USB Extension Solutions for Education Applications
Classrooms have come a long way over the past decade with the increased popularity of interactive whiteboards alongside regular whiteboards or “old school” chalk boards. Teachers and students can now have their creations instantly captured electronically as well as interact and modify existing content. Numerous studies have shown classroom participation and retention increase significantly. 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.
Why Use Icron
Interactive whiteboards typically only require USB 1.1 connections and there are many different USB 1.1 extenders available on the market to choose from. However Icron’s USB 1.1 Rover® extenders were designed with the classroom environment in mind, featuring superior ESD/EFT protection, ability to handle in-rush current at start-up, and CPSIA safety inspection. Moreover, the Rover series includes the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as plug and play installation and compatibility with all computer operating systems.
- Simplicity: True plug and play (no software drivers)
- Reliability: Patented USB extension
- Durability: Commercial grade, robust connections
- Compatibility: Works with all devices and operating systems
Peace of Mind
Icron’s USB extenders are the world’s most reliable. Simply install and never have to worry about product failure. Teachers demand 100% uptime and installers do not want to revisit the site for USB extender replacement. It just has to work.
Examples of Education Applications using USB Extension
- Interactive whiteboards