PixeLINK and Icron Technologies Confirm USB 3.0 Joint Product Interoperability

Icron’s ExtremeUSB® technology extends PixeLINK’s USB 3.0 cameras

Burnaby, British Columbia – December 1, 2015 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and PixeLINK®, a leader in both OEM and end-user imaging markets, confirmed today joint product interoperability between PixeLINK’s Industrial, Life Sciences and Microscopy USB 3.0 cameras and Icron’s extension solutions: the 15-meter USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 active copper extension cable and the 100-meter USB 3.0 Spectra™3022 fiber based extender system.

PixeLINK’s USB 3.0 camera series provide reliable high resolution low noise images (up to 4608 x 3288) combined with fast data transfer speeds. The PL-D Series is designed for industrial applications while the M Series offers the ability to specify a region of interest making them ideal for histology, pathology, materials science, and other microscopy applications. All PixeLINK USB cameras are available for off-the-shelf and custom configurations, supporting both end-user customers and OEM applications.

Icron’s Spectra series of extenders provide the ideal extension solution for all USB 3.0 applications. For short range operation, the Spectra 3001-15 is a bus powered copper cable that extends USB 3.0 at 15 meters while providing a full 5V, 900mA of current. If longer extension is required, Icron’s Spectra 3022 extender system has the capability to extend up to 100 meters over multimode OM3 fiber optic cabling. Both extenders support throughputs of 5 Gbps and feature locking connectors per the AIA USB3 Vision™ specification. Additionally, the extenders come with a two-year warranty and include the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers) and compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows®, OS X® and Linux®.

“We have tested Icron’s extension solutions, and they have proven to be a reliable cabling technology for instances when longer cable distances are required,” said Lisanne Glavin, Vice President of Engineering at PixeLINK.

“It is often not feasible to have a USB camera and the host system co-located,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. “Consider certain situations where it might be unsafe for a pathologist to be exposed to the subject being examined or perhaps an industrial camera that is placed on a fast moving assembly line. Our ExtremeUSB extension solutions permit these applications to take advantage of the best USB 3.0 camera technology PixeLINK has to offer.”

For more information about PixeLINK’s product offering, please visit pixelink.com.

To learn more about Icron’s ExtremeUSB extension solutions, please visit icron.com.


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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 USB and video devices over many media types including CAT 5e, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, OS X® and Linux® operating systems. 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 computer needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. icron.com

About PixeLINK®

PixeLINK® designs and manufactures consistently reliable industrial and life science cameras for machine vision, medical imaging, biometrics, and microscopy applications. Since 1992, PixeLINK® has designed, manufactured, and supported the imaging requirements of customers around the world. Based in Ottawa, Canada, PixeLINK® offers unmatched customer support and service, while providing the finest off-the-shelf, OEM, and custom industrial imaging solutions to their customers. Pixelink.com