How To Install XrayVision Onto Data Server

The following video will guide you through the basic install of Apteryx XrayVision onto your data server.

Check out the next video in the series Video 2: Apteryx XrayVision – Mapping The Data Drive

Thank you for checking out the Sodium Dental Youtube page and website. This video is the first part in our “How To Install Apteryx Xrayvision Imaging Software” for use with dental xray sensors, phosphor plate systems, and digital panos.

To install the Apteryx XrayVision Imaging software the first thing we need to do is download the install file from the Apteryx website.

Open up a browser and go to you can see it right up here in the address bar here. On the main page, top right corner there is a link to get your 30 day free trial. If you click on this link here it will download the install file to your computer and this file will be used for whether you want a 30 day trial to check out the Apteryx XrayVision software or if you already have a license code and you’re installing a permanent version on your workstations.

Go ahead and click on the get your 30 day free trial. It will prompt you to download the file. Simply download it to a place that you can find it. The desktop would be the ideal spot making the XrayVision install easy to find. Once it’s download you just go to your desktop and open it up.

I already have a copy downloaded on my desktop so I’m going to minimize this window and get into it.

The first thing that we’ll want to do to install the XrayVision imaging software is we need to create an install directory on our server. Go to your server and open up My Computer and then on My Computer you’re going to go to your data drive on your server. Most servers will have a C and D drive which will have your data on it. C drive is generally reserved for your operating system.

On my server it is actually the E: drive I have it labeled as “Storage” so this is where I’m going to install it.

Go ahead and open up your data drive and what we need to do next is to create an install directory for XrayVision. Click create New Folder and label it Apteryx Imaging.

We can then close out of My Computer and begin the install process.

To initiate the install file what we need to do is right click on the icon and choose Run As Administrator. At this point we can click on unzip. We’ll just need to give this a few moments to complete the unzip process and then we can begin the software installation guide.

Now that the self extractor has completed we will click ok. Once we click OK it will open up the installation menu. To install XrayVision onto your server we’re going to go ahead and click on Install Apteryx Imaging.

This will then prepare the install wizard which will guide us through the rest of our XrayVision install.

At the main page here we’re going to click next. Then we will scroll down and read through the terms of service agreement from Apteryx. Make sure you give this a look through, read it, once you agree with it go ahead and click Yes.

On this page here you’re going to want to put your name and then your practice name. I don’t have a practice I have a dental technology company so my company name will be Sodium Dental.

We’re going to leave Anyone Who Uses This Computer checked and then go ahead and click on Next.

The install wizard may or may not grab the folder that we created on your servers data drive. If your folder is not chosen here simply click on Browse. Go to your data drive, find that Apteryx Imaging folder we created earlier and go ahead and click OK. You’ll see right here that it will have your drive letter and then the Apteryx Imaging folder.

Go ahead and click on Next.

On this page here we will leave all of these checked and leave XVlight unchecked.

Click Next.

On this page here, this is for add on components. Again we’re going to leave all of the defaults selections checked. The only time you’ll want to check the other boxes is if you’ve been instructed to do so by your support person.

Click Next.

On this page here we will select all of the hardware that we plan to use with our install of XrayVision. It is OK if you do not select certain items here. If you ever want to add on an Xray Sensor or add on any additional components those upgraders can always be downloaded from the Apteryx XrayVision website free of charge.

So we’re going to go through this list and select the sensors that we want to install. This is checked by default, go ahead and leave that checked. This upgrader here is actually what is used for most intra oral cameras so we’re going to go ahead and leave that checked.

I’m going to go through and I’m going to select a few different sensors that I would like to use. I’d like to use the Gendex sensor, I would also like to use the Quickray sensor, I would also like to use the Schick sensors, Suni and Suniray II, and then let’s see, this is good enough. I’m going to select those and then hit next.

Now we need to select the practice management software that we’d like to use. We’ll go ahead and choose Dentrix G5 that’s a pretty common practice management software. When you get to this menu you’re going to want to scroll through and choose the practice management software that you use. What this does is it actually installs a data drill so that Apteryx Imaging can communicate with your practice management software. These data drills will allow XrayVision to grab your patient information from your practice management software and bring it into XrayVision so that you don’t need to do any double entry of data or spend more time adding patient info into XrayVision. You’d just click on NameGrabber which is the data grabber and name grabber will grab all of the info from your patients chart and pop it right into XrayVision, quick and simple.

Click Next.

This menu here is all of the communication components available in the XrayVision install. For the time being we are just going to leave the default selections selected because our main focus in this video is to install XrayVision so that you can test it and use it. Again if you ever need any of these additional components you can always add them later. This is not a problem at all.

Click Next.

We’re just going to leave these checked. This is going to install your support files like your help documentation as well as a sample database John and Jane Doe patients for testing purposes. We’re going to go ahead and leave that selected.

Click Next.

At this point the install for XrayVision wizard is going to give you a general overview of exactly what we chose in each section. So you can see our selected applications we left as default so we have NameGrabber in XrayVision. Our Add Ons again we left this default. Our imaging devices you can see I chose Gendex, Quickray sensor, Suni Sensor, the SuniRay II for the older style sensors, and the Schick sensor. Then our data drill, Dentrix G5 as well as Open Dental.

Click Next.

At this point the XrayVision install wizard is going to go ahead and fully install the Apteryx Imaging software into the folder that we chose on your data server.

Once the XrayVision install wizard has completed your XrayVision is installed and we can go ahead and click finish because we are done. Now we can exit the installation and you can see here the icon on the desktop. You can give it a little test and open it up. Once it opens you can see here that it will give you another terms of service which you should read through. Once you accept it you can go ahead and register if you already have a license key. Go ahead and enter your license key here and then all of your information and then hit Get Activation Code. This will actually link up with the Apteryx servers and it will get an activation code for you, then you can click done.

Or we can hit Continue Using Trial and continue to use the free version. To open up the software simply click I Agree.

Thanks for watching. If you have any questions on how to install XrayVision feel free to give us a call 1-800-821-8962, or you can always email us we also have an online chat function on our website if you go to You’ll see in the lower right hand corner a little pop up window where our IT specialists can assist you via chat.

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