ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc. develops, manufactures, and commercializes compact ultrasound systems that are used for diagnostic imaging in a range of clinical applications and settings. Its product platform, the z.one ultrasound system, is based on its unique data acquisition and image formation technology, Zone Sonography. Zone Sonography technology enables customers to maintain an ultrasound system, and add new clinical applications and advanced image processing capabilities. ZONARE Medical sells its systems through direct sales force in the United States, and through a combination of distributors and direct sales personnel in approximately 40 international markets. The company, formerly known as NovaSonics, Inc., was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.