Memberships

IDS is an active member and participant of various work groups in the following organizations and associations:

VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, German Engineering Federation) represents over 3,100 mostly medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe.

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Blue Competence is the Sustainability Initiative of the VDMA. Concerns of the 400 members are resource and cost efficency, environmental and cultural responsibility as well as respectful interaction with customers, suppliers and employees.

The Global Association for Vision Information (AIA) is the world's largest global vision and imaging trade group. Serving and networking with more than 330 member companies from 32 countries, AIA is the leading resource for vision and imaging information.

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As member of the Technical Committee we are among those who promote the USB3 Vision communication standard. USB3 Vision allows an individual and universal use in machine vision applications.

Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) is a Japan-based organization fostering technological innovation of industrial image processing. JIIA aims to implement international standards in Japan and to promote Japanese products on the global market.

The UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) promotes the use of image processing technology by manufacturing industry in the UK. One of the most important ways in which this is done is to provide information about all the members, on a factual and uniform basis, to all enquirers.

Mikrocentrum is a knowledge and networking organization which supports industrial companies through trainings, events and providing business information on its members. Traditionally its activities have been aimed at the Benelux, but more and more companies from other countries are joining.