Icron expands distribution into southeastern U.S. and Caribbean.

August 10 2000
Vancouver, B.C.

Icron Systems Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with Omnimedia, Inc. to represent its USB Ranger family of products to the professional audio visual market in the south-eastern U.S. and the Caribbean.

Omnimedia, based in Atlanta Georgia, is a value-added manufacturer’s representative organization, focused entirely on the Pro A/V market. Omnimedia operates in seven states and the Caribbean and has offices in Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC and Cape Coral FL.

David Smith, Icron’s Vice President Sales & Marketing stated, “We are delighted to add Omnimedia to our growing distribution network in the professional audio visual market. We are confident that Omnimedia’s expertise and reputation in the south-eastern U.S. and Caribbean markets will be of great benefit to Icron Systems Inc. and the users of our ExtremeUSBTM technology”.

Omnimedia’s President Conrad Boje added, “We’re very excited to add Icron’s USB Ranger family of products to our portfolio. Omnimedia has long been known for providing exciting new technologies and products to our customers. Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology provides a strong value proposition to the professional audio visual market”.

This agreement with Omnimedia further expands Icron’s reach into the Pro A/V market. More importantly, it validates the importance of USB extension technology in this key market segment. USB Ranger products, with ExtremeUSB technology, have also gained acceptance in the keyboard, video and mouse extension market, entertainment market, broadcast market and the industrial control and factory automation markets.

Icron Systems Inc. of Vancouver, BC has invented ExtremeUSB technology, a practical means of extending the range of USB connections from 15 feet (5 meters) to over 300 feet (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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