Agilent Test and Measurement Programmers Toolkit Supports Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

2/12/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the release of the Agilent T&M (test and measurement) Programmers Toolkit version 1.1, an enhanced software suite that supports both Microsoft(r) Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. Engineers using the T&M Toolkit 1.1 benefit from a simplified process to create, debug and run test and measurement control software. The T&M Toolkit 1.1 is expected to be available in May of 2003.

New features of the T&M Toolkit version 1.1 include the following:

"Agilent's commitment to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET is supported by our release of T&M Toolkit 1.1," said Jim McGillivary, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Measurement and Analysis Software Group. "The new version provides T&M developers with an extremely productive and powerful software environment, so that engineers can spend more time getting products to market."

The T&M Programmers Toolkit is an easy-to-use, open standard software development suite that helps engineers boost productivity, reduce costs and accelerate time to market. Sophisticated instrument management, I/O monitoring and code-generation wizards eliminate the headaches associated with the traditional means of connecting to and controlling instruments.

"The T&M Programmers Toolkit provides customers with an enhanced test and measurement control solution for their applications while increasing developer productivity and ease of use," said David Lazar, director for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Developers using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 will benefit from the capabilities enhanced by this Agilent product."

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent T&M Programmers Toolkit is currently available with prices beginning at $695. Purchasers can choose from three packages that come with various product licensing and bundling options. The Agilent T&M Programmers Toolkit version 1.1 is expected to be available in May of 2003.

Additional information on the T&M Toolkit is available at Screenshots of Microsoft Visual Studio.NET running with the Agilent T&M Programmers Toolkit are available at

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 Visual Studio .NET, Agilent provides engineers with fast, transparent physical connectivity for their measurement solutions. More information is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 35,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 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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