Biamp Systems and Icron Technologies Announce Joint Product Interoperability

USB 2.0 Ranger® 2201/2211 ExtremeUSB® extenders enable superior USB audio extension with TesiraFORTÉ DSP product family

Burnaby, British Columbia – November 19, 2015 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today confirmed successful testing and validation between Icron’s ExtremeUSB® based USB 2.0 Ranger® 2201 and 2211 with flexible power USB extenders and Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ digital audio processor systems.

The award-winning TesiraFORTÉ series of products includes eight different configurations: four AVB (Audio Video Bridging) and four non-AVB models. All configurations have fixed I/O tailored for specific applications and are designed to bring greater simplicity and more options to conferencing, telephony, and VoIP environments. Each model is equipped with best-in-class audio features including Sona™ AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) and SpeechSense™ to provide clear, echo-free audio communication as well as support for up to eight channels of configurable USB audio.

Icron’s USB 2.0 Ranger series provides true USB 2.0 extension at up to 480 Mbps over CAT 5e cabling up to 100m and up to 10km when used with fiber optics. Both the Ranger 2201 and 2211 extender models come with a two-year warranty and include the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers) and compatibility with all major operating systems (Windows®, OS X® and Linux®).

“With USB audio increasingly becoming a requirement for AV systems in today’s conference rooms, we work with a few manufacturers to ensure their equipment works with our products,” shared Kiley Henner, Director of Customer Experience for Biamp Systems. “When using USB extenders in installations where the distance between a TesiraFORTÉ and the computer equipment is greater than five meters, ExtremeUSB extenders reliably provide the connection that maintains optimum sound quality.”

“The TesiraFORTÉ digital audio processor system was recently recognized for its innovation and functionality by both Commercial Integrator and Systems Contractor News publications,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. “We are very pleased to have our ExtremeUSB technology included in the ecosystem supporting Biamp’s prestigious TesiraFORTÉ product series when USB audio extension is required.”

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About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies is 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, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, OS X® and Linux® operating systems. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including pro AV, 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.

About Biamp Systems

Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2015 Global Installed Audio Conferencing Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes the Tesira® media system for digital audio networking, Audia® Digital Audio Platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Sona™ AEC technology and Vocia® Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, New York, USA. For more information on Biamp, please visit