News | March 20, 2013

Hardware & Software For Embedded Machine Vision Solutions: HALCON Embedded Now Running On Intelligent VC Cameras

Source: Vision Components GmbH

MVTec, an expert for machine vision software, has ported its HALCON Embedded software for intelligent cameras from Vision Components (VC), which opens new possibilities for VC users. HALCON is a comprehensive standard software with an integrated development environment for machine vision tasks that is used worldwide. Its versatile software architecture enables fast application development to meet the demands of industrial and medical imaging. MVTec has ported the complete new HALCON 11 software library. Users can develop applications on a standard PC and upload those to the Smart Camera, which is then able to use HALCON's entire machine vision functionality.

Vision Components develops freely programmable embedded solutions for all application fields. If required, custom-tailored solutions are possible. Featuring a modular design, all VC Smart Cameras can be easily modified at any time: users can choose from a wide range of sensors, memory modules, processors, and interfaces. In most cases, development costs are minimal thanks to their well-thought out construction. The powerful intelligent cameras from VC are used for quality control and process monitoring across many industry branches. Combined with the universal, reliable HALCON software, they provide users with a complete machine vision solution.

About Vision Components
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Equipped with the proprietary multitasking VCRT operating system, VC Smart Cameras can be easily configured for all possible tasks. Furthermore, VC provides software libraries for many applications including motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.

SOURCE: Vision Components GmbH