The new version 18.11 of its standard software HALCON has been announced by MVTec Software, for release in November 2018. HALCON 18.11 will officially be introduced at VISION 2018 and, amongst other things, will include new AI technologies, specifically from the fields of deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNNs).
Moreover, the latest release offers new and expanded options for embedded vision as well as updated USB3 Vision interfaces. In addition, core technologies will be further improved. For developers, the new version provides helpful innovations and valuable new features in HALCON's integrated development environment HDevelop.
The new HALCON 18.11 release comes in two editions: Steady and Progress. While the latter is available as a subscription with a six-month release cycle, the Steady edition, as successor of HALCON 13, is offered for regular purchase. This includes regular maintenance updates (until the subsequent Steady edition is released), as well as MVTec’s proven long term support for customers. The HALCON Steady edition has a two year release cycle.
Johannes Hiltner, Product Manager HALCON at MVTec, stated: "With HALCON 18.11, we are raising the bar when it comes to standard machine vision software. We have steadily advanced important and promising technologies for both deep learning and embedded vision, and have expanded the range of functions available in this new HALCON version accordingly. Developers, in particular, will also benefit from a wide range of new features and further improved usability."