Artificial Intelligence

Machine vision: joint deep learning bundle

16th March 2022
Beatrice O'Flaherty

MVTec Software GmbH, an international provider of machine vision software, is partnering with AAEON Technology Inc. and Basler AG to provide an easy-to-use machine vision bundle with integrated deep learning technologies. Named the “UP Squared Pro AI Vision Development Kit,” the bundle is ready to use upon delivery and is designed for a wide range of possible applications.

“With the UP Squared Pro AI Vision Development Kit, we make it possible for users from all industries to take their first steps with machine vision and deep learning. We believe that we can break down any reservations regarding the use of these innovative technologies and raise awareness of the many benefits,” explains Owen Wei, Marketing and BDM Manager at AAEON.

The bundle combines the innovative technologies of three partners: AAEON provides the UP Squared Pro system with AI Core XM, an AI acceleration module including two times an Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU, Basler supplies the plug-and-play USB 3.0 area scan camera pulse including matching accessories, and MVTec contributes the easy-to-use MERLIC 5 machine vision software with deep learning technologies such as anomaly detection and classification. To maximise the use of the classification technology, users of the bundle can access MVTec's Deep Learning Tool software for easy data labeling. Soon users will also be able to update to MERLIC version 5.1 at no extra charge and benefit from additional features such as Deep OCR. Christoph Wagner, Technical Product Manager MERLIC at MVTec, says: “With MERLIC 5, we’re adding intuitive and easy-to-use machine vision software to the bundle. Users benefit from fast and trouble-free access to state-of-the-art deep learning technologies without having to write a single line of code. It doesn’t get any easier than that.”

Quick and easy introduction to deep learning

The bundle can serve as an optimal introductory deep learning package for all conceivable machine vision applications. Users can easily create a variety of machine vision applications via drag and drop.

The focus is on gaining experience with deep learning technologies. At the same time, the bundle can be used at any time in productive systems—across all sectors, including electronics manufacturing, the food and beverage industry, and machine building.

This solution will be available from the AAEON webshop starting May 3, 2022. Preorders will be possible beginning March 16, 2022.

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