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Straightforward and agile machine vision: a preview of MERLIC 4

23rd March 2018
Enaie Azambuja

MVTec Software GmbH has showed how user-friendly and uncomplicated machine vision can be with "MERLIC 4 Preview". This preview version, which will be released on March 29, offers a hands-on experience of new and optimised functions in MERLIC 4, the software for developing complete machine vision solutions quickly and easily. Users who are already using or newly purchase an earlier version of the machine vision software can use MERLIC 4 Preview free of charge.

The main new feature is parallelisation, i.e., the ability to run separate tools at the same time. This makes it possible to implement multi-camera systems more effectively and to use computing capacities more efficiently.

Parallelisation allows effortlessly implementing and running independent processing threads and optimises the throughput time from the start of a cycle to its completion.

MERLIC 4 Preview also contains additional practical functions, all of which further improve user-friendliness. For example, a newly developed Tool Flow window provides a clearer overview of the tools used by arranging them in a grid. In this way, connections can also be found more easily.

Using copy and paste functions, the tools in this window can be moved around effortlessly. Tool Flow can be completely restructured without any additional parametrisation. This further speeds up and simplifies the creation of machine vision applications.

Finally, the newly designed Branch-on-Condition tool improves handling of connections, making it possible to immediately see which tools are executed.

"MERLIC 4 Preview ensures the agile delivery of software to our customers. We are making a preliminary version of MERLIC 4 available at an early point in time. It contains the most important new features, like parallelisation, and makes curious for additional new functions," explains Dr. Olaf Munkelt, Managing Director of MVTec Software GmbH.

Thorsten Daus, Product Manager MERLIC at MVTec Software GmbH, adds, "Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for users to create machine vision applications and to meet the demand for additional features in a timely manner. We have achieved this once again with MERLIC 4 Preview, which saves our customers valuable time and money."

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