Years of Image Processing


In November 1982, Dr. Hayo Giebel established in co-operation with three colleagues Signum Computer for Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition. What was then pattern recognition became over the years today's industrial image processing / machine vision.

Apart from the field of interactive image processing with the product INCOS® (some might recall this name Computerwoche 1983/42) from the beginning also high-level projects for the industry were in the focus of the company's activities. Already in 1982 a 100 % inspection of cigarettes was built with an efficiency of 7500 pieces per minute. For this purpose VME bus computers with special hardware, high performance illumination and the line scan camera technology were developed.

In 1996, Signum was partitioned in Signum Bildtechnik GmbH (managing director: Dr. Hayo Giebel) with systems for television studios and crash test plants and Signum Computer GmbH (managing director: Dr. Alfred Vogel) with the industrial focus on imprint control and surface inspection. Today, Signum Computer is mainly the technology partner for machinery companies who want to ensure their leading position  in the international market by integrating vision systems in their machines.

Founded in 1982
Shareholders General manager and senior executives
Managing director Dr.-Ing. Alfred Vogel

Our Contact Persons

Dr.-Ing. Alfred Vogel General Manager, Sales Manager Tel.:  +49 89 547055-0
Renate Goecke Secretary, Reception Tel.: +49 89 547055-0
Dipl.-Inf. Robert Reinhard Software Manager, Application Support Tel.: +49 89 547055-23
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SIGNUM Computer GmbH
Lena-Christ-Str. 50
82152 Planegg

Commercial register: District court Muenchen, Register court, HRB 69901

VAT ID No.: DE129460180



SIGNUM Computer GmbH

Lena-Christ-Straße 50

82152  Planegg-Martinsried




Tel.: +49 89 547055-0