Matrox Imaging has announced the release of MIL 9.0. This is the latest version of the Matrox Imaging Library, the field-proven application development toolkit for image analysis, machine vision and medical imaging.
MIL 9.0 takes advantage of high-performance graphics processor units (GPUs) and high-performance computing (HPC) clusters allowing an MIL application to be distributed across several computers over a network, and to be controlled remotely or in a master-slave configuration. To help reduce the load on the host CPU, MIL 9.0 can now offload image processing functions (primitives such as arithmetic, geometric transforms, filters, and morphology), to a GPU. Finally, MIL 9.0 includes support for Windows Vista and 64-bit operating systems.
As an add-on, MIL 9.0's Processing Pack 1 (PP1) features multi-core and multi-CPU speed optimisations, a colour analysis tool, a 3D reconstruction tool and verification of 1D/2D codes using ISO/IEC standards.
Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) is a comprehensive collection of optimised software tools for developing industrial imaging applications that run on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux. The toolkit features interactive software and programming functions for performing image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display, and archiving.
The Matrox Imaging Library 9.0 will be available in Q3 2008. MIL 9.0 PP1 will be available to MIL 9.0 users as part of the MIL maintenance program in Q4 2008.