Icron releases world's first and only wireless USB 2.0 HUB based on 802.11g



    "The WiRanger wirelessly extends USB 2.0 connections up to 30 meters, is
    driverless, plug and play and compatible with all devices on all
    operating systems"

    BURNABY, BC, April 2 /CNW/ - Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX
Venture: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB(R), announced the release and
immediate availability of the industry's first wireless USB 2.0 Hub based on
an industry standard 802.11g radio. This Hub takes USB connectivity beyond the
desktop, enabling wireless connection of USB devices such as printers,
scanners, hard drives, and MP3 players to PCs and Macs throughout the home or
office.
    "We are delivering on the promise of true wireless USB 2.0 plug and play
functionality with our WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub," stated Robert Eisses,
President and CEO of Icron Technologies. "Our customers want the freedom to
move beyond the desktop, or the room, and seamlessly connect their USB
devices. Icron's flexible ExtremeUSB technology is the engine that enables
USB 1.1 or 2.0 connections over any media: wireless, cable, power line or
fiber optics."
    Icron's WiRanger Cable Free USB 2.0 Hub is a four-port hub and dongle set
that enables transparent wireless connectivity for any USB device without
requiring software or user configuration. The WiRanger gives PC (Windows,
Linux, Unix) or Mac-OSX users the freedom to place all of their USB devices at
distances up to 30m (100feet) within their home, office or commercial
environment. This product has received global regulatory approval and is
available through Icron's existing global network of distributors, resellers
and OEM customers.
    "Icron is first to reach the holy grail of seamless high-speed wireless
connectivity between USB-enabled products," stated Kirsten West, principal
analyst with WTRS, an independent market research firm covering emerging
wireless technologies and their applications. "This is a tremendous
accomplishment not only for Icron, but also for the USB community as a whole.
Icron's WiRanger, in combination with their general ExtremeUSB line of
products, addresses a tremendous market opportunity by making connectivity
seamless regardless of the underlying connection type."
    This product will be the first in a growing family of Cable Free USB 2.0
solutions utilizing a variety of wireless technologies including UWB and
802.11a/b/g/n/ to meet different application requirements in the Industrial,
Military, Pro-sumer, Medical and Commercial markets.

    Product Details:

    WiRanger USB 2.0 Cable Free Hub MSRP $ 395.00 USD
    (Part Number: 00-00228G NA, 00-00229G Euro, 00-000230G UK)

    About Icron Technologies Corp www.icron.com
    Icron Technologies Corporation's patented ExtremeUSB(R) technology
extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over
any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution
and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial
automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. ExtremeUSB
technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses,
OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products.
    Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol "IT"
on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on the company and its
products, please visit www.icron.com.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all
statements in this news release - including, without limitation, statements
regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of Icron - are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements.
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For further information:

For further information: Icron Media Contact, Brigitta Shore, Phone:
(604) 729-9479, brigitta.shore@icron.com; Icron Investor Relations Contact,
The Howard Group, David Gordon, Phone: (403) 221-0915,
david@howardgroupinc.com, Fax: (403) 237-8387,
http://www.howardgroupinc.com/insight/insight.htm

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