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IDN is the digital streaming and storage standard for Laser animations


Commercial Products

Software Systems

LaserShowGen

LaserShowGen (formerly ildaGen) is a freemium app for Windows and Mac, designed to make it cheaper and easier than ever before to create your own laser show. The program can both output directly to Laser DACs for full control over your laser projector in real-time, and export to ILDA files which can be played by projectors with SD-card readers or other laser show software.

The software uses IDN for laser projector communication across networks.

LaserShowGen won second place in the 2015 ILDA Fenning Award for Technical Achievement.

HE Laserscan

HE Laserscan is a software for controlling multiple laser projectors. The purpose of the software is both, the playback of pre-programmed laser shows as well as the control of live shows on site.

The software uses IDN for laser projector communication across networks.

Spaghetti Laser Show

Spaghetti Laser Show is a time line based Windows application for designing and playing laser light shows. It meets the modest requirements of the amateur while offering features and performance that you will find in applications designed for professionals.

The software uses IDN for laser projector communication across networks.

Plugins and Drivers

ILD Render

Turn your Blender animations and Inkscape drawings into laser graphics !

ILD Render is a tool for creating laser graphics (ILDA files) from Blender and Inkscape. It consists of the actual ILD Render application and plugins for Blender and Inkscape. It is designed for a fast and straightforward workflow, just press render in Blender or export in Inkscape and you instantly see the graphics in ILD Render and your laser projector.

Also when you change optimization settings in ILD Render you will see the changes immediately on the projector. ILD Render inherits the layers from Blender/Inkscape and can optimize every layer differently. It's possible to assign layers to different projectors in case your scene is too complex for one projector.

The software uses IDN for laser projector communication across networks and storage of animated sequences into files.

Turnkey Products

LAARIS Interactive Laser Games

LAARIS Games One is the world first interactive laser games system, using a unique ILDA Awarded detection technology named LAARIS. Created by Theo Dari - inventor and first performer of worldwide multi-Awarded Laserman and Laserfighters acts.

The software uses IDN for laser projector communication across networks.

Hardware

StageMate ISP

Network receiver for the ISP-DB25 (ILDA Standard Projector standard of the International Laser Display Association) with all optional signals implemented, including the DMX512 extension ISP-DMX.

StageMate ISP won the Fenning Award for Technical Achievement in 2014.

StageFeed ISP

Network sender for the ISP-DB25 (ILDA Standard Projector standard of the International Laser Display Association) with all optional signals implemented, including the DMX512 extension ISP-DMX.

StageFeed ISP won the Fenning Award for Technical Achievement in 2014.

StreamTap Pro

Ruggedized network receiver with etherCON compatible RJ45 socket, powerCON inlet/outlet and ISP-DB25 output (secondary ISP-DB25 output, ISP-DB25 input or DMX512 output optional).

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Laser Projectors






Integration

OEM Components

DigiScan

OEM module for projector manufacturers. The module offers the same functionality as StageMate ISP but has mounting holes, EtherCON compatible RJ-45 and opto pipes for being mounted inside a projector.

NetBridge ISP

OEM module for equipment manufacturers. The module offers the same functionality as StageFeed ISP but has mounting holes, EtherCON compatible RJ-45 and opto pipes for being mounted inside a case.

Guides / HowTos






Projects

Platforms

ViGraph

ViGraph is a platform for creating complex systems by plugging together simple modules, either graphically, or in a simple text language (VG). It started as a primarily creative platform for audio and laser graphics, but it is expanding its horizons all the time...

  • Audio synthesis
  • Vector graphics, including laser output
  • MIDI
  • DMX lighting
  • IoT and sensor interfaces
  • Maths and physics simulation
  • Time series data processing and visualisation

Spice up your shows with stunning algorithmic video and laser graphics - control from keyboard, mouse or MIDI, or automate with sound active animation.

Tools

IDN Toolbox
The IDN-Toolbox is a software for an IDN consumer, which is able to visualize incoming IDN streams (both IDN continuous and discrete graphics mode, aka wave and frame mode) on a computer screen.

IDN Laser Tester
The IDN-Laser-Tester enables you to easily test your IDN enabled hardware (adapter or projectors) from anywhere at the event location you want, just using your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The IDN-Laser-Tester has just been released after a presentation at the ATW (Advanced Technology Workshop) at the 2019 ILDA Conference in Orlando, FL (USA). The Uni Bonn team would be happy to have many people to trial the IDN-Laser-Tester and give feedback to them. You can trial the IDN-Laser-Tester even without having own IDN consumer hardware. All information, instructions and feedback evaluation form are given on gitlab.com.

Drivers



Source Code and Libraries

IDTF player
Open source, fully functional, command line based IDTF (ILDA Image Data Transfer Format) player targeting IDN receivers.

IDN-Hello Scan
Open source, ILDA Digital Network demo code for finding IDN-Hello servers

IDN Server List
Open source, ILDA Digital Network library functions and demo code for IDN-Hello server management

ofxLaser
An openFrameworks addon for controlling one or more laser projectors, it's particularly good at rendering graphics. It works with a number of DACs including IDN controllers.

Network Programming Playground
The ILDA Digital Network (IDN) - Network Programming Playground (NPP) is a collection of tools to get you in touch with simple network programming tasks to control the output of an ILDA / IDN based laser projector.




Documentation

Documentation and Presentations

ILDA Technical standards
This link points to the official ILDA Technical Standards for laser displays page.

Laser & Light Lab Uni Bonn
This link points to the YouTube channel of the Laser & Light Lab of University of Bonn (Institute of Computer Science 4).