Innovative technology, 3D vision power, and speed –
HALCON 11 provides numerous great new features for all
machine vision users.
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11 Reasons for HALCON 11
With HALCON 11, genuine object identification becomes reality.
Sample-based identification is capable to differentiate a
large number of objects. This technology can recognize trained
objects only based on characteristic features like color or
texture, thereby eliminating the need to use special imprints
like bar codes or data codes for object identification purposes.
This even works with warped objects or varying perspective
views of the object. An additional option is to learn an object
from any side by using samples showing all relevant views.
No other software provides a similar technology.
HALCON 11 lets you enter new identification markets.
3D surface comparison
The new 3D surface comparison between expected and measured shape
of a 3D object surface is an outstanding technology of HALCON 11.
The surface can be reconstructed by any 3D technology available
in HALCON like multi-view stereo, sheet of light, or by
ready-to-run 3D hardware scanners which are also directly
supported by HALCON. HALCON's 3D surface comparison evaluates
the resulting point cloud with the trained object model.
HALCON 11 controls the quality of an object's shape and
thus lets you enter new markets.
3D object processing
HALCON's comprehensive 3D vision features were enhanced
and improved by registration and triangulation of point clouds,
calculation of features like shape and volume,
segmentation of point clouds by cutting planes, and many more.
HALCON 11 lets you detect and process 3D objects with
great 3D vision features.
Improved photometric stereo, in particular useful for surface inspection
Surface inspection is a widely used application area in industry.
By HALCON 11's improved photometric stereo, 3D surface inspection
is enhanced. It makes use of shadows to detect dents in surfaces
fast and easily.
Reading of Aztec Codes
HALCON provides a robust and reliable data code reader for many
well-established 2D codes. The Aztec code is typically used in
ticketing applications. HALCON 11 employs the reliable and robust
HALCON data code reader now also for Aztec codes and lets you
enter related markets.
Reading of Micro QR Codes
The Micro QR code is mainly used for identification of
small objects if the normal QR code is too large. HALCON 11
employs the reliable and robust HALCON data code reader now
also for Micro QR codes and lets you enter related markets.
Automatic feature selection for classification
HALCON's new automatic feature selection for classification
is really important for object/defect classification.
Normally, the programmer must select the features. The
automatic feature selection now makes a proposal to optimize a
bundle of features. HALCON 11 accelerates the application
coding for object/defect classification.
Fast algorithms and extended GPU support
HALCON's automatic operator parallelization (AOP) is a
unique feature. Furthermore, HALCON 11 supports machine vision
algorithms using GPU processing with more than 75 operators,
more than any other standard software package provides.
Moreover, depth from focus, Fast Fourier Transformation, and
HALCON's local deformable matching are significantly
accelerated. HALCON 11 lets you feel fast machine vision.
Profiler tool in IDE
HDevelop is HALCON's integrated development environment (IDE).
The new profiler tool automatically analyzes the programmer's
code and thus significantly accelerates the programming with
HDevelop. HALCON 11 provides the programmer with a powerful
tool to check his code.
New revised HALCON/C++ interface
HALCON 11 alternatively provides a new revised HALCON/C++
interface that will substitute the already existing HALCON/C++
interface in the future. This interface eases the programming
with C++ significantly. HALCON 11 improves code writing to
Support of Mac OS X
In addition to the operating systems Microsoft Windows and Linux,
HALCON 11 now also runs on the operating system Mac OS X.
HALCON 11 has entered the Apple world to reach another
worldwide established user community.
… and many more new features