This led to the creation of the probe interface module, which allowed interchanging the scanner probe in the base unit. This module required adding a new connection point in the main optical fiber. The connection was executed with minimal signal loss and included a clever dust cover for the optical connection.
Then, separate optical and electronic modules were devised, which were independently removable from the chassis for servicing. This configuration assisted with assembly while a hinged electronics enclosure aided with debugging, as service personnel could access the interior while operating the unit.
A component layout was established to maximize thermal performance coupled with the positive pressure fan cooling system. Hot swap hard disk drives were implanted, with custom shock mounts.
A unique optical fiber routing tray that accommodated an array of fiber lengths was fitted with size and weight distribution that, along with handholds in key locations, enabled disassembly of the unit to assist with portability during transport.
Porticos implemented lightweight and strong structural chassis, low-cost thermoformed covers, and removable spool to improve transportability, as well as adapted OEM medical cart to complete the system.