ZONARE Reaches 50 Percent Installation Milestone for Major ZS3 Ultrasound System Upgrade

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Twenty Five Thousand Dollar Software and Hardware Upgrade Covered Under Unprecedented Five-Year, State-of-the Art Guarantee

We decided to absorb the cost burden and provide this hardware and software upgrade, with a value of $25,000, without cost to our customers

ZONARE, a leading developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced the company has recently installed a major upgrade for 50 percent of its ZS3 ultrasound system customer base in North America. The upgrade consists of significant software and hardware enhancements and is covered under the five-year, state-of-the-art guarantee for ZS3 owners.

“Our ZS3 system was recently upgraded to the new 7.0 level and I have to say it is extremely impressive,” said David Williams, ARDMS, president of Thunder Bay Diagnostics, Ontario, Canada. “I am seeing things so much clearer and in more detail. I saw ACL's today with no problem on a fairly large gentleman’s knees along with meniscal tears, calcifications in the meniscus and a tear in the radial head annular ligament. Amazing.”

The new upgrade includes numerous enhancements in imaging such as B-mode, color Doppler, transducer and archive review. Several workflow and clinical advances are also available with the upgrade. These enhancements are enabled through ZONARE’s unique ZONE Sonography™ Technology (ZST), a Living Technology.

ZST is an innovative approach to echo data acquisition and image formation. Using a small number of large “zones,” ZST acquires ultrasound data significantly faster than conventional ultrasound and extracts more information on each transmit receive cycle. Since the speed of sound traveling through tissue is a physical constant, ZST has a faster acoustic acquisition time enabling superior imaging quality. ZST is a Living Technology, which delivers ultrasound imaging excellence based on a dynamic and open architecture that allows ongoing platform evolvement. The power of ZST is significantly demonstrated by the recent, no charge 7.0 upgrade.

“We decided to absorb the cost burden and provide this hardware and software upgrade, with a value of $25,000, without cost to our customers,” said Glen McLaughlin, PhD, president of ZONARE. “We believe providing this upgrade at no cost is proof to our customers that we stand behind our products and that we invest in keeping our customers at the cutting-edge of imaging technology.”


ZONARE is solely dedicated to ultrasound excellence through its innovative, award-winning next generation technology which provides the platform for the company’s Living Technology designed to meet its customers evolving imaging needs. The patented design and Zone Sonography ™ Technology (ZST) architecture of the Z.One PRO and ZS3 platforms deliver high-end image quality and clinical versatility. ZONARE is now an independently run, wholly owned subsidiary of Mindray Medical International. For more information, visit http://www.zonare.com.

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