Agilent employs Advanced Visual Systems' Visualization Technology in optical analysis tool

Feb. 8, 2001
Advanced Visual Systems announced that HP spinoff Agilent employs AVS/Express software in its 8614X-series Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSAs) used to test fiber-optics equipment both in development and in manufacturing.

Advanced Visual Systems (Nasdaq: MUZE) announced that HP spinoff Agilent (NYSE: A) employs AVS/Express software in its 8614X-series Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSAs) used to test fiber-optics equipment both in development and in manufacturing. AVS/Express, a visualization package developed by Advanced Visual Systems (AVS), serves as the graphics engine for the 8614X OSA series and provides rapid plotting of test results on the OSA's built-in screen.

Agilent's OSAs enable manufacturers to test and characterize fiber-based systems, including those that employ Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM). WDM allows the transmission of hundreds of wavelengths over a single fiber.

Through built-in and custom test sequences, an engineer uses the OSA to compare a system's throughput with established baselines, and can then immediately visualize the test results in the AVS/Express-based presentation. The engineer can use either a mouse and keyboard or hardware buttons surrounding the OSA's display to run tests and work with the data.

AVS/Express has been used to visualize many different types of data in a wide range of configurations-extending from small and portable Agilent test systems to theatre-sized visualization facilities-as well as on Windows PCs and UNIX workstations from Hewlett-Packard, Digital, IBM, SGI and Sun. Over 1,000 worldwide customers and 8,000 licensed users rely on AVS/Express to bring clarity to complex scientific, engineering and business data through highly visual representations that facilitate rapid understanding and comprehension.

About Advanced Visual Systems:

Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) is a provider of data visualization software and solutions that enable computer users to experience and interact with all types of business, scientific and engineering data. For more information, visit www.avs.com.