MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, announces the release of the new version HALCON 11 for June 1, 2012. For machine vision users, HALCON 11 provides many innovations and enhancements.
As a unique feature, HALCON 11 presents the "Sample-based Identification". With this innovative technology, 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.
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.
MVTec Software GmbH will debut HALCON 11 at the Automatica 2012 show with live demos of machine vision applications.
HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (IDE) that is used worldwide. It leads to cost savings and improved time to market: HALCON's flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of machine vision, medical imaging, and image analysis applications. HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, MMX and SSE2, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries with a library of more than 1600 operators for blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, identification, and 3D vision, to name just a few. HALCON secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, including GenICam, GigE Vision, and IIDC 1394. More information: www.halcon.com
*MVTec at HANNOVER MESSE* 2012: hall 17, booth D01 *MVTec at AUTOMATICA* 2012: hall B2, booth 204