SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2006, -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the BenchLink Data Logger software for its 34980A Multifunction Switch/Measure Unit. With this software, engineers can quickly connect to an instrument, identify measurements, and collect and display data in real time. They can also acquire data for design verification and simple automated tests in electronics, automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, communications and computer industries while gaining high-performance data logging that does not require hours of programming. The Agilent 34826A BenchLink software supports many of the advanced features of the 34980A, including high-speed multiplexer scanning at up to 900 channels per second. Also, with the high-density capabilities, the software can capture up to 560 two-wire multiplexer channels from a single 34980A mainframe. "The 34980A has been a very popular product, and now with the new BenchLink software, engineers can be even more productive by quickly setting up and accessing their measurements," said Bethanne Stolte, System Products Division general manager. The Agilent 34980A is LXI Class C compliant and part of the Agilent Open program. With its 19 plug-in modules, it offers a broad range of functionality with high-performance switching to 20GHz, digital I/O, D/A converters and counter/totalizer capabilities at up to 40 percent less than equivalent systems in VXI or PXI. The integrated 6.5-digit digital multimeter (DMM) enables measurement signals to be routed directly to the DMM without consuming a slot in the modular platform. With the BenchLink Data Logger software, the 34980A offers a quick and easy way to capture and analyze data without any programming. More information about the Agilent 34826A BenchLink Data Logger software and free evaluation software is available at www.agilent.com/find/34826A. Images are available at www.agilent.com/find/34826A_images. U.S. Pricing and Availability The Agilent 34826A BenchLink Data Logger software is available now and has a U.S. list price of $480. Customers who purchase the software before Dec. 31, 2006, are eligible to receive a 20-percent promotion discount. To receive the discount, customers must reference promotion code 5.537 when ordering. About Agilent Open Agilent Open is a versatile combination of test system hardware, I/O and software tools. It accelerates the creation of streamlined test systems that are easy to enhance and maintain by giving greater choice in measurements, connectivity and programming. Using these advantages, engineering teams have more time to focus on what matters most -- the performance, reliability and delivery of their product. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/open.