VISION 2012: MVTec Presents HALCON 11


For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations and enhancements.

July 17, 2012

At VISION 2012 in Stuttgart, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, will present the new version 11 of HALCON. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations and enhancements.

As a unique feature, HALCON 11 offers the “sample-based identification” (SBI). With this innovative technology, thousands of trained objects can be recognized only by characteristic features like color or texture, thereby eliminating the need to use bar codes or data codes for object identification purposes. The special features: SBI is general with regard to the type of object, SBI shows a high robustness, SBI is fast even for a large number (e.g. thousands) of objects to be distinguished and offers an extremely high usability even for non-expert users.

Furthermore, HALCON introduces new technologies and enhancements for 3D vision like "3D surface comparison", registration and triangulation of point clouds, and improved photometric stereo tools for superior 3D surface inspection capabilities.

HALCON 11 extends its data code reading functionality by supporting Aztec and Micro QR codes. Moreover, classification tasks are greatly simplified by using the “automatic feature selection for classification”. Furthermore, the usability of HALCON’s integrated development environment (HDevelop) is improved thanks to new features like the Profiler Tool and a new OCR assistant.

The speed of HALCON 11 is significantly improved by 16 additional operators supported by GPU computing and various faster algorithms. On top, many new market- and user-orientated code examples as well as detailed documentation are included. HALCON 11 now supports the Mac OS X operating system making HALCON’s technologies available to Apple users for the first time.

At VISION 2012, MVTec Software GmbH will showcase HALCON 11 with many live demos of machine vision applications.

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