Introducing HALCON 21.05 Progress – This release will further improve machine vision processes with a number of new and revised features.
NEW 21.05 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Deep OCR Improvements
With Deep OCR, HALCON includes a holistic deep-learning-based approach to OCR. Compared to other algorithms, this technology can localize characters much more robustly, regardless of their orientation, font type, and polarity. With HALCON 21.05, the performance and usability of Deep OCR have been improved. Big images are now handled more robustly and the result now contains a list of character candidates with corresponding confidence values, which can be used to further improve the recognition results. Customers also benefit from an overall improved stability as well as from the fact that they can address a wider range of possible applications, thanks to additional character support.
Generic shape matching
HALCON 21.05 introduces Generic Shape Matching, which makes MVTec’s industry-proven shape matching technologies even more user-friendly and future proof. By significantly reducing the number of required operators, users can now implement their solution much faster and a lot easier. Moreover, thanks to the unification of HALCON’s different shape matching methods into a single set of operators, users can now integrate new shape-matching-related features more smoothly.
HDevelop usability improvements
HDevelop’s new window docking has been improved. Users have now more options to control the position where floating windows are opened. Until now, the top left corner of the main screen has been used as the origin. Now it’s also possible to select the upper left corner of the screen where HDevelop is located, or the upper left corner of HDevelop itself.
In addition, HDevelop now also includes a new docking feature called “Auto-hide”. This allows users to quickly shrink widgets they currently don’t need into the sidebar and easily bring them back when needed.
Finally, graphics windows can now be grouped and organized in a much more convenient manner, in the new Canvas window.
HALCON Progress Vs HALCON Steady – What’s the difference?
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.
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.