MVTec Software GmbH has released version 7.1 of its Halcon machine vision software, which runs on the Professional ×64 edition ofMicrosoft Windows XP. The algorithms can be executed faster using the 64-bit processor registers, and applications that require more than 2 GB of memory per process can be performed. The program is hardware-independent and compatible with many operating systems. It provides interfaces to more than 50 frame grabbers and hundreds of industrial cameras, including line scanners. The PDF417 data code reader also enables simultaneous detection of multiple codes, and automatic parameter determination facilitates matching.