Image Access Computer GmbH was founded at the end of 1993 by Thomas Ingendoh. The similarly named sister company, Image Access, Inc. was founded in the same year in the USA by Ted Webb. In addition, a sales company was founded in São Paulo to attend to the growing needs of the South American market.
The HiRES graphic card series was the first development coming from Image Access. This card combined a resolution of 1680x1200 pixel with an outstanding low price.
Developing the scanner interface card DPU-16 was the next step. It was the technological continuation to the DPU-1, which was developed in 1990 under the leadership of Thomas Ingendoh. DPU-16 integrated a graphic chip and interface for all established scanners on just one card.