[Update] January 18, 2018
Teguar kindly provided us with another tablet to test with our 3D scanners: the TRT-3012-II. So, we had a chance to see how it performed with Eva, Eva Lite, Space Spider and Artec Studio 12.
The tablet specifications are as follows:
- 11.6" touchscreen
- Windows 10
- Intel Core i5-5200U @ 2.20GHz (with Artec Studio using all four threads)
- 8GB RAM
- Intel HD Graphics 5500, driver version 220.127.116.1135
The processor in this model (Core i5-5200U) is less powerful than the one in the TM-3110-22F (Core i7-5700HQ). As a result, the FPS (frames per second) rate is at its maximum only when 3D scanning with Eva Lite.
|Scanner type||Tracking type||FPS during test||Total frames amount, captured during test|
|Artec Eva Lite||Geometry only||14.5 out of 16||4000|
|Artec Eva||Geometry + Texture||8 out of 16||3600|
|Artec Space Spider||Geometry + Texture||5 out of 8||4000|
In general we don’t recommend using only 8GB, as it falls below the minimum requirements for Artec products.
Also note that such large amounts of raw data from Artec Space Spider may occupy most or all of the free RAM on this tablet. So, if you want to use this scanner to capture 4,000 frames or more in a single session, we highly recommend stopping your 3D scanning at a convenient point, unloading the captured data from RAM and then continuing your session.
Overall we recommend using the TRT-3012-II medical tablet with Eva Lite, which our clients around the world frequently employ in medical applications. In this case, the tablet’s hardware specifications are sufficient for both 3D scanning and postprocessing.
August 01, 2017
Today we had a chance to test the Teguar TM-3110-22F tablet alongside the both Artec Eva and Space Spider. We really loved its performance, so take a look at our observations below!
About the tablet:
The Teguar TM-3110-22F is a fanless medical computer with a large touch screen and silent operation, thus, it's perfect for use in surgical suites, radiology labs, and other treatment environments.
We tested a model with the following specifications:
- 21.5" HD touchscreen
- Windows 10 Pro
- USB 3.0.
- Intel i7 5700HQ 2.70GHz processor
- 16 GB RAM
- Intel HD Graphics 5600 (we used driver version 18.104.22.16831)
Scanning performance test
- First, we checked Geometry+Texture mode and captured about 4,000 frames using Artec Eva to determine the average scanning speed. The result (15.4 FPS) was close to the scanner’s maximum (16 FPS) during the entire test.
- Because real-time fusion mode uses the video card intensively, we also tested the tablet in that mode to evaluate the performance of the Intel HD Graphics 5600. We captured a large scene (about 1,600 frames in total) and achieved 15–15.4 FPS throughout the scanning session.
- Artec Space Spider operates at its maximum FPS on this tablet, as well (both in regular scanning mode and in Real-time fusion mode).
Post-processing performance test
- We ran a full postprocessing cycle over all the data we captured with Artec Eva during the scanning-performance test: fine and global registration, sharp fusion, and mesh simplification. Since the speed of these algorithms depends on the number and power of the CPU cores, this Teguar model with the high-performance Intel Core i7 processor easily handled all our calculations for the scanned data. Global registration and sharp fusion are usually the longest and most resource-intensive processes, but not in this case; they took just 3.5 minutes and 4 minutes, respectively.
- The maximum output texture size depends on the video card’s capacity; our tests showed the Intel HD Graphics 5600 can generate up to 8,192 x 8,192 textures. Also, we confirmed that texture mapping runs flawlessly on this tablet.
The Teguar TM-3110-22 is a good example of a powerful tablet that delivers high performance. It can perform medical 3D scanning and quick postprocessing of captured data. We expect that combining this tablet with some kind of hospital monitor arm, like the one below, is a good idea:
The tablet will be especially beneficial for operators who are using Artec Eva and can quickly move around the patient or scene they’re scanning, capturing all details at maximum FPS and with total flexibility
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