By: 1 February 2007

SonoSite’s MicroMaxx™ ultrasound system is the company’s third generation hand-carried product. At less than 4kg and the size of a laptop computer, the MicroMaxx delivers image resolution and performance comparable to costly, conventional cart-based ultrasound systems weighing more than 90kg. This unprecedented power in a hand-carried configuration provides caregivers with unmatched flexibility and efficiency in utilizing ultrasound in both hospital and office-based settings.

As the market leader in hand-carried ultrasound, SonoSite has developed user-friendly, technologically advanced products designed from the ground-up, not adapted from existing technologies. The Company’s proprietary Chip Fusion™ technology integrates digital signal processing and multiple ultrasound functions into a custom ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) microchip, resulting in high performance in a less costly, powerful hand-carried unit.

The MicroMaxx system and its transducers are designed to withstand real-world use, including being dropped onto a hard surface and continuing to function. SonoSite’s proven history of durability and reliability, and the high level of integration of its third generation ASICs has resulted in another industry first; the MicroMaxx system comes with a standard five-year warranty, significantly reducing the cost of owning advanced imaging equipment in any user setting.