Rose Electronics Showcases CrystalLink USB 3.0 Extender with ExtremeUSB® Technology at NAB Show® 2014

Rose demonstrates USB 3.0 extension in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 7 – 10th, 2014

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 7, 2014 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, is pleased to announce today that Rose Electronics, a pioneer in developing KVM switch technology, will be showcasing a live demo of its popular CrystalLink USB 3.0 extender at the NAB Show® 2014, booth SU10707, from April 7 – 10th in Las Vegas, NV.

The demand for increased bandwidth continues to rise with the emergence of new USB devices and high definition video formats. With a SuperSpeed throughput transfer rate of 5Gbps, USB 3.0 is being recognized as a well suited interface for broadcast file transfer applications; however a cable distance limit of approximately 3 meters has been an issue for consideration.

Rose’s CrystalLink USB 3.0 extender provides a distance solution by extending USB 3.0 based broadcast applications up to 100 meters over OM3 multimode fiber optic cabling. This professional and industrial grade extender system features locking connectors and is designed to be in compliance with AIA USB3 VisionTM devices. The CrystalLink USB 3.0 extender includes the ExtremeUSB® suite of features, including transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers) and compatibility with all major operating systems including Windows® 8.

“USB 3.0 is approximately 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and can be used in various broadcast applications where increased bandwidth would advantageous,” said David Rahvar, General Partner at Rose Electronics. “Post production editing and remote archiving are just two such examples where USB 3.0 coupled with extension provide an elegant and reliable total solution. “

“High definition broadcast video files are quite sizable and need an efficient mechanism when transferring from one location to another,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron Technologies. “Roses CrystalLink USB 3.0 extender provides ample bandwidth at 5Gbps and ensures the distance between equipment location points is covered without issue.”

To see a demo of Rose’s CrystalLink USB 3.0 extender with ExtremeUSB technology, please visit booth SU10707 at NAB in Las Vegas between April 7-10th.

Media Contacts

  • Icron Technologies Corporation: Lydia Ko, Product Marketing Specialist,
  • Rose Electronics: David Rahvar, General Partner,

About Icron Technologies
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.

About Rose Electronics
Rose Electronics, based in Houston, TX, with offices in major cities around the world, is recognized as the pioneer of KVM switch technology, offering the industry’s most comprehensive range of local and remote server management products such as Digital KVM IP, KVM switches, KVM extenders, KVM Rack Drawers and Video Splitters. Rose Electronics products are known for their quality, scalability, ease of use and innovative technology. Rose products are used in a wide variety of applications such as accessing, controlling, managing, and monitoring thousands of local and remote multi-platform servers worldwide. When combined with our system expertise, our customers come up with new applications for them every day. They depend upon Rose products for their robust operation in commercial, industrial, educational, and military applications.

About NAB Show®
NAB Show® is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 Attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ Exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new devices in new ways.

Keywords: Icron, Rose, NAB, USB 3.0, CrystalLink, ExtremeUSB, USB extension, broadcast extension technology