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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ NFC Forum-Approved Test System for LLCP and SNEP Selected by AT4 wireless

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that AT4 wireless authorized test lab will use Agilent’s T3111S NFC Conformance Test System to test NFC Forum LLCP and SNEP protocols.

“We are delighted that AT4 wireless will use the Agilent T3111S to extend its range of testing services to include LLCP and SNEP,” said Joe DePond, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Operation. “This demonstrates our strength in NFC testing across the entire R&D lifecycle.”

Agilent’s T3111S NFC Conformance Test System is the only test tool approved for all NFC Forum required tests, including digital protocol, analog, LLCP and SNEP. The test system also supports EMVTM Level 1 PICC/Mobile; and ISO 14443, 18092, 15693 and 18000-3.

“LLCP and SNEP are exciting emerging NFC technologies,” said Fernando E. Hardasmal, deputy general director, AT4 wireless. “AT4 wireless has been working hard with our partners to provide the NFC industry with the test facilities and test systems they need, including the latest requirements. We are thrilled to be ready to offer this addition to our extensive NFC testing services at our labs in Europe, the U.S. and Asia Pacific.”

AT4 wireless is an authorized test laboratory for the NFC Forum in Spain (Malaga), the U.S. (Herndon, Virginia) and Taiwan (Taipei). AT4 wireless testing services are based on Agilent’s T3111S NFC Conformance Test System and will ensure interoperability between devices leading to a more positive experience for smartphone users.

LLCP and SNEP enable peer-to-peer communication between smartphones and other mobile devices using near field communication (NFC). These technologies allow users to intuitively share URLs and contact details, and trigger other mobile protocols, for exchanging photos and other large files. Logical link control protocol (LLCP) defines an OSI layer-2 protocol to support peer-to-peer communication between two NFC-enabled devices. NFC simple NDEF exchange protocol (SNEP) allows application messages in NFC data exchange format (NDEF) to be exchanged between devices.

Additional Information

Information about Agilent’s T3111S NFC Conformance Test System is available at www.agilent.com/find/T3111S. T3111S images are available at www.agilent.com/find/T3111S_images. To learn more about Agilent’s LTE design and test portfolio, visit www.agilent.com/find/NFC.

About AT4 wireless

AT4 wireless is a leading network of testing laboratories and engineering services offering world-class services for carrier device acceptance; performance; conformance; regulatory; field; functional and interoperability testing; as well as worldwide compliance and type approval consulting. www.at4wireless.com

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

EMV™ is a trademark owned by EMVCo LLC.

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