Steady or Progress?  Progress is available as a subscription with a six-month release cycle, whilst HALCON Steady edition (currently HALCON 19.05) is offered for regular purchase.
  • HALCON Progress Edition
  • HALCON Steady Edition

Which suits you best?

Progress EditionHALCON Progress EditionSteady EditionHALCON Steady Edition
PurchasingSubscription-based (automatically renews every year, grants access to all versions released during the subscription period)

Regular purchase

Release cycle~ 6 months~ 2 years: regular maintenance updates available
Latest releaseHALCON Version 19.05HALCON Version 18.11
Access to new featuresReceive new HALCON features as soon as they are ready for the market (~ every 6 months).Receive new HALCON features with the next major version (~ every 2 years).
Deep LearningIncludedPurchasable module increment
Product qualityHigh-end quality of all featuresHigh-end quality of all features
SupportDuring the subscription periodLong-term support
HDevEngineThe HDevEngine is part of both editions.The HDevEngine is part of both editions.
HDevelopThe HDevelop IDE is part of both editions.The HDevelop IDE is part of both editions.
Runtime licenses

Perpetual license

Perpetual license
Runtime license upgradabilityfree up to 2 years after purchaseavailable on request
Development licensesValidity is limited to the subscription period.Unlimited validity