MVTec sends HALCON 12 on world tour

International road show presents new version of the leading machine vision software

Munich, October 1, 2014 - MVTec Software GmbH (, a leading manufacturer of standard machine vision software, started an international road show to mark the launch of the new version of its flagship product HALCON. On the "HALCON 12 World Tour," the company joins forces with its distributors to present the latest functions of the machine vision software. The tour began last week at the "MVTec Days" in Munich, where distributors from all over the world gained an in-depth understanding of HALCON 12. They will now pass on this knowledge to the software users. The tour will pass through more than 15 countries on three continents.

New machine vision standards

HALCON 12 offers many improvements where hardware support is concerned, as well as an optimized programming environment. These new features will benefit developers of machine vision solutions as well as the applications themselves by boosting performance. The release also sets new standards of performance and usability in machine vision technology due to more robust 3D vision processes, improved optical character recognition (OCR), optimized sample-based identification (SBI) and an easier to use camera calibration.

Global network of distributors and partners

MVTec works with qualified distributors all over the world. They represent MVTec in their respective markets and assist companies with the implementation of complex machine vision projects. HALCON is used in a wide range of industries and imaging applications including surface inspection and quality control, the semiconductor industry, medical technology and security systems. "Our partner network brings us close to our customers and their needs in the different countries. Highly trained sales engineers provide professional support. Our partner program and the HALCON World Tour with its seminars and workshops are important components of this approach," says Dr. Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director of MVTec.

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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: 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 and special instructions sets like AVX2, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries, with a library used in tens of thousands of applications in all areas of imaging like blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, identification and 3D vision. HALCON secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, also for standards like GenICam, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision.

About MVTec

MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision and surveillance. MVTec, with its head office in Munich (Germany), has more than 30 established distributors worldwide and in addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA).

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