Icron Launches Next Generation of USB Extension Products.

October 19 2000
Vancouver, B.C.

Icron Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the USB Ranger™ 110/410 series of USB extension products. These products represent the next generation of products powered by Icron’s ExtremeUSB™ technology. Available immediately, the USB Ranger 110/410 products will be showcased at the upcoming COMDEX technology trade show in Las Vegas, November 13-17th.

Icron president and CEO Mats Gerschman stated, “We’re pleased to announce the launch of the USB Ranger 110/410 series of products. These product additions strengthen our position as the world leader in USB extension technology. The USB Ranger 110/410 products offer the enhanced functionality of optional remote power which enables up to four high-power USB devices to be connected. These new capabilities are a result of listening to feedback from existing and potential customers. They will generate incremental market opportunities, especially within the security/surveillance and ProA/V markets. Icron is committed to the generation of winning solutions that provide measurable customer value.”

Icron’s director of engineering, John McLeod added, “Having the option to power either the local (LEX) module, or the remote (REX) module, provides significant value to Icron’s customers. Webcams and other high-power USB devices can now be connected using both the one port and four port variants. The USB Ranger 110/410 series of products provides end users with maximum flexibility when configuring their devices to best suit their needs.”

USB Ranger products, with ExtremeUSB technology, have already gained acceptance in the server, keyboard, video and mouse extension, entertainment, professional audio video, industrial control, computer telephony, webcam services and computer distribution markets.

Icron Systems, Inc. of Vancouver, B.C. has invented ExtremeUSB 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.
Icron Contacts:
Investor Relations: Samantha Haynes investor@icron.com (604) 940-2239
Media Relations: David Smith david.smith@icron.com (604) 638-3925

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