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Company profile

MVTec Software GmbH is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in a wide range of industries, such as semiconductor and electronics manufacturing, battery production, agriculture and food, as well as logistics. They enable applications like surface inspection, optical quality control, robot guidance, identification, measurement, classification, and more. 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. With its headquarters in Munich (Germany), locations in Boston, MA (USA), Lyon (France) and Kunshan near Shanghai (China), as well as an established network of international distributors, MVTec is represented in more than 35 countries worldwide.

Products: MVTec is the developer and vendor of the general purpose machine vision software products HALCON and MERLIC.

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.

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

Solutions: 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.

Mission: To offer customers the greatest possible benefit, MVTec’s innovative work is driven by a commitment to be the number one supplier for all kinds of machine vision software technologies. MVTec focusses on in-house research and hence takes a leading role in the challenging process of understanding how machines can learn to see.

History: MVTec was founded in November 1996 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Munich and the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-Based Systems (FORWISS) and has been a family business ever since.

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Product information: HALCON

MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (HDevelop) that is used worldwide.

It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON’s flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application.

MVTec HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, special instruction sets like AVX2 and NEON, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries, with a library used in hundreds of thousands of installations in all areas of imaging like blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, and identification. The software provides the latest state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, such as comprehensive 3D vision and deep learning algorithms.

The software secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, in particular by supporting standards like GenICam, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision. By default, MVTec HALCON runs on Arm®-based embedded vision platforms. It can also be ported to various target platforms. Thus, the software is ideally suited for the use within embedded and customized systems.

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Product information: MERLIC

MVTec MERLIC is an easy-to-use software for industrial image processing. It allows to solve the most common machine vision applications without any programming knowledge.

MERLIC is based on MVTec's comprehensive machine vision expertise and combines reliability and speed with first-class ease of use. An image-centric user interface and an intuitive operating concept ensure an efficient workflow. This enormously shortens the creation and deployment of machine vision applications.

Thanks to the graphical user interface and powerful tools, complete machine vision applications can be created easily and intuitively with MERLIC. With its "all-in-one" approach, it covers the entire process: from image acquisition, image processing, integrated communication interface, to visualization of the results. The software supports all common industry standards and a wide range of hardware.

The software includes state-of-the-art deep learning functions as well as all essential methods of classical image processing. With this comprehensive tool library, a wide range of image processing tasks can be solved easily and intuitively. These include classification, measuring, counting, checking, reading of text and numbers, bar codes, and data codes, position determination, as well as 3D vision based on height images.

MVTec MERLIC is available for Windows- and Linux-based PC systems as well as for Arm®-based embedded platforms.

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Product information: Deep Learning Tool

The MVTec Deep Learning Tool is a comprehensive software tool for preparing image data and supporting data-driven workflows for the deployment of deep-learning-based machine vision applications. It enables easy dataset management as well as user-friendly and AI-assisted labeling, so that the images can be used for training neural networks. Additionally, the Deep Learning Tool allows for direct evaluation of these trained networks. Once the network is trained, customers can deploy it directly in the respective runtime environment of MVTec HALCON or MVTec MERLIC, solving machine vision tasks such as classification, object recognition, Deep OCR, Global Context Anomaly Detection, or various forms of segmentation.

The Deep Learning Tool integrates seamlessly with MVTec's products HALCON and MERLIC. If needed, image data can also be pre-processed with these software products before further processing in the Deep Learning Tool. Users always retain full control over their data.

With its intuitive user interface, the Deep Learning Tool paves the way to deploying deep learning applications, saving time and costs during the otherwise tedious preparation of image data. Thus, it also ensures faster market availability.

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