DISPLAX Increases ExtremeUSB® Extension Interoperability with Multitouch Transparent Films at ISE 2018

Interactive multitouch films extended over CAT 5e/6/7, LAN and fiber via Icron’s USB 2.0 Ranger® 2301GE-LAN and 2324 extenders

Burnaby, British Columbia – February 1, 2018 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and DISPLAX Multitouch Technologies, a leading manufacturer of projected capacitive multitouch (PCAP) technology, today confirmed joint product interoperability between DISPLAX’s Skin Ultra and Skin Fit multitouch transparent film overlays and Icron’s USB 2.0 Ranger® 2301GE-LAN and 2324 extender systems. To highlight the achievement, DISPLAX will exhibit the 2324 model in booth 8-G255 at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 show taking place February 6-9 at the RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

DISPLAX’s multitouch film overlays are thin transparent layers that adhere to surfaces such as windows, TVs, mirrors, tables and walls to enable interactive capabilities for displays. DISPLAX utilizes high-performance and robust large multitouch PCAP technology to offer the best of breed display touches. The Skin Fit film features a clear and highly transparent touch sensor supporting up to 40 simultaneous touches with a 5-millisecond response rate over a surface area of 20” to 105”, while the Skin Ultra increases the simultaneous touch count to 100 at the same response rate over a 30” to 105” surface area with additional 3D sensors for proprietary pressure detection. Both solutions, which make use of USB 2.0 for power and data transfers, are plug and play and run on all operating systems.

Icron’s USB 2.0 Ranger 2301GE-LAN provides high-speed USB 2.0 extension at 480 Mbps data rates up to 100m over CAT 5e/6/7 cabling or Local Area Network (LAN), while the USB 2.0 Ranger 2324 furthers the extension distance up to 500m using multimode fiber. Last year, DISPLAX confirmed interop with Icron’s USB 2.0 Ranger 2311 extender model. All three USB 2.0 extension solutions come with two-year warranties 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®, macOS™ and Linux®.

“Our USB 2.0 enabled Skin product line of multitouch films are used in a variety of interactive applications including gaming, hospitality, retail and vending,” said Miguel Fonseca, CEO at DISPLAX. “Often these installations require extension due to USB cable limitations and now we can recommend three different solutions from Icron providing support for copper, multimode fiber or networking depending on the requirements of the application.”

“Global sales for highly responsive touch films have been growing to keep pace with strong consumer demand for interactive touch solutions,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. “DISPLAX is well positioned for continued success by expanding upon the number of applications their multitouch films can accommodate through the introduction of USB 2.0 extension over LAN and fiber cabling.”

ISE attendees are encouraged to visit DISPLAX’s ISE stand 8-G255 to view their multitouch transparent films along with Icron’s ExtremeUSB extenders at the Amsterdam RAI from February 6-9.

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About Icron Technologies
Icron Technologies, now part of Maxim Integrated, 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/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 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 icron.com and www.maximintegrated.com.

DISPLAX is a leading innovator of multitouch interactive technologies utilizing projected capacitive (PCAP) specifically for large format displays from 20” to 105”. Based in Braga, Portugal, the company develops transparent films that can be applied to non-conductive surfaces to provide a touch experience. The company partners with a global channel of distributors and system integrators with audio-visual and interactive digital expertise. DISPLAX use cases include diverse applications range from indoor and outdoor kiosks, multitouch video walls, multitouch mirrors for retail and curved touchscreens. Learn more at displax.com.

About ISE 2018
Integrated Systems Europe is the world´s largest AV systems integration show. The annual four-day event takes place at the RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands from February 6-9. As the European destination for the international AV and systems integration industry, ISE 2018 will showcase the latest cutting-edge technology, products and solutions being produced for both channel and end-user professionals. In addition, attendees can enjoy an expansive education and personal development programme produced by AVIXA and CEDIA. This will be complimented by a packed schedule of conferences, keynote speeches and exciting show-floor features. Moreover, ISE is an ideal base for networking, socialising and developing new business contacts. ISE 2018 is connecting markets and people.