There are generally two types of Carestream CS1500 camera you will encounter. The newer USB connected cameras which show in device manager as "CS1500 UVC" under the "Imaging Devices" or "Camera" sub heading in Device manager. The other type are the older USB connected cameras and also wireless CS1500 cameras, these will show as "CS1500" or "Atheros AX9xx" under the "Network Adapters" sub heading in device manager. Before you begin any kind of configuration within Examine Pro you will need to determine which kind of camera you are dealing with by checking in Device Manager, as they set up differently based on this.
Technically the supplier of the device should have installed the driver for the camera before you are involved, but often this isn't the case and we can install the driver for them. Ultimately though if there are any issues with device outside of Examine Pro you are unable to resolve refer them to their hardware supplier.
CS1500 UVC Set Up
The CS1500 UVC is the easier of the two types to configure as it functions like a standard WDM camera. If you need to install the driver then use the driver located "X:\Support\Digital Imaging Team\DI Drivers & Updates\ImageLevel\ExPro Carestream Updates\Camera Drivers\CS1X00 Driver- 188.8.131.52.zip", you may also occasionally need to update to this driver version to get the camera working if an older driver is already installed, usually this is when the site are using Windows 10.
Once the driver installed and the device is showing correctly in device manager then the device can be set up via Examine Pro. Firstly ensure under "Options -> Video Still Capture" that it is set to "WDM StillCap".
Then press the "Video Still Capture" button in Examine Pro.
You will then be greeted with the below screen upon entering.
Choose the "Expert Setup" tab. Under the "Capture" drop down box select "CS1500 UVC". The only settings you need to change in this screen is ticking "Video Format Compatibility" in the bottom right hand side. Then choose the "Misc" tab at the top of the screen to configure the camera button, this screen make sure "Search for Still capture pin. (WDM Button)" is ticked.
Once you have done this click "Save&Exit" and get the customer to test the camera, all should work OK.
Older Style CS1500 Set Up (often also applies to CS1200)
To set up a CS1500 camera which appears as a network adapter is somewhat different to setting up the UVC type. The driver and interface for the camera may already be installed (especially if they have CS imaging on the PC, if so skip to module set up section below) but often you will need to install an Imagelevel installer pack which will provide the driver and 2D interface for Examine Pro to use. This installer pack is located "X:\Support\Digital Imaging Team\DI Drivers & Updates\ImageLevel\ExPro Carestream Updates\Carestream_Acquisition_InstallationPack_Cam_V1.00.exe". Again you may need to update the driver after this to CS1X00 Driver- 184.108.40.206.zip especially if the site are using Windows 10.
Run the installer pack by double clicking and then you will see the below screen. You may need to change the destination folder to point to the Examine Pro install directory.
Click "Install" and then you will get the below screen. Choose the first option "1 for CS1x00 installpack" unless the driver for the camera is already installed which can be determined by looking in Device Manager, if the driver is already installed then choose "7 for 2D processing SDK only <not required when installing a device driver>", this will install the 2D interface for Examine Pro to use.
If you have chosen option 1 then the device driver installer will launch as below, choose the CS1500 and run installation, this is more or less a next, next type of installation, there isn't any options to choose or configure.
Once the driver has installed the 2D interface will automatically install, again there is no configuration here, just clicking next a few times.
Now the driver and interface have been installed we can configure Examine Pro. These cameras are configured and work through the Kodak/Trophy module in Examine Pro.
In the module settings chose the "Camera" tab, tick "Enable Camera" in the "Device" drop down box choose "AcqTaurus.dll" and in the "User Interface" drop down box choose "CS 1600", once you have done this click "Save Changes".
Ensure Examine Pro is set to the Kodak/Trophy module under "Options -> Xray acquisition", click the acquisition button and then you should have a "Camera" button.
This will then launch the CS1500 interface for the camera. The user will capture all their images via this interface and then exit when done, when they exit the images will be transferred into Examine Pro where they can then be saved as normal.
As these devices function as network devices they can be blocked/effected by any Firewalls on the computer.
When entering the CAM module with a CS1500 camera it gives the following error and I am unable to quit Examine Pro:
"Could not detect camera, please connect the camera to your computer first, then restart the software".
Why is this?
This is caused by a driver mismatch. When KDIS is installed first with the driver for the CS1500 it will then continue to use that driver, even after the CAM module driver has been installed. Use device manager to change the driver so it appears as a K1500 and not a CS1500 driver. Once this has changed all should be ok.