The new solutions will allow customers to minimize downtime, maximize productivity and eliminate risk with hand held SONIMAGE P3 and portable SONIMAGE HS1 ultrasound systems.

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging senior product manager-services Steve Eisner said: "At Konica Minolta, achieving high customer satisfaction derived from our exceptional quality solutions and support services is a top priority.

"Yet, delivering quality service is not just about when equipment breaks, rather we believe it is supporting our customers throughout the entire product lifecycle so they can get the most out of their technology investment."

The new solutions will be available in three different types, including Blue Moon Elite, Blue Moon Select, and Blue Moon Basic, allowing customers to select from three right-sized plans to balance their uptime and productivity requirements against individual risk tolerance and budgets.

Blue Moon Lifecycle Solutions will provide customers with value-added services such as software upgrades, end user education, disaster response protection and probe protection.