It baffles me as to why such a strong product, the Acuson Cypress, would be taken out of production. We're down to the last units available... probably forever. A decision made by the higher-ups at Siemens cancelled the production of this long-time legend in the portable cardiovascular ultrasound market.
It's being replaced by the Siemens P50, which is a great system in its own right, but the Cypress is quite solid and its imaging capabilities are really fantastic for such a small system. We've gone to so many offices in which the Cypress is so highly regarded by the staff and Physicians... and it's such a small, fun little thing.
Does it have its quirks? Of course, all portables have SOMETHING that had to give, but mobile companies simply love it, and our service department loves it more. They just don't break unless it's something of a user-inspired issue (dropped probe or system).
This unit is one of the easiest sales we make. It sells itself, the price is good, and it has Stress Echo, DICOM, IMT, and all sorts of goodies. Penetration is good for cardiac, as well.
If you like this system, buy it now. Call us, there are literally very few left (like, less than 50) 866-347-7633. We are an authorized distributor and you'll get the real deal with the one-year warranty. Don't sit on the fence, they will be gone. No joke. We have no control over this, nor do the lower-end powers-that-be at Siemens. After that, you'll need to get the very capable (and better) Siemens P50, but the price will be higher, and not by a small amount.
RIP Acuson Cypress, we really loved you. Funny thing, I bet you'll be more expensive on the refurb market than you are as new. See you there, my friend. You will be missed by all.