Agilent Advantage Assurance Program Adds Pre-owned Equipment Resellers

4/28/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that DoveBid Test and Measurement Group, MetricTest and TestEquity have been added as authorized resellers to the Agilent Advantage Assurance program. Pre-owned instruments sold under the Agilent Advantage Assurance program have been evaluated, calibrated and guaranteed by Agilent to meet performance standards, giving customers a low-risk option for purchasing pre-owned test equipment.

"In March we announced an industry-first approach for purchasing pre-owned test equipment that significantly reduces the risk of unknown quality," said Bill Highstreet, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Financial Solutions Unit. "With the addition of DoveBid TMG, MetricTest and TestEquity, we are expanding the reach of the Agilent Advantage Assurance program. Customers who buy Agilent-assured equipment get the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing their equipment performance and quality is guaranteed by Agilent."

DoveBid TMG, MetricTest and TestEquity are leading U.S. providers of pre-owned test and measurement equipment for a variety of markets such as electronics, aerospace and defense, and communications. Each company offers fully refurbished equipment and has a proven track record of customer satisfaction.

About Agilent Advantage Assurance
Under the Agilent Advantage Assurance program, Agilent or HP brand pre-owned instruments purchased through an approved Agilent reseller are sent to Agilent for evaluation and calibration to full product specifications. Instruments covered by the program come with one year of protection against all repair costs and one year of free technical support. Agilent Advantage Assurance equipment has been available through resellers on eBay since March 2004.

Further Information
Additional information about the Agilent Advantage Assurance program is available at Information is also available at the Agilent Advantage Assurance reseller Web sites:

U.S. Availability
The Agilent Advantage Assurance program is available now through DoveBid TMG, MetricTest, TestEquity, and resellers on eBay.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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