EMJ Embedded Systems Adds ExtremeUSB Solutions from ICRON to Line-up

11/17/2003 - EMJ is now distributing extended range USB solutions from ICRON Technologies Corporation. Remote USB devices can be located up to two kilometers away from the host computer using ICRON ExtremeUSB technology.

Typical applications involve security, monitoring and remote computing applications. EMJ will sell Icron's USB extension developer kits, board level and packaged products in the North American market. These products are now available on the EMJ Embedded Systems website.

ExtremeUSB technology uses either copper or fiber cable to extend the distance between the computer and USB peripherals. The standard distance for USB applications is five meters.

Mark Estill, Vice President of EMJ Embedded stated, “We are pleased to add a USB Extension tool to our line of Embedded products. We feel ICRON will fit nicely into applications in industrial automation, medical equipment, security and military applications”.

Suresh Singh, President and CEO of ICRON said, “A Distributor of the caliber of EMJ Embedded Systems accelerates the exposure of our technology in the North American Market. With this exciting partnership, ICRON effectively expands its team of sales and marketing experts in our key markets”.

ICRON Technologies Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance connectivity technologies for the computer marketplace. ICRON's patented ExtremeUSBTM technology is compliant with USB Implementers Forum requirements and touches several large worldwide markets from industrial automation to medical instrumentation, aerospace and computer networking. The company provides packaged products, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) modules, developer kits, and engineering and development services.

ICRON is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol "IT" on the TSX Venture Exchange. For information on the company and its products, please visit www.icron.com and for detailed financial information visit www.sedar.com.

EMJ Embedded Systems, a division of EMJ America Inc., distributes a full line of single board computers, CompactPCI solutions, Flash solutions, PC Card disk drives, PC Card readers, PC/104 add-on cards, PC/104 peripherals, displays, software and enclosures. EMJ is a publicly traded company with revenues of $150 million and can be found on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EMJ. Visit EMJ America online at www.emj.com.

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