Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its application for a seat on the board of directors was enthusiastically accepted by the PXI Systems Alliance Board at its annual meeting on Sept. 15.
Following the recent announcement of 46 new PXI and AXIe modular products, Agilent applied for sponsor-level membership — the highest level of membership within the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification.
Agilent joins seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors. The PXI Systems Alliance currently has 58 members. To receive sponsor-level membership, companies are required to endorse and actively support the PXI architecture as a vital part of their ongoing business. They also must take a proactive role in all decisions made at the board level.
“We are proud to have been accepted onto the PXI Systems Alliance board of directors, just days after the significant announcement of our modular product strategy” said Ron Nersesian, president of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group. “We look forward to taking an active role in the alliance, contributing to the standard and developing additional PXI products.”
Agilent representatives on the PXI Systems Alliance are:
Von Campbell, Agilent planning manager, Modular Product Operation, who will be the director on the board for Agilent; and
Carla Feldman, Agilent marketing manager, Modular Product Operation, who will be the marketing co-chair.
“We look forward to Agilent’s active participation on the Board of Directors,” said Bob Helsel, executive director of the PXI Systems Alliance. “As a leader in the T&M industry, they bring their expertise and spirit of innovation to support the ongoing development of PXI as an open standard.”
Additional information about Agilent’s PXI test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/pxi. Product photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/modular_images. An in-depth Agilent modular products backgrounder is available at www.agilent.com/find/modular_backgrounder.
PXI is a modular instrumentation platform designed for measurement and automation applications that require high performance in a rugged industrial form-factor. With PXI, users may select modules from multiple vendors and easily integrate them into a single PXI system. PXI is an industry standard based on CompactPCI, with extensions added for instrumentation. It is managed by the PXI System Alliance, an open consortium. Information about the PXI System Alliance is available at www.pxisa.org.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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