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June 26, 2008

Icron's ExtremeUSB Technology Added to Savant's ROSIE Multimedia AV Control Platform

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Icron Technologies Corporation’s ExtremeUSB technology has been incorporated into Savant’s ROSIE Multimedia AV control platform.
"Icron is very excited to work with Savant to integrate the ExtremeUSB platform into their powerful and innovative home connectivity solutions" said Robert Eisses, President and CEO of Icron Technologies. "This is a great example of how our high performance U.S.B (News - Alert) bridging technology can be utilized in home connectivity market to enable easy to use plug and play connectivity."

Savant is a provider of peripheral applications such as programmable systems, digital signal processing, telephony, switching systems, video processing, and home electronics integration.
Icron Technologies Corporation's patented ExtremeUSB technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is reportedly the only USB-IF compliant extension solution and is used in applications including industrial automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM, point of sale and computer networking.
"ExtremeUSB enables Savant Systems to greatly enhance the usability of our remote control modules" said Jim Carroll (News - Alert), President of Savant Systems. "By providing a native U.S.B connection that reaches up to 100 meters we can provide a flexible remote interactive touch screen module for our customers."
The use of ExtremeUSB is to extend the use of USB and no longer limiting it to the few meter desktop range. Icron claims that its ExtremeUSB can be extended up to ten kilometers. ExtremeUSB is also compatible with lower USB version devices.
The integration of ExtremeUSB Core modules into the new Savant platform allows for their touch screen panels to have simple plug and play connectivity back to their central server in their latest Rosie solutions recently launched.
ROSIE Multimedia AV Controller offers (modular) advanced audio and video processing, and extensive switching capabilities ideal for large and demanding installations.
Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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