IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

Who we are

About IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

The industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH develops high-performance, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide spectrum of sensors and variants. The almost unlimited range of applications covers multiple non-industrial and industrial sectors in the field of equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. In addition to the successful CMOS cameras, the company expands its portfolio with vision app-based cameras. The novel image processing platform IDS NXT is freely programmable and extremely versatile.

Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 300 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally.

Our values

We want to offer the best user experience in the vision market. This underpins our aim of not only delivering top performance for our customers but of providing them with distinctive added value. This applies to our approach to our products and how we interact within the company. We put a huge amount of commitment and passion into developing and producing our cameras, with constant awareness of our corporate vision. Our corporate values provide guidelines for all our employees around the world:

Future focus

Innovative ideas, ongoing learning, and mental agility are important to us. It goes without saying that we act in a responsible manner, with quality, safety, and the environment uppermost in our minds. All employees are responsible for the continuous improvement of our products, working methods, and lines of communication. Our success is based on the ongoing training and further education of our employees.

Team spirit

We foster a culture of open communication and treat each other and our customers and partners with esteem and respect, sharing our experience and our knowledge. Integrity and attentiveness are key aspects of how we interact.


At IDS, we value each employee as an individual and regard the convergence of many different personalities as a great opportunity. To channel our energy in a disciplined way, we have laid down firm principles, which determine how we interact with each other on a daily basis.

Quality and environment

We develop and produce environmentally-friendly products. Our holistic approach to quality does not just include product quality, but even more importantly, includes environmental protection and the economic use of resources. The energy at our headquarters comes from 100% green power, either generated on site or provided by certified power suppliers. We also make sure that our suppliers meet our stringent demands in terms of environmental protection and resource conservation.