Embedded Vision: MVTec Exhibits Solutions at embedded world

February 24, 2020

Press Release

Embedded Vision: MVTec Exhibits Solutions at embedded world

Deep learning functions on embedded devices Presentation of the latest MVTec HALCON and MERLIC releases Live demonstrations of embedded vision applications

Munich, January 21, 2020 – MVTec Software GmbH, the leading international provider of machine vision software, makes embedded vision solutions a primary focus of its product portfolio. The company will be presenting its entire range of these technologies at embedded world in Nuremberg. In particular, MVTec will focus on speed, robustness, and hardware compatibility for applications in all industrial sectors. Visitors to booth 203 in hall 4 will be able to take a first-hand look at the features of the latest releases of MVTec's standard machine vision software products HALCON and MERLIC. The manufacturer will also emphasize the benefits of professional, commercial machine vision software and provide insight into the comprehensive applications of deep learning technologies on embedded devices.

Live demonstrations clarify practical application scenarios

A number of live demonstrations will provide practical insight into embedded vision applications. For example, a multi-platform setup will show how four embedded boards perform different tasks with HALCON and MERLIC, thereby showcasing the wide range of platforms on which MVTec's software runs. Another demonstration will illustrate how MVTec MERLIC identifies and checks medical test tubes as objects. It uses the PALLAS smart camera from MVTec's Chinese partner DAHENG IMAGING. In a third demonstration, five standard examples of deep learning will be run simultaneously – namely, semantic segmentation, object detection, classification, optical character recognition (OCR), and the latest MVTec feature: anomaly detection. An NVIDIA Xavier will be used as the platform.

MVTec will also participate in the supporting program at the trade fair. Christoph Wagner, Product Manager for Embedded Vision, will hold a presentation entitled "Why Choosing the Right Machine Vision Software for an Embedded Vision Product is not a No-brainer" at the embedded world conference on February 27 from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Furthermore, MVTec will offer a presentation on "MVTec HALCON Deep Learning for Embedded Devices" at the accompanying embedded world Exhibitors' Forum on February 25 from 01:30 to 02:00 pm.

About MVTec

MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec, with its head office in Munich (Germany), has more than 30 established distributors worldwide and in addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA). www.mvtec.com


MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (HDevelop) that is used worldwide. It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON’s flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application. MVTec HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, special instruction sets like AVX2 and NEON, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries, with a library used in hundreds of thousands of installations in all areas of imaging like blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, and identification. The software provides the latest state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, such as comprehensive 3D vision and deep learning algorithms.

The software secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, in particular by supporting standards like GenICam, GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision. By default, MVTec HALCON runs on Arm®-based smart cameras and other embedded vision platforms. It can also be ported to various microprocessors/DSPs, operating systems, and compilers. Thus, the software is ideally suited for the use within embedded systems. www.halcon.comwww.embedded-vision-software.com


MVTec MERLIC is the all-in-one software product for quickly building machine vision applications without any need for programming. It is based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise and combines reliable, fast performance with ease of use. An image-centered user interface and intuitive interaction concepts like easyTouch provide an efficient workflow, which leads to time and cost savings. MERLIC provides powerful tools to design and build complete machine vision applications with a graphical user interface, integrated PLC communication, and image acquisition based on industry standards.

All standard machine vision tools such as calibration, measuring, counting, checking, reading, position determination, as well as 3D vision with height images are included in MVTec MERLIC. Furthermore, the software is able to execute tools in parallel, increasing overall efficiency and improving the implementation of multi-camera-setups. MERLIC’s features are all based on the latest state-of-the-art machine vision technologies, such as matching or deep learning. The software is available for Windows-based PC and embedded platforms, making it ideally suited for use in smart cameras. www.merlic.com