XIMEA Showcasing 15-Meter ExtremeUSB® 3.0 Active Cable Extender from Icron at The AIA Vision Show in Boston, MA

USB3 xiQ cameras and Spectra 3001-15 active cable make a complete USB 3.0 vision solution.

Burnaby, British Columbia – April 15, 2014 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and XIMEA GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of high-resolution cameras and imaging solutions, today announced that Icron’s USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 active extension cable with ExtremeUSB® technology, will be shown alongside the USB3 xiQ camera family by XIMEA in booth #501 at The AIA Vision Show held April 15th-17th at the Hynes Convention Centre in Boston, MA.

XIMEA’s USB3 xiQ camera family now ranges from VGA to 4Mpix resolution with corresponding speeds of 500 frames per second (fps) and 90 fps respectively, and includes many models with extended NIR options. The xiQ camera family is based on the robust field proven architecture of direct image data delivery to the computer’s memory, totally avoiding any latency of intermediate frame buffers. This architecture also ensures low power consumption and minimum heat dissipation.

Icron’s Spectra 3001-15 USB 3.0 bus powered copper cable supports USB 3.0 cameras, such as XIMEA’s USB3 xiQ family, when vision applications call for distances greater than 3 meters. This reliable and affordable 15-meter USB 3.0 extension solution provides a full 5V, 900mA of current, features a locking connector and includes Icron’s 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 benefits of USB 3.0 including high resolution, plug and play, and affordability are well known,” said Mike Bode, CEO of XIMEA’s USA Operations. “However, USB 3.0’s distance limitation of approximately 3 meters can often be a problem for installers. We are delighted to show Icron’s 15 meter Spectra 3001-15 extension cable featuring ExtremeUSB technology at The Vision Show in Boston so that our customers can see a complete USB 3.0 solution of 15 meters.”

“XIMEA has been expanding their USB3 xiQ camera family as USB 3.0 continues to gain traction for vision applications,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. “We are very pleased that XIMEA advises their customers and installers to use our ExtremeUSB extenders when extra distance is required.”

For more information about XIMEA USB 3 xiQ camera family, please visit ximea.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 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. icron.com

About XIMEA GmbH
For more than 20 years, XIMEA GmbH’s designers have created the smartest, most compact industrial cameras for machine vision applications in motion control, assembly, robotics, industrial inspection and process control, as well as cutting-edge cameras for life-science, security, and defense applications. XIMEA’s offer consists of wide range of standard and OEM cameras, with interface options including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Firewire and GigE. The main distinction of which is based on extremely robust way the cameras are built while still providing highest speed and quality. Learn more about XIMEA at ximea.com.

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