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MVTec Presents Deep Learning Portfolio at SPS IPC Drives
MVTec Software GmbH Posted 10/25/2017
- New HALCON and MERLIC versions to take center stage
- Extensive deep learning functions optimize machine vision
- Live demos show practical application of machine vision solutions
Munich – MVTec Software GmbH, the leading provider of machine vision software, will be presenting its portfolio at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg from November 28 to 30. Visitors can find out more about the new releases HALCON 17.12 and MERLIC 3 at the VDMA pavilion at booth 151 in hall 3A – with a focus on the innovative deep learning functionality. The new HALCON version offers a large selection of standardized functions for the immediate application of deep learning. Users can now train Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) on their own with a reasonable effort and expense. In-depth machine vision knowledge is not required. In addition, companies also save time and money for programming. Through sample applications, visitors can experience this feature live at the booth and can learn more about deep learning by watching a recently produced video presentation.
Live demonstration: How OCR applications benefit from deep learning
The features of the current version MERLIC 3 will also be presented at the booth. Thanks to this software, it is now even easier, more comfortable, and more user-friendly to create professional applications for machine vision. A practical example is highlighted in an exciting live demo: It shows how new machine vision functions optimize optical character recognition (OCR) applications. Thereby, MERLIC 3 can use cutting-edge deep learning technologies to precisely detect various fonts on packaging, such as expiry dates or batch numbers. Moreover, the demo also provides viewers with insights into how MERLIC can be used to seamlessly integrate a programmable logic controller (PLC) and view the remote front end on a mobile platform.
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec, with its head office in Munich (Germany), has more than 30 established distributors worldwide and in addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA).
MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (HDevelop) that is used worldwide. It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON’s flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application. MVTec HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms and special instruction sets like AVX2, NEON, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries, with a library used in hundreds of thousands of installations in all areas of imaging like blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, and identification. The software provides the latest state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, such as comprehensive 3D vision and deep learning algorithms. The software secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, in particular by supporting standards like GenICam, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision.
MERLIC is an all-in-one software product for quickly building machine vision applications without any need for programming. It is based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise and combines reliable, fast performance with ease of use. An image-centered user interface and intuitive interaction concepts like “easyTouch” provide an efficient workflow, which leads to time and cost savings. MERLIC provides tools to design and build complete machine vision applications with a graphical user interface, integrated PLC communication and image acquisition based on industry standards. All standard machine vision tools such as calibration, alignment, measuring, counting, checking, reading, position determination, and defect detection are included in MERLIC.