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State-of-the-Art CodeMeter Protection for Machine Vision Software

POSTED 07/06/2023

The Challenge

As a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging, MVTec Software GmbH has been serving the world at one of the key nexuses of the new industrial age: the place where the physical and the digital meet. Its comprehensive standard software for machine vision, HALCON, has been complemented by MERLIC, an all-in-one software product for quickly building machine vision applications without programming. To equip its product portfolio with equally sophisticated licensing and protection capabilities, MVTec needed a solution provider that was as versatile as the users and applications of its own technology.

The Solution

MVTec chose to collaborate with Wibu-Systems in order to extend the already applied licensing opportunities in an evolutionary way. With MERLIC already fully CodeMeter-protected and licensed from its initial launch, HALCON migrated to the CodeMeter system with a minimal impact on existing customers. The initial migration also opened up new opportunities to MVTec, e.g. for the new MVTec on Campus program.

The Success

CodeMeter is designed with flexibility in mind, supporting a comprehensive range of architectures, operating systems, and industrial environments. For MVTec, this means a licensing system that fits perfectly with the many possible applications and use cases of its machine vision software, and the ease of having all its licensing and monetization operations in one central, cloud-facilitated, and effectively and easily managed place.

Christoph Zierl, Technical Director, MVTec
CodeMeter enabled us to respond to the many and complex needs of our users. MERLIC and HALCON are used in various shapes and forms, and so far, CodeMeter has mastered all requirements and challenges we have thrown at it. Choosing CodeMeter means choosing a mature ecosystem for protecting our company’s intellectual property. With Wibu-Systems, we found a partner who meets us on eye-level and offers us everything in one single technology, from our dongles to license management in the cloud.

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