Lumenera and Icron Extend USB 3.0 Imaging Solution up to 100 Meters

Cable length specification addressed with joint solution

Ottawa, ON, Canada – January 22, 2013 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, together with Icron Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance USB and video extension products for commercial and industrial markets, is pleased to announce a joint solution to extend USB 3.0 cameras. Lumenera’s Lt425 and Lt225 USB 3.0 cameras can be installed with Icron’s USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3022 100 meter optical extender, guaranteeing performance beyond the length limitations of standard USB cables.

The practical length limit for a USB 3.0 cable is restricted to at best 20 meters when using active cables, short in comparison to other technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) that can reach 100 meters. Lumenera has addressed this issue with Icron’s 100 meter multimode fiber extender system for SuperSpeed USB 3.0. The combined solution leverages the high-bandwidth USB 3.0 interface to deliver high speed, high resolution images even at distances as far as 100 meters. This plug-and-play joint solution enables new applications for USB 3.0, plus facilitates versatility.

The Lt425 and Lt225 offer high-speed streaming video and image capture using SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to ensure the fastest image delivery, up to 170 fps at maximum resolution. The industry proven CMOSIS CMV4000 and CMV2000 megapixel sensors with fully electronic global shutter capture excellent quality, high-speed images with zero blur. Product highlights include a robust, sleek enclosure, compact design for integration, color, monochrome and NIR variants, as well as industrial and scientific-grade models. The fully locking USB 3.0 cabling and digital interface ensure a simple plug-and-play installation with no framegrabber required. The built-in camera memory delivers a dependable, reliable flow of images, without exception. Built-in FPGA-based image processing ensures the highest image quality without having to compromise on performance.

Icron’s Spectra 3022 is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 extension solution, which supports USB 3.0 5Gbps throughputs up to 100 meters (330 feet) via OM3 multimode fiber optic cabling. The Spectra 3022 features two locking USB 3.0 ports delivering 900mA power to each port. Incorporated with Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology is a suite of features including plug-and-play capability with no software drivers required and compatibility with all leading operating systems. This extender is backed with a two year warranty and will be Automated Imaging Association (AIA) USB 3.0 Vision compliant upon the standard’s release.

“Customers now have the ability to position our high-speed cameras at a distance of up to 100 meters, opening up a realm of scientific, industrial, and surveillance applications that were limited with USB 2.0. This is a very exciting opportunity for us.” said Dany Longval, Director of Product Management at Lumenera Corporation.

“We are very pleased to provide a reliable USB 3.0 extension solution for Lumenera’s customers.” said Glenn Antonelli, Director of Marketing at Icron Technologies. “USB 3.0 Vision is well poised to become a dominant standard for machine vision applications and it is critical that installation issues pertaining to distance limitations be resolved. The Spectra 3022 bridges the gap.”

The Lumenera and Icron joint solution is now available and will be on display in booth #228 during the AUTOMATE 2013 Conference being held in Chicago, Illinois from January 21 to 24, 2013. To obtain additional information on Lumenera’s camera portfolio visit and for details on Icron’s extension products.

About Lumenera
Lumenera Corporation, a division of Roper Industries, and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions. Lumenera cameras are used worldwide in a diverse range of industrial, scientific and security applications.

Lumenera solutions provide unique combinations of speed, resolution and sensitivity in order to satisfy the most demanding digital imaging requirements. Lumenera customers achieve the benefit of superior price to performance ratios and faster time to market with the company’s commitment to high quality, cost effective product solutions. For further information about Lumenera, please visit or call 613-736-4077. To receive Lumenera press releases as they are issued, contact us at

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, Coax, Powerline, and over a corporate LAN. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing, isolated USB, and point-of-sale markets, or anywhere a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device.