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MVTec Strengthens Its Embedded Vision Business with Christoph Wagner

  • Experienced machine vision expert becomes new Embedded Vision Product Manager

  • Embedded vision is a hot topic in machine vision

  • Presentation at the embedded world Conference 2018

Munich, October 10, 2017 – MVTec Software GmbH ( is expanding its team. Since September 1, Christoph Wagner has been responsible for growing the company's embedded vision business. As the new Product and Business Development Manager, the 34-year-old will work to further increase MVTec's presence in the international embedded vision market. The mechanical engineer and certified business administrator has extensive expertise in machine vision. He has also gained more than ten years of experience in product management, technical support, as well as research and development.

Embedded vision is a hot topic with high future potential within the field of machine vision. MVTec is considered a leading supplier in this field of technology. With HALCON Embedded, the company has been building expertise in porting its leading machine vision software, MVTec HALCON, to a wide range of embedded platforms since 2005. The latest version 13.0.1 of HALCON also supports Arm®-based platforms running the Linux operating system. In addition, MVTec implements well thought-out embedded vision applications in close collaboration with a strong network of hardware partners.

In-depth know-how and many years of experience in machine vision

Previously, Christoph Wagner worked primarily on the hardware side, in particular in the area of 3D vision. Before joining MVTec, he was employed at wenglorMEL GmbH as a technical support manager and product manager for 2D and 3D profile sensors (optoelectronic sensors). Before that, Wagner worked at SmartRay GmbH, where he held various positions in customer support, order processing, project management of customer-specific applications, as well as in research and development.

Proven expertise at embedded world 2018

Christoph Wagner will hold a presentation on "Embedded Vision – Efficient Development of Applications Using Professional Vision Software" at the embedded world Conference 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.
On his new job, Christoph Wagner comments: "I very much look forward to joining the leading manufacturer in the market for standard machine vision software. As part of this work, I will be able to purposefully combine my machine vision expertise with my knowledge in the area of hardware development. I am eager to help actively and profitably strengthen the embedded vision technology field – which is equally important for both customers and MVTec – and to broaden MVTec's presence in this international growth market."

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).

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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 and special instruction sets like AVX2, 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.


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 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, alignment, measuring, counting, checking, reading, position determination, and defect detection are included in MERLIC.