Icron Technologies Expands USB over Network Product Family

New RG2304GE-LAN optimized to extend USB 2.0 at 480Mbps over Local Area Networks (LAN)

Burnaby, British Columbia - May 2, 2013 - Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, today announced product additions to its USB over Network 2304 series with several new models, anchored by the USB 2.0 RG2304GE-LAN.


The RG2304GE-LAN is optimized for video matrix switches, command and control, and KVM network extension over high bandwidth Local Area Networks, with 1Gbps LAN being the minimum requirement. All USB 2.0 and 1.1 device types are supported including isochronous web cameras and audio devices. USB 3.0 devices are also supported but only up to 480Mbps.

Incorporating Icron's ExtremeUSB® suite of features, the 2304 product family does not require software drivers and works with all operating systems; enabling plug and play installation for Windows®, Mac OS X® and Linux®. All 2304 variants support full USB 2.0 bandwidth. The LAN and GE-LAN models include support for Icron's SwitchableUSB™ protocol enabling applications or systems to manage the host and peripheral USB connections.

The 2304 family, with a variety of configurations, is available under the Icron brand or as OEM/private label.

Model 2304
• Features point-to-point USB 2.0 extension over Cat 5e
• Supports all USB devices

Model 2304-LAN
• USB 2.0 over 100Mbps LAN
• Supports all USB devices except isochronous

Model 2304GE-LAN
• USB 2.0 over 1Gbps LAN
• Supports all USB devices
• Mass storage transfer speeds optimized for 1Gbps networks

"We are very pleased to add more configurations to our USB over Network extender family," said Robert Haefling, Icron Technologies President and CEO. "We have optimized models for either low or high bandwidth networks, something no one else has done. Moreover, our USB over Network products are compatible with SwitchableUSB™ for dynamic pairing of local and remote extenders, offering the flexibility of turning an OEM video matrix switch into a KVM network switch," added Haefling.

All models of the 2304 family are now commercially available.

Contact Information
Media: Glenn Antonelli, Icron Technologies, VP of Marketing, glenna@icron.com
Sales: Tom Strade, Icron Technologies, VP of Sales, tstrade@icron.com

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 5, 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, 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.

Keyword tags: USB device extension, KVM extension, USB over network, USB 2.0, USB over LAN, video matrix USB

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