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Market Applications Using Icron USB and Video Extension Solutions

With USB as the most successful interface in the history of computing, chances are USB is being used in most commercial and industrial settings today. Keyboards, mice, monitors, hard drives, mobile phones, medical imaging, gaming consoles, factory assembly, military communications, digital advertising signs, milling equipment, security cameras, mining equipment, oil rigs, post production editing machines and many more – USB has made its presence felt with over 10 billion devices shipped to date.

However, many applications are challenged by USB’s distance limitation of 5 meters for USB 2.0 and 3 meters for USB 3.0 where the USB host and the device need to be separated. Icron’s ExtremeUSB® extender systems break through this distance barrier with simple plug and plug installation and compatibility with any operating system. Below are some select market applications where Icron’s extension solutions are perfectly suited.

Digital Signage: USB and KVM Extension Solutions

Interactive digital signs using touch screens are often employing USB technology. When the host is not able to be co-located with the display within 5 meters, Icron’s ExtremeUSB® extenders can bridge the distance gap. Read more»

Education: USB Extension Solutions

Interactive whiteboards require connection to a classroom computer through USB connection, however often the teacher’s desk and the interactive whiteboard are at opposite ends of the classroom, stretching beyond USB’s 5 meter distance limitation. Icron’s ExtremeUSB® extenders bridge this gap. Read more»

Industrial Automation: USB and Video Extension Solutions

USB is a common control interface used in industrial automation, however there is a distance limitation of 5 meters for USB 2.0 and 3 meters for USB 3.0. Icron’s USB and USB + Video extenders are the perfect solution to bridge the distance gap. Read more»

Machine Vision Cameras: USB Extension Solutions

USB3 Vision cameras offer a desirable blend of simplicity, affordability, and high throughput compared to other Machine Vision camera technologies. The downside is a distance limitation of just 3 meters, however this can easily be overcome with Icron’s USB 3.0 Spectra™ extender solutions. Read more»

Medical: USB and Video Extension Solutions

Most clinical settings isolate the host computer from the medical imaging equipment and patient care area. Icron’s USB and USB+Video extension systems are the perfect solution for facilitating the necessary distance requirement. Read more» 

Oil/Mining/Gas: USB Extension Solutions

Oil, mining and gas applications demand reliable communication infrastructure in environments that often pose harsh conditions for electronic equipment. Where computers are required to be placed away from the point of action, Icron’s ExtremeUSB® extenders bridge distance gaps of up to 10km. Read more»

Security: USB Extension Solutions

USB enabled security applications such as facial recognition, finger print imaging, and retinal scans are now common place. Cameras are typically some distance away from control rooms and server storage banks, thus the need to extend beyond USB 3.0’s 3 meter distance limitation. Read more»