Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the newest version of its Command Expert software for faster and easier instrument control in many test application development environments.

This release includes support for Python, a common development environment for engineers. It also includes updates to the newest versions of the other development environments, along with continuing software enhancements.

“Command Expert users have told us this is one of the best programming aids available today,” said Scott Sampl, software marketing manager, Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group. “Our customers face constant time pressure. It’s critical that we enhance this software to ensure they can quickly gain insight into their designs and bring their products to market faster.”

This release of Command Expert simplifies connecting to and controlling instruments using Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments or IVI-COM command sets in many application environments. Features include:

  • Support for Windows 8.1 and add-on support for new versions of Excel, Visual Studio, MATLAB, SystemVue and LabVIEW.
  • A new Python add-on.
  • More programming examples, with a new search capability to more easily find the appropriate example for faster startup.
  • More SCPI command sets.
  • A Connection Wizard for easier connection to instruments.

 The free software can be downloaded at; registration is required.