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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We are Alliance Member of the Sustainability Initiative Blue Competence. Blue Competence is an initiative of the VDMA for promoting and communication of sustainable solutions for the Mechanical Engineering Industry. By using the trademark “Blue Competence”, we commit ourselves to these twelve Sustainability Guidelines of the Mechanical Engineering Industry:

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.

As member of the Technical Committee we are involved and contribute to the technical development of the GigE Vision communication standard. GigE Vision allows an individual and universal use in machine vision applications.

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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The Embedded Vision Alliance™ is a worldwide industry partnership that brings together technology providers who are enabling innovative and practical applications for computer vision.

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The European Machine Vision Association EMVA is a non-for-profit and non-commercial association representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe.

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PROFIBUS and PROFINET International (PI) is the largest automation community in the world and responsible for PROFIBUS and PROFINET, the two most important enabling technologies in automation today.

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The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) drives innovation, growth, and safety in manufacturing and service industries through education, promotion, and advancement of robotics, related automation technologies, and companies delivering integrated solutions.

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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.

MIPI Alliance is a collaborative global organization serving industries that develop mobile and mobile-influenced devices. The focus of the organization is to design and promote hardware and software interfaces that simplify the integration of components built into a device.

ARMI's mission is to make practical the large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues and tissue-related technologies, to benefit existing industries and grow new ones.

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.

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.