Icron Introduces New High-Performance Family of KVM Extenders for the Industrial Automation, Medical, and Digital Signage Markets

New ExtremeLink™ Product Family Supports DVI, Audio, and USB 2.0 up to 500 Meters

BURNABY, B.C., June 8, 2010 – Icron Technologies (TSX Venture: IT), leading providers of ExtremeUSB® USB extension solutions, has launched its new ExtremeLink™ family of KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extenders that combine high quality HD video and USB 2.0 peripheral support for remote desktop applications within the office, factory floor, hospital or retail/commercial environment.

KVM extenders allow computers to be located remotely from the user resulting in installation ease, reduced space requirements, increased security, simplified system administration, and reduced heat/noise generation. Markets that benefit from KVM extenders include industrial automation, medical imaging/diagnostics, Small Medium Business (SMB), digital signage, pro-audio/visual, broadcast, government, and movie post production where the KVM extender offers full PC computing power and peripheral support with all the benefits of having a remote PC.

The ExtremeLink series consists of the ExtremeLink 3500 which features the reach of fiber, up to 500 meters (1640 feet), over a single standard inexpensive Cat 5e cable  for connectivity, and the ExtremeLink 4500 that  supports Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity.  Both models deliver DVI graphics up to 1680×1050 (WSXGA) resolution with virtually zero video latency.  Each ExtremeLink product incorporates Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology which supports the billions of USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices in the market.

ExtremeLink common features:

  • 1680 x 1050 resolution (at all distances)
  • Very low video latency
  • DVI video
  • Three USB 2.0 ports supporting all USB device types (including isochronous)
  • Stereo audio
  • Plug and Play (no software drivers required)
  • Support for all operating systems
  • Optional rack mount kit
  • Support for additional USB hubs and devices
ExtremeLink 3500 DVI, Audio and USB 2.0 Extender

“The ExtremeLink product line offers a strong value proposition by delivering high quality video over long distances via Cat 5e and true USB 2.0 support over LAN,” said Brian Donnelly, VP of Marketing and Business Development. “The core of the platform is Icron’s new video processing engine that produces consistent high resolution, superior picture quality, and low latency over distance, providing our customers long distance support previously only achievable via expensive Fiber Optic products.”

In addition to HD video support, the ExtremeLink series of products supports all USB 2.0 device types including keyboard, mouse, webcam, flash drive, speakers, microphones, touchscreen, game controllers, and other USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices.  As with all Icron products, ExtremeLink products are compatible with all operating systems and do not require any software drivers.

Icron’s ExtremeLink 3500 Extender is available now, and the ExtremeLink 4500 will be available in fall 2010.

Review our webpage for more details:
http://www.icron.com/products/usb_new/extremelink-3500-dvi-audio-and-usb20-cat5-extender.php..

For sales or pricing inquiries, please contact Icron online or email info@icron.com.

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

For investor relations, contact: Todd Hamel, VP & CFO, ir@icron.com or +1 604 638 3920.

Downloadable High Res Images:
Silver ExtremeLink 3500 Extender (example of how it can look branded)
Generic Silver ExtremeLink 3500 Extender
Turnkey 3500 PCBA Modules (without Housing)
Macro of Generic Silver ExtremeLink 3500 on blue background

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 and industrial markets. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of any USB peripheral device over Cat 5e, 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.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Icron Media Contact:
Susan Kirk
Public Relations Contact for Icron
susan.kirk@icron.com
Phone: +1 604 315 9959

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release — including, without limitation, statements regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of Icron — are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.