An international consortium of hardware and software manufacturers that creates and promotes interoperable solutions for infrared (IR) data networking for computer networks, communication, and other networking applications.
The Infrared Data Association (IrDA), which was formed in 1993, has over 150 members from hardware, software, and communication sectors. It has developed and agreed on standard formats for communication between computers and infrared devices to ensure interoperability between different systems, platforms, and devices.
The IrDA also schedules meetings, conferences, and other events relating to infrared networking technologies. IrDA standards include the IrDA Data and IrDA Control infrared communication standards.