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IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

A leading manufacturer of USB 3.1 Gen 1, 3.0, 2.0 and GigE industrial cameras

IDS Imaging Development ­Systems GmbH is a leading ­manufacturer of ­digital industrial cameras with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or GigE ­interface. Boasting more than a ­decade of ­experience in the ­development and sale of USB 2.0 cameras, the company is also among the ­pioneers in the ­development of ­digital USB 3.0 CMOS cameras today. The company´s latest uEye LE model is the first USB 3.1 Gen 1 industrial camera with future-oriented, reversible USB Type-C connector. The ­visionary thinking and modular ­concepts enable its customers to develop innovative and individual applications.

IDS was founded in 1997 as a ­two-man business. Today, it is still an owner ­operated, independent German ­family company internationally represented by subsidiaries in Tokyo (Japan) and Boston (USA), offices in Paris (France), Basingstoke (United Kingdom), Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and Seoul (South Korea) as well as through a network of professional distribution partners in nearly every country of the world.

IDS product portfolio

- Industrial cameras with

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and GigE ­interfaces
  • State-of-the-art CMOS sensors from CMOSIS, e2v, ON Semiconductor, Sony
  • Resolutions from VGA up to 18 Megapixel

- Ensenso Stereo 3D cameras
- IDS Software Suite, GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, UVC
- Frame Grabber
- Customized cameras

Custom solutions

An important part of the IDS product portfolio are customized cameras providing the common high quality, excellent functionality and ease of use, IDS products are known for. Tried and tested standard products are consequently modified as long as they meet the customers´ requirements: From slight design changes, to OEM ­solutions, through to special ­hardware and software alterations, everything is possible to develop the optimum solution for specific applications and demands.

Support & Services

A third of the more than 200 ­employees work in hardware and software ­development and in application engineering. Assisted by a skilled sales team, they provide service and support, both before and after sales. Customers can take advantage of IDS long-term experience and extensive internal development and design ­resources, and ­benefit from the expert ­knowledge of an experienced application and ­engineering team. The ­services ­include ­feasibility studies, practical assistance with system integration and general or ­application-specific ­training. Extremely simple handling, high quality, long-term availability and ­all-round service underpin the success of IDS products.


IDS cameras are used in a wide range of applications: in apparatus and mechanical engineering in almost any kind of both non-industrial and industrial sectors such as automotive industry, packaging industry, printing industry, food technology, in robotics and medical engineering as well as in ITS, security and logistics.

The combination of high quality “Made in Germany”, long-term product availability and easy integration and use make IDS cameras so unique. Faithful to its philosophy “It's so easy!”, IDS develops and produces products with the aim to provide the best user experience in the vision market.


IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
Dimbacher Straße 6-8
74182 Obersulm
Phone: +49 7134 961 96 0



Juergen Hartmann, Founder, Owner and Managing Director
Daniel Seiler, CEO






Cameras, Consulting, Frame Grabber, Interfaces/Cables/Peripherals, Optics, R&D, Software, Vision Sensors


Character Recognition, Digitalization, Inspection Piece Parts, Inspection Webbed Material, Material Testing, Metrology 2D, Metrology 3D, Part Identifikation, Particle Analysis, Robot Vision 2D, Robot Vision 3D, Symbol Recognition

Industries served

Automotive and Suppliers , Electronics/Semiconductors, Energy/Water/Solar Technology, Foodstuffs/Beverages, Glass/Ceramics, Mechanical Engineering/Line Building, Medical Technology, Metal, Packaging , Paper/Wood , Pharmaceuticals/Cosmetics/Chemicals , Plastics , Precision Engineering/Optics/Machine Vision , Traffic/Logistics



Regions served

Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, national

Companies represented

MVTec Software GmbH (Germany only), Ensenso GmbH


IDS Imaging Development Systems, Inc.
400 West Cummings Park, Suite 2050
01801 Woburn
United States of America
Phone: +1 781 787 0048
Telefax: +1 781 287 1258
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
Pinewood, Chineham Business Park, Crockford Lane
RG24 8AL Basingstoke
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1256 698 15
IDS Imaging Co., Ltd
Koike Building No. 2, 7F, 1-1-16 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
141-0001 Tokyo
Phone: +81 36433 0777
IDS Imaging Development GmbH
5-7 Rue Sauval
75001 Paris
Phone: +33 142214704
IDS Imaging Development Systems Korea
Poonglim Iwant Office C-dong Room1217
170 Seohyeon-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
South Korea
Phone: +82 10 4199 6472

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