BURNABY, BC January 26, 2005 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture Exchange: IT.V), announced that Scene Double Ltd. of Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK, will soon be launching two USB/video extension products utilizing Icron’s ExtendUSBTM and ExtremeUSB® technologies. The VUE/50 Range and VUE/300 Range extend full-speed USB and RGB video up to a distance of 50 and 300 meters, respectively, over UTP CATx media.
Ray Gordon, Managing Director of Scene Double commented, “Icron is one of our most important technology partners, allowing us to break into new markets with these exciting products. Scene Double has used its interface expertise to eliminate the USB interference on the adjacent video signal and multiplexed multiple data signals across a single twisted pair, which we feel is a significant achievement. We have targeted our VUE Range products at a variety of KVM applications where transparent USB extension is required.”
The integration of Icron’s technology into the VUE Range products further strengthens Icron’s position as the premiere supplier of USB extension technology. John McLeod, Icron’s VP of Engineering explained. “This is the first time we have licensed the ExtendUSBTM version of our extension technology, which is currently used in a number of Icron’s Rover products, and in our IsolatedUSB designs. Working with the Scene Double team has been a rewarding experience, and I think Icron has once again demonstrated the ability to help its strategic partners bring ground-breaking products to market without delay.”
Scene Double joins a growing list of OEM manufacturers that have chosen Icron’s technology as a robust and reliable means of extending USB over a variety of media. The ExtremeUSB® protocol has been deployed within OEM packaged products, in turnkey systems, as Core modules and now in design licenses, allowing for even greater integration USB extension capability. Icron expects to launch a wireless variation of its ExtremeUSB® protocol early this year.
Icron Technologies Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance digital connectivity technologies for the computer marketplace. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology is compliant with USB Implementers Forum requirements and touches several large worldwide markets from industrial automation to medical devices, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. The company provides branded and private-label packaged products, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) modules, developer kits, technology licensing and engineering and development services.
Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com and for detailed financial information visit www.sedar.com. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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About Scene Double Ltd.
Scene Double Ltd is a UK based company and one of the worlds largest OEM manufacturers and suppliers of high quality KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) extenders products over CAT5/5e/6 UTP/STP or Fibre Optic cabling. The company’s products, which are branded under a variety of partners, are used by major organizations worldwide and are highly regarded for their video quality, innovation and reliability.
For further information, please contact the following:
|Icron Technologies Corporation|
|Suresh Singh, President & CEO
|The Howard Group|
|Grant Howard, President
|Scene Double Ltd.|
|Ray Gordon, Managing Director
|Phone: +44 (0)20 8386 9001
Fax: +44 (0)20 8386 9002
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