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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, 2013Icron 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.

Model Variants Features
2304
  • Point-to-point USB 2.0 extension over Cat 5e
  • Supports all USB devices
2304-LAN
  • USB over 100Mbps LAN
  • Supports all USB devices except isochronous
2304GE-LAN
  • USB over 1Gbps LAN
  • Supports all USB devices
  • Mass storage transfer speeds optimized for 1Gbps networks

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

“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 Ha