Wacom and Icron Jointly Announce Video and USB Product Interoperability

Wacom’s Cintiq Pro creative pen displays achieve extended reach of DisplayPort 4Kp60 4:4:4 and USB 3-2-1 connections up to 100m over a single CAT 6a/7 cable using Icron’s ExtremeUSB-C Maverick extension platform

SAN JOSE, Calif.—June 11, 2019—Icron, the developer of ExtremeUSB-C® extension technology, and Wacom Co. LTD., providers of industry-leading creative pen tables and pen displays, today jointly announced product interoperability between Wacom’s Cintiq Pro 4K creative pen display, including the Wacom Pro Pen 2, and Icron’s Maverick 63104 extender system.

The Cintiq Pro delivers a 24” or 32” 4Kp60 touch display with world-class color performance and no parallax on an etched glass screen, mimicking the feel of a pen on paper. The Pro Pen 2 provides 4x more accurate and pressure-sensitive pen technology compared to previous generations, with no batteries, recharging, and virtually no perceptible lag, through a USB 3-2-1 interface.

Icron’s Maverick 63104 is the world’s only backward-compatible USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 4Kp60 4:4:4 real-time video and USB extender system supporting distances up to 100m over a single CAT 6a/7 cable, making it ideal for use with Wacom Cintiq products when standard cable distances are not enough. It includes the ExtremeUSB-C suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug-and-play operation with no software drivers required and compatibility with all major operating systems, including Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™.

“The Cintiq Pro product line pairs the most natural, accurate, creative pen experience with superb color accuracy and a natural feel,” said Joe Sliger, senior technical solutions manager at Wacom. “Real-time performance is also required for a good user experience, and interoperability with Icron’s Maverick 63104 technology ensures our users get desktop performance while maintaining pen precision, even if they are located a significant distance away from the computing platform.”

“Wacom has always been at the forefront of creative pen technologies, and the new Cintiq Pro product line elevates the standard once again,” said Thomas Schultz, senior business manager at Icron. “Icron is pleased to announce interoperability with the Wacom Cintiq Pro so that 4Kp60 video and USB 3.1 distance limitations won’t get in the way of deployment.”

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InfoComm 2019
Visit Icron booth #4361 in West Hall Level 2 at InfoComm 2019 (June 12-14, 2019, in Orlando, Florida) to view demos and experience the latest in reliable, high-performance ExtremeUSB technology with Icron’s new USB 3-2-1 and 4Kp60 DisplayPort video extension solutions. For more information, visit Icron.com/Infocomm-2019.

About Icron
Icron is a Maxim Integrated brand, as well as the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron’s patented extension technology extends USB and video devices over many media types including CAT 5e/6/7, fiber, wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® and ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug-and-play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™ operating systems. Icron’s video and USB extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including proAV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a computer needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. Learn more at www.icron.com and www.maximintegrated.com.

About Wacom
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries and areas. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet device and PC manufacturers count on their advanced features and reliability to deliver a superior user interface experience. For further information about the products of Wacom see www.wacom.com.

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