Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) Partners With Agilent Technologies to Offer Comprehensive, Tailored Solutions For the Satellite Industry

Friday, March 30, 2001

Calian's Systems Engineering Division (SED) Partners With Agilent Technologies to Offer Comprehensive, Tailored Solutions For the Satellite Industry

Kanata, Ontario, March 30, 2001  -  Calian (TSE.CTY) is pleased to announce that the attached Press Release was issued by Agilent Technologies Inc. on Wednesday, March 28, 2001.

About SED

Calian's Systems Engineering Division's mission is to provide the satellite industry with the rapid delivery of dependable, flexible systems and services that fully satisfy customers' needs in testing, operating and managing their satellite systems. The Systems Engineering Division product lines include In-orbit Test, Satellite Spectrum Monitoring, and Telemetry, Tracking and Command Systems, as well as Satellite Gateways, Network Management Systems and Up-link Stations. Customers include major satellite manufacturers, operators and service providers worldwide. Contract manufacturing services are provided to customers in the local and national markets.

About Calian

With annual revenues of more than $125 Million, Calian is a leading provider of technology and professional services in Canada. Leveraging its tremendous resource base, Calian's resourcing group assists its customers by providing them with recruiting and placement services as well as strategic long-term outsourcing services. Calian's Systems Engineering group provides leading-edge communications infrastructures to the telecommunications and government sectors and its eServices group provides information technology consulting services.


 PALO ALTO, Calif.  -  March 28, 2001  -  Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) has selected SED Systems, a division of Calian Ltd., as a Premier Solution Partner. After meeting strict certification requirements, SED is now a key provider of custom test systems that use Agilent test instruments for the aerospace-defense and satellite industries.

Agilent determined that SED has the experience, expertise and infrastructure to deliver complete, cost-effective solutions to the technically complex satellite industry. SED has an installed base of systems around the world, with customers that include Inmarsat, Intelsat, Boeing Satellite Systems, Hughes Network Systems and many others. The company focuses on crafting systems by leveraging commercial off-the-shelf hardware and by reusing technology and architecture. This enables SED to customize solutions quickly and at a lower cost. SED also has proven project management skills, a critical asset in an industry that often requires the supervision of multiple suppliers and sub-contractors for long periods under strict schedule constraints.


"We are very impressed by SED's record of providing managed test solutions for large, sophisticated systems, and by its consistent success in completing multi-million dollar projects on time and on budget," said John Boutsikaris, general manager of Agilent's worldwide Channel Partner Unit. "SED has just the kind of complementary strengths that we look for in a Premier Solution Partner. We will use our extensive technical and commercial resources to ensure that the partnership serves the industry with the most competitive and effective solutions available."

"In the highly-competitive satellite industry, being able to quickly and cost-effectively verify system performance is critical," said Ray Basler, president of SED Systems. "As a provider of custom test solutions, we need access to the very latest technology and expertise in test and measurement, which is what our partnership with Agilent provides. SED's proven ability to supply complete and effective test solutions, combined with Agilent resources, will help our customers achieve the full potential of their investments."

More information about SED Systems can be found at

About Agilent's Premier Solution Partner

Premier Solution Partners (PSPs) are certified by Agilent as best-in-class systems integrators in specific industries and application areas. Together, Agilent and PSPs are committed to speeding the implementation of custom systems to drive the overall performance and competitive advantage of our customers in key industries. By merging Agilent's strengths in technology, instrumentation and standard platforms with partners' core competencies in specific applications and systems integration, we enable customers to accelerate the transition from prototype to volume manufacturing.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and healthcare. With 48,000 employees serving customers in more than 120 countries, Agilent had net revenue of $10.8 billion in fiscal year 2000. Information about Agilent can be found on the Web at


For further information, please contact:

Agilent Technologies Inc.
Elisabeth Kannow, 818/879-6440
[email protected]

Ren Oickle
Manager, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (613) 599-8600

Greg Strong
President & CEO
Right Turn Communications
Telephone: (613) 850-1900



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