With a JS-25 system, encoder inputs were distributed directly to all the scan heads in the system via the power cable.
With the JS-50 the encoder is connected only to a ScanSync module which then distributes the encoder location along with timing synchronization over Ethernet. To ensure that the encoder and time synchronization are accurate, the ScanSync and all the JS-50 scan heads in the system must all be connected to a single Ethernet switch.
The ScanSync device features error code LEDs on the housing. These lights can help diagnose set up and connection problems with the encoder during start ups, or while troubleshooting.
Currently, we only support one ScanSync, and therefore one encoder per system. Future updates will add support for stamping each profile with multiple encoders. For a headrig carriage this will allow having location stamps for the knee positions, and the carriage. If you are interested in using multiple encoders please contact us.