Agilent Introduces T&M Toolkit 2.0 with Fast Test Automation

8/17/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the Agilent T&M Toolkit version 2.0 with Test Automation, which provides the industry's fastest method of sequencing measurements and analyzing results, and is significantly easier to use than off-the-shelf test executive software. The new functionality easily automates instrument control and measurement sequences for design validation and prototype testing without using complex and often expensive test executives.

"T&M Toolkit 2.0 provides the quickest and easiest way to gather measurement data, control instruments, create test sequences, generate results and build customized applications in a Microsoft environment," said Mark Pierpoint, vice president of Agilent's Measurement and Analysis Software Group. "T&M developers will benefit from greater test flexibility and faster analysis."

The Agilent T&M Toolkit 2.0 makes it easy for engineers to create textual programs for Visual Studio(r) in a fully integrated, consistent test and measurement environment for multiple software languages. T&M Toolkit 2.0 adds new functionality to existing instrument connection tools, I/O monitoring and driver wizards, specialized test and measurement math, and graphs for creating applications in Visual Studio. New features of T&M Toolkit 2.0 with Test Automation allow engineers to:

Agilent T&M Software Tools
The Agilent T&M Toolkit 2.0 suite of open component-based test and measurement software tools offers an easy-to-use interface that helps engineers boost productivity, reduce costs and accelerate time to market. Last year, Agilent announced support for both Microsoft(r) Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. The Test Automation can function with or without Visual Studio .NET.

About Agilent System-Ready Test
Agilent simplifies the process of connecting and programming test systems to help engineers design, validate and manufacture electronic products. Agilent's broad range of system-ready instruments, open industry software, PC-standard I/O and global support combine to accelerate test system development. More information is available at

Further Information
Additional information about the Agilent T&M Toolkit 2.0 is available at
A backgrounder containing additional information about Agilent T&M Toolkit 2.0 and Agilent system ready test is available at
High-resolution images of the Agilent T&M Toolkit 2.0 are available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent T&M Toolkit 2.0, W1140A-TKT, will be available in September 2004 with prices beginning at $1,495. This price includes a full development license and one debug and runtime license for Test Automation. Additional Test Automation, W1140A-TAT-RUN, debug and runtime licenses cost $495.

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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