MVTec Software GmbH

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MVTec Software GmbH

MVTec Software GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision used in all demanding areas of imaging: semiconductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, surveillance etc.




MVTec is the developer and vendor of the general purpose machine vision software HALCON. This tool, optimized for the needs of OEMs and system integrators, helps engineers to set up their own solutions for a specific machine vision task.

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MERLIC is an all-in-one software product for quickly building machine vision applications without programming. It is based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise and combines reliable, fast performance with ease of use. An image-centered user interface and intuitive interaction concepts like easyTouch provide an efficient workflow, which leads to time and cost savings.

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Furthermore, MVTec provides customized services – from consultancy, studies, and prototypes up to complete software solutions. MVTec is specialized in software solutions for machine vision knowing that many even real-time applications can nowadays be built using standard hardware and frame grabbers. Naturally, our software is also fit for use within applications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Moreover, MVTec's team has an excellent background in handling image sequences and 3D measurements as well as in processing images from different sources like CT, MR or X-ray.

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MVTec's innovative work is driven by a commitment to be the number one supplier for sophisticated technologies in machine vision. MVTec is engaged in sponsoring various activities in universities, thus participating in the challenging process of understanding how machines can be taught to see.


MVTec employs highly qualified experts for machine vision with up to 30 years experience in this technology. MVTec is owned by the management.

MVTec's managing directors

MVTec's managing directors Dr. Wolfgang Eckstein (left) and Dr. Olaf Munkelt.


MVTec commits itself through innovative work to be the number one manufacturer of sophisticated technology.

Automated Imaging Association
Automated Imaging Association
Member of the official CoaXPress Liaison Group
GigE Vision
Member of GigE Vision Technical Committee
Contributing member of GenICam standard group
USB3 Vision
Member of USB3 Vision Technical Committee
Embedded Vision Alliance
Member of the Embedded Vision Alliance
OPC Foundation
Logo Member of the OPC Foundation
Partner Network of MVTec
MVTec's network of partners and distributors