Vinyl Open Air

Scanning on an open stage – this is the motto of the Vinyl Open Air, because this Vinyl scanner is completely open. Technically, it is at the same level of the Vinyl thanks to the suitable 1.3 megapixel camera and the structured light triangulation with white light LEDs.

As the most affordable model of the Vinyl series, the Open Air comes with a basic set of accessories. It doesn’t take more than this to work on projects with common dental indications or orthodontic cases – including articulator scans.

The Vinyl Open Air – a scanner not only for routine work.

The Vinyl series

The compact design with the distinctive cube shape is a characteristic feature of smart optics Vinyl scanners. The series owes its name to the large black system plate, strikingly reminiscent of a turntable. Equipped with a fully automatic Z-axis and a user-friendly 180° opening, the dental desktop scanners provide convenient space for all dental objects, from individual segments through jaw models, full and partial impressions (also of toothless jaws) up to articulators of various brands.

Highest quality combined with German engineering, reliability in harmony with longevity – these are the requirements that smart optics accomplishes with the Vinyl Series. Tried and tested LED sensor technology and smart motorization allow high-precision, fast measurements. Technical innovations from our own research as well as the implementation of customer requests ensure that the Vinyl Series evolves constantly to meet the growing demands both of today and the future.

An extensive range of accessories for models and impressions can be added or purchased later for both basic and additional modules. Thanks to the multisplit base plate, which is standard for all smart optics dental scanners, same-system models and articulators do not require any accessories.
It goes without saying that all Vinyl scanners are supplied with the powerful dental Scan software – including interfaces to prestigious industry software, first and foremost exocad DentalCAD. In conjunction with the open dental Scan system, Vinyl scanners offer another advantage by working not only as first-class dental scanners, but also as clever universal scanners for objects within the size of their measuring field.

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Vinyl OA
Amount of cameras1
Camera pixels1.3 MP
Amount of projectors1
Accuracy (acc. ISO 12836)6 µm
Output data formatPLY, STL
Light sourceWhite light LED
Measuring technologyStripe light triangulation
Measurement field (X × Y × Z)80 × 60 × 85 mm
Size (W x H x D)455 × 430 × 420 mm
Weight23 kg
Connections1 × USB
1 × Power
Power supply100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Warranty36 months
Vinyl OA
Complete jaw1 camera, LR mode
Scanning: 16 sec
Matching: 13 sec
Total: 29 sec
Single tooth1 camera, LR mode
Scanning: 33 sec
Matching: 8 sec
Total: 41 sec
3-unit bridge1 camera, LR mode
Scanning: 45 sec
Matching: 22 sec
Total: 67 sec
Vinyl OA
UX module (Gesture control & assistance projections)
AI controlled Z-axis
Fully automated Z-axis
Removable rotary swivel unit
3D sensor unit (projector & camera)
Articulator system plateL
LED status bar
Housing made of high quality material
Vinyl OA
LR mode
HR mode
Selective camera mode
Articulator scan
Twin Tray model scan
Triple Tray® impression scan
Baltic Denture System®
Visual Z-axis control
Automatic cutting plane
Additional scan
Correction scan
Texture scan monochrome
Texture scan color
Universal project
multiCase project
Orthodontic project
Bright & Dark Mode
Vinyl OA
Scan softwaredental Scan
System requirements (Minimum)Windows 10 64-Bit
Quad Core CPU, i3
USB 2.0 Port
40 - 100 GB HDD
Graphics card with 1 GB RAM
System requirements (Recommended)Windows 11 64-Bit
Six Core CPU, i7
USB 3.0 Port
100 - 250 GB SSD
Graphics card with 6 GB RAM
Compatibility with exocad® Dental CAD
Vinyl OA
Shipping box includesVinyl Open Air
3D calibration model
Object holder
Mains cable
USB cable
Installation data carrier with dental Scan, calibration data
Accessory case includes


All downloads for the Vinyl Open Air such as manuals and catalogs or the current version of dental Scan can be found in our Download Center.