ScanMaster Controller

Our highly engineered components and subsystem solutions—combined with deep expertise in advanced photonics—make us the global technology partner of choice for advanced industrial OEMs and system integrators. Our ScanMaster Controller and Designer combines expertise from our Cambridge Technology engineering teams to develop a high-performing laser controller solution delivering more control and enhanced performance to all jobs.

ScanMaster Controller

Designed to work seamlessly with all our Cambridge Technology’s scan heads, the ScanMaster Controller is a laser controller that enables you to optimize laser control and scanning performance, while providing easy integration with an OEM’s system. The ScanMaster Controller features proprietary algorithms and predictive controls that increase scanning performance for the most demanding applications. ScanMaster Controller works in conjunction with our software, ScanMaster Designer.

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24-bit GSBus

24-bit GSBus


24-bit GSBus command resolution permits unprecedented position accuracy and output


Proprietary algorithms

Proprietary algorithms


Proprietary ScanPack algorithms enable fast, precise galvanometer control and laser synchronization


Easy system integration

Easy system integration


Versatile system connectivity ensures easy integration and quick system startup


Model SMC
Max Number of Scan Heads

Two 2-Axis or two 3-Axis scan heads

Control Scheme2

Traditional mode or ScanPack mode

Communication Protocol

16-bit XY2-100 - standard status codes
24-Bit GSBus - real time status and signal monitoring2

Laser Interface2

Plug-and-play adapters for common laser types

Dimensions (Approximate)

6.9 in x 4.0 in


All models are RoHS compliant. Specifications subject to change without notice.

  1. When using XY2-100 protocol, a second scan head requires the auxiliary I/O board.
  2. ScanPack mode for LightningTM II scan heads only.
  3. Contact Cambridge Technology to discuss availability of other adapters.