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i500, i600, i700 or i700 Wireless?

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€)

Medit i500 from CAD-Ray
Medit’s first IOS, the mighty i500

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€)

The mostly new Medit i600 is here!

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.

Clever update of the i500 – now known as the i600

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€)

The new Medit i700 Wireless launched on 20 April 2022

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:

Dr. Armen Mirzayan testing the range of the i700 Wireless

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:

Intraoral scanning is quick and easy with the new 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.

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Medit IOS Training Deutschland 🇩🇪

Suchen Sie jemanden, der Sie in der Verwendung Ihres Medit Intraoralscanners schult? Sie sind an der richtigen Stelle.

CAD-Ray hat weltweit mehr als 15.000 Zahnärzte in der Anwendung von CAD/CAM-Technologien geschult. Und als weltgrößter Medit-Händler hat niemand mehr Medit-Anwender geschult als CAD-Ray. Willkommen in der digitalen Revolution!

CAD-Ray Hands-on training in Heidelberg, Juli 2021

In Deutschland sind wir uns mit dem sehr talentierten Dr. Simon Prieß M. Sc. in Riedstadt, in Zusammenarbeit. Dr. Prieß wurde bereits von Dr. Armen Mirzayan, unserem Gründer und Medit Master, ausgebildet und wird 2022 alle unsere Level 1: Scanning Mastery-Trainings in Deutschland leiten.

Dr. Prieß und CAD-Ray Gründer und Medit Master, Dr. Armen Mirzayan

Dr. Prieß und CAD-Ray begrüßen Sie am 26. März 2022 zu unserem ersten Level 1 Training.

Erfahren Sie hier mehr.

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Clinux Version 1.0.4 Released

New Clinux Version Available Now!

We’ve updated Clinux and, like all our software updates, it is completely free of charge for our users. There is no more affordable, or simpler way to begin making crowns in your own practice. The Clinux workflow is so easy, anyone on the team can learn it without the need for in-person trainings.

Highlights of the update include:

  • Autolaunch CAM on Export
    • One-click export to MillBox CAM
    • One-click export to Go2CAM
    • One-click export to ChiTuBox 3D slicer
    • One-click export to SprintRay CAM
  • Mill mode and Print mode
    • Intaglio optimization for both printing and milling for optimum fitting restorations and appliances

Autolaunch CAM on Export

When using Clinux 1.0.4 and you also have the small, local program “Clinux Bridge” installed on your system, you may Export any design from Clinux directly into the following programs, greatly simplifying the IOS > Clinux > Production machine workflow.

Overview of Clinux 1.0.4 Update

Welcome to CAD in the cloud!

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MEDIT is the CAD/CAM Market Challenger

MEDIT has captured a significant share of the Dentist CAD/CAM market in only a couple years. Already at 7% of the total CAD/CAM market* and with the release of the new i700 last Spring, we won’t be surprised to see MEDIT reach the double digits in 2022.

Our Conclusion: MEDIT is the fastest growing IOS in dentistry today due to: premium-segment product performance with value-segment pricing. Plus, no hidden costs, no scan fees, no update fees, free software apps and more.

Time to join the fun…!

* Source: https://www.insightsz.com/

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Edentulous Scanning With MEDIT

Scanning edentulous arches is one of the most difficult things you can do with an intraoral scanner (you should be aware of that).

The reason is the rather flat surface of the gingiva that does not allow the camera to lock into specific landmarks, like teeth, in order to accurately register the surface data of the edentulous arch. Remember, an intraoral camera is nothing more than a series of individual images put together to create the “video” acquisition. Therefore, it is very easy for the software to mis-match individual images when putting the model together when there is no vertical data, or very little vertical data, to lock into.

So we have these forces working against us when scanning edentulous arches. What we don’t need is for our fingers, gloves, etc. to get in the way of our scanning. Ideal would be if our fingers and gloves could help the scanning process!

Here we show you how to use the Colour Extraction filter to simplify the edentulous scan:

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Clinux Version 1.0.3 Released

New Clinux Version Available Now!

We’ve updated Clinux and, like all our software updates, it is completely free of charge for our users. There is no more affordable, or simpler way to begin making crowns in your own practice. The Clinux workflow is so easy, anyone in the practice can learn it without the need for in-person trainings.

Highlights of the update include:

  • New Social Login options
    • Facebook
    • Google
  • Minimal Thickness Body

With Clinux, all software updates are free of charge with no installation required. Just log into Clinux as normal and you will have access to the new tools. Clinux is the world’s first, affordable, cloud-based CAD software designed for Dentists by CAD-Ray. Did we mention Support is included?!

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Re-set Your CAD-Ray Password

CAD-Ray operates in Europe and North America and, accordingly, we have two different websites:

CAD-Ray Europe:
https://europe.cad-ray.com

&

CAD-Ray North America:
http://www.cad-ray.com

If you have registered at one, or both, of these websites, you may want to change your password or maybe you have lost it. In either case, this video shows how you can simply reset your password and gain access to the sites once more: