Icron Enters into Agreement with Global KVM Manufacturer.

September 27 2000

CDNX: ICM
Vancouver, B.C.

Icron Systems, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Minicom Advanced Systems Ltd. to integrate its USB RangerTM family of products into their recently introduced USB Extender product line.

Headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel, Minicom is a leading manufacturer of keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) switches for multiple server control and interactive, multi workstation management systems for computer equipped classrooms. Minicom operates branch offices in the U.S. and Europe and maintains a worldwide distribution network for their products and services.

David Smith, Icron’s vice president of sales and marketing, stated, “This agreement with Minicom strengthens our leadership position in the KVM marketplace. Minicom’s global distribution network opens up several new market opportunities for our ExtremeUSBTM technology. We are very pleased to be associated with a world class organization like Minicom.”

Eli Sasson, Minicom’s president, stated, “Our customers have immediate requirements to extend USB devices. Icron’s ExtremeUSBTM technology enables us to easily integrate this functionality into our product offerings. We look forward to introducing our industry leading USB Extender product to our global base of customers.”

USB Ranger products, with ExtremeUSBTM technology, have also gained acceptance in the entertainment, professional audio video, industrial control, computer telephony, security and enterprise computing markets.

Icron Systems, Inc. of Vancouver, B.C. 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.
Contacts:
Investor Relations: Samantha Haynes [email protected] (604) 940-2239
Media Relations: David Smith [email protected] (604) 638-3925

Websites:
Icron Systems Inc. www.icron.com
Minicom Advanced Systems Ltd. www.minicom.com

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release – including, without limitation, statements regarding production estimates and future plans and objectives of Icron – are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.