KVM Extension Device Provider Leverages Icron Technology to Enable USB Connectivity at Distances up to 25 miles without Quality Loss or Transmission Delays
BURNABY, British Columbia – Dec. 10, 2008 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), leading providers of USB extension solutions, today announced that Thinklogical™, a leading manufacturer and provider of KVM extension, switching and secure console server devices, has deployed Icron’s ExtremeUSB® Core Design License to enhance the functionality of its new VelocityKVM system.
A leading designer of KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extension solutions, Thinklogical offers a complete line of secure console servers for mission critical installations, as well as fiber optic KVM and DVI (digital video interface) video extenders. While developing a new product to meet customer demand for flawless real-time video reproduction and complete USB peripheral compatibility, Thinklogical designers realized the need for a unique USB extension solution that could span an entire city over single-mode fiber without quality degradation or transmission delays that usually cause the connection to fail.
By embedding Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology into the VelocityKVM System, Thinklogical was able to meet the challenges associated with connecting USB devices over single-mode fiber and enable connectivity at distances up to 25 miles, while reducing time to market and costs. In addition to supporting multiple video streams, VelocityKVM simultaneously integrates keyboard, mouse, audio, USB 1.1 connectivity and optional support for USB 2.0.
Breaking the traditional USB distance barrier with unsurpassed video and USB signal quality, the VelocityKVM product is a huge market success with government, university and military customers who require remote video streaming capabilities with full security and control, within large-scale campuses and across an entire city. Thinklogical is already making plans to integrate upcoming Icron technology into future releases.
“Icron’s ExtremeUSB Design License allowed us to embed USB over fiber into our VelocityKVM System in order to meet our customers’ remote connectivity requirements,” said Kevin Keefe, Director of Engineering at Thinklogical. “Icron’s design and support team was responsive and helpful, which facilitated rapid development,” added Keefe.
“Thinklogical’s KVM solutions enable broadcast and post-production customers to work seamlessly with various production facilities, even though a considerable distance may separate the physical locations,” said Brian Donnelly, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Icron Technologies. “We are constantly assessing the needs of our customers so that we can provide the best extension solutions on the market. We are pleased to support Thinklogical in providing their customers with a complete solution for error-free transmission.”
About Icron Technologies Corp.
Icron Technologies is a visionary leader in high performance USB bridging and extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron’s USB extension and bridging products are deployed in a wide range of applications including: digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, and KVM extension. Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of USB 1.1 / 2.0 over Cat 5e, Wireless, Fiber, Powerline, Coax and Phone lines, at distances of up to 25 miles (40 km). 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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