ExtremeUSB 2.0 Core 2100 Modules Enable True 480Mbps, Long Range USB 2.0 Connectivity for Embedded Medical, Industrial Automation, KVM, and Digital Home Applications
BURNABY, B.C. August 12, 2008- – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB® today announced the release of the ExtremeUSB 2.0 Core 2100 Module daughter boards. Implementing Icron’s latest generation ExtremeUSB® extension technology, the highly integrated Core 2100 Modules offer twice the range at half the price of previous Icron USB 2.0 solutions. These small form factor embedded modules enable Icron customers to locate USB 2.0 devices, including keyboards, mice, web cameras, DVD players, printers, scanners and MP3 players, remotely from a PC Host. Standard implementations support USB 2.0 extension up to 100m over Cat5 and up to 10km over fibre optics.
“The Core 2100 Modules represent a major milestone in the evolution of Icron’s ExtremeUSB solutions. From simple Cat5 and Fibre optic extension solutions to highly customized embedded applications, the Core 2100 modules are flexible enough to meet the individual needs of our customers.” states Bill De Vries, Icron Technologies Product Marketing Manager. “Along with adding features and performance, we have reduced board area requirements by over 66% and reduced the total solution BOM by half as compared to our previous generation modules.”
Icron’s USB 2.0 extension solutions are ideal for multiple applications including industrial automation/control, KVM extension and enterprise remote desktops, security, digital signage, home network integration, automotive telematics, and factory floor control.
The ExtremeUSB 2.0 Core 2100 daughter boards are powered by ExtremeUSB®, Icron’s patented technology that guarantees true remote USB 2.0 connectivity and full compatibility with existing USB 2.0 devices in the market. The Core 2100 Modules and the previously released Ranger® 2101 and 2104 products support USB 2.0 and classic 1.1 host controllers with no additional software drivers required for operation. All major operating systems are supported, including Windows Vista, Windows XP, MAC O/S and Linux.
The Core 2100 Development Kit and Core 2100 Modules are shipping today. More information on Icron products can be found at: http://www.icron.com/products/usb_new/ranger_core_2100.php
About Icron Technologies Corp
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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