About us

Our IDS cameras are perfectly compatible, because we're team players ourselves

IDS stands for modular, powerful USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a great range of sensors and variants. With IDS NXT, we are presenting a completely new generation of vision app-based sensors and cameras - unlimited possibilities for applications of the future. True to our philosophy "It's so easy!" all our industrial cameras are perfectly compatible and easy to handle. Simplicity means efficiency. Since it was founded as a two-person company back in 1997, IDS has developed into a successful, independent and ISO certified family company. Our approximately 280 employees around the world are real team players and work with joy and by conviction for you and your projects.

IDS cameras are used in an almost unlimited range of applications. They can be found in equipment, plant, and mechanical engineering in sectors including the automotive, packaging, and printing industry, as well as in food technology. Industrial cameras from IDS also provide the indispensable eyes for numerous applications in robotics, medical technology, traffic monitoring, security, kiosk systems, and logistics. Whether in an industrial or non-industrial setting: our CMOS cameras assist companies worldwide in optimizing processes, ensuring quality, driving research, conserving raw materials, and serving people.



The new IDS


The combination of high quality "Made in Germany" technology, long-term availability, and exceptional ease of use makes IDS cameras unique. We develop and manufacture all our products aiming to provide our customers the best user experience in the vision market.

Learn more about our products:

USB 2.0 cameras

USB 3.0 cameras

USB 3.1 cameras

GigE cameras

Ensenso cameras



We have been developing and producing machine vision products since 1997. We consistently adapt key future technologies from the consumer world to make them suitable for long-term use in equipment, mechanical, and plant engineering in industrial or non-industrial target sectors. We develop the high-performance hardware and software for these products at our site in Obersulm, Germany. From day one, we have focused on USB interfaces. We are now global leaders and are among the pioneers in the development of high-performance CMOS cameras with USB 3.1 interfaces. In short: There is no other manufacturer with as much experience in the development and use of USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 industrial cameras. Our high-speed Gigabit Ethernet cameras are also world-leading products.