aural Scan is the current user software for our audiology scanners mono Scan, duo Scan, duo Scan touch, free Stage and ds Production.

Under what conditions can I update to the most current version?
  • You can install the free update and use the most current version of aural Scan if you purchased your audiology scanner from smart optics within the last 365 days.
  • You can install the free update and use the most current version of aural Scan if you have already purchased a software update within the last 365 days.
  • If none of these conditions apply to you, you can install the free update but the software will not start. To purchase a valid activation code, please contact us or one of our resellers.
You want to test aural Scan?

aural Scan can only be operated with a valid activation code. This applies to both the full version and the 30-day trial. This download link alone is not sufficient to start the software as a demo version. To access the 30-day trial please contact your reseller. If no reseller is responsible for you, you can fill in the form for ordering a 30-day trial version HERE.

Where can I find instructions for aural Scan?

For aural Scan, you will find an operating manual that covers both the areas of software application and hardware operation. You will find them on the product page of your scanner.

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Release notes
Release notes for aural Scan Release v3.2.1

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software aural Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • mono Scan
  • duo Scan
  • duo Scan Touch
  • ds Production
  • free Stage

By updating on version 3.2.1 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Fixed

  • Manual object rotation blocked reset of cursor
Release notes for aural Scan Release v3.2.0

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software aural Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • mono Scan
  • duo Scan
  • duo Scan Touch
  • ds Production
  • free Stage

By updating on version 3.2.0 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Added

  • Support of future firmware
  • Highlight results of the 3D calibration with a deviation of more than 14 μ in red inside the calibration record

Changed

  • Automatically place cursor in left text box when a case is closed
  • Disable CPU idle state during measurements

Fixed

  • Software start-up issues after deinstallation of Himsa Noah
Release notes for aural Scan Release v3.1.1

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software aural Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • mono Scan
  • duo Scan
  • duo Scan Touch
  • ds Production
  • free Stage

By updating on version 3.1.1 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Changed

  • Changed service position for free Stage
Release notes for aural Scan Release v3.1

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software aural Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • mono Scan
  • duo Scan
  • duo Scan Touch
  • ds Production
  • free Stage

By updating on version 3.1 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Added

  • Configurable automatic rotation of mesh after completion of matching process
  • New translations
  • 3D Calibration including protocol saved in “C:/Scans/ Calibration” after validation.
  • Support of the new audiology scanner “freeStage”
  • Added support tool “ActivityKalibration” to the installation directory
  • Added new XML attributes to define STL RGB values for 3Shape CAD software

! IMPORTANT NOTICE !
The 3D-calibration is an additional feature and is only possible with a special calibration object offered by smart optics.

Changed

  • Changed “Scan Object Tone” categories with more practical orientation to material color
  • Allow parallel installation of “duoScan” and “aural Scan
  • Improved CLI command environment at software start-up
  • Full commit hash is now available in About dialog
  • Disable Touch Screen for Calibration dialogs
  • The installer now deletes ‘Settings.xml’ during installation
  • Improved confidence settings based on v2.8.1

Fixed

  • The Finish key could be activated twice
  • Duo Scan Touch is detected in the title bar
  • “Move to Service” was not called when “Scan Again” was enabled.

Removed

  • Panel “About 3DV_Control” after double click next to text box
Release notes for aural Scan Release v3.0

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software aural Scan. By updating on version 3.0 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.
This update is released for the following devices:

  • mono Scan
  • duo Scan
  • duo Scan Touch
  • ds Production

! IMPORTANT NOTICE !
This software version only fully supports English and German in this release.

New to aural Scan 3.0 Scan software

  • Support of duo Scan Touch
  • New modern GUI design with integrated user-hints to guide the user through the software.
  • Scan can be started without naming and will generate a time stamp, which can be renamed at any time.
  • New Setting to limit the minimum und maximum characters for naming
  • Text box will be red highlighted if a name will not fulfill the requirements.
  • Text box will be highlighted if name is empty or already exists
  • Barcode Scanners can be used for naming and if a barcode will be scanned, the scan process will be started immediately
  • New Hotkey “Enter” to Start scan and “Tab” to switch between the text boxes
  • New Submenu inside the textboxes for cut, copy and paste

Added

  • Added support of new duoScan Touch
  • Added function to allow direct scan start and enabled naming during scan process
  • Added “freedom of choice” for “Follow-up strategy” inside Settings menu
  • Added new GUI design for the Audiology Software
  • Added workflow for instant scanning if barcode is scanned using a barcode scanner
  • Added commands “Copy” “Cut” and “Paste to menu of right mouse key if users click into the text box
  • Added function to bypass unsupported characters in text box including automatic monitoring of filename
  • Added new settings menu and cleaned up tabs Changed
  • Harmonized language menus of “Installer” & “Software Settings”
  • Modified size of Settings dialog for French language
  • Improved undo of Cutting Tools
  • Renamed setting “Move reduced“ to “Show point cloud when mesh is moved“
  • Changed colour of rescan to match to new GUI
  • Renamed Setting “Saving Images” and implemented saving of more support files.
  • Changed installer and product name to “aural Scan 3.0”
  • Improve overall handling of text boxes and file names
  • Changed setting “object scan tone – dark” to improve scanning of pink silicone
  • Scanner installer tool’ now supports .NET Framework 4

Fixed

  • Fixed buggy undo of Cutting Tools
  • Fixed problem where settings Thinning and Smoothing had impact on axes calibration
  • Fixed problem where empty folders will be dropped in %localappdata%
  • Fixed problem where software cannot find scanner because comport 0 was missing in settings.xml
  • Fixed problem where “Rescan mode” remained active if “finish work” button was activated
  • Fixed problem where undo of cutting tools was no longer available after rescan was matched.
  • Fixed problem where “Cutting tools” and “Hole filling” stayed active if “Rescan mode” was started
  • Fixed problem where system setting “Minimum/MaximumScanFileNameLength” had no function.
  • Fixed problem where various old files remained in temp folder
  • Fixed problems of Software freezes after several measurements in a row
  • Fixed a problem where a dot in the file name caused a forced file extension.

Removed

  • Removed setting “Sound by action“
  • Removed setting “Ask for matching on scan data“
  • Removed setting “Always do matching on scan data“
  • Removed relation of Setting “Thinning” to confidence calculation
  • Removed “Application is stating” text on start-up splash screen
  • Removed Setting “Delete scan data on exit”
  • Removed axis calibration in rescan mode
Important note:
If you use the FTP-Upload feature make sure to activate the setting “Show FTP upload dialog after the measurement” to use the module.
Due to the newest enhancements it is necessary to use the setting.

Enhancements:

  • Default setting for “Bottom cutting filter” was set from 9 to 5 to receive better results.
  • Installer now supports Romanian language.
  • Double-clicking the software icon in standby mode maximizes software now.
  • Integrated missing auto-standby mode for “Load File” function in combination with Noah System.
  • Removed the limitation to 64 characters of the output path in combination with Noah System.
  • Integrated missing translations for the network disconnection dialog.
  • Integrated new camera driver to support future camera classes.
  • Using network drives as export directory is now available.

Bug fixes:

  • Measurement dialog had to be aborted twice in mono Scan.
  • If setting “Use the same name for the left and right ear cast” was enabled a single measurement was not possible.
  • Sometimes FTP-Upload did not work if the software was opened for the first time.
  • Sometimes “Scan again” caused a software crash in mono Scan.
  • 3D-Objects had to be turned to be able to finish the matching process.
  • With some former audiology scanners, the firmware could not be identified properly.
  • Output path was limited to 64 characters in combination with Noah System.
  • FTP upload had to be aborted to authorize auto-standby in combination with Noah System.
  • Output path was deleted when the network connection was lost.
  • Sometimes Software crashed when editing 3D-data in viewer mode in combination with Noah System.
  • Software crashed when activating the FTP upload in combination with Noah System.
  • Improved scan workflow leads to reduced scan time
  • Supporting our newest audiology scanner hardware possibly leads to additional reduction of scan time
  • implementation of new Point Grey camera driver