Rose Electronics Showcasing CrystalLink USB 3.1 Extenders with Icron’s ExtremeUSB-C™ Technology at NAB Show 2018

Full line of USB and KVM extenders on display by Rose including live demonstration of USB 3-2-1 over copper and fiber at NAB booth SL11021

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 9, 2018 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Rose Electronics, a pioneer in developing KVM switch technology, will be displaying a full range of USB and KVM extension solutions with Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® and ExtremeUSB-C™ technologies at the NAB Show exhibition taking place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.

Rose’s feature display will be their new CrystalLink USB 3.1 Fiber and CrystalLink USB 3.1 CATx extenders for simultaneous USB 3.1, 2.0 and 1.1 extension. The fiber model extends USB 3-2-1 devices up to 200m over OM3 fiber while the CATx model extends up to 100m using CAT 6a/7 cable. Both extenders include the ExtremeUSB-C suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows®, macOS™, Linux®, and Chrome OS™.

“Every year we attend the NAB show, there is increased interest in USB 3.1 equipment as broadcasting applications continue to consume higher bandwidths,” said David Rahvar, General Partner at Rose. “Our CrystalLink USB 3.1 extenders allow media professionals to take advantage of the simplicity and performance that USB 3.1 offers at extended distances over fiber or copper cabling.”

“USB 3.1’s throughput rate of 5 Gbps is well equipped for handling sizeable content file transfers,” said Glenn Antonelli, Director of Business Management at Icron. “By taking advantage of ExtremeUSB-C technology, Rose’s CrystalLink USB 3.1 extenders will support USB 3.1 plus USB 2.0/1.1 backward compatibility providing media professionals with access to all the tools they need over extended distances.”

Show attendees are encouraged to visit Rose’s NAB booth SL11021 to see the CrystalLink USB 3.1 extenders in action from April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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About Icron Technologies
Icron Technologies, now part of Maxim Integrated, 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/6/7, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort® and over a corporate LAN while featuring the ExtremeUSB® and ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™ operating systems. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including proAV, 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. Learn more at and

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 2018
The NAB Show in Las Vegas (conference is April 7-12; exhibit is April 9-12), is the world’s largest convention encompassing the M.E.T. Effect: the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate market place for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways.