WiRanger hub is a plug-and-play USB 2.0 solution that wirelessly connects devices at distances of 30m plus
BURNABY, B.C., January 8, 2007 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB, announced the introduction of the WiRanger, the world’s first wireless USB 2.0 hub based on an industry standard 802.11g radio. The WiRanger hub allows people to wirelessly connect USB devices such as printers, scanners, web cams, hard drives, and MP3 players to their PCs or MACs within a room or throughout their home, office or factory.
“Icron is excited to announce this innovative wireless product at a time when wireless USB solutions are just starting to come to market.” stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. “Our ExtremeUSB technology has once again delivered a USB 2.0 first, enabling a simple plug-and-play solution over a globally approved industry standard 802.11 wireless platform.
Available in early spring, Icron’s WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 hub will offer a four-port hub and dongle set that will enable true plug-and-play wireless connectivity, without additional software drivers, for any USB device. The WiRanger combines Icron’s proven ExtremeUSB and standard 802.11g radio technology to provide connectivity at 30 meters plus, on any operating system including PC or MAC. The benefits of using a standard 802.11 radio include, better range, proven technology, immediate and global market acceptance, and a roadmap with 802.11n to faster data rates that exceed most if not all current USB device requirements.
Icron will distribute the product through its existing global network of distributors, resellers and OEM customers as complete solutions or as reference designs.
This product will be the first in a growing family of Cable Free USB 2.0 solutions utilizing a variety of wireless technologies including UWB and 802.11 to meet different application requirements in the industrial, military, prosumer, medical and commercial markets.
About Icron Technologies Corporation www.icron.com
Icron Technologies Corporation’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products.
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
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