Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mindray Launches New Premium M7 Portable Ultrasound System in U.S.

MAHWAH, NJ, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Mindray DS USA, a Mindray Global Company, announces the launch of the company's new premium M7 ultrasound system in the United States. The M7 platform is based on breakthrough System On Chip (SOC) technology, bringing a new level of imaging performance to a compact portable system.

"The new M7 platform brings high-end imaging capabilities to an ergonomically designed portable system," said Michael Thompson, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Mindray U.S. "This segment of the ultrasound market is experiencing significant growth as more healthcare facilities are requiring premium performance in a compact form. We believe this, coupled with the superb economical value, will support substantial demand for the M7 platform."

The M7 platform provides a wealth of advanced imaging features. These include octal-beam imaging technology which provides excellent temporal resolution along with an innovative implementation of multiple tissue harmonic imaging technologies to improve image quality for technically difficult patients. iZoom(TM) enables the user to view images from a longer distance by increasing the size of the clinical image display area on the screen and iTouch(TM) provides a single button image optimization. Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI), Cine Compare, and real-time 3D are part of the platform as well. The system has an on-board workstation for patient information management plus the ability to transmit information wirelessly for a wide range of applications.

source: Mindray

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Epson and Philips partner to offer printing solutions for ultrasound medical devices

Epson America has signed an agreement with Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG | PowerRating) (AEX:PHI) under which the Epson ink jet printers and WorkForce all-in-ones, designed specifically for business environments, will be paired with Philips ultrasound medical imaging systems in healthcare clinics and hospitals in the US and around the world, wherever Epson printers
are available. Financial details of the agreement were not available.

This is reportedly possible as a result of the unique Epson ESC/P-R Print Class Driver which enables users to print to a full line of Epson ink jet printers from a wide variety of digital equipment.

The Epson ESC/P-R Print Class Driver supports applicable media types, paper sizes and associated printing modes suitable for Philips ultrasound systems and Epson inkjet printers.

source: Trading Markets

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ZONARE Ranks in Top 3 in KLAS 2010 Ultrasound Report

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE Medical Systems, a global developer of premium ultrasound systems, today announced it has been ranked in the top three in the KLAS 2010 "Ultrasound: Waves of Change" report. According to KLAS, a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of information technology and medical imaging vendors in the healthcare field, ZONARE has emerged as a real option in general imaging. The ultra system is compared to premium ultrasound systems in more and more selections for its range of functionality, mobility, and ability to cost-effectively augment ultrasound fleets.

"It is gratifying to be recognized as one of the leading systems in KLAS' overall ultrasound industry report," said Jay D. Miller, president and CEO of ZONARE. "We have invested heavily in our innovative, software-based next generation technology including new transducers and advanced capabilities designed to continuously expand the value and versatility of the system with premium image quality and performance across a variety of clinical applications."

The 2010 "Ultrasound: Waves of Change" report was the result of KLAS' effort to uncover answers to how ultrasound vendors are approaching the issues of size, penetration, and image quality as mobility becomes more urgent as patient care is brought to the bedside and areas beyond the walls of radiology. KLAS interviewed more than 200 health care providers regarding their ultrasound equipment and vendors. Given the numerous ultrasound products available on the market, research was limited to those units used primarily in general imaging.

source: PR Newswire