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 Edition HALCON Progress Edition Steady Edition HALCON Steady Edition
Purchasing Subscription-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 release HALCON Version 19.05 HALCON Version 18.11
Access to new features Receive 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 Learning Included Purchasable module increment
Product quality High-end quality of all features High-end quality of all features
Support During the subscription period Long-term support
HDevEngine The HDevEngine is part of both editions. The HDevEngine is part of both editions.
HDevelop The HDevelop IDE is part of both editions. The HDevelop IDE is part of both editions.
Runtime licenses

Perpetual license

Perpetual license
Runtime license upgradability free up to 2 years after purchase available on request
Development licenses Validity is limited to the subscription period. Unlimited validity