Icron Launches USB Extension Products for OEM Partners.

October 26 2000

Vancouver, B.C.

Icron Systems, Inc. announced today the launch of the ExtremeUSB Turnkey™ 110/410 family of USB extension products. These products are developed specifically for OEM customers who have requirements to integrate Icron’s ExtremeUSBTM technology into their products and solutions. Available immediately, the ExtremeUSB Turnkey 110/410 family of products will be showcased at the upcoming COMDEX in Las Vegas, November 13-17.

Mats Gerschman, Icron’s president and CEO, stated, ” The ExtremeUSB Turnkey products are a direct result of customer demand for this enabling technology. By providing extended range USB on a circuit board, we are expanding the market for ExtremeUSB while continuing on a path that reduces both the space and the cost of embedding ExtremeUSB into our OEM customers’ products. This launch of the ExtremeUSB Turnkey 110/410 family of products is an important milestone in Icron’s strategy to increase the depth and breadth of our product line. These products represent a growing series of OEM-specific solutions we are bringing to market.”

Icron’s vice president of sales and marketing, David Smith, added, “Our OEM customers will play an increasingly important role in the deployment of ExtremeUSB technology. All the leading OEM’s in our target market segments, have identified integrated products and solutions as their preferred technology package for extending USB. Our ExtremeUSB Turnkey 110/410 family of products directly address the preferences of our OEM customers “

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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