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New maintenance release 12.0.1 for HALCON 12

We are pleased to announce that HALCON 12.0.1 is now available for download on www.halcon.com/halcon/download.

The new maintenance release of HALCON 12 comes with significant improvements in bar code reading. For EAN/UPC bar code symbology, HALCON is more robust against blur and defocus.

For 2/5 Interleaved bar codes, the reading rates in case of print growth, print loss, and overexposure have been increased. Furthermore, the robustness for all code types has been enhanced against interfering edges outside the bar code region.

In addition, HALCON's data code reader now supports the latest GS1 application identifiers and returns additional print quality grading parameters for QR Codes and Micro QR Codes. Further improvements regarding HALCON's usability include HDevelop's profiler as well as the Visual Studio plugin.

Moreover, a new C# example program has been added which shows handling of several threads using visualization with drawing objects.

Please find more details on this release in our release notes.