Buyers Guide

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

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