SonoSite unveils Titan

April 16, 2003

The company that popularized handheld ultrasound has come up with a new wrinkle-an upgradable portable system that can be docked for stationary use. The new product, Titan, promises to do for ultrasound what dockable laptop computers have done for PCs.

The company that popularized handheld ultrasound has come up with a new wrinkle-an upgradable portable system that can be docked for stationary use. The new product, Titan, promises to do for ultrasound what dockable laptop computers have done for PCs. Announced April 9, Titan can be carried from place to place yet deliver point-of-care connectivity through its mobile docking system, which allows the user to connect to the healthcare provider's internal and external IT systems. Its modularity enables the addition of any hardware and software, including chipsets being developed by SonoSite. The platform underlying Titan, called Maximum Modular Imaging, relies on three ASIC chips housed on a single circuit board. (The implications of SonoSite's new approach will be detailed in the next issue of SCAN.)