Natus Enters Streaming Newborn Video Market

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natus Medical Incorporated (Nasdaq:BABY) today announced that the Company has launched its newest entry in the Newborn Care market with the acquisition of Nicview, an early stage technology company. Nicview is the innovator & market leader of streaming video for families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Natus plans to make Nicview a standard practice for hospital neonatal intensive care units and to extend its application into nurseries worldwide.

For parents with babies in the NICU those first days or weeks can be difficult. In addition, extended family members are often unable to visit the NICU to see their newborn baby. Nicview provides a complete system of IP cameras, secure mobile viewing links, and a comprehensive service program. Secure password access for family members & authorized friends enables viewing of their newborn from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone, PC, or mobile device.

"The Nicview launch affirms our leadership position in newborn care and solves a long-standing need in the NICU and hospital nurseries worldwide," said Jim Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Natus.

Natus is a leading provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment and neurological dysfunction.

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CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACT: Natus Medical Incorporated Jonathan A. Kennedy Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (925) 223-6700

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