In 2018 Medit Corp. started marketing their first intraoral scanner, the i500, and quickly reached an impressive market penetration.
Today, just four years later, we now have to decide between 4 great scanners. Let’s dive into each and see what might be the right solution for you…
i500 (MSRP: 15.900€)
The i500 will remain in the Medit price list for the foreseeable future, but actually there is no reason to purchase this camera now. Please keep reading…
i600 (MSRP: 12.500€)
What would happen if you removed some of the features of the i700 (UV disinfection, remote control button) and reduced the price? You would get the amazing i600.
The new i600 is a special product from Medit. Medit has improved their product line (i700 in 2021 and i700 Wireless in 2022), and wanted to make sure they did not price themselves out of the entry level IOS market. Thus the i600. Truly a workhorse for anyone taking their first steps into intra-oral scanning and with a price of 12.500€, the i600 is very, very hard to beat as an entry-level IOS.
i700 (MSRP: 17.900€)
The i700 was introduced in April 2021 to resounding success. The i700 is probably the fastest-selling IOS in the world today and with good reason – small, light, easy to handle, with great scanning software and a host of Apps to play with after your scan – all at a great price. This is where Medit really shines, their software updates are nearly constant and always making their system faster and/or easier to use.
Of course, there are less expensive IOS scanners out there (and several more expensive), but overall the i700 has been a market winner. To pay less, you would either have to purchase a Chinese-made scanner, or one of the smaller IOS players in Europe or the US, but the performance of those scanners compared to the i700 is just not on the same level. Also, because Medit has more than 15,000 IOS users, their system is far more robust than nearly everyone in the CAD/CAM game.
i700 Wireless (MSRP: 19.900€)
Medit’s new flagship product, the i700 Wireless is premium level technology at value-segment pricing. Medit has really done it again – if you fancy a wireless scanner in your practice, this is the only one available at less than 20k Euros. There is one other wireless IOS in the market (from Denmark), but at a much, much higher price.
I know what you are wondering now: “How does the wireless work in the real world?” The wireless technology in this camera is not WIFI – Medit is using their own proprietary technology. Does it work? Indeed it does. We attended the launch event of this product and had more than 20 i700 Wireless cameras working on one meeting room. That would never work with WIFI, so Medit has really figured something out with their latest technology.
Check out this video of Armen demonstrating the strength of wireless connection:
Ok, great, there is good range with the camera (although we recommend scanning the patient in the same room as the camera!), but what about the intra-oral scanning performance?
Here again, Dr. Mirzayan demonstrates intra-oral scanning with the i700 Wireless:
So there you go – a quick primer on the available IOS scanners from Medit.
There are some things to keep in mind when shopping for an IOS, like what kind of additional fees are involved? With Medit there are no such fees. Their software Apps are free of charge, their software is updated regularly without any fees and of course there are no scanning fees. No annual fees. No scanner fees. No price gouging of any kind.
Finally, a company that understands people like to purchase products OR rent them, but not both!
Would you like to test drive the new cameras from Medit?
We will have all three cameras at our upcoming CAD-Ray Europe Annual Meeting in Heidelberg on May 13-14th. There is no better way to learn how these cameras work in your own hands and, if you happen to purchase one, we deduct your course fee from your purchase.