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Industry's first 'game-changing' wireless transceiver in Las Vegas: Malaysia's QEOS, Icron

AvantiKumar | June 18, 2014
At InfoComm14, QEOS and Icron Technologies demonstrate the world's first successful implementation of an indoor-optimised wireless USB 2.0 link, which delivers multi-gigabit throughput.

Dr Gabriel Walter of QEOS modified

Photo - Dr Gabriel Walter of QEOS


According to Malaysian connectivity and video surveillance firm QEOS and USB solutions provider Icron Technologies Corporation, QEOS's new single-chip 'game-changing' 60GHz transceiver has made possible the world's first successful implementation of an indoor-optimised 60GHz wireless USB 2.0 link.

During the demonstration by both companies at InfoComm14 QEOS's CMOS single-chip transceiver was used to demonstrate indoor-optimised wireless multi-gigabit wireless throughput, which they said was the industry's first consumer-ready implementation of a wireless USB link over 60GHz.

The Quantum Electro Opto Systems [QEOS] transceiver is powered by Icron Technologies Corporation [Icron] ExtremeUSB extension technology to wirelessly transfer data or video over USB.

This demonstration, like all Icron extension solutions, included the ExtremeUSB suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug and play, and compatibility with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

"We are excited to work with Icron to combine our industry's first 60GHz single-chip CMOS solution with their impressive USB extension technology to demonstrate the first indoor use, consumer-friendly 60GHz USB link," said QEOS chief executive officer, Gabriel Walter.  "We are confident this demonstration will quickly pave the way for new exciting products in consumer, industrial and prosumer markets.

Icron president and chief executive officer, Robert Haefling, said, "USB over wireless offers customers an elegant and flexible extension solution for installations where eliminating cables proves beneficial. Moreover, joining with QEOS to deploy a millimeter-wave 60GHz wireless solution is very compelling as it provides a future development path toward supporting USB 3.0, 3.1 and HD video applications."

A live concept demonstration is available for public viewing during InfoComm14 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre this week through Friday June 20th.


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