Agilent Technologies Collaborates with Persistent Systems

September 3, 2009

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) announced its collaboration with software product development company Persistent Systems (San Jose, California) to promote multivendor chromatography system interoperability.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) announced its collaboration with software product development company Persistent Systems (San Jose, California) to promote multivendor chromatography system interoperability. Agilent also joined DriverCentral.net, an independent device-driver portal for analytical instrument driver purchase. According to Agilent, multivendor instrument connectivity is a core need in many laboratories because scientists often operate diverse instrumentation from multiple vendors in a single laboratory and require a single data system to manage instruments and create reports in a common format. The collaboration will be implemented in three ways: Agilent will transfer many of its non-Agilent instrument drivers to Persistent Systems for further development and support, provide documentation on its RC.NET technology to convert legacy drivers to the new standard and develop new drivers based on RC.NET, and join DriverCentral.net to make its own drivers available through the portal.