Agilent Speeds T&M Instruments Selection with Real-time Online Guide

8/27/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced new Web-based, real-time product quote capabilities, comparison tools and engineering advice to speed the selection of the most popular benchtop test and measurement (T&M) instruments from Agilent.

Beyond providing access to information 24/7, Agilent Direct enables engineers to quickly identify, compare and choose from among 350 Agilent products and more than 3,000 related options and accessories that offer the best price and feature combination for their needs.

"Analysts report that in North America and Europe, more than 90 percent of engineers searching for technical information go directly to a manufacturer's Web site,(1)" said Mike Gasparian, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Multi-Industries Business unit. "Agilent Direct offers our customers a level of service that is unmatched in the industry, demonstrating Agilent's ongoing commitment to operational efficiency."

Agilent Direct Web tools are designed to make it simple to find comprehensive information and obtain real-time product quotes for the most popular Agilent T&M instruments, including digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function/pulse generators, counters, connectivity, switches, spectrum analyzers, signal sources, network analyzers and power meters. Agilent Direct Web tools include:

Customers who purchase products through Agilent Direct can have technical questions answered by knowledgeable Agilent Direct engineers. These products come with Agilent's standard three-year warranty. Extended warranties and calibration services can also be purchased through Agilent Direct.

The quick quote feature is currently available in twelve countries including Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.

Further Information
Information about Agilent Direct is available at Agilent Direct Web tools are accessible on all applicable product pages. Examples are available on and can be found under each product category by selecting "Click here for product comparison details and a quick quote."

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 30,000 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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