Icron introduces new USB 2.0 extension solutions with up to 10km range

BURNABY, B.C. Dec 13, 2005 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB® today announced the introduction of three new additions to its USB 2.0 extension product family, the USB 2.0 Ranger 442, 444 and 440 extenders.

Building on the success of the USB 2.0 Ranger 140, which was the first and only long range USB 2.0 extension solution launched earlier this year, Icron adds more ports, and longer distances via fiber optics. The Ranger 440 is a 4-port CAT5 extender with a 50m range. The Ranger 442 is a 4-port, multimode fiber based solution with a 500m range, and the Ranger 444 is a 4-port singlemode fiber based solution with up to 10 km range.

As in all Icron’s ExtremeUSB based solutions, ExtremeUSB 2.0 technology allows manufacturers of PC’s, peripherals, and consumer electronics to extend the range that USB 2.0 devices can operate over UTP cable, fiber optics or any wireless media at any distance without making any changes to the USB ecosystem. This ensures that users will have a “plug and play” experience right out of the box, requiring no additional drivers, host controller changes, or user configurations. It supports all USB supported operating systems including Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Unix and Solaris.
“The demand for Icron’s USB 2.0 based solutions continues to grow in both the consumer and industrial markets as much of the old legacy connection methods are replaced with USB 2.0 ports,” commented Robert Eisses, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for Icron. “The release of these additional wired USB extension solutions along with our wireless USB 2.0 initiatives will further fuel our growth for 2006 and beyond.”
About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies Corporation’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products. The company also provides a range of engineering and development services focused on unique USB connectivity issues.”
www.icron.com

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com and for detailed financial information visit www.sedar.com. The Toronto Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release — including, without limitation, statements regarding financial 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.

2005 Icron Technologies Corporation. ExtremeUSB®, USB Ranger® are trademarks of Icron Technologies Corporation.

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