File name 5990-4726EN Intellectual property and copyright protection on Agilent ICT products c20140819 .pdf
September 7, 2009
Dear Valued Customer,
At Keysight Technologies, Inc. we believe strongly in enhancing the value of your existing Keysight
In-Circuit Test (ICT) assets through constant technological innovations. Many of these enhancements
are enabled by software and hardware upgrades, which is our way of ensuring your hardware lifespan
is maximized to boost your ROIC for years. As you may be aware, Keysight has now extended the
capability of i3070 with the new i3070 Series 5 System.
Keysight fully appreciates the support the manufacturing test industry has shown to us through these
past two decades. The fact that there are over 5,000 Keysight ICT systems being used worldwide today
attests to the endorsement of end-users for this industry-leading ICT solution.
In recent times, however, it has come to our attention that some automated test equipment brokers
have been selling Keysight ICT software with illegal licensing. Keysight has also detected instances of
counterfeit and spurious parts being incorporated into Keysight ICT systems that are being sold in the
Here are some key points for you to ensure you are buying genuine Keysight Medalist i3070 products:
1. Please note that any i3070 UNIX to PC controller upgrade can only be obtained from
Keysight. It is illegal for third party vendors and brokers to offer UNIX to PC controller upgrades as
they do not have the licensing rights to do so. If you are considering using i3070 PC software which
has been supplied by a broker, please note that Intellectual Property may be compromised.
2. If you purchase any PC-based Keysight i3070 system, you are obligated by law to observe the
licensing transfer policies and restrictions. Whenever an Keysight test system changes ownership (e.g.
a buy-sell transaction, not site-to-site within the same organization), a software license transfer
certificate must be obtained. The license transfer certificate provides the right to use the installed
3. While Keysight respects your decision to purchase 3070 system from brokers, it is illegal to
turn on optional software with fake or counterfeit licenses. It is also illegal to turn on any additional
capability which is not in the original system. These include 12 MHz, PPU, Advanced Boundary Scan,
Cover-Extend Technology, Drive-Thru, Silicon Nails and 1149.6 capabilities, among others. You can
validate the original system capability by checking with your Keysight Account Manager. Please do
ensure that the broker provides all the license certificates.
4. Keysight has detected the usage of counterfeit VTEP and TestJet parts in the i3070 systems.
Use of these counterfeit parts can create test challenges and may destroy PC boards as their
performance is considerably compromised. Please note that usage of fake parts in your Keysight
system can also render your warranty and support agreements void. Please ensure you use genuine
vectorless fixture parts (VTEP, TestJe