BURNABY, BC, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Icron Technologies
Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB, announced the
introduction of the WiRanger, the world's first wireless USB 2.0 hub based
on an industry standard 802.11g radio. The WiRanger hub allows people to
wirelessly connect USB devices such as printers, scanners, web cams, hard
drives, and MP3 players to their PCs or MACs within a room or throughout
their home, office or factory.
"Icron is excited to announce this innovative wireless product at a
time when wireless USB solutions are just starting to come to market."
stated Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. "Our
ExtremeUSB technology has once again delivered a USB 2.0 first, enabling a
simple plug-and-play solution over a globally approved industry standard
802.11 wireless platform."
Available in early spring, Icron's WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 hub will
offer a four-port hub and dongle set that will enable true plug-and-play
wireless connectivity, without additional software drivers, for any USB
device. The WiRanger combines Icron's proven ExtremeUSB and standard
802.11g radio technology to provide connectivity at 30 meters plus, on any
operating system including PC or MAC. The benefits of using a standard
802.11 radio include, better range, proven technology, immediate and global
market acceptance, and a roadmap with 802.11n to faster data rates that
exceed most if not all current USB device requirements.
Icron will distribute the product through its existing global network
of distributors, resellers and OEM customers as complete solutions or as
This product will be the first in a growing family of Cable Free USB
2.0 solutions utilizing a variety of wireless technologies including UWB
and 802.11 to meet different application requirements in the industrial,
military, prosumer, medical and commercial markets.
About Icron Technologies Corp www.icron.com
Icron Technologies Corporation's patented ExtremeUSB(R) 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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all statements in this news release - including, without limitation,
statements regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of
Icron - are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to
be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements.
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