Icron Technologies' USB 3.0 Active Cable Receives Silver Honor Distinction from Vision Systems Desig

VSD awards Icron's USB 3.0 SpectraTM 3001-15 for its innovation in Machine Vision

Burnaby, British Columbia - March 25, 2015 - Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, is pleased to announce the company's 15-meter active USB 3.0 extension cable, the USB 3.0 SpectraTM 3001-15, has been awarded the silver honor at Vision Systems Design's first annual Innovators Awards.


For the 2015 Innovators Awards, submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges on factors such as originality, innovation, and capability of fulfilling a new market need.

The award reception took place at the AIA Automate 2015 Show in Chicago, Illinois. Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron Technologies, received the award on behalf of the company from Andy Wilson, Vision Systems Design's Editor-in-Chief, and Alan Bergstein, Group Publisher at PennWell Corporation.

"We are pleased to receive this honor from Vision Systems Design at the Automate Show in front of our customers and industry partners," said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Icron Technologies. "‎These awards provide the opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in the vision industry and in our case, to help contribute toward the growth of USB 3.0 industrial cameras."

Icron's USB 3.0 Spectra 3001-15 is a bus-powered copper cable that extends USB 3.0 at 5 Gbps over 15 meters distance while providing a full 5V, 900mA of current and features a locking connector per the AIA USB3 VisionTM specification. Moreover, the Spectra active cable comes with a two-year warranty and includes 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.

Icron's USB 3.0 extension solutions will be on display at the Icron Technologies booth (#339) at McCormick Place in Chicago for the entire exhibition.

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

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 Automate
Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Formerly the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show which date back to 1977, Automate now demonstrates the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions for a broad array of industries. The show is held once every two years. Right at the front of Automate, companies that provide integration of automation, robotics and machine vision will show actual demonstrations of systems. This will allow attendees to see live demos solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn from solutions used in other industries that may be beneficial to them. The rest of the show features the latest automation, robotic, vision and motion control technologies and systems on display from leading global suppliers. automateshow.com

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