek's sales arm for the western United States since SerialTek launched its products in 2009. Mr. Kriech has been in the protocol test business since 1998 when he joined Computer Bustools.  At CBT he was responsible for the sales of Data Transit, Catalyst, 3A, I-Tech, Apcon, PTI and Xyratex in northern California.  In 2003 he founded Protocol Test, Inc. and took over sales for Data Transit and Apcon in California.  He continued that sales role for Finisar when it acquired Data Transit in 2004. In 2005 Protocol Test began selling Catalyst's line of protocol analyzers and testers. In 2006 Catalyst was acquired by LeCroy and Mr. Kriech continued his sales role for LeCroy. 

02/2009 - SerialTek announces new SAS/SATA analyzer: BusXpert Micro and MicroLite

11/2008 - SerialTek annouces new SAS/SATA analyzer: BusXpert Pro