Jabra and Icron Jointly Announce USB Product Interoperability

The newly launched Jabra PanaCast teleconferencing cameras achieve extended reach of USB 3.0 connections up to 100m over a single CAT 6a/7 cable using Icron’s USB 3-2-1 Raven Extender

SAN JOSE, Calif.—June 13, 2019—Icron, the developer of ExtremeUSB® extension technology, and Jabra, makers of the industry-leading 180-degree Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video camera system, today jointly announced product interoperability between the Jabra PanaCast panoramic intelligent camera systems and Icron’s new USB 3-2-1 Raven 3104 extender system.

Jabra PanaCast delivers Panoramic-4K video quality with a 180-degree view designed to cover 100 percent of collaboration spaces as well as include all team members in the conversation. It provides real-time information to help enhance the user experience through three separate 13 megapixel cameras which concurrently work as AI sensors for advanced analytics, dual microphones for clear audio, 6x lossless digital zoom and plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity.

Icron’s USB 3-2-1 Raven 3104 is the world’s first backward-compatible USB 3.1 extender system supporting distances up to 100m over a single CAT 6a/7 cable, making it ideal for USB 3.1 conference cameras or any other USB device. It includes the ExtremeUSB suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug-and-play operation with no software drivers required and compatibility with all major operating systems, including Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™.

“The Jabra PanaCast camera systems are built from a desire to create a video conferencing experience and makes participants feel as if they are all in the same room, even though they may actually be thousands of miles away from each other,” said Javed Tufail, director of International Sales and Business Development with Intelligent Vision Systems at Jabra. “High-speed USB 3.0 connectivity is critical to our customers’ experience, and interoperability with Icron’s USB 3-2-1 Raven series broadens the appeal for Jabra PanaCast’s unique and sophisticated panoramic capabilities.”

“By mimicking what the human eye is capable of, Jabra PanaCast is setting the bar higher for what customers expect for their long-distance collaboration technology,” said Thomas Schultz, senior business manager at Icron. “Icron is pleased to announce interoperability with Jabra PanaCast 3 so that USB distance limitations won’t get in the way of deployment.”

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About Icron
Icron is a Maxim Integrated brand, as well as 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 USB and video devices over many media types including CAT 5e/6/7, fiber, wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® and ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug-and-play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™ operating systems. Icron’s video and USB extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including proAV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a computer needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. Learn more at www.icron.com and www.maximintegrated.com.

About Jabra
Jabra is a leader in engineering communications and sound solutions – innovating to empower both consumers and businesses. Proudly part of the GN Group, we are committed to letting people hear more, do more, and be more than they ever thought possible. Through sound, we help transform lives. Jabra engineering excellence leads the way, building on 150 years of pioneering work. This allows us to create integrated headsets and communications tools that help professionals work more productively; and wireless headphones and earbuds that let consumers better enjoy calls, music, and media. Jabra employs approximately 1,100 people worldwide and reported annual revenue of DKK 4.7bn in 2018. The GN Group, founded in 1869, operates in 100 countries and delivers innovation, reliability, and ease of use. Today, GN employs 6,000 people, and is Nasdaq Copenhagen listed. GN makes life sound better. For more information, visit www.jabra.com.

The Jabra PanaCast solutions deliver real-time 180° Panoramic-4K, Panoramic-5K and 4K 3D video streams from integrated, synchronized and optimized multi-camera arrays. Jabra PanaCast systems and Intelligent Vision (artificial intelligence) software products are used by more than 1,600 companies worldwide, including 200+ universities, for video collaboration, education, AR/VR, live broadcasting and machine learning for autonomous systems. PanaCast devices (formerly known as Panacast 2 and Panacast 3 from Altia Systems, now acquired by Jabra) have received numerous awards such as CES Innovation Awards Honoree designations, Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation, GOOD DESIGN award, Gartner Cool Vendor in Unified Communications, the peer-reviewed, by-invitation Design Showcase at the 2019 International Solid-State Circuits Conference, and more. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.jabra.com/panacast.