Literally, to decode means to translate a code into plain English. FTS takes the raw data that it captures and decodes it into it's native protocol. Data, as transmitted is a continuous stream of numbers. The meaning of these numbers may be very difficult to determine when looking at your data in it's crude form, but, when decoded, the significance of each byte is easily determined. FTS protocol decodes help to find errors or problems in a link in a fraction of the time it would ordinarily take.