Agilent expands open systems support

September 9, 2009

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-09-04-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Agilent Technologies has announced that it will be expanding its commitment to open systems for chromatography data systems through collaboration with Persistent Systems.

Agilent Technologies has announced that it will be expanding its commitment to open systems for chromatography data systems through collaboration with Persistent Systems. This will see the company joining the DriverCentral.net instrument driver portal.

The company will transfer many of its non-Agilent instrument drivers to Persistent Systems for further development and support. Documentation of the company’s RC.NET will also be provided, which the companies hope will allow old drivers to be converted, new drivers based on it to be developed and will insure its functionality as a new standard.

"Agilent supports open systems and open access to the RC.NET standard so that customers can choose instrumentation from other vendors, when necessary, while still maintaining their Agilent data system," said Bruce von Herrmann, vice president and general manager of the company’s software and informatics business unit.

"Persistent has deep experience in the development of software for the analytical market and by leveraging Agilent RC.NET technology, we are setting the stage to offer our customers advanced instrument drivers at effective development cost and faster time-to-market. We also see this as a great opportunity for inviting other instrument and CDS manufacturers to join DriverCentral" said Yesh Subramanian, senior vice president, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Persistent Systems.

DriverCentral.net can be accessed at www.DriverCentral.net

For more information about Persistent Systems, visit www.persistentsys.com and for more information about Agilent visit www.chem.agilent.com

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