Gefen Launches Wireless USB Solution Based On ExtremeUSB At Infocomm 07
Press Release – Burnaby BC., June 19, 2007 â€“ Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSBÂ® announced that Gefen Inc, of Woodland Hills, California, has launched a wireless USB 2.0 extender based on Icronâ€™s ExtremeUSB technology at this years InfoComm 07 show in Anaheim, CA from June 19th to the 21st.
The Gefen wireless USB extender supports the connection of hi-speed USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices up to 100 feet from the computer. It works with both Apple (OSX) and PC (Windows, Linux) systems using Icron Technologiesâ€™ ExtremeUSB based on 802.11g technology. The receiver is a four-port USB hub that can support multiple devices by adding additional hubs. Data can be delivered at high speeds, thanks to optimized circuitry.
“We believe this reliable and wireless method of USB extension will significantly enhance the way systems operate well into the future,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO. “Subsequent versions will also support multiple receiver hubs connected to one sender unit, allowing a same time distribution that delivers data real-time with no cables.”
Like most of Gefen’s extender solutions, the wireless USB 2.0 extender uses small sender and receiver units connected to the computer and to the extended USB devices. No cables are needed to link sender to the receiver, which allows connection to cameras, keyboards, printers, hard drives or any USB 2.0 devices at distances up to 100 feet away.
â€œWe are pleased that our partnership with Gefen continues to grow with the addition of the wireless USB 2.0 product to their portfolio.â€ stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. â€Hagai and his team are the industry leaders in providing high quality solutions to the pro audio video market, and the home connectivity space.â€
Gefen’s plug and play wireless USB 2.0 extender requires no upgrades, software installation, or user configuration and is compatible with all USB devices working on all operating systems. Demos will be provided throughout Infocomm 07 at Booth 6237, and the product is expected to be available for sale by show time.
About Gefen Inc.
A leader in the high definition digital domain, Gefen delivers advanced technologies with multiplatform extension, switching, distribution and conversion capabilities. Gefen equipment is utilized all over the world in professional AV/IT and consumer electronics/home theater environments. Their add-on hardware maximizes system functionality and enhances operability by enabling AV systems to go beyond their original functionalities. Solutions support an array of connectivity interfaces including HDMI, DVI, dual link DVI, HD-SDI, SDI, VGA, RCA, USB, Firewire and RS-232. A selection of high quality cabling is also available. Additional information may be found at www.gefen.com
About Icron Technologies Corp
Icron Technologies Corporationâ€™s patented ExtremeUSBÂ® technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products.
Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol “IT” on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com.
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