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Offline rfbroadband

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Re: EEVblog #1032 - John Kenny Keysight Interview
« Reply #100 on: October 25, 2017, 06:20:20 pm »
I have to admit this interview increased the confidence in Keysight going forward quite a bit. I have been using/buying HP/Agilent/Keysight equipment for many years and as almost every engineer we appreciated the top notch quality Hewlett Packard was known for. At that time one could 'almost' purchase HP equipment blindly. Then things changed, quality/reliability issues, the Agilent and Keysight transitions, focus on share holder value vs R&D and top notch products. It would be nice to see Keysight move towards being the type of company that Hewlett and Packard was known for.

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Re: EEVblog #1032 - John Kenny Keysight Interview
« Reply #101 on: October 28, 2017, 01:37:10 pm »
As I mentioned in an earlier post the major problem with BenchVue at the moment is the U turn on licensing which has had the impact of pushing users away from it and indirectly away form Keysight particularly the basic bench instruments, as it is now more cost effective to use lower cost instruments from other manufacturers to offset the addition cost of using third party software that supports a larger manufacturer base.

At the present BenchVue was a good idea but because of the new licensing model it has mean't we have had to drop it and also move away from Keysight as the preferred choice unless there are compelling advantages from the instruments on offer.

I still think they were onto a winner as the BenchVue software did provide a solution to the working interface that non of the other manufacturers had addressed, up to the point they shot themselves in the foot by making it all licenced, particularly as we had to update the version on all our Win 10 PC's after a problem with the IO libraries due to a Windows update which then resulted in a total inability to use BenchVue any more.

Good one Keysight!

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Re: EEVblog #1032 - John Kenny Keysight Interview
« Reply #102 on: October 29, 2017, 01:03:32 am »
Astrodev, it'd be good to put your feedback into the BenchVue thread where folks from the BenchVue team are.

I've frozen my installation at version 3.7 because of the licensing change. It does what I need without the additional expense. If I need more capability, I'll just write my own code since that will enable me not only to add any behavior I want, but also control all of my instruments, regardless of brand.

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Re: EEVblog #1032 - John Kenny Keysight Interview
« Reply #103 on: October 29, 2017, 04:10:34 am »
Finally got around to watching all 5 episodes, and was very fascinating.

I think Rigol or Siglent was the only other manufacturer to sit down and talk candidly.

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