Data Migration / Historical Data Archiving

Being able to view your images taken on a previous system helps you to better diagnose with your Sound system. Sound’s Historical Data Archiving feature allows us to take your old DICOM images and upload them to our Antech Imaging cloud.  We will also transfer up to 250GB worth of data to your new SmartPACS.

If you have any questions about the format of your exisitng images, please speak with your Field Service Consultant. At your request, Sound is able check that all your data either already backed up to AIS, or that your images are in the correct DICOM format. If any images are missing, we can ship a portable hard drive so that we can have your entire archive online before your installation.

In order to provide the easiest solution for data migration, we can set up your SmartPACS server prior to your install. Our Data Migration Specialist will reach out to you to begin setting this up.

Please follow the steps below to set up your SmartPACS server.

Sound Fusion to SmartPACS Data Migration

When transferring images from an existing Sound system, your Data Migration Specialist will perform a Data Integrity check on your existing data prior to doing the data migration.

This will take roughly one week (one day per every 50GBs of data with an average data transfer amount of around 200-250GBs). During this time, you will be able to access your old images via Antech Imaging Services. You will not have access to eFilm during the integrity check.

You should receive your SmartPACS in the mail roughly two weeks prior to your install. Please reach out to Kim,, once you have the SmartPACS in hand. Use the instructions below to setup your SmartPACS.

Viewing Images During the Data Integrity Check

To view your existing images during the data integrity check, please logon to Log in with your username and password. If you do not have this information, please reach out to or to request it.

For a quick recap on how to use AIS, please visit our AIS Training Center. You may also request phone training to better assist you.

3rd-Party (Non-Sound) to SmartPACS Data Migration

When transferring images from a non-Sound DICOM Server, such as Idexx, Cuattro, etc., Sound will need to have all the images you want to transfer in a DICOM format.

  • Reach out to your current Imaging provider and request your images be transferred to a hard drive in DICOM format. Sound can only import DICOM images.
    • For Idexx users, these must be in “.original DICOM” format.
  • If you need a hard drive, please let us know and we can have one shipped to you.
  • Sound will set up your SmartPACS over the phone so we can begin the migration once you have your images.
  • You can also provide the SmartPACS DICOM settings to your current provider and they can forward any new images into your server for a seamless transition.


You should receive your SmartPACS in the mail roughly two weeks prior to your install. Please reach out to Kim,, once you have the SmartPACS in hand. Use the instructions below to setup your SmartPACS.

Setting Up Your SmartPACS

Before setting up your SmartPACS, you will need the following

  • Internet connection
  • Live network outlet to plug your SmartPACS into
    • This can be in your network closet, on your router, or any other location with a live network port
  • A computer available for Sound to use for up to one hour in order to access and set up the server


For assistance with setup, please call Sound’s Customer Support at 1-800-819-5538

Your SmartPACS will arrive ahead of your DR installation in a brown box with a sticker that shows the serial number and the labeled as SmartPACS. Inside your box you should have

  1. SmartPACS
  2. Power Brick
  3. 3-pronged power cable
  4. (2) Antena
  5. Wall-Mount accesories

Unbox the SmartPACS and plug and find a location with both an open network outlet (either in your hospital’s server area or an open data port) and a standard 110 v grounded (3-pronged) outlet.

Plug an ethernet cable into either ethernet port on the back (either port 1 or port 2)

Plug the SmartPACS power brick into the back of the SmartPACS. Connect the 3-pronged plug to the power brick and plug it into a wall outlet.

Press the power button on the front of the SmartPACS system. A blue light will illuminate the power button showing there is power to the SmartPACS. On the back, a light should be blinking where the network port is plugged in.


Call Tech Support to setup your SmartPACS. Please ensure that you have a computer set aside for Sound to remote onto for roughly one hour.

Network Information

In order to set up your SmartPACS, you will need to have an open, live network port. When you plug your network cable into the SmartPACS and an open network port, you should see a light blinking on the back SmartPACS where the network cable is plugged in.

If you do not have any free network ports and you do not have an IT company, you can purchase a network switch, some ethernet cables to add your SmartPACs.

We recommend a gigabit network switch. These can be purchased at your local electronics store, like Best Buy, or through Amazon.

You will also need at least two network cables. One will run from the your existing network port to the switch. You will then run connect one of the number ports to the SmartPACS.

For a quick overview, please watch the video.