Sonosite Begins Customer Shipments Of Ultrasound Remote Control

June 11, 2009

The Ultimate Workflow Solution in the Palm of Your Hand

BOTHELL, WA, June 11, 2009 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for point-of-care medicine, announced today that it has begun customer shipments of the SonoRemote™ Control, a compact voice or touch activated solution for adjusting ultrasound controls at a distance when using Sonosite M-Turbo® or S Series™ systems. Approximately the size of an iPhone® and using Bluetooth® technology, the SonoRemote Control is capable of adjusting essential system parameters €“ Depth, Gain, Freeze and Save €“ within 10 meters of the ultrasound system. With voice activation or when used in a sterile sheath, the Sonosite remote control eliminates the need to break the sterile field during interventional procedures.

And with a tactile reference keypad the user does not have to look at the remote to identify which button to press€”even the touchpad has been designed with increased workflow in mind. Dr. Ben DuBois, MD, orthopedic shoulder specialist in San Diego, explains how the remote can help in his practice:"With any ultrasound guided needle placement for joint injections I am using both hands and am unable to save or freeze the ultrasound image without having a medical assistant in the room to help.

However, tying up my assistant just to push a button is not an efficient use of their time; it slows down patient flow, and limits the number of patients we can see in a day. With the remote I would be able to do the injection and run the ultrasound system myself without having to waste anyone's time." The SonoRemote Control is programmable to any voice or language, has been drop tested from 3 feet and with its sealed keypad can be safely and easily cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant, important for infection control. For more information visit:

About Sonosite
Sonosite, Inc. ( is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. Sonosite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. The company employs approximately 700 people worldwide.