The price is right (free) for an online webinar being offered by market research leader Frost & Sullivan on how to lower the cost of testing. Led by Mariano Kimbara, Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan's Measurement & Instrumentation group, and featuring guest speaker Bill Lycette, Manager of Corporate Quality for Agilent Technologies, it is scheduled for Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

The webinar explains how to calculate the total cost of ownership on test equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and power meters, and how to reduce the long-term costs of owning and using these instruments. "The cost of test for general purpose test equipment is not just about the initial capital price," Kimbara explains. "Calibration, maintenance, personnel required to support the test systems, etc., are all aspects that need to be taken into consideration when making a purchase decision."

"The costs to own and operate test & measurement equipment over its useful life can easily exceed the purchase price of the equipment," Lycette adds. "Identifying and understanding critical ownership factors through total cost of ownership modeling is an important step towards improving the bottom line of the enterprise."

Again, registration is free. For more information, click here.