Icron Launches Industry’s First Fully Digital Video Surveillance and Workplace Productivity System

RangerView sets price/performance benchmark, costs thousands less than CCTV and DVR systems

BURNABY, B.C., February 26, 2003 – Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX.V: IT), a leading provider of high-performance connectivity technologies for the computer marketplace, announced the launch of RangerView, the industry’s first fully digital video surveillance and workplace productivity system. RangerView combines the latest digital web cameras with powerful video monitoring and recording software along with Icron’s industry leading USB extended range products to create an affordable and easy to use solution. Icron will be demonstrating RangerView at the International Security Conference West (ISC) in Las Vegas, March 26-28, booth 5119S.

Utilizing an existing computer system, RangerView easily installs in minutes. The digital cameras are connected with standard Category 5 network cable and can be placed up to 100 meters away from the computer. The cameras are powered through the cable so no additional power is required at the camera end, greatly simplifying installation. RangerView is remotely accessible over the Internet, giving users the ability to monitor their environments and review video recordings from virtually anywhere.

RangerView is a cost effective and fully digital alternative to analog based CCTV systems and is ideally suited for many industrial, commercial, office and home environments.

Glen Hilder, principal of Erma Stephenson School in Surrey, BC has been using RangerView to combat vandalism at the school. “We were looking for a cost effective and easy to use system to help us deal with an ongoing graffiti problem. By implementing Icron’s RangerView system along with physical signs identifying the area as “Under Video Surveillance,” we have effectively eliminated the problem. We’ve also installed cameras around the office and front door and now have an effective way to monitor who is coming into the school and to deter any break-ins. With school board budgets tight, RangerView offers an affordable and excellent solution.”

RangerView 4 and 8 camera packages include:

  • 4 or 8 high quality digital cameras or 4 or 8 premium quality, low light digital cameras
  • RangerView Monitor software for video monitoring, recording and playback. Record on motion detection or by variable frame rate· Icron’s USB extender product
  • Camera mounts
  • PCI card providing 4 or 8 high speed USB ports
  • Installation CD with remote access software included

“We designed RangerView to make a serious challenge to the traditional CCTV and DVR systems that are currently offered,” says Suresh Singh, President and CEO of Icron. “RangerView costs thousands less yet offers the simplicity of the same ‘plug and play’ open standards technology that has made the computer industry so successful. RangerView is expandable, flexible and extremely user friendly, offering the level of video quality and software functionality that users expect, but at a much lower price. We believe RangerView opens the door to a whole new market of customers who are looking for high quality and affordable video surveillance.”

Distribution, Pricing and Availability

RangerView four camera systems have a street price starting at $1,195US and are available now through selected distributors and resellers. See Icron’s website www.icron.com or contact Icron for the name of a dealer near you.

About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies Corporation of Burnaby, B.C. Canada, designs and markets technologies that bring the benefits of Universal Serial Bus (USB) to commercial and industrial computing marketplaces. Icron has invented ExtremeUSB™ technology, a practical means of extending the range of USB connections from 5 meters to over 2 kilometers. Icron has been granted patents that cover its inventions and Icron’s USB Ranger™ products are the only USB extenders that are compliant with the USB Implementers Forum requirements.

Icron’s ExtremeUSB technology and products touch several large vertical markets from industrial process control to multimedia post-production facilities worldwide. The company provides packaged product solutions, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) modules, developer kits, and engineering and development services. Icron is working with a number of partner companies to integrate its technology into products for various computing applications.

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Icron Contacts:

Investor Relations Contact – Eastern Canada
Jason Monaco (FCCC)
Phone (416) 742.5600
Fax (416) 742.6410
Investor Relations Contact – Western Canada
Ashiff Jivraj
Phone (604) 638.3923
Fax (604) 638.3930
Marketing Contact – Icron
Kevin Lee
Phone (604) 638.3924
Fax (604) 638.3930


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