Icron Technologies Corp.

Icron Technologies Corp.

June 06, 2013 09:00 ET

CEI and Icron Partner to Create World's First USB3 Vision Compliant USB 3.0 15m Active Extension Cable

USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 will be on display by Icron at InfoComm13 from June 12-14th in Orlando, FL

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 6, 2013) - Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Components Express Inc. (CEI), a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom assemblies, both active and passive, are pleased to announce the result of a joint initiative to produce the world's first USB3 Vision compliant 15 meter USB 3.0 active extension cable.

Incorporating Icron's patented ExtremeUSB® extension technology and CEI's mechanical cabling expertise, the new cable will be branded by Icron as the USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 and by CEI as the BIT MAXX ExtremeUSB® 3.0. CEI will promote the new cable to their global distribution network of machine vision based resellers.

"USB 3.0 cameras feature plug and play simplicity, high throughputs, relative affordability and are quickly gaining momentum in the machine vision space," said Steve Mott, Vice President at CEI. "The Industry is already adopting Icron's ExtremeUSB® USB 3.0 100 meter solution for long extension applications; but in cases where a distance of 15 meters will suffice, installers will find this new active-cable is the perfect solution."

Commercially available in July, the new 15m active extension cable is a rugged and robust low cost USB 3.0 extension solution that provides a full 5V, 900mA of power and features a USB3 Vision compliant locking connector. An LED indicator is also incorporated into the cable at the device connection point.

"CEI and Icron brought together our respective expertise to address a problem identified by a broad installer base in machine vision applications - the distance limitation of USB3.0 cameras," stated Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. "Leveraging our ExtremeUSB technology, we have developed a rugged, commercial grade, one-piece extension cable that carries power to extend USB 3.0 at 15 meters."

To view a working demonstration of the Spectra 3001-15, stop by Icron's InfoComm13 display booth #5158 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, between June 12-14th.

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. www.icron.com

About CEI

Components Express Inc. (CEI) is an authorized manufacturer of cable assemblies serving the Machine Vision industry. Products support a variety of both digital & analog camera to frame grabber applications including static, High-Flex & Industrial environments. Camera Link®, PoCL, Mini-Camera Link, BIT MAXX™, Gigabit Ethernet, Firewire, CoaXPress, USB 3.0, Power Supplies, LVDS and more. In addition to our MV products, we are a full custom cable mfg. supporting all major areas including: Military, Aerospace, Transportation, Data Communications, and Industrial Automation. 9001:2008 Certified, ITAR Registered, IDHR Certified. www.componentsexpress.com

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