Machine vision: MVTec underscores strong US commitment with even greater visibility at Automate

• Larger booth demonstrates increased involvement in the US market • Machine vision portfolio supports complete automation workflow • MVTec has had an office in the US since 2007

Boston, April 27, 2022 - MVTec Software GmbH (www.mvtec.com), a leading international provider of machine vision software, is further expanding its involvement in the US. The company is underscoring its intentions with a larger presence at this year's Automate show in Detroit. From June 6 to 9, 2022, MVTec will present its comprehensive machine vision software product portfolio at booth #4715. Dr. Olaf Munkelt, MVTec Managing Director, and Heiko Eisele, President of MVTec USA, will personally welcome visitors at the booth. "We're excited to once again take part in Automate, the largest solution-based trade show for automation in North America. We've been at Automate since the very beginning. This year, a larger booth will enable us to present our comprehensive product portfolio to customers and partners with an even greater visual impact," says Eisele, commenting on the company's trade show exhibit.


MVTec presents state-of-the-art deep learning technologies at Automate
At the booth, MVTec will demonstrate how machine vision, acting as the "eye of production," optimizes and automates processes in Industry 4.0. With deep learning technology, for example, MVTec offers a wide range of capabilities with the flexibility and optimization features needed to help customers confidently and efficiently integrate deep learning into their own applications. In addition, MVTec's software can run on almost any embedded platform. Users of MVTec's machine vision software not only benefit from a rich feature set but also MVTec's services such as application evaluations, training documentation, and technical support. Last but not least, two new software versions, HALCON 22.05 and MERLIC 5.1, will also be presented at Automate.

Exciting live demos deliver transparent practical insights
MVTec experts will use live demos to deliver practical insights into efficiently solving many common types of machine vision applications. A showcase, for example, will vividly demonstrate how all common bar and data codes can be read using MVTec's software, regardless of orientation - even when the element width is less than one pixel or when the code is partially obscured. Another demo using the MERLIC software will show how easily and effectively deep-learning-based anomaly detection facilitates automated surface inspection. Only a small number of high-quality images are required for training because a wide variety of defects can be identified without prior knowledge or labeling effort.

MVTec represented in the US for 15 years
MVTec established its first global subsidiary in the US back in 2007. Since then, MVTec USA (Boston, Massachusetts), has grown steadily and positioned itself as a trusted leader in the North American machine vision industry. "Our goal is to provide customers with the best possible machine vision software experience at all times," says Martin Krumey, Vice President of Sales at MVTec Software GmbH. "For us, this means we offer outstanding products like HALCON, MERLIC, and the Deep Learning Tool, while establishing very close relationships with our customers through our local services and support. Besides boosting our presence at the Automate we are also actively increasing our footprint in the North American Market by hiring additional personnel for our Boston office."

About MVTec Software GmbH
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: semiconductor industry, surface inspection, automatic optical inspection systems, quality control, metrology, as well as medicine and surveillance. By providing modern technologies such as 3D vision, deep learning, and embedded vision, software by MVTec also enables new automation solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things aka Industry 4.0. With locations in Germany, the USA, and China, as well as an established network of international distributors, MVTec is represented in more than 35 countries worldwide. www.mvtec.com

About MVTec HALCON
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 embedded vision platforms. It can also be ported to various target platforms. Thus, the software is ideally suited for the use within embedded and customized systems. www.halcon.com, www.embedded-vision-software.com

About MVTec MERLIC
MVTec MERLIC is an 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

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