VISION 2012: MVTec Presents HALCON 11

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.

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 HALCONs 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
HALCONs 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.

More information: http://www.halcon.com/version11/

About HALCON
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HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an
integrated development environment (IDE) that is used worldwide. It enables
cost savings and improved time to market: HALCONs 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, SSE2 and AVX, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves
all industries with a library of more than 1800 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.



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