9/9/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced industry-first products that combine remote server management capabilities with keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) redirection in a single solution, resulting in faster return on investment (ROI) and optimizing IT investments.
The new products are designed to minimize server downtime by enabling administrators to easily and efficiently manage servers remotely, independently of what application is running or the state of the server.
Tasks like power cycling, OS installation or BIOS upgrade can be performed effectively and remotely, eliminating the need to be onsite. Agilent's new embedded card and chip products provide original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and system integrators with state-of-the-art capabilities in a highly integrated, cost-effective package. Additionally, Agilent's broad range of solutions allows customers the flexibility to choose the best product fit for their specific server management needs without compromising on functionality.
Agilent's new remote storage features also generate substantial savings for customers, as administrators can use their local computer drives as a data-source for day-to-day maintenance of the remote systems.
"Our new products give IT managers a truly virtual server management experience from anywhere in the network," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Verification Solutions Division. "They support the convergence of two, previously separated technological paths, and elevate our customers' position in the marketplace."
Remote Management Products
The new Agilent remote management products are a PCI-X card (RMC 3.0) and two new chip solutions (RMP 3.0 and RMP-X 3.0), for motherboard integration or card design combining remote management and baseboard management functionality. In addition, the Agilent embedded KVM module (eKVM 1.0), is in a space-saving form factor for easy, fast integration and cost-sensitive implementation early in the server design phase.
The RMP processors' (RMP 3.0 and RMP-X 3.0) feature-rich, space-saving chips are ideal for technologically advanced server designs. The RMP-X 3.0 is equipped with a PCI-X interface, and ECC memory-check, enabling the highest reliability for high-end server implementation.
The RMC 3.0 is the only customizable remote management card on the market, based on the latest industry interfaces such as PCI-X and USB 2.0. The RMC 3.0 delivers unparalleled performance for the most business critical remote control features such as KVM (30 frames per second) and remote storage.
The eKVM 1.0 is a pre-integrated, pre-tested module, reducing not only integration time, but also hardware design and software integration effort. This space-saving module is approximately 30 percent the size of a standard PCI Short-Card, and is ideal for implementation in rack-optimized servers.
The Agilent N2523A (RMC 3.0), and the two new chip solutions (N2532A RMP 3.0 and N2531A RMP-X 3.0) are available now. The Agilent N2532A (eKVM 1.0) solution is expected to be available the beginning of 2004. All products are available from Agilent (www.agilent.com/find/RMC) and from Agilent remote management partners (Taiwan: Yosun Industrial Group, www.yosun.com.tw and for North America: Pinnacle Data Systems Inc., www.pinnacle.com).
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 www.agilent.com.
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