MVTec HALCON is part of B&R's vision system taking integrated machine vision to a whole new level. It is the world's first machine vision solution seamlessly incorporated in the automation system. The cameras, intelligent image processing algorithms and innovative lighting portfolio are an integral part of the B&R control system.

This vision solution from B&R includes different camera systems and various lighting options. The automation software "Automation Studio" is available for engineering. Easy-to-configure software modules provide every automation engineer with access to industrial machine vision. The vision solution is fully integrated into the B&R system, which enables microsecond accurate communication with controllers, drives, safety technology and industrial PCs from the B&R portfolio.


This device is powered by HALCON
  • Profit from HALCON's machine vision power in a seamlessly integrated system
  • Fully integrated in the automation system
  • Next-level usability
  • Synchronization within the µs-range
  • Great accessories portfolio: cameras, lenses, lighting
  • Benefit from the experience of soft- and hardware experts


The fully integrated vision system by B&R Industrial Automation with MVTec HALCON is available via


HALCON Steady releases every two years

HALCON 20.11 brings optimizations for a number of core technologies like surface-based and shape-based matching. With "DotCode", a new 2D code type has been added and with another new feature called "Deep OCR", MVTec introduces a holistic deep-learning-based approach for optical character recognition (OCR). 

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! With "deep learning edge extraction", HALCON 20.11 also brings a new and unique method to robustly extract edges. Especially for scenarios where a variety of edges is visible in an image, or when dealing with low contrast and high noise, deep learning edge extraction outperforms conventional edge extraction filters. 

Learn more about the new features of HALCON 20.11 or download the latest HALCON Steady version directly.  

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