BURNABY, BC, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Icron Technologies
Corporation (TSX Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB(R), announced
the release and immediate availability of the industry's first wireless USB
2.0 Hub based on an industry standard 802.11g radio. This Hub takes USB
connectivity beyond the desktop, enabling wireless connection of USB
devices such as printers, scanners, hard drives, and MP3 players to PCs and
Macs throughout the home or office.
"We are delivering on the promise of true wireless USB 2.0 plug and
play functionality with our WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub," stated Robert
Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. "Our customers want the
freedom to move beyond the desktop, or the room, and seamlessly connect
their USB devices. Icron's flexible ExtremeUSB technology is the engine
that enables USB 1.1 or 2.0 connections over any media: wireless, cable,
power line or fiber optics."
Icron's WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub is a four-port hub and dongle
set that enables transparent wireless connectivity for any USB device
without requiring software or user configuration. The WiRanger gives PC
(Windows, Linux, Unix) or Mac-OSX users the freedom to place all of their
USB devices at distances up to 30m (100feet) within their home, office or
commercial environment. This product has received global regulatory
approval and is available through Icron's existing global network of
distributors, resellers and OEM customers.
"Icron is first to reach the holy grail of seamless high-speed wireless
connectivity between USB-enabled products," stated Kirsten West, principal
analyst with WTRS, an independent market research firm covering emerging
wireless technologies and their applications. "This is a tremendous
accomplishment not only for Icron, but also for the USB community as a
whole. Icron's WiRanger, in combination with their general ExtremeUSB line
of products, addresses a tremendous market opportunity by making
connectivity seamless regardless of the underlying connection type."
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 802.11a/b/g/n/ to meet different application requirements in the
Industrial, Military, Pro-sumer, Medical and Commercial markets.
WiRanger USB 2.0 Cable Free Hub MSRP $ 395.00 USD
(Part Number: 00-00228G NA, 00-00229G Euro, 00-000230G UK)
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.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact,
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.
CONTACT: Icron Media Contact, Brigitta Shore, Phone: (604) 729-9479,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Icron Investor Relations Contact, The Howard
Group, David Gordon, Phone: (403) 221-0915, email@example.com, Fax:
(403) 237-8387, http://www.howardgroupinc.com/insight/insight.htm
SOURCE Icron Technologies Corporation