The Vision Utilities are currently installed with either the Vision Acquisition Software, Vision Development Module, or NI-IMAQ. Since NI-IMAQ is a free download that anyone can install and deploy without any additional licensing it makes sense to include it in the LabVIEW installer.
The Vision Utilities provide superior image management , are owned by NI-Vision (meaning they are actively developed), and best of all are free. Including the Vision Utilities in the LabVIEW installation will expand their exposure and use. Below you'll see the first three results returned when one seraches for IMAQ on ni.com and sorts by examples. In addition to the examples shown below you can find a list of all the VIs currently included for free in NI-IMAQ here.