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MVTec HALCON Progress

Comprehensive image processing software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (IDE) that is used worldwide.

  • Subscription-based with an upgrade every 6 months
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HALCON Progress 24.05

The new HALCON Progress 24.05 release is a Progress edition update. With HALCON Progress 24.05, MVTec demonstrates that the targeted use of deep learning raises existing machine vision technologies to a new level. For example, the 3D Gripping Point Detection offers an easy way to efficiently automate a complex application. With the new editions, MVTec is once again delivering on its promise to provide users with one of the world’s most powerful and technologically advanced machine vision software solutions.

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Read About the Major Features of HALCON Progress  HERE

Introducing HALCON Progress 24.05  – This release will further improve machine vision processes with a number of new and revised features.


HALCON 24.05 introduces the first iteration of the extended parameter estimation for Shape Matching. With its subpixel accuracy, Shape Matching finds objects robustly and accurately in real-time, even in the most challenging situations. Thanks to the extended parameter estimation, manual parameter adjustments will soon be a thing of the past.

Using multiple annotated images, users can now easily optimize for maximum online speed while keeping robustness through automated parameter tuning. Users thus benefit from a faster implementation of shape matching applications, even without specialized expertise. Shape Matching has never been easier!


The bar code reader for GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked codes has been improved in HALCON 24.05…

Depending on the application, customers can expect significant improvements to their decoding rates. This will especially benefit industries such as logistics, retail, and manufacturing, where stacked bar codes are an essential means of tracking and tracing goods. Decoding of GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked barcodes is now more robust under difficult conditions especially when parts of the code are distorted so that there is no scanline where all bars are found correctly.


Starting with version 24.05, HALCON now supports the STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) file format (STP or ISO 10303), the industry standard for 3D CAD data. Customers can now seamlessly load STEP CAD data directly into a HALCON 3D object model without any intermediate steps or conversions. The STEP format is supported by most common CAD programs, increasing interoperability and efficiency, because models for 3D matching can be taken directly from the planning data in the CAD software.


A heatmap gives an indication of which areas of an image were decisive for the result of the deep learning model’s classification. This can shed more light on the black box of deep learning, thereby increasing the traceability of corresponding processes. Guided Grad-CAM is a new method that now provides even more precise clues as to which regions of the image are relevant for the decision made by the deep learning network. For example, misclassifications can be investigated more precisely in a post-processing step.

It is now possible to define an image domain that is considered during inference. Thus, image content outside this domain is ignored for the calculation of the anomaly score and anomaly image. A big benefit is that you can train one anomaly detection model and based on this single model you can now detect anomalies on different isolated parts of the imaged object. Changes in parts of the image outside the domain do not have an influence on the inference result.


‘disp_text()’ and ‘dev_disp_text()’ have been extended with new generic parameters. These parameters allow more ways to configure text visualizations to better fit the needs of your machine vision application. For example, it is now possible to rotate the visualized text with the parameter ‘rotate_phi’. Other parameters are ‘backdrop_blur_sigma’, ‘rotate_col’, ‘rotate_row’, ‘border_width’, ‘border_color’.


There is so much more to HALCON Imaging Software. Take a look at the Datasheet, Download the trial version, and Contact our Software Specialists at Multipix Imaging

HALCON Progress Vs HALCON Steady – What’s the difference?

The HALCON Progress Edition:

Nothing else presents “the power of machine vision” more than our Progress Edition. Thanks to its six-month release cycle, it always offers state-of-the-art-features. HALCON Progress is provided on an annual subscription that automatically renews.

The HALCON Steady Edition:

HALCON Steady offers high compatibility, long-term support and is available as one-off purchase. It receives maintenance updates related to bug fixes. The perfect edition for all those customers whose business model does not require shorter release cycles. Every two years there is a new version.

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