Icron Extreme USB Extender Technology

Icron is a Maxim Integrated brand, as well as the global leader in extending USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0/3.1 and HD video extension solutions.

USB’s five meter distance limitation may cause installation issues for applications where the host computer needs to be located away from the user, E.g.

  • secured locations to prevent tampering
  • factory floors where environmental conditions may be unsafe
  • medical imaging applications with exposure risks or privacy concerns.

To overcome this distance limitation, Icron developed a series of patented technologies called ExtremeUSB®.

Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of USB over multiple types of media such as CAT X, fiber, LAN, wireless, coax, and powerline.

Products include the ExtremeUSB suite of features:

-transparent USB extension

-true plug and play (no software drivers required)

-works with all major operating systems such as Windows®, macOS™, Linux®, and Chrome OS™.