Icron releases world's first and only wireless USB 2.0 HUB based on 802.11g "The WiRanger wirelessly extends USB 2.0 connections up to 30 meters, is

driverless, plug and play and compatible with all devices on all operating

systems"



    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.
     Product Details:
 
     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,
 brigitta.shore@icron.com; Icron Investor Relations Contact, The Howard
 Group, David Gordon, Phone: (403) 221-0915, david@howardgroupinc.com, Fax:
 (403) 237-8387, http://www.howardgroupinc.com/insight/insight.htm
 
 

SOURCE Icron Technologies Corporation

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