Agilent launches "Dreams Made Real" tour, brings test and measurement solutions to customers

May 16, 2001
May 16, 2001--If you can't come to Agilent, Agilent will come to you. The company has recently launched its "Dreams Made Real" tour to run from May 1, 2001 through June 20, 2001. The tour will stop at fiber optic component manufacturers and communications equipment manufacturers within the United States.

By Mardi Balgochian Scalise

If you can't come to Agilent, Agilent will come to you. The company recently launched its "Dreams Made Real" tour to run from May 1, 2001 through June 20, 2001. The tour will stop at approximately 60 fiber optic component manufacturers and communications equipment manufacturers within the United States. The stops are designed to bring Agilent's test and measurement solutions to the customers. Agilent's engineers work closely with customers to make "communication dreams real," a mantra customers will see when the high-tech truck pulls up to their location.

Emerging and established customers can speak one-on-one with Agilent experts and field engineers who attend the stops and explain the solutions and products displayed on the truck.

As a partner to communications companies, Agilent creates and enables emerging technologies and solutions that accelerate progress in communications. The rollout of the Dreams Made Real tour is intended to support the company's market position, particularly in the current reputed "slow time" of the communications marketplace.

The Communications Solutions Group (CSG) of Agilent is supporting the tour and plans a second expedition starting in July 2001. The Advanced Network Division (AND), Optical Communications Measurement Division (OCMD), Lightwave Division (LWD) and Telecom Network Division (TNTD) are showcasing their products on each tour. The products on the truck are designed and manufactured in Agilent's facilities in Germany, Scotland, and Australia.

The demand for fiber-optic components, driven by the growth of bandwidth requirements, is forcing manufacturers to increase their production throughput dramatically. In research and development, time-to-market is most important. In manufacturing, throughput and test time are the key drivers, calling for scalable test setups. Agilent's test and measurement products in this highly complex, technical arena are onboard to provide solutions for communications customers.

Planned demonstrations conducted on Dreams Made Real tour #1 include:

Demo 1: Connector Quality Verification

Demo 2: Fiber Grating Process Control

Demo 3: A Mux/Demux Final Test using Photonics Foundation Library

Demo 4: Optical & IP Network Functional Conformance Testing

Demo 5: Parallel Bit Error Ratio Testing

Demo 6: Test Solutions for SONET/SDH Device, Line Card and System Testing

Demo 7: Bit Error Analysis - Measure BER fast and reveal what lies behind the errors

Demo 8: Comprehensive Waveform Analysis - SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel

Demo 9: Chromatic Dispersion - Measurement solutions for 10 Gb/s and beyond

Demo 10: Optical Spectrum Analysis - Increasing measurement speed

Demo 11: Characterization of lightwave components such as optical receivers and modulators

Demo 12: Polarization Mode Dispersion - Measurement solutions for 10 Gb/s and beyond

The first tour is an eight-week excursion running until June 20, 2001, traveling to major metropolitan areas of the United States, including California, Texas, (greater Dallas area), the Mid-Atlantic region and New England. Dreams Made Real tour #2 is scheduled to begin shortly after July 4, traveling for four months throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about Agilent's Dreams Made Real tour, contact Mike Kemp, Agilent Technologies, North American Marketing Organization, at [email protected], or (603) 836-2662.

About Agilent:

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global provider of communications, electronics, life sciences and healthcare technology. For more information, visit www.agilent.com.

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