State of the Art Since 1987
SOTA is an acronym for “State of the Art,” meaning the highest level of development at a present time. Founded in 1987 in Southern California, SOTA Imaging engineered and developed premium quality optic technologies for world leading research facilities around the globe. SOTA’s track record speaks for itself: NASA, Abbot Laboratories, research Universities, and R&D labs are just a few of SOTA’s former clients. Today, SOTA has its own line of dental imaging products – built by the hands of engineers and experts.
Leading the Future of Dentistry
SOTA parts were used in some of the most recognized intraoral cameras, including the Gendex, Accucam, Ultracam and Digital Doc. As an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for Vipersoft and Dentrix, SOTA built and shipped the Vipercam and Imagecam, two of the most widely used high-end intraoral cameras in history.
With the introduction of its own proprietary intraoral camera, the Claris i310D direct plug USB 2.0, SOTA set the standard for image quality and reliability at a fraction of the cost. For the first time ever, a simple USB 2.0 cable was all you needed to view “true-to-life” colored images. Prior to the Claris, intraoral cameras required large docking stations, and most did not have the capability to save images. With the Claris, for the first time, dentists could take images for patient education and documentation for patient files and insurance claims.
SOTA’s R&D team ultimately developed the first intraoral camera that could plug into nearly any imaging software. Many other companies would soon follow in introducing similar technologies. Today, SOTA offers premium digital imaging products for modern dentists. Cutting edge products such as the USB Clio Digital X-ray System, Cliosoft Imaging Software, and Claris i4D intraoral camera let dental practices help provide accurate and educational patient exams.
We strongly believe that our strengths in innovation and experience in U.S. lean manufacturing and dedication to customer service allow us to provide unique products to our customers. To this day, we manufacture our products in our facilities in Orange, CA, and our products and service provide unmatched technological superiority at a great value. Now we believe that’s “state-of-the-art”.
SOTA Imaging History
1987 SOTA was established at Orange, California and specialized in optical fabrication.
1994 Built custom lens assemblies for NASA
1995 Optics assembly for New Image/Accucam (Now Gendex).
1996 Expanded our facility and built class 10,000 cleanroom for manufacturing and assemblies.
Optics assembly for UltraCAM (American Dental Technology) and OEM for ViperCAM (Sullivan Schein)
2002 OEM for ImageCAM (Dentrix)
2003 Launch of intraoral camera Claris i310
2004 Dentistry Today Top 100 Product Award for Claris i310
2004 Launched Claris i310F
2004 Launched Claris i310 USB 2.0
2006 Four Star Rating from Reality Today
2006 Launched Claris i310D
2007 Received one of the highest ADA ratings at the CDA meeting
2011 Launched Clio Digital X-ray System, new Claris i4D, eBite, eBite Plus
2013 Clio Digital X-ray sensors announced as one of the slimmest, most comfortable sensors at the CDA 2013
2013 Cliosoft 2.0 is launched
2015 The Clio X-Ray Sensor with DI Technology is awarded Dental Product Shopper “Best Product” for 2015