“The WiRanger wirelessly extends USB 2.0 connections up to 30 meters, is driverless, plug and play and compatible with all devices on all operating systems”
BURNABY, B.C., April 2, 2007 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB®, announced the release and immediate availability of the industry’s first wireless USB 2.0 Hub based on an industry standard 802.11g radio. This Hub takes USB connectivity beyond the desktop, enabling wireless connection of USB devices such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and MP3 players to PCs and Macs throughout the home or office.
“We are delivering on the promise of true wireless USB 2.0 plug and play functionality with our WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub,” stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. “Our customers want the freedom to move beyond the desktop, or the room, and seamlessly connect their USB devices. Icron’s flexible ExtremeUSB technology is the engine that enables USB 1.1 or 2.0 connections over any media: wireless, cable, power line or fiber optics.”
Icron’s WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub is a four-port hub and dongle set that enables transparent wireless connectivity for any USB device without requiring software or user configuration. The WiRanger gives PC (Windows, Linux, Unix) or Mac-OSX users the freedom to place all of their USB devices at distances up to 30m (100 feet) within their home, office or commercial environment. This product has received global regulatory approval and is available through Icron’s existing global network of distributors, resellers and OEM customers.
“Icron is first to reach the holy grail of seamless high-speed wireless connectivity between USB-enabled products,” stated Kirsten West, principal analyst with WTRS, an independent market research firm covering emerging wireless technologies and their applications. “This is a tremendous accomplishment not only for Icron, but also for the USB community as a whole. Icron’s WiRanger, in combination with their general ExtremeUSB line of products, addresses a tremendous market opportunity by making connectivity seamless regardless of the underlying connection type.”
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 802.11a/b/g/n/ to meet different application requirements in the Industrial, Military, Pro-sumer, Medical and Commercial markets.
WiRanger USB 2.0 Cable Free Hub MSRP $ 395.00 USD
(Part Number: 00-00228G NA, 00-00229G Euro, 00-000230G UK)
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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