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Machine vision gets even more advanced: MVTec launches HALCON 18.11
MVTec Software GmbH Posted 08/03/2018
- New release offers expanded deep learning functions
- Many usability improvements for developers
- Release date: November 2018
Munich – MVTec Software GmbH (www.mvtec.com), the leading provider of modern machine vision technologies, announces the new version 18.11 of its standard software HALCON for November 2018. HALCON 18.11 will officially be introduced at VISION 2018 and, amongst other things, will include new AI technologies, specifically from the fields of deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNNs).
Moreover, the latest release offers new and expanded options for embedded vision as well as updated USB3 Vision interfaces. In addition, core technologies will be further improved.
For developers, the new version provides helpful innovations and valuable new features in HALCON's integrated development environment HDevelop.
The new HALCON 18.11 release comes in two editions: Steady and Progress. While the latter is available as a subscription with a six-month release cycle, the Steady edition – as successor of HALCON 13 – is offered for regular purchase. This includes regular maintenance updates (until the subsequent Steady edition is released), as well as MVTec’s proven long-term support for customers. The HALCON Steady edition has a two-year release cycle.
Focus on deep learning and embedded vision
"With HALCON 18.11, we are raising the bar when it comes to standard machine vision software. We have steadily advanced important and promising technologies for both deep learning and embedded vision, and have expanded the range of functions available in this new HALCON version accordingly. Developers, in particular, will also benefit from a wide range of new features and further improved usability," confirms Johannes Hiltner, Product Manager HALCON at MVTec.
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 Quincy, MA (USA). www.mvtec.com
About MVTec HALCON
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, special instruction sets like AVX2 and 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. By default, MVTec HALCON runs on Arm®-based smart cameras and other embedded vision platforms. It can also be ported to various microprocessors/DSPs, operating systems, and compilers. Thus, the software is ideally suited for the use within embedded systems. www.halcon.com, www.embedded-vision-software.com