halcon_logo_and_slogan_bigMVTec, a leading manufacturer of standard machine vision software, will launch HALCON 12 at the Vision Show, Stuttgart next month. The new version of its flagship product HALCON offers many improvements where hardware support is concerned, as well as an optimised programming environment. These new features will benefit developers of machine vision solutions as well as the applications themselves by boosting performance. The release also sets new standards of performance and usability in machine vision technology due to more robust 3D vision processes, improved optical character recognition (OCR), optimized sample-based identification (SBI), and an easier to use camera calibration.

Multipix Imaging, the UK distributor for HALCON Imaging Software will introduce the latest version to their existing users on 4th December at the Old Thorns Conference Centre.

Here’s one area that HALCON 12 will improve upon:

  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) applications with a new technology for automatic text reading.

Characters of any size are found robustly, in most cases, without the need to adjust parameters. The new technology has an impressive capability to distinguish characters from background texture even under challenging conditions, such as distorted characters. Together with HALCON’s classification techniques, the new text segmentation technology is the key to reliable OCR.