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Show Laser Glossary, Definitions & Explanations This Glossary shall provide general definitions for terms used on this website as well as give some background information on terms and topics used in show laser and entertainment industry.
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What does ILDA stand for?

ILDA is the abbreviation of "International Laser Display Association" and thus the name of an association of laserists. It also describes a signal transmission protocol for the computer control of show laser light systems.

International Laser Display Association

ILDA was founded in 1986 as a worldwide non-profit organization to improve and increase the usage of laser lights. The members of ILDA are mainly laser show hosts and show laser distributors / sellers.
One of the many benefits from being an ILDA member are the annual ILDA Awards. Artistic, Technical and Career Achivement Awards are given and can also be used for marketing purposes.

ILDA control

The ILDA developed a technology for interchaning image data (as *.ild-files) between laser controlling systems and the laser display. Most entertainment lasers come with an ILDA connection to transfer these data. Nowadays it is the most common way to create laser shows and display them with show laser lights.

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