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 like the semiconductor industry, surface inspection, automatic optical inspection systems, quality control, metrology, medicine, or surveillance. In particular, software by MVTec enables new automation solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things by providing modern technologies like 3D vision, deep learning, and embedded vision.




MVTec HALCON is optimized for the needs of OEMs and system integrators and allows engineers to set up their own solutions for a specific machine vision task.

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MVTec MERLIC is a powerful, all-in-one machine vision software product that enables users to quickly build complete solutions without programming.

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Furthermore, MVTec builds customized software solutions for machine vision – from consultancy, studies, and prototypes up to integrated products. Software solutions can be based on standard PC or embedded hardware (e.g., Arm®-based systems). Moreover, MVTec’s team has an excellent background in processing images of different kinds, including 3D, infrared, hyperspectral, and X-ray images.

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MVTec employs highly qualified experts for machine vision with up to 30 years experience in this technology. MVTec was founded in 1996 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Munich and the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-Based Systems (FORWISS). The company is privately owned by its founders:

MVTec company owners

MVTec company owners Prof. Dr. Carsten Steger (l), Dr. Olaf Munkelt (m), Dr. Wolfgang Eckstein (r)


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
Edge AI and Vision Alliance
Member of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance
OPC Foundation
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Partner Network of MVTec
MVTec's network of partners and distributors