Icron Introduces ExtremeLink™ 4500 KVM Extender at 2011 Consumer Electronics' Show

Rose Electronics First to Offer Icron’s ExtremeLink™ 4500 keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) Extender, Supporting DVI Video, Audio, and USB 2.0 over LAN

BURNABY, British Columbia and LAS VEGAS, Nevada – January 05, 2011 – Icron Technologies (TSX Venture: IT), providers of high performance video and USB extension solutions, today made available its ExtremeLink™ 4500 KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender to OEMs in North and South America, Europe and Asia for remote desktop applications in the industrial automation, medical imaging, pro-audio/visual, digital signage and small business markets. Rose Electronics is the first OEM partner to begin shipping the ExtremeLink™ 4500 and is introducing it into the market under their CrystalView™ brand.  Icron’s ExtremeLink ™ 4500 is being showcased at CES 2011 in booth: South Hall 1, Lower Level 20560 and at CES 2011 press conference January 7 – see more information here.

The ExtremeLink™ 4500 KVM extender uses a standard LAN or dedicated Cat 5e cable to connect displays and USB peripherals to computers in remote locations, resulting in increased user capabilities, better security control, and easier maintenance and configuration. The ExtremeLink™ 4500 delivers full PC extension including high definition video, (1680×1050 or WSXGA resolution), stereo audio, and full 480Mbps USB 2.0 support. Packaged in a small 7” x 5” form factor, the ExtremeLink™ 4500 supports all USB 2.0 device types including keyboard, mouse, flash drive, touchscreen, and game controllers. The ExtremeLink™ 4500 also supports Isochronous USB devices such as USB webcams, speakers, and microphones.

“Rose Electronics is excited about carrying the new ExtremeLink™ KVM over LAN extender as it offers some very unique features not seen in other products,” said David Rahvar, General Partner of Rose Electronics. “Rose customers can immediately order the new product, named the “CrystalView Extreme.”
“Adding to Icron’s family of KVM Extender products, the new ExtremeLink™ 4500 features the same powerful video engine as our ExtremeLink™ 3500 product, and adds full 480 Mbps USB 2.0 bandwidth and extra flexibility by connecting over a standard LAN – a first for the industry,” said Robert Haefling, CEO of Icron Technologies.

The ExtremeLink™ 4500 adds efficiency to the workplace and provides best in class, high definition DVI video, audio and USB 2.0 connectivity for PCs.
ExtremeLink™  4500 features include:

  • High Definition video with no video degradation over distance
  • DVI input and output
  • Three USB 480Mbps ports supporting all USB 2.0 device types (including isochronous)
  • Stereo audio
  • LAN connectivity or 100 meters over Cat 5e cabling
  • True “Plug and Play” (no software drivers required)
  • Support for all operating systems
  • Support for additional USB hubs and devices
  • Optional rack mount kit

About Rose Electronics
Recognized as a pioneer of KVM Switch technology, Rose Electronics offers the industry’s most comprehensive range of price-competitive server management solutions such as KVM Switches, KVM extenders, remote access solutions. Rose Electronics products are known for their quality, scalability, ease of use and innovative technology. For more information contact us at 1-800-333-9343, email sales@rose.com or visit www.rose.com/htm/extreme

About Icron Technologies Corp.
Icron Technologies (TSX-V:IT) is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high performance video and USB extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron’s patented extension technology extends PC Video and USB devices over many media types including Cat 5e, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort, Coax, Powerline, and over a corporate LAN. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications such as digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive digital signage, remote desktop extension, security and surveillance, enterprise computing, isolated USB, and point-of-sale markets, or anywhere where a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. www.icron.com

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