Agilent Rolls Out Enhanced Visual Engineering Environment Software

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced enhanced versions of its Visual Engineering Environment (VEE) software, a powerful, interactive and open graphical language that is designed to provide a fast and easy path to measurement analysis.

Agilent VEE Pro 8.0 and Agilent VEE Express 8.0 make measurement analysis easy with task-oriented building blocks, enabling engineers to focus on connecting instruments, measuring their device, analyzing the data and presenting their results. Other key benefits and features of these updates to Agilent VEE are provided by three key capabilities:

  • Watch Window offers powerful and flexible debugging that allows users to view and edit values of variables and lines/terminals, and to continue execution of the program after editing
  • Code Completion and Code Insight greatly benefit users who write formula objects through reduced keyboard inputs, the need for memorization and external documentation
  • Programmatic VEE object properties, which allow users to quickly and easily build more interactive and interesting GUIs

Agilent Enhanced Visual Engineering Environment Software

“Agilent VEE Pro 8.0 and Agilent VEE Express 8.0 come with new features that enhance the usability of the previous version and demonstrate our commitment to provide cost-effective hardware and software test solutions,” said Ee Huei Sin, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Basic Instruments Division. “Users can look forward to easy and fast tests and measurements with this two-time ‘EDN Magazine Hot 100 product’ award winner [in 2004 and 2005].”

The Agilent VEE Pro 8.0
Agilent VEE Pro 8.0 is interactive software used for testing and advanced analysis that can be applied across industries and applications such as R&D, scientific and industrial manufacturing, education, aerospace/defense, and automotive. This makes it an excellent tool for design, product development and test as well as scientific and advanced research and manufacturing. It provides designers with an efficient way to make initial measurements with GPIB, RS-232, GPIO, USB, LAN or VXI-based instruments, including data acquisition hardware from other manufacturers.

Agilent VEE Pro is part of Agilent Open, which simplifies system development through system-ready instrumentation, open software tools and PC-standard I/O, enabling users to focus on the performance, reliability and delivery of their products. With these attributes, users can use Agilent VEE Pro to quickly configure devices across a variety of bus types and vendors, and create codes easily with a wide range of languages.

The Agilent VEE Express 8.0
Agilent VEE Express 8.0, a basic version of Agilent VEE Pro 8.0, is an interactive software tool for automated USB data acquisition and analysis with the Agilent U2300A Series data acquisition modules and U2700A Series chassis.

Agilent VEE Express is an ideal tool for design-validation and manufacturing engineers who conduct data logging, measurement or monitoring in a broad range of industries. It works seamlessly with all of Agilent’s USB-based instruments.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the Agilent VEE Pro 8.0 starts at $1,495. The Agilent VEE Express 8.0 pricing starts at $495. Customers of Agilent VEE Express 8.0 are entitled to a 50-percent discount if they purchase the software together with Agilent U2300A Series data acquisition modules or U2700A Series chassis. Both products are available now. Customers may order online.

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 you greater choice in measurements, connectivity and programming. Using these advantages, your team has more time to focus on what matters most — the performance, reliability and delivery of your product.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006.