Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies Corporation is the global leader in high-performance USB (Universal Serial Bus) extension solutions for commercial, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. Powered by Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology, our solutions extend USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices beyond the 5 meter connection limit and enable USB plus Video to be bridged over any wired or wireless transmission media at distances up to 40 km (25 miles).

ExtremeUSB® Extension Solutions From Icron Technologies

(June 2016)
Many applications are challenged by USB’s distance limitation of five meters for USB 2.0 and approximately three meters for USB 3.0, where the USB host on the computer and the device need to be separated. When you need your USB devices to operate reliably at extended distances, count on USB extenders from Icron Technologies with ExtremeUSB® – the industry recognized premium standard for USB extension.

ExtremeUSB extension incorporates numerous innovative patented technologies working together to provide transparent USB extension across all major operating systems (Windows®, OS X® and Linux®) without the need for additional software drivers. Whether extending USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 or uncompressed Full High Definition Video with USB, Icron extenders provide reliable USB extension over Cat 5e/6/7, Local Area Network or fiber up to 10km. Choose ExtremeUSB for Plug and Play installation and installers will never have to return to the jobsite once the job is done.

All Icron USB extender solutions include the ExtremeUSB® suite of features:

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  • Transparent USB extension
  • True plug and play (no software drivers)
  • Hot swappable
  • Compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows®, OS X®, and Linux®
Icron’s USB Extenders:
USB  USB Extender Model Max. Distance Transmission Media Power Adapter Location USB Port(s)
USB 3.0* USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3022 330ft/100m Multimode Fiber Remote Extender 2
USB 3.0* USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 49ft/15m Active Copper Cable Bus Powered 1
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2304GE-LAN 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 or Local Area Network Remote Extender 4
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2304 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 Remote Extender 4
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2244 6.2mi/10km Singlemode Fiber Remote Extender 4
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2224 1640ft/500m Multimode Fiber Remote Extender 4
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2212 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 Local Extender 2
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2211 330ft/100m Cat 5e6/7 Flexible: Local or Remote Extender 1
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2204 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 Remote Extender 4
USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Ranger® 2201 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 Remote Extender 1
USB 1.1 USB 1.1 Rover® 2850 279ft/85m Cat 5e/6/7 Bus Powered 2
USB 1.1 USB 1.1 Rover® 1850 279ft/85m Cat 5e/6/7 Bus Powered 1

*Please note: USB 3.0 Spectra extenders are USB 3.0 only and not backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1

Icron’s KVM (Video + USB) Extenders:
KVM KVM Extender Model Max Distance Transmission Media Power Adapter Location USB Port(s)
DVI + USB 2.0 EL55353 DVI + USB 2.0 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 Local and Remote Extenders 3
HDMI + USB 2.0 EL5363 HDMI + USB 2.0 330ft/100m Cat 5e/6/7 Local and Remote Extenders 3

Deployment Configuration:

The system typically consists of a pair of extender units: a Local extender unit connected to a host such as a computer, and a Remote extender unit connected to USB peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, flash drive or camera. These two extender points are joined by a transmission link cable such as Cat5e or fiber to provide a point-to-point extension connection at the required distance. The diagram below is an example of extending Machine Vision Cameras with Icron Technologies’ USB 3.0 Spectra 3022 Fiber Extender.

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Markets and Applications:

Market Extension Application Suggested Icron Extender Models
Aerospace & Defense
  • Desktop extension
  • FCC Class B
  • Electrical isolation
  • Any Ranger extender
  • Ranger 2201, 2204, 2212, 2224, 2244, 2304, 2304GE-LAN, Spectra 3022
  • Ranger 2224, 2244, Spectra 3022
Education
  • Keyboard/Mouse only
  • Interactive White Boards
  • Desktop extension
  • Rover 1850, 2850
  • Rover 1850, 2850, Ranger 2201, 2204, 2211, 2304
  • Any Ranger extender
Industrial Automation
  • Sensors/alarms
  • Work control stations
  • Visual inspection/AIA USB3 Vision™**
  • FCC Class B
  • Electrical isolation
  • Rover 1850, 2850, Ranger 2201, 2204, 2211, 2212, 2304
  • Any Rover or Ranger extender; if video needed EL5353
  • Spectra 3001-15, 3022
  • Ranger 2201, 2204, 2212, 2224, 2244, 2304, 2304GE-LAN, Spectra 3022
  • Ranger 2224, 2244, Spectra 3022
IT/ProAV
  • Keyboard/Mouse only
  • Desktop extension
  • Desktop extension over LAN
  • Conferencing
  • Rover 1850, 2850
  • Any Ranger extender
  • Ranger 2304GE-LAN
  • Any Ranger or Spectra extender
Medical
  • Keyboard/Mouse only
  • Desktop extension
  • Imaging
  • Electrical isolation
  • FCC Class B
  • Rover 1850, 2850
  • Any Ranger extender
  • Any Ranger or Spectra extender
  • Ranger 2224, 2244, Spectra 3022
  • Ranger 2201, 2204, 2212, 2224, 2244, 2304, 2304GE-LAN, Spectra 3022

** USB 3.0 Spectra extenders have been endorsed for ExtremeUSB interoperability by the following industrial camera manufacturers: Acamar, Artray, Basler, Baumer, Hamamatsu, IDS, JAI, Lumenera, Matrix Vision, Mightex, NET, PixelLINK, Pleora, Point Grey, Sentech, The Imaging Source, Toshiba-teli, and XIMEA.

OEM Solutions for USB and KVM Extension:

Icron offers a wide variety of USB extender solutions suitable for your OEM USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 applications. Choose from unbranded boxed products for private label, turnkey boards for your custom enclosures, or embedded core modules for integration right into your product design. All extension options incorporate Icron’s ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as plug and play (no software drivers required) and compatibility with all major operating systems like Windows®, Mac OS X®, and Linux®.

Icron’s latest 2300 Series platform enables OEM customers to differentiate by unleashing advanced features such as SwitchableUSB, Device Class Filtering, Simultaneous User Interaction, Hot Key support, and Vendor Lock.

USB 2.0 RG2300A Core SO-DIMM Form Factor

USB 2.0 RG2310A Core SO-DIMM Form Factor

USB 2.0 RG2310A and RG2300A Core Developer Kits

Icron’s KVM extenders build upon the ExtremeUSB® suite of features by adding high definition video inputs and outputs. Choose from unbranded boxed products for private label or turnkey boards for your custom enclosures. Video and USB extension configurations exist between DVI+USB and HDMI+USB over a single Cat 5e (or better) cable.