MVTec Software, the leading provider of modern machine vision technologies, announces the new version 18.11 of its standard software HALCON for 30th November 2018. HALCON 18.11 will include new AI technologies, specifically from the fields of deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNNs).

Moreover, the latest release offers new and expanded options for embedded vision as well as updated USB3 Vision interfaces. In addition, core technologies will be further improved.

For developers, the new version provides helpful innovations and valuable new features in HALCON’s integrated development environment HDevelop.

The new HALCON 18.11 release comes in two editions: Steady and Progress. While the latter is available as a subscription with a six-month release cycle, the Steady edition – as successor of HALCON 13 – is offered for regular purchase. This includes regular maintenance updates (until the subsequent Steady edition is released), as well as MVTec’s proven long-term support for customers. The HALCON Steady edition has a two-year release cycle.

Focus on deep learning and embedded vision

“With HALCON 18.11, we are raising the bar when it comes to standard machine vision software. We have steadily advanced important and promising technologies for both deep learning and embedded vision, and have expanded the range of functions available in this new HALCON version accordingly. Developers, in particular, will also benefit from a wide range of new features and further improved usability,” confirms Johannes Hiltner, Product Manager HALCON at MVTec.

Discounted rates

Furthermore, MVTec will be offering special discounts for customers who purchase HALCON 18.11 Steady and/or Progress SDK licenses between 30th November and 17th De­cem­ber 2018.

During this campaign, customers will receive 20% off the purchase price for HALCON 18.11 Steady SDK licenses (new licenses and upgrades) and for the first year of all new HALCON Progress subscriptions.

In addition, if customers purchase a HALCON 18.11 Steady SDK product AND simultaneously purchase a new HALCON Progress subscription, they will receive a 50% discount on the first year of their new HALCON Progress subscriptions. This is valid for all HALCON Steady customers, including those who obtained their licence through a paid or a free upgrade.