DC-Air™ Wireless X-Ray Sensor
DC-Air™ brings revolutionary direct conversion and wireless technology to dental x-ray sensors.
From “Fragile Sandwich” to “Internally Homogenous”— the Magic of Silicon
Direct conversion refers to the ability of a radiographic imager to convert x-ray signal to electronic input used to produce the image. Conventional digital sensors must first convert high energy x-ray photons to lower energy photons on the visible light spectrum before the detector inside can provide electronic input.
To accomplish the conversion to light, conventional sensors use a layer of material called a scintillator. Converted light photons are then filtered through an optical fiber plate (essentially a layer of glass). This conversion process not only causes distortion in the resulting image, but the components involved are extremely fragile and make the sensor prone to breaking from even a short drop off the counter or out of the hand.
DC-Air™ replaces the scintillator and optical plate layers with a direct silicon (Si) semiconductor substrate which is homogenous in nature to the sensor’s CMOS integrated circuit. This revolutionary technology is what gives DC-Air™ its distinctly accurate image quality and superior durability vs. other “top” sensors.
DC-Air™ Sensor Specifications
|Detector||Single Crystal Direct Conversion Silicon / CMOS|
|Pixel Physical Size||26μm|
|Recommended Exposure Parameters||70kV, 6-8ma, 120-320ms
|Active Area||35.1mm x 24.7mm|
|Pixel resolution||12 bits|
|Number of Pixels||1,249,920|
|MTF||>70% @ 5lp/mm, >40% @ 10lp/mm|
|Sensor Mode of Operation||Global Shutter|
|Triggering||Automatic on X-ray Start|
|Storage RAM||4 MB|
|Images in RAM||1 Image|
|Range||up to 3m|
|Images per Charge Cycle||150+|
|Sensor Battery Type||Lithium-Ion|
|Sensor Battery Capacity||19mAH|
Dentist Designed Zero Profile® Alignment System
*DC-Air™ is also compatible with any Size 2 sensor holder / alignment system.
The DC-Air™’ bitewing holder is perfectly suited for acquiring molar and canine bitewing images with Zero Profile® holders that make adjusting the sensor’s position a quick and convenient process.
The DC-Air™ anterior holder has been designed to accommodate a broad range of oral shapes and sizes for beautiful upper or lower anterior PAs.
The DC-Air™ posterior holder is optimized for upper and lower posterior PAs on either side of the mouth with dual Zero Profile® holder rings for simple adjustment mesially or distally.
The DC-Air™ endodontic holder makes acquiring intraoral radiographs a breeze during an endodontic procedure or implant surgery. The paddle design provides easy access to the region of interest.
The docking station completes the wireless workflow for your modern dental practice.
Eliminate USB Wear
USB cables are really meant for devices like printers and speakers that plug in once and stay connected. That’s why things like sensor cables and cell phone chargers break so often: the constant wear from unplugging and reconnecting, bending and moving. The DC-Air™ docking station acts as the home base for the sensor on the counter, eliminating any USB plugging or movement to move the wireless DC-Air™ sensor to a different room.
The wireless channel of communication between the sensor and the docking station is FDA and FCC cleared for security and reliability. The wireless communication of image data is protected by the latest Bluetooth® encryption and minimizes the exchange of PHI over the wireless link.
Smart Charging Features
The DC-Air™ docking station intelligently monitors the wireless x-ray sensor’s battery health to optimize charge and longevity. The replaceable lithium ion battery is rated for a 5-year life and thousands of charge cycles.
Keep Your Software | Add Our Features
DC-Air™ provides useful features completely new to digital dentistry including automatic image backup.
DC-Air™ integrates with any TWAIN-enabled dental imaging software including: