ISE 2015 - Hamamatsu and Icron Confirm USB 3.0 Joint Product Interoperability

Icron's ExtremeUSB® technology extends Hamamatsu's USB 3.0 scientific imaging cameras

Burnaby, British Columbia - January 15, 2015 - Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., a worldwide leading manufacturer of opto-electronic components and systems, confirmed today joint product interoperability between Hamamatsu's high precision USB 3.0 scientific imaging cameras and Icron's extension solutions: the 15-meter USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 active copper extension cable and the 100-meter USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3022 fiber based extender system.


Today's research environments typically require more isolation for undisturbed measurement results and sometimes the camera is far removed from its readout computer; such as X-ray applications for example. In such cases the 3 meter length of standard USB 3.0 cables is not sufficient and must be extended without incurring any degradation of signal or camera performance. Scientific CMOS (SCMOS) cameras deliver large amounts of data due to their resolution and high speed, therefore it is especially crucial that cable extension does not limit or impede data flow. To this end, Hamamatsu Photonics Germany has tested Icron's USB 3.0 extension solutions with its high-end USB 3.0 camera models ORCA Flash4.0 V2 and LT, each with the latest SCMOS sensors to deliver the highest sensitivity, fast readout speeds and extremely low noise with satisfying results.

Icron's Spectra series of extenders provide the ideal extension solution for all USB 3.0 applications. For short range operation, the Spectra 3001-15 is a bus powered copper cable that extends USB 3.0 at 15 meters while providing a full 5V, 900mA of current. If longer extension is required, Icron's Spectra 3022 extender system has the capability to extend up to 100 meters and beyond over multimode OM3 fiber optic cabling. Both extenders support throughputs of 5Gbps and feature locking connectors per the AIA USB3 Vision™ specification. Additionally, the extenders come with a two-year warranty and include the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers), and compatibility with all major operating systems including Windows® 8.

For more information about Hamamatsu's product offering, please visit hamamatsu.com.

To learn more about Icron's ExtremeUSB extension solutions, please visit icron.com.

Media Contact Information:

Icron Technologies: Lydia Ko, Product Marketing Specialist, press@icron.com

Hamamatsu: Dr. Tanja Acker, Technical Marketing Systems, tacker@hamamatsu.de

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 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. icron.com

About Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
Hamamatsu Photonics is a worldwide leading manufacturer of opto-electronic components and systems. Among others we offer sensors and systems for spectroscopy (including ultra fast), scientific-grade cameras, beam monitoring solutions, photon counting detectors and systems, photomultipliers, photodiodes and IR detectors. hamamatsu.com

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