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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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HALCON 11.0.2

POSTED 08/06/2013

With version 11.0.2, the HALCON data code reader is even more robust. Courtesy of MVTecMVTec Software GmbH has launched the new maintenance release 11.0.2 of its machine vision standard software HALCON 11. This release fixes bugs and offers improved features to the machine vision market.

HALCON 11.0.2 offers improved functionality for identification, i.e., for the reading of data codes and bar codes. The data code reader can now optionally enforce the existence of a quiet zone of detected symbols and for ECC 200 codes, it is up to 200% faster and more robust in certain cases. Furthermore, the error correction for PDF417 codes now runs even more robust. The bar code reader now supports the verification of an optional check character without stripping it from the bar code data.

The usability of HALCON has been improved in various ways: HALCON has been extended with new procedures to make it easier to calculate groups of features with given properties for classification as well as with procedures to create 2D plots to visualize data series. One of HALCON?s most important unique selling propositions is HALCON?s integrated development environment, HDevelop. With the new HALCON 11.0.2 maintenance release, HDevelop has been extended with the option to load the recent program file automatically during startup and with the ability to copy the referred local procedures together with the calling program lines between different instances of HDevelop. Furthermore, the HDevelop example programs that show the usage of the data code reader have been revised and reorganized.

Registered HALCON customers can download the new release for free.  More information: