Arrangement Will Provide Agilent with Complete Turnkey Platform Sourcing, Integration and Support Services
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 14, 2001 - ICS AdventTM, the premier provider of stable computing platforms and platform integration services for next generation network solutions, today announced an agreement to provide complete turnkey platform sourcing, integration and support services to Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a leading provider of innovative technologies for communications and life sciences. With this agreement, ICS Advent will become the computing platform on Agilent´s chromatic dispersion and polarization mode dispersion test and measurement solutions for the fiber optics industry.
"Our partnership with Agilent Technologies extends a previous relationship in which ICS Advent provided computing platforms only. Now, Agilent will benefit from our complete integration services," said Chris Rezendes, vice president and general manager, ICS Advent. "This partnership demonstrates the trust ICS Advent is given by our customers to deliver the total integrated solutions and support services they want."
ICS Advent will utilize its award-winning Omnix¿ computing platform, specifically the 200L Series chassis combined with ICS Advent´s Endeavor Plus Single Board Computer, along with other third party cards, to create integrated and customized solutions for Agilent. Through the strength of its business-critical applied computing experience, its communications market focus and its support of key technologies, ICS Advent will provide Agilent a variety of services, including: base configuration, options identification, configuration validation, integration instruction development, custom integration services, proactive revision control, proactive End of Life (EOL) planning, test and simulation, third-party sourcing flexibility and safety stock, along with ICS Advent´s 24x7 technical support.
About ICS Advent
ICS Advent is focused on helping customers meet the demands of developing and deploying open communications systems (OCS) and next-generation converged networks. The company designs, manufactures and integrates high-availability rack mount computers and single board computers to meet customers´ specific computing platform, server and application hosting solution requirements.
Founded in 1985, ICS Advent has been the leader in providing stable rack mount computer solutions and telephony and comprehensive integration and support services for more than 15 years to customers in the following industries: applied computing, medical and industrial automation and control, and industrial test and measurement. The company has moved beyond this heritage and expanded its market focus to include OCS solutions, such as IP telephony, telecommunications, voice processing and broadcasting/convergence.
ICS Advent products, solutions and services are available through the company´s worldwide distribution network of authorized integration partners and its direct sales channels. Customers can also order products online at or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at (800) 523-2320. The company has ISO-certified facilities in San Diego, Calif. and Chichester, UK.