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. It is based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise and combines reliable, fast performance with ease of use.

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.

Custom tools

MERLIC's tool library can be extended flexibly with customized, user-defined tools to suit any additional needs. These tools can be developed in HALCON's integrated development environment HDevelop.

MERLIC engine

This interface enables you to directly load, parametrize, and execute MERLIC applications in your C++ or C# application or framework.

Integrated plc communication

MERLIC offers full integration for your entire application, including the programmable control (PLC) with digital I/O and the OPC UA standard.

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.

Get in touch with us

The Imaging Source Europe GmbH
+49 421 335910 Bremen, Germany

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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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