Since 1997 the Gesellschaft für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung (GBS) mbH has been a competent partner in the field of image processing for the solution of inspection tasks. We develop, manufacture and distribute systems of digital image processing. The range of manufactured systems ranges from optical 3D surface measurement technology to sophisticated test systems for quality assurance, including color and texture. 

In parallel to these general solutions are working for about 15 years of software and hardware components for the micro- and nano-metrology. 

With the appointment of Mr. Torsten Machleidt (Thuringian Research Award 2002 Nanometrology) as managing director of GBS mbH in March 2008, the company introduces a senior expert in the field of image processing and Nanomess- and -positioniertechnik.

At the same time has resulted from the change in management, a stronger orientation of GBS mbH on developing innovative products for 3D surface measurement. 

A product line of GBS mbH is 3D surface measurement technology for micro- and nanostructures based on white light interferometry under the name "smartWLI".

The Gesellschaft für Bild- und Signalverarbeitung (GBS) mbH is a subsidiary of the Center for Image and Signal Processing (ZBS) e.V., based in the university town of Ilmenau.