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    Default IDLA?

    What exactly does IDLA actually stand for?

    Its a tricky one for google to work out. I know what it does and what it can be used for but not actually sure what it stands for.
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    Hi Lambo

    It stands for ...

    International
    Laser
    Display
    Association

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanwax View Post
    Hi Lambo

    It stands for ...

    International
    Laser
    Display
    Association

    Rob
    Ah right, I see.

    Thought it had some kind of abbreviation like USB (Universal Serial Bus) or something.
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    well you werent wrong then!
    Ilda devised a standard connection for laser projectors hence the term 'ilda connector'

    Rob

    PS - welcome btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanwax View Post
    well you werent wrong then!
    Ilda devised a standard connection for laser projectors hence the term 'ilda connector'

    Rob

    PS - welcome btw
    Thanks, it makes sense now
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    There is also an open file format for laser vector art called ILDA (file.ild).

    James.

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    welcome lambo .
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Lehman View Post
    There is also an open file format for laser vector art called ILDA (file.ild).

    James.
    So I can simple send this .ild file to my scanner via ILDA and whatever the file is will project onto the wall?
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    no

    the file format refers to a pc file format. Your software, Pangolin, Mamba, LDS, etc. will turn this into signals that it will send to a (usually) external DAC. This converts the digital file infomation into analogue and/or digital signals that your scanner and lasers are controlled by. Some hardware such as FB3 can read files from a card (flash card) though im not certain it's in ilda format by the time it gets to the card - maybe someone can correct me on this, but the FB3 or other card reading DAC will still convert the file to voltage signals for the projector.

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    @Lamborgini
    Your getting a little bit confused.
    ILDA stands for International Laser Display Association.
    The ILDA connector is a connector that uses the standards set out by them (google "ILDA pinout").
    The .ild files are ones that conform to a standard., to send the files to a projector you need software that can read the .ild files and a DAC (digital to analogue converter) to interface between the PC and laser.

    Some of the *common* DACs are the Pangolin FB3, QM2000, QM32, Easylase, Mamba USB, Riya and a few others. There are also some DIY DACs like Popelscan and one modified from a sound card.

    Jim

    Edit.... I was typing at the same time as Rob

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