MVTec Software GmbH will found a support center for the USA and Canada until the end of 2006, most likely in the Boston area. Thus, our software products HALCON and ActivVisionTools come closer to the American market. The responsibility of MVTec US will be to intensify existing cooperations with distributors and partners in the machine vision community. Its main objective will be to effect closer customer relations by supporting the distributors' sales activities. Moreover, MVTec US will hold free distributors' trainings, support the distributors at seminars and industrial shows, and accompany them at customer visits. MVTec US will provide support in the time zone of its US distributors and thus will help to further reduce the time to answer support requests.