Agilent Technologies offers free 45-day trial of test development software and services

12/10/2002 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced a free, 45-day trial offer of the Agilent Test and Measurement (T&M) Programmers Toolkit and the Agilent Developers Network (ADN) Professional. The offer provides engineers with an opportunity to explore Agilent's test development software and services.

The T&M Programmers Toolkit is an easy-to-use, open standard, software development suite that extends Microsoft(r) Visual Studio .NET to the development of test and measurement applications. The T&M Toolkit helps users create, debug and run T&M control software.

ADN Professional provides access to the latest Windows(r)-based T&M components and updates, as well as online and phone support for connecting T&M equipment to computers. Engineers also can access ADN Basic, a free Web-based one-stop source for an extensive collection of T&M software and connectivity tools. ADN Professional and ADN Basic help increase productivity, reduce test costs and decrease time to market.

Users of ADN Professional and ADN Basic benefit from access to regularly updated T&M software components, instrument drivers, I/O and instrument manuals, and newly released white papers. New articles available on ADN Basic include "How Test Engineers Can Put the Benefits of Microsoft(r) .NET to Work," which describes the benefits of using open software standards in test and measurement applications. Articles available on ADN Professional include the following:

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's T&M Programmers Toolkit Evaluation Software and ADN Basic and ADN Professional are available at Users can sign up for the free 45-day trials by completing online registration forms. The trial offer for the T&M Programmers Toolkit Evaluation Software has no set expiration date. The trial offer for ADN Professional expires on May 31, 2003.

Prices for the T&M Programmer Toolkit begin at $695. Agilent offers ADN Professional for an annual subscription of $495, which includes full access to the ADN site, regularly shipped CDs, the Agilent Update Manager, and phone and online support. ADN Basic is available free of charge by completing an online registration form.

Agilent T&M Software and Connectivity
Agilent is a leading provider of a wide range of test and measurement instruments, solutions, systems and services for the electronics and wireless communications industries. By aligning its T&M product line with PC industry standard I/O and the open programming environment of Microsoft .NET, Agilent provides engineers with the fastest, most transparent physical connectivity for their measurement solutions.

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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 36,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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