Past & Present

Resting on what has been achieved does not suit us. Our goal is to open up new horizons: our cameras help to shape the future, advance research, conserve raw materials and utilize people.

2020

Products

IDS NXT ocean simplifies entry into deep learning based image processing.

Company

Jan Hartmann, son of the company founder, joins the management.

Foundation of an own development subsidiary (IDS Imaging Development Systems Serbia d.o.o.) in Novi Sad, Serbia.

2019

Company

15 years ago, IDS introduced the first industrial camera with USB interface to the market.

Products

IDS peak - the new hardware-independent camera host software - simplifies the handling of Vision cameras.

Employees

The IDS management welcomes the 300th employee.

2018

Company

Foundation of an own subsidiary (IDS Korea Ltd.) in Seoul, South Korea.

Products

Start of a new generation of IDS devices with Vision App-based image processing: IDS NXT

Shipment of the 1.000.000th IDS camera.

Presentation of the camera families IDS NXT rio & rome (AI ready) and the 3D camera Ensenso XR with on-board processing.

2017

Company

IDS celebrates 20th birthday with 220 employees.

Foundation of an own subsidiary (IDS Ltd.) in Basingstoke, UK.

Products

Launch of the ultraflexible 3D camera system Ensenso X.

Unveiling of the first IDS camera models with GigE Vision firmware.

2016

Products

The USB 3 uEye XC receives the Red Dot Award: Product Design.

IDS presents its first USB 3.1 Gen 1 industrial camera with USB Type-C connector.

2015

Company

Opening of the IDS office in Seoul, South Korea.

A new building with a total space of 1700 square metres doubles the production area and provides new offices on 400 square metres.

Products

Shipment of the 500.000th uEye camera.

Employees

IDS management welcomes the 200th employee.

2013

Company

Opening of the IDS office in Basingstoke (London), UK.

Products

Launch of the first stereo 3D camera, Ensenso N10.

2012

Company

15th anniversary of the company.

Products

Sale of the 250,000th uEye camera.

2011

Company

Opening of the IDS office in Paris, France.

Products

Unveiling of the first USB 3.0 industrial camera at VISION 2011, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision.

Employees

IDS management welcomes the 100th employee.

2010

Company

Opening of the IDS office in Tokyo, Japan.

2008

Company

The administration, marketing, sales, and production departments move into the new building.

2007

Company

Founding of IDS Inc. in the USA Head office: Woburn (Boston).

Start of construction of a new building for 60 employees with 750 square metres of warehouse and production area.

Products

Launch of the first IDS Gigabit Ethernet industrial camera on the market.

2004

Company

A second extension of the building is needed to create space for the growing workforce.

Products

Introduction of the first USB 2 uEye camera with CMOS sensor.

2002

Company

The first extension is added to the two-year-old building.

Products

Launch of the third generation of IDS PIRANHA III video compression boards on the market.

2000

Company

The company moves into the new building in Dimbacher Strasse in Obersulm, Germany.

Products

Launch of iGuard, the digital video surveillance software for safety systems.

1998

Company

IDS embarks on a partnership with MVTec Software GmbH: Distribution of HALCON software.

Products

IDS presents the first generation of the PIRANHA video compression boards.

1997

Company

Founding of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH by Jürgen Hartmann and Armin Vogt.

Products

Launch of the IDS Frame Grabber FALCON on the market.