LKC Technologies is proud to announce the launch of the new UTAS systems at ARVO 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. The new UTAS BigShot will be showcased to all attendees at booth #1003 during the meeting.

The UTAS SunBurst™ -for use in humans- offers the ultimate experience for physicians and patients in a small, lightweight and easy to use system, and is capable of conducting full ISCEV-complaint electroretinograms (ERGs), visual evoked potential (VEPs) tests, and electro-oculogram (EOGs) tests.

The SunBurst also features the lightest, brightest and most capable ganzfeld on the market.

On the other hand, the UTAS BigShot™ -for use in animals- offers researchers the most capable animal ganzfeld on the market and is capable to perform flash ERG (with option to add pattern testing) with ease on any small-to-medium sized animal. Adding to its flexibility, the BigShot™ can also be used for human clinical research.

New Features

Both systems feature a renovated and more compact hardware design along with some exciting improvements and new features.

  • The enhanced UTAS system is now fully Windows 10 based allowing the UTAS to benefit from the latest PC technology and associated security enhancements.
  • The CRT pattern monitor has been replaced with a high-quality LCD Monitor carefully selected and driven in a manner to clinically eliminate customary flash artifacts common to LCD displays and to maintain the superior performance formally only found in CRTs.
  • The MGIT, or Isolation Transformer, and the UTAS Interface are now combined into one-unit requiring half the space.
  • The completely redesigned UBA amplifier now offers six differential channels with 24 bit A-to-D conversion using a native USB connection.

The previous four channel version of the UBA had an amplifier unit attached to the UBA interface unit via a fiber-optic cable, which was then connected to the computer through a separate USB cable.

LKC has also created a new mounting option for the UBA through an adjustable arm strap which allows positioning the UBA closer to the patient in a location with improved access by the operator.

The reduction in the number of pieces of equipment and an enhanced design of the other components of the system, provide for improved performance, reliability and improved comfort of the patient and the operator, along with a better utilization of the space in your office or facility.

We have also redesigned components responsible for 90% of repair issues in the last 3 years, and the UTAS now meets the latest electrical safety and emissions standards, including resistance to 15,000 V electrostatic discharges possible on those dry winter days.