Pleora Technologies and Icron Technologies Confirm USB 3.0 Product Interoperability

Icron exhibiting new 15 meter Spectra™ 3001-15 active extension cable with Pleora at SPIE Photonics West show from Feb 4th-6th in San Francisco, CA

Burnaby, British Columbia – February 4, 2014Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Pleora Technologies Inc. , the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today announce successful interoperability testing between Pleora’s iPORT™ NTx-U3 Embedded Video Interface products and Icron’s USB 3.0 extension series: the 15-meter Spectra™ 3001-15 active extension cable and the 100-meter Spectra™ 3022 fiber based extender system.

USB 3.0 cameras are rapidly increasing in popularity for machine vision applications due to their desirable blend of resolution, frame rate and affordability; however, USB 3.0 cable reach is typically limited to about three meters, causing installation issues when longer distances are required. Icron’s Spectra extender series, with ExtremeUSB® technology, addresses this distance issue by extending full USB3.0 performance up to 100 meters. Supplying 5Gbps bandwidth over distance is driving the broader adoption of the USB 3.0 interface across a wider range of applications.

“Camera manufacturers and system integrators are deploying our iPORT NTx-U3 products to fast-track the design of USB3 Vision-compliant imaging solutions for quality inspection, traffic, medical, and security applications,” stated John Phillips, Senior Manager, Product Management at Pleora. “Successful interoperability of the iPORT NTx-U3 with Icron’s ExtremeUSB extension technology will help contribute to an even broader adoption of USB 3.0 imaging devices in applications where extended reach is a key requirement.”

“Pleora is well recognized in the vision industry for their video interface solutions,” said Glenn Antonelli, Icron’s Vice President of Marketing. “They have taken a leadership position in pushing global standards to move the industry forward and confirming ExtremeUSB extension interoperability is yet another step of significance.”

Pleora’s iPORT NTx-U3 Embedded Video interface hardware provides camera manufacturers and system manufacturers with a straightforward path to integrate USB3 Vision-compliant video connectivity into their products while reducing development time, deployment risk, and costs. The iPORT NTx-U3 is also available as an Intellectual Property package that supports the development of customized hardware and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) load.

For more information about Pleora’s iPORT NTx-U3 embedded video interface products, please visit

The Spectra 3001-15 and 3022 extend USB 3.0 at 5Gbps and feature locking connectors per AIA USB3 Vision™ specification. Additionally, both 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 including Windows® 8.

The Spectra 3001-15 will be exhibited at the SPIE Photonics West show at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco in the Pleora booth (# 4203) beginning today until February 6th.

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

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About Icron Technologies Corporation
Icron Technologies is a 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 5e, 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, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device.

About Pleora Technologies Inc.
Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with customers and tailor our products to individual needs. Find out more at

Keyword tags: Icron, Pleora, machine vision, USB extension, USB 3.0 cable, USB 3.0 cameras, iPORT NTx-U3, ExtremeUSB