Icron Technologies Launches New 15-Meter USB 3.0 Active Cable

Featuring ExtremeUSB®, the USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 (15 meters active copper extension cable) is designed for machine vision applications

Burnaby, British Columbia - November 26, 2013 - Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, today announced that its newest USB 3.0 extender, the USB 3.0 Spectra 3001-15, is commercially available.


The Spectra 3001-15 is the industry's first rugged and robust low-cost 15-meter USB 3.0 extension cable that provides 5Gbps throughput and a full 5V, 900mA of power. The cable features locking connectors, an LED indicator at the device connection point for operating verification and is compatible with AIA USB3 Vision™ compliant devices. Simplifying the installation process, the Spectra 3001-15 is bus powered and allows users to avoid the need for an additional power outlet to support USB 3.0 peripheral devices such as cameras and storage devices. The active copper cable is ideal for commercial and industrial applications such as machine vision, medical imaging and post-production editing.

As with all Icron extension products, the Spectra 3001-15 comes with a two-year warranty and includes the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as plug-and play-functionality (no software drivers) and compatibility with all major operating systems, including Windows 8.

"USB 3.0 has many benefits suited for machine vision applications including high throughputs, high-definition resolutions, plug-and-play simplicity, and affordability," said Glenn Antonelli, VP of Marketing at Icron. "There is a misconception that USB 3.0 cannot be used beyond three meters but with our USB 3.0 extenders, we can overcome this distance barrier to enhance the adoption of USB 3.0. Available now, Icron has a 15-meter active cable and a 100 meter USB3.0 extender over fiber."

The Spectra 3001-15 is available for purchase immediately, either as an Icron branded extender or for private label as the SP3001-15. For information, please visit www.icron.com.

Contact Information:

Media: Lydia Ko, Product Marketing Specialist, press@icron.com
Sales: Tom Strade, Icron Technologies, VP of Sales, tstrade@icron.com

About Icron Technologies Corporation
Icron Technologies is a 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 5e, 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, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. www.icron.com

Keywords: Icron, machine vision, USB extension, USB 3.0 cable, USB 3.0 cameras, ExtremeUSB, USB3 Vision

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