Chris Sanson Spoke to company founder Dieter Dallmeier ahead of his company's 30th anniversary.
From its origins as a two-person business, the Regensburg-based company has evolved into a successful global player with more than 250 employees. Today, Dallmeier ranks among the leading providers of network-based video security technology in the world, and a regular stream of ideas emerges from its vigorous research and rethinking programme.
How exactly did it all start, 30 years ago?
In 1984, I was a master television engineer, and after discussing the step with my wife Christina I decided to begin working for myself. Of course, it was not easy to begin with, and we constantly had to survive periods of belt tightening and we never knew how long they would last. But we were stubborn, and through the early years we never stopped believing in our vision and ideas.