Create machine vision applications without programming, authored by MVTec

MERLIC is an all-in-one software product for quickly building machine vision applications without programming. Based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise, it combines fast, reliable performance with ease-of-use. MERLIC 4 is available in three versions which make it possible to add multiple/remote frontends to the standard version.

Custom tools

The integrated tool library in MERLIC not only contains a number of tools for standard vision tasks, but can also be expanded with custom tools. The tools developed in MVTec HALCON's integrated development interface HDevelop can be converted into a MERLIC tool by MVTec upon request.

Parallel Tool Execution

A highlight of the new MERLIC version, MERLIC 4, is the parallel processing and execution of different tools. Parallel tool execution enables the simple implementation of multi-camera setups and efficient use of system computing power.

Integrated PLC Communication

In addition to industrial image processing, MERLIC enables access to all elements of the machine vision periphery and a seamless PLC connection via Hilscher PC cards. Applications developed with MERLIC can thus be ideally integrated into the production hierarchy.

Image-centered user interface without programming

The image-centered design allows you to configure the application directly via the image without the need to write source code or to adjust lots of parameters.


An outstanding, innovative, and unique feature in MERLIC is the "easyTouch" concept. It guides you towards your solution interactively.

Multiple languages

The graphical user interface (GUI) as well as the entire standard documentation is available for you in simplified and traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, and Thai.

MERLIC designer

Interactively design a frontend for your application: choose between various widgets and simply place them by drag-and-drop.

Multiple frontends

MERLIC allows you to run the frontend and the processing of your application on separate computers. You can also open various frontends from different computers to control or operate the machine.

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Try MERLIC for free

If MERLIC is available in your region, you may test MERLIC for free.

About The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

Automated Imaging Association ISO 9001:2015 certified

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