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Icron: USB 2.0 and 3.0 Extensions

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 6:22 PM on February 12, 2011

nullEsbjorn Larsen and Jeffrey Powers interviewed Robert Haefling President & CEO of Icron of USB extensions. He talked about how normal USB 2 cable can only run up to 5 with the use of Icon technology they can be extended up to 500 meters over Cat5 and 10 kilometers over fiber. He also spoke about their partnership with Intersil a company that specializes in extending USB 3.0.

Together they created a technology that will extend a combination USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 up to 20 meters over copper. He also spoke briefly about how they have successfully combined Display port technology with USB 2.0. Allowing a computer monitor to be used as a full feature docking station. You can then attach a keyboard, mouse or any other USB device directly to the monitor, while putting the computer in another room. It will be interesting to see where this technology goes.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of The Geekazine Podcast. and Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com.

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