Biamp Systems and Icron Technologies Announce Joint Product Interoperability

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Nov 19, 2015

Biamp Systems and Icron Technologies Announce Joint Product Interoperability

BURNABY, British Columbia — Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today confirmed successful testing and validation between Icron’s ExtremeUSB® based USB 2.0 Ranger® 2201 and 2211 with flexible power USB extenders and Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ digital audio processor systems.

The award-winning TesiraFORTÉ series of products includes eight different configurations: four AVB (Audio Video Bridging) and four non-AVB models. All configurations have fixed I/O tailored for specific applications and are designed to bring greater simplicity and more options to conferencing, telephony, and VoIP environments. Each model is equipped with best-in-class audio features including Sona™ AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation) and SpeechSense™ to provide clear, echo-free audio communication as well as support for up to eight channels of configurable USB audio. 

Icron’s USB 2.0 Ranger series provides true USB 2.0 extension at up to 480 Mbps over CAT 5e cabling up to 100m and up to 10km when used with fiber optics. Both the Ranger 2201 and 2211 extender models come with a two-year warranty and include the ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play (no software drivers) and compatibility with all major operating systems (Windows®, OS X® and Linux®).

“With USB audio increasingly becoming a requirement for AV systems in today’s conference rooms, we work with a few manufacturers to ensure their equipment works with our products,” shared Kiley Henner, Director of Customer Experience for Biamp Systems. “When using USB extenders in installations where the distance between a TesiraFORTÉ and the computer equipment is greater than five meters, ExtremeUSB extenders reliably provide the connection that maintains optimum sound quality.” 

“The TesiraFORTÉ digital audio processor system was recently recognized for its innovation and functionality by both Commercial Integrator and Systems Contractor News publications,” said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. “We are very pleased to have our ExtremeUSB technology included in the ecosystem supporting Biamp’s prestigious TesiraFORTÉ product series when USB audio extension is required.”

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About Biamp

Biamp Systems, LLC is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service. 

Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Global Installed Audio Conferencing Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira® media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia® digital audio platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Vocia® networked public address and voice evacuation system, Cambridge® sound masking solutions, and loudspeakers for installed sound applications from Community Loudspeakers® and Apart Audio®. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, open floor environments, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, retail, hospitality, military and government, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional offices around the globe. For more information on Biamp, please visit

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