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Press Releases from MVTec Software GmbH (62 total)

New HALCON Training Partner in Southern Germany

The Imaging Source Europe GmbH, long-standing partner of MVTec Software GmbH, extends the support and distribution activities in Southern Germany and becomes “MVTec Certified Training Partner”. MVTec’s distributor The Imaging Source strengthens the support and distribution activities of the machine vision software HALCON with their new sales office in Gernlinden near Munich, Germany. The Imaging Source is now part of the MVTec “Certified Training Partner” program, qualifying the employees to

MVTec Introduces MERLIC – A New Generation of Vision Software

Munich, Germany - MVTec Software GmbH is pleased to introduce MERLIC, a new, all-in-one machine vision software product that enables users to quickly build complete solutions without programming. MERLIC offers a radically new user experience with novel interaction concepts, an image-centered user interface, and many easy-to-use tools. To keep up with the growing world-wide demand for machine vision technology, machine makers reduce development time by increasing productivity and efficiency of their

MVTec Presents HALCON USB3 Vision Interface and 3D Vision Technology

As of now, the new universal HALCON image acquisition interface for USB3 Vision is available. This interface will be presented by MVTec in a live demo at the SPS IPS DRIVES in November 2013 in Nuremberg. Furthermore, MVTec will showcase the 3D vision technology of HALCON 11. Key benefits of the new USB3 Vision Standard are the high bandwidth in excess of 350 MB/s and an easy-to-use plug and play

HALCON Helps Best Swimmers of the World

At the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, a sophisticated vision system is applied to analyze the swimmers’ performances. This system was designed by STT Ingenieríy y Sistemas, San Sebastian (Spain), based on the vision software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany). Coaches and athletes are always interested in improving their athletic performances. As in any sport, it is important for swimmers to study their technique. For this purpose,

VISION 2012: MVTec Presents HALCON 11

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

HALCON 11 Supports 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,

VISION 2012: Climax of the HALCON 11 World Tour

The pinnacle event of the HALCON 11 World Tour will be hosted at the VISION Show 2012 in Stuttgart. MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, invites its distributors from around the world. This past summer, MVTec Software GmbH launched version 11 of the machine vision standard software, HALCON. Subsequently, the HALCON 11 World Tour was launched to promote its state of the art machine vision software technology across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Since

HALCON 11 Machine Vision Training in Munich

Regarding the launch of the new version 11 of their machine vision software HALCON, MVTec Software GmbH holds an international distributor training in Munich, Germany, from May 07 to 11, 2012. HALCON 11 will be released on June 01, 2012. About 60 distribution engineers from important industrial countries take part in this opening event of the HALCON 11 World Tour (www.halcon-showtime.com). Topics of the training are the comprehensive innovations of HALCON

MVTec Announces HALCON 11

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

HALCON Embedded on OMAP4

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany) has expanded its series of HALCON Embedded versions with the release of HALCON Embedded for OMAP4 processors. With this release, the entire HALCON functionality is available for OMAP4 processors without additional porting effort. The OMAP4 processor by Texas Instruments was especially designed for mobile devices like tablets or smart phones. Its performance is comparable to the Intel Atom processor, but the OMAP4 consumes less power. The

HALCON 10: Powerful Tool for Medical Image Analysis

MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany) presents its standard software for image processing HALCON 10 at VISION 2011 in Stuttgart also within the “Medical Discovery Tour”. In medical engineering, different imaging methods are used. Amongst others, HALCON provides the following possibilities: Color Processing: For medical imaging applications, color images are very important. Here it is necessary to exactly classify colors and relating gray values. Therefore, highly powerful color classifiers are needed which also

15 Years MVTec: HALCON Leading Standard Software

At the VISION 2011 show in Stuttgart, MVTec Software GmbH from Munich, Germany, celebrates its 15 years anniversary and showcases new ideas around the globally successful standard software for machine vision HALCON. With the current maintenance release, HALCON 10 provides some improvements. Highlights are additional GPU acceleration support for more operators, faster photometric stereo, significant speedup of Fourier transform operators, new file formats for 3D object models, and documentation updates. To demonstrate

MVTec Expands Marketing Activities in North America

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, Germany, is pleased to welcome JMAK Automation as a new distributor for the US and Canada. Besides the distribution of HALCON and ActivVisionTools, JMAK Automation also provides high-level technical support for these software products. JMAK was founded in 2005 to provide consulting and design services to the manufacturing industry with core expertise in motion control and CAD. In 2011, JMAK added extensive support for machine vision and

MVTec Improves Factory Throughput and Quality using NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated Inspe …

MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany) collaborates with NVIDIA to enable cost reductions and increased factory throughput by improving performance. MVTec Software GmbH today announces that it is working closely with NVIDIA on the development of a powerful new machine vision solution that dramatically improves the process of product inspection. HALCON 10 from MVTec is used to inspect production lines and ensure consistent product quality. Through its use of NVIDIA GPUs, key machine

ITC Confirms MVTec’s Success in Patent Dispute

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), is pleased to announce that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has rendered a final determination in MVTec’s favor in the patent dispute raised by Cognex Corporation. The ITC has confirmed in its final determination that MVTec does not infringe the patents asserted by Cognex and that those patents are invalid. Thus, MVTec’s machine vision software HALCON will continue to be sold and imported into

HALCON flies with NASA-Robot into Space

At the end of November 2010, the first humanoid robot astronaut flied into space, the Robonaut 2 (R2) which was jointly developed by the NASA and General Motors. R2 takes its visual decisions with the imaging software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany). The Discovery will be launched as mission STS-133 to its very last space flight. Destination of this shuttle mission is the international space station ISS. On board of the

HALCON flies with NASA-Robot into Space

At the end of November 2010, the first humanoid robot astronaut flied into space, the Robonaut 2 (R2) which was jointly developed by the NASA and General Motors. R2 takes its visual decisions with the imaging software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany). The Discovery will be launched as mission STS-133 to its very last space flight. Destination of this shuttle mission is the international space station ISS. On board of the

MVTec Held HALCON 10 Training in Boston

On October 12 and 13, MVTec, LLC, hosted a training event for its North American distributors in Boston. The American support center of the German MVTec Software GmbH, manufacturer of machine vision standard software, presented new software technologies that MVTec introduced into the market with the release of HALCON 10 earlier this month. MVTec demonstrated its commitment to be a leading innovator in this industry: The goal was to enable the

HALCON 10 Distributor Training in Munich

Regarding the launch of the new version 10 of their machine vision software HALCON, MVTec Software GmbH held an international distributor training in Munich, Germany, from September 27 to October 01, 2010. HALCON 10 will be available via MVTec’s global distribution network from October 10, 2010. 50 sales engineers from 20 countries over the world took part in this event. In North America, a separate distributor training will take place. Topics

MVTec Presents HALCON 10 at the VISION

As a world premiere, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany) will present the new version of the standard software for machine vision HALCON 10 with live demos at the VISION 2010 in Stuttgart. The official launch of HALCON 10 is scheduled for 10/10/10. At the VISION, MVTec will showcase live demos running the new features to vividly demonstrate the unique possibilities of HALCON 10. The new version will again provide many

MVTec Announces New Distributor in Israel

Since September 2010, the distribution of MVTec machine vision software products in Israel is performed by OpteamX Ltd. (Azor near Tel Aviv). Besides the distribution of HALCON and ActivVisionTools, OpteamX will also provide high-level technical support for MVTec’s software products. OpteamX, one of the leading distributor companies in Israel for imaging components, decided to complete its product portfolio by MVTec software to meet the requirements of a growing market for highly

Success for MVTec in Patent Dispute

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), is pleased to announce that it has received an initial determination in its favor in the ongoing patent dispute raised by Cognex Corporation. The disputed Cognex patents all relate to matching technology. Following an eight-day hearing, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in its initial determination that all of the patents are invalid. Because the ITC found the patents invalid, HALCON will continue

USPTO Confirms MVTec's Position on Cognex US Patent

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has cancelled all claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,850,646 that Cognex Corporation has asserted against MVTec. Cognex has alleged in complaints filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in federal court in Massachusetts that MVTec's HALCON product infringes certain Cognex machine vision patents related to matching technology. In response to the

MVTec Presents New 3D Methods at AUTOMATICA

For the first time, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, will showcase a preview of the new version HALCON 10 with live demos at the AUTOMATICA. A further highlight will be the topic “Green Automation”. World Premiere: New Version of HALCON HALCON 10 will further advance powerful 3D vision. As a worldwide premiere, MVTec will showcase a live demo running HALCON’s new surface-based 3D matching

MVTec Announces New Distributor in Italy

Since April 2010, the distribution of MVTec machine vision software products in Italy is performed by IMAGE S srl (Mariano Comense, Italy). Besides the distribution of HALCON and ActivVisionTools, IMAGE S will also provide high-level technical support for MVTec’s software products. IMAGE S, Italy’s largest machine vision component distributor, decided to complete its product-portfolio by MVTec software to meet the requirements of a growing market for highly sophisticated machine vision standard

New GigE Vision Interface for HALCON

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), has released a new interface for GigE Vision for the standard machine vision software HALCON. This interface was tested with numerous GigE Vision cameras and is validated as GigE Vision compliant. HALCON is a leading software library for machine vision worldwide. GigE Vision is a data transmission standard developed together with the American “Automated Imaging Association” (AIA). The new HALCON interface for GigE Vision not only

MVTec Welcomes Andor as Iamge Acquisition Partner

Leading Vendors Launch Camera-Software Compatibility Andor Technology joins MVTec’s Image Acquisition Partner Program to offer an interface from their High Sensitivity Cameras to HALCON Software. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 10 March 2010 – Andor Technology plc (Andor), a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems, today announced that they have joined the Image Acquisition Partner Program from MVTec, a Munich-based leading international manufacturer of standard software products for machine vision,

MVTec Announces HALCON 10

MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, announces the release date of the new version HALCON 10 for 10/10/10. HALCON 10 will provide many great innovations for all machine vision users. HALCON is the comprehensive standard software with an integrated development environment (IDE) for machine vision that is used worldwide. The new version HALCON 10 will further extend 3D vision and matching technology, and will again

HALCON Embedded Runs on the Nokia N900

The standard machine vision software HALCON Embedded runs on the mobile phone Nokia N900 (Linux-based operating system Maemo). Test runs by the manufacturer of HALCON, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), have shown an outstanding performance. The tests also have proven that applications based on HALCON can successfully be built for the Nokia N900. First, the application can be developed with HALCON on a PC. After this, the exported code is compiled

HALCON Embedded Runs on the Beagle Board

MVTec Software GmbH, München (Germany), took initial performance measurements with the machine vision library HALCON 9.0 running on the Beagle Board using Ångström Linux as operating system. For testing HALCON Embedded running on a Beagle Board (beagleboard.org/), MVTec initially ported HALCON 9.0 and subsequently checked its ability to run with success. Thus, typical image processing algorithms with HALCON like filtering or blob analysis can be performed on the Beagle Board in

MVTec Awards Qualified Engineering Companies

MVTec Software GmbH (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of standard software for machine vision, now welcomes the Italian system integrator Digital Control Engineering as the twentieth member of its partner program. This program features engineering companies which excel in providing high quality solutions based on MVTec software (HALCON and ActivVisionTools). MVTec only awards selected system integrators. The “MVTec Certified Integration Partner Program” was launched in 2006 to create a worldwide community of handpicked

HALCON Runs on Microsoft Windows 7

The current version 9.0.1 of the machine vision software HALCON by MVTec runs on the new Windows 7 operating system by Microsoft. Regarding tests by MVTec were completely successful. Microsoft has scheduled its new operating system Windows 7 to go on sale on October 22, 2009. As machine vision software technology leader, MVTec naturally wants to provide HALCON also on Windows 7. Thus, MVTec’s research & development department has thoroughly and

New 3D Vision Technologies at HANNOVER MESSE 2009

3D vision becomes more and more important, especially for robotics. So far, the machine vision software HALCON by MVTec (Munich, Germany) already provided many 3D technologies. At the HANNOVER MESSE 2009, MVTec Software GmbH will now showcase further 3D vision technologies of the recently published version 9.0: Methods for Perspective Matching: The descriptor-based matching is a revolutionary new matching technology. This method is able to find perspectively distorted objects. It is based

600 Participants at HALCON User Seminars in Japan

Regarding the launch of the new version of the machine vision software HALCON 9.0, three user seminars took place in Kyoto, Nagoya, and Tokyo (Japan) from February 25 - 27, 2009. These seminars were hosted by LinX Corporation (Yokohama), the exclusive distributor of HALCON in Japan. About 600 decision makers and engineers from the Japanese industry took part in the seminars. Topics were the focused training in the comprehensive innovations of

HALCON 9.0 Machine Vision Training in Boston, MA

Regarding the launch of the new version 9.0 of their machine vision software HALCON, MVTec, LLC, has held a North American distributor training in Boston, Massachusetts, from February 10 to 12, 2009. HALCON 9.0 is available since January 2009. 14 distribution engineers from North America took part in this event. Topics of this focused training in the comprehensive innovations of HALCON 9.0 were considerable speedups especially for HALCON’s automatic operator parallelization,

HALCON 9.0 Machine Vision Training in Munich

Regarding the launch of the new version 9.0 of their machine vision software HALCON, MVTec Software GmbH has held an international distributor training in Munich, Germany, from January 19 to January 23 2009. HALCON 9.0 is available since January 26, 2009. 58 distribution engineers from 21 countries worldwide took part in this event. Topics were the focused training in the comprehensive innovations of HALCON 9.0 as there are considerable speedups especially

MVTec Announces Distributor for Poland, Nordic and Baltic Countries

Since October 2008, the distribution of MVTec machine vision software products in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, and Sweden is performed by Parameter. Besides the distribution of HALCON and ActivVisionTools, Parameter will also provide high-level technical support and training for these software products. According to Michael Cohn, CEO of Parameter AB, the strength of MVTec Software GmbH is their total commitment to building machine vision software. “HALCON’s extensive

MVTec Introduces HALCON 9.0 at the VISION 2008

MVTec Software GmbH announces the new version 9.0 of its software HALCON. With this software release, the Munich-based manufacturer of machine vision software again sets high standards at the VISION show 2008. Within the machine vision community, HALCON is considered as a technology-leading force. The new version 9.0 will be released in January 2009 and provides unique innovations to the users. Again, HALCON offers valuable speedups with its new version 9.0,

MVTec Expands Marketing Activities in North America

Since September 2008, the distribution of MVTec machine vision software products in the United States and Canada is additionally performed by Autim, Inc., Greenville, DE. Besides the distribution of HALCON and ActivVisionTools, Autim also provides high-level technical support for these software products. "As products that facilitate advanced vision solutions, HALCON and ActivVisionTools are a natural fit for Autim and our customers“, declares John Hooning, president of Autim, Inc. “We are excited

Machine Vision Book a Worldwide Success

After the success of their textbook „Machine Vision Algorithms and Applications“, published by Wiley already as a second printing, the authors Carsten Steger, Markus Ulrich, and Christian Wiedemann now have released their book also in Japanese. „Japan is one of the biggest markets for machine vision“, says Dr. Carsten Steger, joint owner of MVTec Software GmbH and lecturer at Technische Universität München. “For us it was important to support the understanding

MVTec Changes Distributor in the UK

From the 1st August 2008, the distribution of machine vision software products of MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), in the UK and Ireland will be performed by MultiPix Imaging Ltd, Petersfield (UK). Furthermore, MultiPix will provide technical support of MVTec’s products HALCON and ActivVisionTools. Throughout the world, MVTec software users benefit from excellent sales and technical support via local distributors. As part of this strategy, MVTec has won back MultiPix as

Cognex claims US patent violation against MVTec and Fuji

Cognex, a US corporation, has filed a complaint against MVTec Software GmbH, a German company, MVTec LLC, the US sales and support center of MVTec Software in Boston, MA, and Fuji America Corporation, a US subsidiary of Fuji Machine Mfg. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston, USA. \"One of the important values within business is to understand the concept of

Software for Machine Vision | HANNOVER MESSE 2008

MVTec showcases 3D vision for robotics and industry automation at HANNOVER MESSE 2008. During the last years, machine vision has established its place primarily in the automation industry. Traditional fields, such as production control or quality control, are supplemented by many further application areas. For example, thanks to HALCON’s latest 3D technology, machine vision nowadays is successfully implemented more and more in the area of robotics. HALCON is considered as a

New Version of ActivVisionTools

The easy-to-use software for machine vision is now faster and comes with a highly robust bar code reader. Ease of use, high speed performance, immediate application building, and worldwide unique ready-to-use features: That is the result of almost 20 years’ experience in building machine vision software of MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, Germany. MVTec will launch the new version 3.2 of ActivVisionTools in May, 2008. The speed of ActivVisionTools 3.2 has been significantly

Official Launch of Partner Program

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, Germany, strengthens the relationship to a large number of suppliers of image acquisition devices. For this purpose, MVTec launched the official ‘MVTec Image Acquisition Partner Program’. As a leading supplier of standard software products for machine vision, one of MVTec’s primary goals is the development and support of interfaces to provide the best possible integration of hundreds of industrial image acquisition devices into MVTec’s software products HALCON

Robot Matches Objects in 3D with One Camera

At the VISION show 2007 (Neue Messe Stuttgart, Nov 6-8, 2007), MVTec Software GmbH, Munich, Germany, showcases for the first time an industrial robot that detects objects in any 3D position with only one camera, controlled by a standard machine vision software library. To give an example by a typical industry product (in this case a fuse switch, see figure), MVTec shows how the robot works: The machine vision software program

Image Processing at the Kassel documenta

How Machine Vision Enters the Temple of Modern Art The documenta (Kassel, Germany) is considered as the most important event in modern art throughout the world. Only handpicked artists receive the honor to exhibit at this place. One of them uses the machine vision software HALCON to bring his exciting installations into life. With his artwork „Deep Play“, Harun Farocki, Czech artist living in Berlin, analyzes the soccer world championship final 2006

3D Object Recognition with only one Camera

“3rd Generation Matching” eases Bin Picking From now on, bin picking is possible without any greater effort. Hence, the software library for machine vision HALCON 8.0 by MVTec (Munich, Germany) enables the identification of arbitrarily orientated objects as a standard technology (“3rd Generation Matching”). Up to now, HALCON’s powerful shape-based matching already allowed the fast, reliable, and robust identification of 2D objects. With the new version 8.0, this also applies for 3D

Quad-Core Technology Speeds Up Machine Vision

HALCON 8.0 automatically parallelizes faster than ever The new generation of quad-core processors opens a new round of CPU architecture. They again drastically increase data throughput, provided that the software can make use of this luxury. HALCON 8.0, MVTec’s new version of the leading machine vision software library, is already able to automatically use quad-core parallelization for a dramatically increased performance. Since June 2007, HALCON 8.0 is on the market. This new

HALCON 8.0 Machine Vision Training in Munich

From May 21 to May 25 2007, MVTec Software GmbH holds an international distributor training in Munich, Germany, regarding the launch of the new version 8.0 of their machine vision software HALCON. 38 distribution engineers from 14 countries worldwide take part in this event. Topics is the focused training in the comprehensive innovations of HALCON 8.0 as there are 3D object recognition, shape-based matching in color images, speedups by up to

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