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Standards-based, Visual Engineering Environment Pro v7.0 facilitates development of measurement and control, analysis, test-system, and data acquisition applications. Access within Microsoft® .NET Framework expands customization capabilities. Software supports direct LAN and USB connected instrumentation using industry-standard protocols. Development tools include undo and redo, panel editing, and property editing for making changes to design or user interface control properties.

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Agilent Technologies Speeds Test System Development with Easy-to-Use, Standards-Based Graphical Programming Environment

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 8, 2004 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced Agilent Visual Engineering Environment (VEE) Pro 7.0, an easy-to-use graphical programming environment that helps speed development of measurement and control, analysis, test-system and data-acquisition applications in industries including aerospace and defense, wireless and consumer electronics. Agilent VEE Pro 7.0 incorporates a series of enhancements based on an open, standards-based environment that intuitively simplifies all tasks of test system development, freeing time so that engineers can focus on design challenges.

"We listened closely to our customers and provided the most requested enhancements to VEE Pro 7.0," said Mark Pierpoint, vice president of Agilent's Measurement and Analysis Software Group. "Agilent VEE Pro 7.0 provides significant new functionality and openness while keeping test program development fast and simple."

VEE Pro 7.0 uses a graphical programming environment to handle all common measurement tasks in design and manufacturing, including connecting instruments, measurement, analysis and reporting. Agilent VEE Pro 7.0 enhancements include:

o Quick and simple access within the Microsoft® .NET Framework, an open, industry-standard programming environment, which expands VEE's customization capabilities. The .NET Framework is an integral Windows® component for building and running next-generation software applications and Web services. For example, use of the .NET Framework makes it easy to programmatically create files, send an e-mail report or invoke a Web page.

o Easy to use development tools:
- undo and redo for faster program development;
- property editing to allow quick and easy changes to any design or user interface control properties; and
- expanded panel editing such as visible grid, rubber-band and object alignment to simplify programming layout.

o Support of direct LAN and USB connected instrumentation using industry-standard protocols, and support for industry-standard IVI-COM instrument drivers.

Further Information
o Information about the Agilent VEE Pro 7.0 is available at
o A backgrounder containing additional information about Agilent VEE Pro 7.0 is available at
o High-resolution images of VEE Pro 7.0 are available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent VEE Pro 7.0 is available now, and is priced at $1,495. Upgrades from previous versions of VEE are also available, with prices starting at $389.

Agilent T&M Software and Connectivity
Agilent is a leading provider of a wide range of test and measurement instruments, solutions, systems and services for the electronics and wireless communications industries. Agilent creates fast, transparent connectivity by aligning its test and measurement products with PC-standard, open-industry programming environments and I/O to help engineers build test systems in less time. More information is available at

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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