The Polaris Spectra and Polaris Vicra are based on the same core technology. Consider these factors when choosing a Polaris system for your application:
For further differences and similarities between the Polaris Spectra and the Polaris Vicra, see the table below.
|Product Features||Polaris Spectra||Polaris Vicra|
|bump detection capabilities||Yes||Yes|
|short warm-up time||Yes||Yes|
|maintenance and diagnostic utilities||Yes||Yes|
|accurate within wide temperature range||Yes||Yes|
|large measurement volume||Yes|
|integrated positioning laser||Yes|
|small and lightweight||Yes|
|mount almost anywhere||Yes|
|track passive tools||Yes||Yes|
|track active wireless tools||Yes||Yes|
|track active tools||Yes|
There are three Polaris System configurations available: passive hybrid Polaris Spectra System, Passive Polaris Spectra System, and Polaris Vicra System. See Choosing a Polaris for help choosing the correct system for your applications.
Hybrid Polaris Spectra System
The hybrid Polaris Spectra System can measure active, active wireless, or passive tools. It consists of a Position Sensor, a System Control Unit (SCU), optional strobers, and cables.
Passive Polaris Spectra System
The passive Polaris Spectra System can measure active wireless or passive tools. It consists of a Position Sensor, a Host USB Converter, a power adapter, and cables.
Polaris Vicra System
The Polaris Vicra System has a smaller measurement volume than the Polaris Spectra and can measure active wireless or passive tools. The Polaris Vicra System consists of a Position Sensor, a Host USB Converter, a power adapter, and cables.
The following are the software utilities available for the Polaris Spectra and Polaris Vicra optical tracking systems. The NDI Polaris Spectra and Polaris Vicra Systems come complete with NDI ToolBox software and an application program interface (API).
|NDI ToolBox is a suite of utilities for diagnostics, maintenance, testing, and development support for the Polaris Spectra and Polaris Vicra Systems. (View PDF) Some of the utilities offered through NDI Toolbox include:|
|Image Capture Utility||
|NDI 6D Architect|
|Application Program Interface (API)|