From frame grabber to industrial cameras with USB 3.1 interface: 20 years of IDS
Successful player in the vision market for two decades
2017 is a special year for IDS. Jürgen Hartmann founded the company in 1997, together with his business partner at the time, Armin Vogt. They were two men with one vision. This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our company, which now has 220 employees who make up a great team, mainly at our German headquarters in Obersulm, but also internationally in our four subsidiaries and three offices.
The first product, which was launched 20 years ago, was the FALCON frame grabber PC card. Nowadays, we sell around 150,000 industrial cameras every year and are now one of the largest manufacturers and market leaders in the industry. This success is based on courage and the ability to adapt. We are not just referring to the switch from the analog frame grabber to the digital industrial camera, but also to the pioneering achievements in the use of the USB interface or the early decision in favor of CMOS sensors.
Of course, we also owe this success to you, our partners, and customers. Your suggestions and wishes are our motivation to develop new products. This is especially true in this anniversary year, more than ever before, because digitalization is creating an increasing number of new opportunities, not to mention challenges. "We are working flat out on specific ideas for the next transformation step", says Jürgen Hartmann. We have always remained true to our vision and wish to continue offering you the best user experience in the vision market.