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HALCON 11 Supports Various 3D Sensors

10-16-2012 04:17 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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HALCON 11 provides interfaces to various 3D sensors.

HALCON 11 provides interfaces to various 3D sensors.

The standard software for machine vision HALCON 11 from MVTec, supports different forms of 3D sensors for 3D vision purposes. HALCON offers a wide range of interfaces to the devices of many well–known manufacturers.

3D sensors use different technologies. For uncalibrated laser triangulation, HALCON supports any area scan camera with an external laser, also in combination with the dedicated preprocessing board microEnable IV-V with the 3D SmartApplet from Silicon Software. Furthermore, HALCON supports specific 3D cameras with onboard profile measurement capability as there are SICK Ranger and Color Ranger, Automation Technology C4, and Photonfocus 3D cameras.

For calibrated laser triangulation, HALCON supports the SICK Ruler E, Leuze LPS36, LMI Technologies Gocator, Micro Epsilon scanCONTROL, Vision Components nano 3D, and upcoming laser sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs and SmartRay. For fringe projection, HALCON supports VRmagic AreaScan3D, and Shape Drive SD–1 is projected. For Time–of–Flight technology, HALCON supports the MESA Imaging SR4000 and, as a special case, the Microsoft Kinect and the ASUS Xtion PRO sensors which work with structured light.

For years, HALCON has offered all necessary 3D vision and robot vision technologies currently used by the industry. With the release of HALCON 11 in early summer, 2012, those 3D technologies were considerably extended and improved.

The addition of new technologies like 3D registration or 3D surface comparison, the improved 3D visualization, as well as the extended 3D object processing further expand the palette of available 3D vision tools and strengthen HALCON’s unique 3D technology offerings.

About HALCON
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, 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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MVTec at VISION 2012: Hall 1, Booth 1D74:
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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 has more than 30 established distributors, located throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India et al.). In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA), to better attend the North American market since 2007.
For more information refer to www.mvtec.com

Contact:
Dr. Lutz Kreutzer, Manager PR & Marketing | MVTec Software GmbH, Neherstr.1, D-81675 München
Tel. +49 89 457695-0 | Fax +49 89 457695-55 | www.mvtec.com | press@mvtec.com

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