NEXT II Equine DR®

The Best Selling Equine

DR System In History

NEXT Equine DR II contains everything you need in a portable DR system. The industry first monitor elevation system enables and enhances image review and communication with clients while standing, improving client communication and diagnostic confidence when making tough decisions in the field. Featuring an all-new rugged 14” tablet workstation that’s designed to acquire images in even the harshest conditions, as well as an improved, stronger hard-side carrying case.

Power Station

Battery charging and panel storage.

Durable Hardshell Case

All in one solution for the Equine practitioner.

Monitor Elevation System

Adjustable height to enable stand up use.

Rugged 14″ Touchscreen Workstation

Rotates to accommodate anatomy.

Mobile DICOM Workstation

Integrated Battery Charger

Integrated Power System

Additional Storage

NEW Rugged 14″ Touchscreen Workstation

Acquire images in even the harshest conditions


The SOUND 14” Rugged Tablet – reliable, safe environment use, consistent performance:

  • IP65 rated for water and dust resistance
  • Military Specification for shock, vibration, EMI and EMC
  • 2 Hot-swappable batteries up to 6 hours of continuous use
  • Sunlight Readable HD Display
  • 1TB SSD with Windows 10 Embedded OS
  • Intel 8th Gen i5 Quad Core Processor – high performance, low power use
  • • Cellular LTE Capability (AT&T)*
    * Data plan required, LTE available in select markets, Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on side conditions and carrier.

SOUND Smart DR® Software

Work Flow Optimized
Three steps or less to acquisition with an Intuitive interface and easily customized protocols to streamline shot-list creation.
On-Board Training & Support
On-board help videos enable new users to be trained on imaging in minutes. On-system live chat with trained technicians delivers fast access to help when it’s needed most.
3D Position Assistant
Proper positioning reference at the finger- tips for common to not so common views. Get the image you want the first time.

MUSICA Intelligent Image Processing

Combining MUSICA Intelligent Image processing with state of the art workflow, enables users to get more out of radiography than ever before. MUSICA knows how to automatically tune for any patient, species, or size, delivering consistently high image quality.

  • Balanced presentation of soft tissue and overlapping bone structures
  • Realistic representation of anatomy, not over processed
  • Gold standard in veterinary radiology
Diagnostic Confidence

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Digital Radiography Knowledge Center

Learn more about Digital Radiography and how to make the best choices when implementing into your practice. 

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"The NEXT DR system from SOUND® is the go-to system for image acquisition speed, image quality, and efficient workflow. The image quality on thick body parts is outstanding, and the large display is great for ensuring you have the image you want the first time."

James P. Morehead, DVM

“Working with SOUND® is not just buying a product, it’s really an experience, an all encompassing thing. In every respect SOUND® has been great. The image quality is so good on the NEXT Equine DR unit that it actually makes other images from other units look inadequate. We do thousands and thousands of radiographs because we do repository work, so we’ve really tested the unit and had no problems with it, it’s just such a pleasure to use. We have 27 horses to X-Ray today and we’re rolling right through it.”

Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD

Speak to an Imaging Specialist about NEXT II Equine DR

We’re available to answer your questions live from 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time. To speak with an Imaging Specialist call + 1 (800) 268-5354