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MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: semiconductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general medicine and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30 established distributors located throughout North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, Massachusetts (USA), to better serve the North American market since 2007.

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POSTED 03/04/2013

Unique 3D Surface Inspection and Object Identification

At HANNOVER MESSE 2013, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, will present version 11 of HALCON. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides HALCON 11 many innovations.

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, it shows a high robustness, it is fast even for a large number (e.g. thousands) of objects to be distinguished, and it offers an extremely high usability even for non-expert users. MVTec will showcase a live demo with an SBI application which identifies loose food parts.

Moreover, as a further highlight, MVTec presents HALCON's improved ?photometric stereo? which provides unique new tools for superior 3D surface inspection capabilities. Therefore, MVTec will present a photometric stereo live demo showcasing leather inspection, laminate defect detection, and braille segmentation.

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.

To learn more about HALCON 11 please visit the presentation ?HALCON 11 ? Identification without bar and data codes?, by Olaf Munkelt, MVTec's management director, at the Forum Robotics, Automation & Vision (hall 17, April 9, 2013).

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