SICK AG and MVTec Software, who have worked together in the field of industrial image processing since 2010, have increased their collaboration efforts in an effort to increase the range of different application areas.
In addition to its own algorithms, SICK will be using the HALCON image processing library for vision sensors, 3D cameras, and vision systems. Until now, cooperation between the two companies had been limited to 3D cameras, but now, it will be expanded to include various sensors in SICK’s vision sector.
"HALCON is a high-performance software for image processing," said Detlef Deuil, Product Manager 2D Vision & Image-based Code Readers. "For system integrators, it is very easy to use the high-quality image data and implement comprehensive vision solutions. Our customers in the various different industry sectors benefit from the ease with which HALCON can be integrated into the SICK vision products."
Users can now access SICK-developed functions and the HALCON image processing library both from MVTec.
"We are delighted that SICK has decided to use the high-performance functionality of HALCON for a wider product portfolio," added Johannes Hiltner, HALCON Product Manager at MVTec. "The reliable HALCON algorithms, which are used all over the world, will enable SICK to expand into new markets and industries. This will allow both companies to grow together and to pass on the beneficial effects of this synergy onto their customers."
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