Icron Technologies and Point Grey Announce USB3 Vision Product Interoperability

Point Grey’s Flea®3 and Grasshopper®3 USB 3.0 machine vision cameras successfully extended up to 100 meters using Icron’s USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3022 extender

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 23, 2013 Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, in conjunction with Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced joint interoperability between Point Grey’s complete USB 3.0 machine vision camera portfolio and Icron’s fiber based USB extender, the USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3022.

The USB 3.0 interface brings tremendous benefits to machine vision applications such as speed, resolution and affordability; however, without extension, the USB 3.0 cable lengths are limited to approximately five meters, creating installation issues when longer distances are required.

Point Grey’s USB 3.0 camera product lines, the Flea3 and Grasshopper3, have undergone interoperability testing with Icron’s Spectra 3022 extender solution, validating reliable operations. “Icron’s USB 3.0 extender technology enables our Flea3 and Grasshopper3 cameras in applications that demand extended cable length such as industrial automation or intelligent traffic systems” said Paul Kozik, Product Manager at Point Grey. “Applications traditionally serviced by analog or Ethernet interfaces can take advantage of USB 3.0 bandwidth and ease of use to increase performance, throughput and lower system cost,” added Mr. Kozik.

“Point Grey is recognized as a leading industrial vision camera supplier and one of the primary innovators contributing to the development of USB3 Vision. Icron is pleased to confirm robust performance of our Spectra 3022 extender across Point Grey’s USB 3.0 camera portfolio,” stated Glenn Antonelli, VP of Marketing at Icron Technologies.

For more information about Point Grey’s USB 3.0 camera lines, please visit www.ptgrey.com  and www.icron.com to view Icron’s ExtremeUSB® extension solutions.

Media Contact information
Icron:  Olga Borge, Marketing Communications Specialist, olgab@icron.com
Point Grey:   Renata Sprencz, Marketing Communications Manager, press@ptgrey.com

About Icron Technologies Corporation 
Icron Technologies is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video 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 5, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort®, and over a corporate LAN. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including pro AV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. www.icron.com

About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life science, and traffic applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs over 160 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.

Keyword tags: Point Grey, machine vision, USB3 Vision, USB 3.0 extension, Grasshopper3, Flea3, USB3 camera