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Table 1 The four IOS used in this study

From: Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study

  Technology of acquisition Powder Colour System
CS 3600® Active speed 3D video No Yes Completely open – proprietary files (.CSZ) but also open formats (.PLY,.STL) are immediately available
Trios 3® Confocal microscopy and ultrafast optical scanning No Yes Closed – only proprietary files (.DCM) are available
Cerec Omnicam® Optical triangulation and confocal microscopy No Yes Closed – proprietary files (.CS3,.SDT,.CDT,.IDT) are available, but with the possibility to obtain open formats (.STL) with Cerec Connect®
True Definition® Active wavefront sampling 3D video technology Yes No Closed – proprietary files are available, but with the possibility to obtain open formats (.STL) with 3M Connection Center®