Features of the software will include new artificial intelligence technologies, specifically from the fields of deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNN), according to MVTec. It will also offer new and expanded options for embedded vision, as well as updated USB3 Vision interfaces.
"With HALCON 18.11, we are raising the bar when it comes to standard machine vision software. We have steadily advanced important and promising technologies for both deep learning and embedded vision, and have expanded the range of functions available in this new HALCON version accordingly. Developers, in particular, will also benefit from a wide range of new features and further improved usability," confirms Johannes Hiltner, Product Manager HALCON at MVTec.
The new version also provides new features in HALCON's integrated development environment HDevelop and will come in two editions: Steady and Progress. The Progress edition is available as a subscription with a six-month release cycle, while the Steady edition, as successor of HALCON 13, is offered for regular purchase. This includes regular maintenance updates until the subsequent Steady edition is released, as well as MVTec customer support. MVTec’s Steady edition has a two-year release cycle.
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