IDS Imaging Development Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital industrial cameras with USB or GigE interface as well as 3D cameras with a wide range of sensors and variants. With the highly flexible, intelligent IDS NXT industrial cameras for deep learning-based tasks and adaptive robot vision solutions, the company is opening up new dimensions in image processing.


Globally, more than half of the world’s population already lives in cities. Engineers and urban planners are responsible for designing these spaces in such a way that they remain liveable and can be managed sensibly. Digital technologies help to solve these challenges.




Cameras from IDS can help detect contaminants of various materials in waste disposal and materials management, for example, which optimizes waste handling and makes it more sustainable. The timely detection of unwanted material can also prevent damage to recycling machines. Furthermore, camera technology can be used to inform employees in real time about the fill level of containers.

Discover AI-based vision applications for smart city and recycling

Creating an AI vision solution from scratch is no easy task. IDS has therefore developed the easy-to-use AI complete system IDS NXT ocean, which requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming.


IDS was founded in 1997 and is an owner-managed, independent family business with more than 330 employees. The headquarters are in Obersulm, Germany, with additional branches and representative offices in Europe, the USA and Asia. IDS cameras offer an almost unlimited range of applications and are used in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in the automotive, packaging and printing industries as well as in the food sector. The combination of quality “Made in Germany”, long-term availability and exceptional ease of use makes the products unique.

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