MVTec Software GmbH

MVTec Firmensitz



MVTec Software GmbH


Arnulfstraße 205, 80634 München, Germany


+49 8945 76950


+49 8945 769555



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MVTec is a leading international manufacturer of standard software products for machine vision. Our industrially proven software products are used in a large variety of application areas, such as semiconductor industry, inspection applications, medicine, and surveillance. Besides, MVTec provides customized solutions from feasibility studies to the complete software part of a customer's application.



MVTec products are used in tens of thousands of applications in all demanding areas of imaging. Machine vision software from MVTec is invariably developed and manufactured right at the competence center in Munich.​


is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (IDE) that is used worldwide. HALCON’s flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of machine vision, medical imaging, and image analysis applications. HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, NEON, AVX2, as well as GPU acceleration.

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.

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

Support & Service

For customers with limited software development resources, or those looking to reduce development time, MVTec offers a solutions development service to provide customized, turn-key machine vision software solutions designed to meet the customer’s specifications and performance requirements. Working closely with the customer, MVTec's solutions development team draws from decades of combined application development experience to deliver complete and cost-effective software solutions based on MVTec’s standard products HALCON and MERLIC.

MVTec’s products are sold and supported exclusively by qualified and trained distributors. Each distributor in our network has the resources, experience, and training to address your technical and commercial software support needs. In many cases, MVTec distributors also serve as valuable resources for other machine vision technology components up to a complete system integration.

Whenever you need help for using our Products, feel free to contact your local distributor.


MVTec provides its customers with extensive training and education materials.

For vacancies, please visit:
Master and bachelor theses as well as doctorates on topics of the industrial image processing software are also possible.

Dr. Olaf Munkelt

Managing Director

Dr. Olaf Munkelt

Arnulfstreet 205, 80634 München, Germany



+49 8945 76950

+49 8945 769555