SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2007 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the expansion of its handheld digital multimeter (DMM) portfolio with the introduction of the Agilent U1240A Series. Leveraging technical innovations from the multi-award-winning U1250A Series, this new series provides functions that are optimal for installation and maintenance applications. The new Agilent DMM allows field or facilities technicians and engineers to do more than just voltage, current and resistance measurements. For instance, providing more than typical voltage measurements on switches, the Agilent U1240A Series enables users to observe open/close switch behaviors in the presence of intermittent signals. Users can also easily gauge the extent of transformer heating or the efficiency of refrigeration systems with the DMM's dual and differential temperature capabilities. This, coupled with its microamp measurement function, is especially handy for troubleshooting HVAC equipment and sensors. When maintaining AC motors or troubleshooting circuit breakers that trip prematurely, the Agilent U1240A Series helps users quickly verify the presence of harmonics that may have caused device overheating. With its internal memory, the DMM lets users conveniently perform data collection on-the-go for later analysis. "With the addition of the Agilent U1240A Series, we now offer a wider selection to fit customers' applications and budgets across electronics troubleshooting, installation and maintenance," said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Basic Instruments Division. "This series also reaffirms our commitment to equip customers with not only the essential features of a handheld DMM, but also extra capabilities that help them do more quick checks in a wider range of situations." Further Information The Agilent U1240A Series of handheld digital multimeters comprises two models: the U1241A and U1242A. They are durable, safe and easy to use. These DMMs simplify installation and maintenance by providing a broad range of measurement functions, including voltage, capacitance and temperature. Key features include 10,000-count resolution, dual display, dual-intensity backlight, dual and differential temperature, harmonic ratio, switch counter, and data logging. The Agilent U1240A Series also provides wider usage for higher resistance measurements (up to 100 M-ohms) and lower current measurements (down to 0.1 microamps). U.S. Pricing and Availability The Agilent U1240A Series is available now. Pricing starts at $200. More information about the Agilent U1240A Series can be found at