Point Grey and Icron Technologies Confirm USB 3.0 Product Interoperability

Grasshopper®3 and Flea®3 machine vision cameras successfully extended with ExtremeUSB® based USB 3.0 15-meter active extension cable

Burnaby, British Columbia – March 26, 2014 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced joint product interoperability between Point Grey’s USB 3.0 machine vision camera portfolio and Icron’s USB 3.0 SpectraTM 3001-15 active extension cable with ExtremeUSB® technology.

“We were excited to see Icron’s second product for extending USB 3.0 cable distance, demonstrating the market demand for USB 3.0 technology and the continuous growth of the USB3 Vision camera and components eco system,” said Paul Kozik, Product Manager at Point Grey. “We evaluated Icron’s 15-meter Spectra 3001-15 active cable with our Flea®3 and Grasshopper®3 cameras. The interoperability of our products enables USB3 Vision cameras in industrial automation and intelligent traffic systems that desires longer cable distances.”

“Point Grey is well-known as a leader in the development of vision technology producing high quality USB 3.0 cameras that are sophisticated yet easy to use,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President at Icron Technologies. “By confirming product interoperability with our 15-meter active cable, vision distributors and integrators are now able to offer Point Grey customers two validated extension options for applications requiring extra distance between the host computer and placement of the camera.”

The Spectra 3001-15 extends USB 3.0 at 5Gbps and features locking connectors per AIA USB3 Vision™ specification. The active cable provides a full 5V, 900mA of current, features a locking connector and an LED indicator at the device connection point. Additionally, the extender comes with a two-year warranty and includes 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.

For more information about Point Grey’s digital cameras, please visit ptgrey.com.

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

Media Contact Information:

  • Icron Technologies Corporation: Lydia Ko, Product Marketing Specialist, press@icron.com
  • Point Grey Research Inc.: 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 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, 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. icron.com

About Point Grey Research, Inc.
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life science, traffic, and surveillance applications. Point Grey offers a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. www.ptgrey.com.

Keywords: Icron, Point Grey, machine vision, USB 3.0 cable, USB 3.0 cameras, ExtremeUSB, Flea3, Grasshopper3, USB3 Vision