embedded world: MVTec showcases its embedded vision portfolio

• Deep learning on embedded systems with HALCON 17.12 • HALCON and MERLIC for embedded vision • Presentations and live demonstrations on the latest embedded vision trends

Munich, January 30, 2018 - MVTec Software GmbH (www.mvtec.com), the leading provider of machine vision software, will showcase the latest developments in its embedded vision portfolio in hall 4, booth 203 at embedded world in Nuremberg. The highlights: MVTec HALCON and MERLIC for embedded vision as well as HALCON 17.12, the new version of the standard machine vision software. The latter brings powerful deep learning functions to vision systems for the first time. Users can thus train their own convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for classifying image data and use pretrained networks as a basis. This saves a significant amount of time.

Visitors can also experience future trends in machine vision by attending presentations. Christoph Wagner, Product Manager Embedded Vision at MVTec, will give a talk on "Embedded Vision - Efficient Development of Applications Using Professional Vision Software" at the embedded world Conference. Johannes Behrends, Senior Application Engineer, will provide insights into the use of deep learning technologies in the Exhibitors' Forum. His presentation is titled "Utilizing Deep Learning to Classify Image Data with MVTec HALCON."

Live demonstrations: HALCON and MERLIC for embedded vision
Practical live demonstrations round out MVTec's trade show exhibit: Experts will demonstrate the use of complex deep learning algorithms on an NVIDIA Jetson TX2 embedded board. This demonstration shows the speed and performance with which objects can be classified using deep learning - even on embedded systems. It also proves that embedded hardware is an excellent choice even for complex machine vision tasks.

Another demonstration shows four embedded boards that run machine vision applications with MVTec HALCON. A linear sled moves a box with bar codes, QR codes and OCR applications from one side to the other. Each board is connected to a camera and initiates a task. Monitors show the results live and demonstrate the performance of embedded vision with HALCON.

MVTec MERLIC is also in the spotlight: A demonstration shows MERLIC running on an ADLINK smart camera. Here, the software precisely recognizes a wide range of fonts on packaging - in fractions of a second -, including expiry dates and batch numbers, using deep-learning-based OCR. Visitors will also learn how MERLIC can be used to seamlessly integrate a programmable logic controller (PLC) into vision systems and how it visualizes the remote front end on a mobile platform.

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). www.mvtec.com

MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (HDevelop) that is used worldwide. It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON's flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application. MVTec HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, special instruction sets like AVX2 and NEON, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries, with a library used in hundreds of thousands of installations in all areas of imaging like blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, and identification. The software provides the latest state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, such as comprehensive 3D vision and deep learning algorithms.
The software secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, in particular by supporting standards like GenICam, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision. By default, MVTec HALCON runs on Arm®-based smart cameras and other embedded vision platforms. It can also be ported to various microprocessors/DSPs, operating systems, and compilers. Thus, the software is ideally suited for the use within embedded systems. www.halcon.com, www.embedded-vision-software.com

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