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Agilent Technologies Announces Expansion of Hermon Labs' Acoustic Wireless Handset Conformance Test Solution

Press release date: November 7, 2012

Lab Selects Agilent's PXT Test Set to Cover LTE and VoLTE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Hermon Labs has expanded its acoustic testing for GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA and 3GPP to include the latest acoustical testing for LTE and Voice over LTE using Agilent's E6621A PXT wireless communications test set. Hermon Labs offers global compliance test solutions that include EMC, radio, product safety, environment and telecom. Hermon Labs now supports Agilent's E6621A as a base-station emulator, while its TCA4100 and TCA8200 software controls and measures the tests according to the TS 36.523, TS 26.131 and ETSI 126.131 acoustical standards.

The tests are performed over an IMS gateway in IPV6 and IPV4 modes to verify all of the relevant AMR-WB codecs. All acoustic conformance tests are controlled from one turnkey solution with results formatted and exported into a convenient Microsoft Word® document. The combined test solution has been validated to comply with the TS standards, ensuring a high level of reliability and quality for acoustic conformance testing.

"Our industry-leading collaboration in acoustical testing has been a core focus of our approach to product development and testing since our days as one-box compliance solution for analog PSTN, acoustic, xDSL, VoIP, T1, E1 and ISDN PRI interfaces," said Alex Usoskin, CEO of Hermon Labs. "Our customers see the benefit through faster product approvals, and the operators gain assurance on the quality and maturity of the resulting handsets."

"Our work with Hermon Labs to include VoLTE voice-quality testing using the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set further expands our LTE functional test capabilities," said Joe DePond, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Mobile Broadband Operation. "This comprehensive and cost-effective acoustic test solution helps meet the challenge of providing quality voice services in the packet-based LTE system."

For more information about Hermon Labs, visit www.hermonlabs.com.

For information about the PXT, go to www.agilent.com/find/PXT. Images are available at www.agilent.com/find/PXT_images. Additional information about Agilent's LTE design and test portfolio is available at www.agilent.com/find/LTE.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

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