LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — Sirona (NASDAQ: SIRO) announces the launch of the inEos Blue desktop scanner, an advanced 3D scanner that allows dental technicians to quickly, precisely and easily scan dental models. The inEos Blue is built on Sirona’s innovative Bluecam technology, which utilizes short-wavelength visible blue light to facilitate flexible recording options, resulting in substantially faster scanning and precise 3D digital models.
Fig.1: inEos Blue: The new scan grid and the new model holder enable simple and controlled scanning.
inEos Blue gives more control to dental technicians to determine what they want to record, allowing them to process 3D digital models with unprecedented precision and speed. During the scanning process, the technician utilizes an automatic image capture function (auto capture) that allows free movement of the model in any direction, providing complete control of the angle of the scan. Thus, the user takes a digital impression only of the required treatment area, which leads to substantial time savings.
Fig. 2: Bluecam technology: short wavelength blue light delivers an extensive depth of field, as well as the enhanced reproduction of details at the preparation margins.
The inEos Blue scanner will be available in February 2010, along with a dedicated computer and inLab 3D software. The scanner can be utilized as a standalone unit or in combination with the inLab milling unit for complete in-house production. In addition, inEos Blue can export scans in STL file format, giving labs the flexibility to work with the files in third party design software.
“Through our innovative Bluecam technology, we are now able to bring the best digital dental scanning capabilities to our lab customers,” Bart Doedens, Vice President of Dental CAD / CAM Systems, commented. “Our new scanner is unsurpassed in optical precision, reliability and speed, while providing the technician full control of the scanning process. With the launch of the inEos Blue scanner, Sirona further solidifies its reputation as the industry innovator and leader in the dental CAD/CAM market.”
Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.