Halcon 12 by MVTec ist the new version of standard software for machine vision and offers high performance and usability. The software eases the job by actively exploiting multi-core processors, SSE2 and AVX, as well as GPU acceleration. Version 12 also utilizes AVX2, thus running significantly faster on state-of-the-art processors. Moreover, the performance of several operators has been improved significantly, increasing their speed by up to five times. Further speedups are achieved in Hdevelop and Hdevengine where the execution of Hdevelop code has become considerably faster. A so-called Jit (just-in-time) compiler automatically compiles Hdevelop code to machine code.
The tool eases Optical Character Recognition (OCR) applications with a new technology for text segmentation. Characters of any size are found robustly, in most cases without the need to adjust parameters. The new technology has the capability to distinguish characters from background texture even under challenging conditions like slanted text or distorted characters. Together with classification techniques, the new text segmentation technology is the key to reliable OCR.
The portfolio supports all aspects of 3D vision technology, such as 3D reconstruction, registration, and object processing. Furthermore, the surfaced-based 3D matching has become more robust when processing noisy image data from time-of-flight cameras.
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