BOTHELL, WA–October 5, 2009–Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried and point-of-care ultrasound, announced today Sonosite® Mobile Solutions, for cordless charging and extended battery life of its ultrasound systems.
Sonosite’s PowerPort allows cordless charging of the Sonosite system when it is mounted or docked in the Universal Stand. Parking the stand on the PowerPort eliminates the need to find an electrical outlet and provides a designated station for the stand and system. Sonosite’s PowerPack triples battery life and can keep a system charged for 6 hours or more allowing clinicians the flexibility needed to see more patients on a single charge. The PowerPack is easily installed on the column of Sonosite’s Universal Stand.
Sonosite also announced its new ergonomic Universal Stands for added versatility and increased mobility. Compatible with the M-Turbo®, S Series™, NanoMaxx™1 and MicroMaxx® product lines, Sonosite’s Universal Stands are light, easy to customize with accessories, highly maneuverable in the hospital setting and easily positioned by the patient bedside or in other space-constrained areas.
Customer deliveries are expected to begin at the end of the fourth quarter 2009.
1 Availability in the US pending FDA 510(k) clearance.
Sonosite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) 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.
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