SuperSonic Imagine Deploys PTC’s ThingWorx for Remote Monitoring and Service of Medical Imaging Devices

ThingWorx Enables Predictive Alerts to Smart, Connected Imaging
Devices


NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IIoTPTC
(NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that SuperSonic
Imagine
, a company in breakthrough ultrasound medical imaging
devices, has deployed PTC’s ThingWorx®
Industrial IoT Platform
for the remote monitoring and service of its
market-leading patient diagnostic devices.

Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence, France, SuperSonic Imagine
manufactures the flagship Aixplorer® series, innovative
ultrasound platforms, which feature the exclusive UltraFast™ technology.
UltraFast™ has given rise to new imaging modes, such as ShearWave®
Elastography (SWE), which allows users to view and measure tissue
stiffness in real-time on a color map, setting the standards of care for
non-invasive characterization of breast, liver, and prostate diseases.

This fall, SuperSonic Imagine unveiled the smart, connected Aixplorer
MACH 30
, its first product supported by ThingWorx. Using SuperSonic
Imagine’s unique technology, the Aixplorer MACH 30 includes a new
generation of UltraFast™ imaging, a technology that enables acquisition
rates 200 times faster than conventional ultrasound systems with
innovative modes to enhance diagnostic performance. Aixplorer MACH 30
also features a new concept in ultrasound, the revolutionary SonicPad™,
designed to enhance the user’s intuitive control of the functions needed
during an examination, improving both user comfort and exam efficiency.
ThingWorx will enable remote monitoring of the Aixplorer MACH 30 devices
in the field to maximize uptime, increase the stability of the platform,
and avoid patient care disruptions.

“We are renowned as innovators who constantly deliver groundbreaking
diagnostic imaging modes,” said Jacques Souquet, director of innovation,
SuperSonic Imagine. “Our mission is for SuperSonic Imagine technology to
become the industry standard in non-invasive care for breast and liver
diseases. With the support of ThingWorx, we first ensure the highest
level of security for customer data protection and improve our
reactivity to provide better customer service. Our ultrasound platform
will now provide remote automated monitoring of our systems in the field
for better service to our customers and their patients. Thanks to the
rapid development allowed by ThingWorx we will soon be able to provide
additional online services to our customers.”

Purpose-built for industrial environments, ThingWorx is a complete,
end-to-end technology platform that delivers the functionality,
flexibility, and agility needed to develop, deploy, and extend IoT
applications and augmented reality (AR) experiences. The award-winning
platform contains a broad set of features, including multiple
connectivity options, application development tools, analytics, and AR.
With ThingWorx, industrial businesses can create scalable and secure
solutions that provide high levels of return on investment.

“ThingWorx will enable Supersonic Imagine to significantly improve
machine reliability,” said Iain Michel, general manager, Smart Connected
Products, PTC. “We look forward to supporting this innovative leader to
achieve its goal of becoming the industry-standard supplier of
diagnostic technology and improving the clinical and patient experience.”

Additional Resources

About SuperSonic Imagine
SuperSonic Imagine specializes in
ultrasound medical imaging. The company manufactures the flagship
Aixplorer® series of products, which feature the exclusive
UltraFast™ technology. UltraFast™ has given rise to new imaging modes
that set the standards of care for non-invasive characterization of
breast, liver and prostate diseases. The first groundbreaking UltraFast™
mode developed is ShearWave® Elastography (SWE™), which
enables doctors to view and instantly analyze tissue stiffness, a
vitally important factor in the diagnosis of many conditions. To date,
more than 600 published articles have validated the diagnostic value its
technologies.

The most recent addition to the Aixplorer range is the Aixplorer MACH 30
ultrasound platform that introduces the next generation of UltraFast™
imaging, which optimizes the system’s innovative imaging modes:
ShearWave PLUS, Doppler UltraFast™, Angio PL.U.S, and TriVu. The company
has more than 2,000 ultrasound systems installed in over 80 countries.
Its main growth markets are China, the United States and the European
Union (France). The company generated a turnover of €24.7 million in
2017, representing annual growth of 11%. SuperSonic Imagine is listed on
Euronext (symbol: SSI).

Find out more at www.supersonicimagine.com.

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