Icron Announces New ExtremeUSB® Ranger Product Family for Industrial, Commercial and Medical Markets

USB Ranger 2200 products extend high-speed USB 2.0 over Cat 5 and Fiber Optics
at distances up to 10km, offering simple, cost effective connectivity solutions

BURNABY, British Columbia – April 2010 – Icron Technologies (TSX Venture: IT), leading providers of ExtremeUSB® USB extension solutions, announced its new USB Ranger® 2200 family of products:

  • USB Ranger® 2212: USB 2.0 Cat 5 Extender with Remote Power
  • USB Ranger® 2204: USB 2.0 Cat 5 Extender
  • USB Ranger® 2224: Fiber Optic USB 2.0 Extender
  • USB Ranger® 2244: Long Reach Fiber Optic USB 2.0 Extender

The USB Ranger 2200 family of USB extenders utilizes Icron’s leading edge and patented ExtremeUSB® technology to provide true USB 2.0 connections over long wires at data rates up to 480Mbps. Ideal for industrial, commercial and medical connectivity applications, Icron’s true plug-and-play products are compatible with leading operating systems and no software drivers are required to support all USB device types such as mouse and keyboards, web cams, hard drives, printers, scanners, audio devices, touch screens, digital cameras and game controllers. The Ranger 2200 family supports high-speed USB 2.0 connections where USB connectivity is required beyond five meter distances for applications such as industrial control, digital signage, Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) extension, medical imaging and security.

"Gefen has long turned to Icron Technologies for ExtremeUSB® technology used in long distance USB extension,” stated Gefen’s President and CEO, Hagai Gefen. “With the new high-speed USB 2.0 extender technology, peripherals can now be extended up to 100 meters using Cat 5 cable, and up to 10 kilometers using fiber optic cable. When incorporating this new technology in our KVM extenders alongside DVI, such as in the Gefen 4×1 DVI KVM DL Switcher, this becomes very useful because we can offer viable choices for installers, depending on the distance USB and video needs to travel."

“Our latest generation of ExtremeUSB® technology and the Ranger 2200 product series represent the culmination of a long term strategy to provide a scalable, robust USB 2.0 extension platform to address the wide variety of use cases our customers find for our products,” said Brian Donnelly, VP of Marketing and Business Development. “We are now able to quickly and cost effectively deliver a variety of Icron branded, private-label and OEM ExtremeUSB® products to existing and new markets.”

The USB Ranger® 2212 is a two port, 100m (330 feet), Cat 5 USB 2.0 Extender that operates at up to 480 Mbps, and includes Remote Power capability for delivering 500mA power to remote USB devices without the need for a remote external power adapter.

The USB Ranger® 2204 is a four port, 100m (330 feet), Cat 5 USB 2.0 Extender that operates at up to 480 Mbps.

The USB Ranger® 2224 is a four port, 500m (1650 feet), Multimode Fiber Optic USB 2.0 Extender that operates at up to 480 Mbps and replaces Icron’s Ranger 442 Fiber Optic USB 2.0 Extender.

The USB Ranger® 2244 is a four port, 10km (6.25 miles), Singlemode Fiber Optic USB 2.0 Extender that operates at up to 480 Mbps and replaces Icron’s Ranger 444 Fiber Optic USB 2.0 Extender.

The Ranger 2200 series products are all FCC/CE Class B certified and meets or exceeds the ESD immunity certification EN-61000-4-2. Housed in robust metal enclosures, these products are suitable for many industrial and commercial applications. All products are available as Turnkey OEM PCBs enabling customers to embed ExtremeUSB® into their own solutions. Icron is currently accepting orders. Turnkey PCBs with and without enclosures and power supplies are also available for OEMs.

For pricing, product photos or more information, contact: info@icron.com, +1 604 638 3920.

For media inquiries, contact: Susan Kirk, susan.kirk@icron.com, +1 604 315 9959.

For investor relations, contact: Todd Hamel, CFO, todd.hamel@icron.com, +1 604 638 3932. 

About Icron Technologies Corp.

Icron Technologies (TSX-V:IT) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance PC Video and USB extension solutions for commercial, medical and industrial markets. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of any USB peripheral device over Cat 5, Wireless, Fiber and Powerline, at distances up to 25 miles (40km). Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including: digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, and KVM extension. Icron’s ExtremeUSB® technology is available in a variety of formats including branded and private-label products, OEM modules, and Integrated Circuits.

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol "IT" on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com.

Contact Information

Icron Technologies Corporation

4664 Lougheed Hwy
Suite 221
Burnaby, BC, V5C 5T5

tele: 1.604.638.3920

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