Icron enters distribution agreement with Connectronics

September 19 2000

Vancouver, B.C.

Icron Systems Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Connectronics to distribute it’s USB Ranger family of products to it’s North American customer base.

Connectronics of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a distributor of quality networking products and computer accessories to resellers and VARs across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

David Smith, Icron’s Vice President Sales & Marketing stated, “We’re thrilled to add Connectronics to our North American distribution partner network. Connectronics offers the type of products and services we feel are a natural fit for our USB extension products with ExtremeUSBTM technology. This distribution agreement strengthens our North American position in the enterprise computing marketplace”.

Rob Timm, President & CEO of Connectronics stated, “As a distributor of networking solutions, we’re excited about the addition of these innovative products from Icron Systems Inc. An increasing number of our dealers are receiving customer requests to extend USB connections. Icron’s ExtremeUSBTM technology provides a practical and cost effective solution that meets these needs. The deployment of Windows 2000, with native USB support, will fuel the demand for Icron’s USB Ranger family of products.”

USB Ranger products, with ExtremeUSBTM technology, have now gained acceptance in the keyboard, video and mouse extension market, entertainment market, professional audio video market, security and surveillance market, computer telephony market, industrial control market and the enterprise computing market. Icron has signed several distribution and OEM agreements for these vertical markets in North America, UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Icron Systems Inc. of Vancouver, BC has invented ExtremeUSBTM technology, a practical means of extending the range of USB connections from 5 meters to over 100 meters. Icron has applied for patents covering its inventions and is integrating its technology into a series of products for computing applications. Icron’s Ranger products are the only USB extenders that are “compliant” with the USB Implementers Forum’s requirements. Icron is committed to working with its partners to increase the total market for USB products by enabling a broad set of new applications that utilize ExtremeUSB. Icron is a publicly traded company and trades under the symbol ICM on the Canadian Venture Exchange.

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