MVTec previews HALCON 12 machine vision software

MVTec will release the new version of its HALCON machine vision software, HALCON 12, on November 15, 2014. In a recent MVTec Insider newsletter, the company provided some insight on what to expect from the new platform.


HALCON 12 machine vision software
HALCON 12 machine vision software

MVTec will release the new version of its HALCON machine vision software, HALCON 12, on November 15, 2014. In a recent MVTec Insider newsletter, the company provided some insight on what to expect from the new platform.

One of the new features that HALCON 12 will be equipped with is faster speeds. In addition to actively exploiting multi-core processors SSE2 and AVX, as well as GPU acceleration, HALCON will also utilize AVX2, which will enable faster running times on state-of-the-art processors. HALCON developers using HDevEngine can also expect to see faster speeds in the execution of their HDevelop code thanks to a new JIT (just-in-time) compiler that automatically compiles HDevelop code to machine code internally.

In addition, HALCON 12’s surfaced-based 3D matching has become more robust when processing noisy image data from time-of-flight sensors. It also will feature a new matching techniquecalled local deformable surfaced-based matching. With this new feature, bent or stretched objects can be found reliably, thus expanding the possibilities for 3D vision applications. The software will also feature improved sample-based identification.

MVTec’s new software will also feature camera calibration, faster development and parallel programming in HDevelop, all of which will be highlighted in future editions of the MVTec Insider newsletter. Lastly, MVTec also provided a list of HALCON 12 supported platforms and system requirements. To view these system requirements, click here.

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