IDK’s 30th Anniversary: A message from our President

On Friday October 27th, 1989, IDK was incorporated in Japan. Now in 2019, it’s with great pride that I am announcing our 30th anniversary.

This is a significant milestone for our business and it gives us an opportunity to think back to our humble beginnings. Back to a time when we had only a few people on staff, in a very modest facility. We started out by developing several models of video distribution amplifiers and video adaptor cables. Over the years, we have expanded our capabilities, our solutions-portfolio and service-support to meet the needs of our customers. I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to each and every IDK customer who has supported us along the way.

Together, we have watched as Pro AV shifted from analog video technology to digital video. Now we are all watching as the industry undergoes another significant transition towards IP-based solutions. This paradigm shift involves video, audio, control, and surveillance systems, as nearly everything we can think of, converges within the network domain.

We’ve been successfully riding the new-technology wave by creating and providing state-of-the-art Pro AV products; such as, multi switchers, video converters, matrix switchers, and AV over IP systems. We, as a leading provider of high-quality solutions for the Pro AV industry, develop, manufacture and test all our products in our own facilities in Japan. With all operations fully in-house, we have the unique ability to add features and improve performance more quickly as technology advances and as needed to meet evolving user demands. Being vertically integrated, we can also preemptively
manage supply chain challenges, while closely monitoring our product quality.

As technology is continually being reshaped, we are stepping up our efforts at IDK and are committed to making the next big leap for the Pro AV industry.

Again, I would like to thank you for your belief in us. I hope to be able to nurture the good relationships which we have always shared to achieve our visions for success together.

Hideki Iwasaki
President of IDK Corporation

Global Network

IDK Corporation has been expanding its international presence including two national headquarter in the US and Europe. IDK has more than fifteen (15) distributors and representatives globally.


2019 30th Anniversary
2017 Release of 4K@60 4:4:4 Switchers, Extenders, and Distribution Amplifier
Release of 4K@60 4:4:4 AV Over IP Solution “IP-NINJAR” series
2016 Established IDK Europe GmbH
Became member of SDVoE Alliance
Became member of Dante Alliance
2015 Established IDK America inc.
2014 Entry into the world market having “MSD-500/700″ series
2013 Became member of HDBaseT Alliance
Release of Optical extenders “OPF” series
2012 Release of Digital Multi / Presentaion Switcher “MSD-5400” series
2010 Release of HDBase-T related products such as “HDC” series
2009 Release of first Digital Multi / Presentation Switcher “MSD-4400” series
2007 Release of Digital (HDMI) extenders & splitters
2003 Release of Analog Multi Switcher “MMS” & “MMV” series
2000 Release of Analog Matrix Switcher products
1993 Release of video transmission system for PC class rooms
1989 Established as Video Cable & RGB Distribution Amplifier manufacturer