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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the electronic test and measurement (T&M) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Agilent Technologies Inc. with the 2010 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement of the Year for its ability to continuously evolve and adapt to external market changes. The main strength of Agilent is the extensive length and breadth of its product line.

With a wide offering in bench top, modular and handheld instruments, and measurement science, Agilent has leveraged its technical expertise and R&D investment capabilities to add additional test tools to its modular product range. In fact, at the Autotestcon 2010 held in Orlando, Florida, Agilent unveiled a slew of 47 modular products based on the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) and also the emerging AdvancedTCA Extensions for Instrumentation and Test (AXIe) standards.

Agilent's focus on the modular PXI and AXIe market adds a significant addition to the company's product portfolio, thus enhancing customer value. This wide-ranging list of products also helps the company cater to a number of different industry verticals, including communication industries such as cellular, wire line and wireless communication, and electronics industries such as aerospace and defense, components and devices, control and automation, among others.

"Agilent's dramatic expansion of modular T&M products is yet again testament to Agilent's ability to gauge changing market/customer needs and its willingness to expand its product development strategies to accommodate those needs," states Frost & Sullivan research analyst Vijay Mathew. "Customers can now choose from the hardware platform of their choice including GPIB, PXI, AXIe, VXI, USB, LXI while leveraging programming environments such as MATLAB, LabWindows CVI, Visual Studio, LabView and VEE."

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