Agilent Technologies' Voice Quality Tester Responder lowers test costs for deploying large VoIP networks

7/31/2002 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a Voice Quality Tester (VQT) Responder that allows network operators to lower test costs for deploying large VoIP networks, when used in conjunction with VQTs. The VQT Responder can be operated remotely, increasing the productivity of network engineers and reducing the cost of test by simplifying testing and troubleshooting of global voice networks.

The VQT Responders are low-cost devices that extend VoIP service quality testing to hundreds of distributed network sites for large-scale deployment of distributed voice quality assurance and troubleshooting.

"The new VQT Responder's comprehensive test capabilities can be operated remotely, which can increase user productivity, enhance network performance and decrease cost of test for IP telephony service providers and enterprise network operators," said Steve Witt, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Network Systems Test Division.

The VQT is the first product in the industry with comprehensive speech quality (PESQ, PSQM+ and PAMS), delay and echo testing over a VoIP Ethernet interface. This function allows for the VQT to connect directly into the IP network to isolate and troubleshoot problems by segmenting the call path.

Further information on the VQT's new features is available on the Web at

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Voice Quality Tester Responder is currently shipping at a cost of $4,900. The VQT VoIP Ethernet interface license is priced at $5,000.

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Agilent Technologies is a leading provider of components, test, measurement, monitoring and management solutions for the communications industry. Agilent enables designers, manufacturers and service providers to accelerate the delivery of next-generation devices, networks and services. Agilent's broad set of solutions and services includes optical, wireless, Internet and broadband technologies that span the entire communications life cycle.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 37,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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