Global innovation: IHSE succeeds in switching USB 3.0


Cranbury, New Jersey, September 10, 2013: IHSE USA, LLC, a leading supplier of advanced high definition KVM solutions for video and data connectivity introduces USB 3.0 I/O boards for its Draco tera matrix switches, making it possible to extend and switch USB 3.0 signals for the first time.

This innovation, developed using ExtremeUSB® technology from Icron Technologies Corporation, the first producer of USB 3.0 extenders, adds the support of Icron’s USB 3.0 extenders to IHSE’s Draco tera systems, thus enabling the switching of USB 3.0 super-speed signals at data rates up to 5 GBit/s - 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The faster transmission of data allows a more efficient workflow e.g. for archiving tasks.

The new USB 3.0 I/O boards allow configurations of up to 160 ports with USB 3.0 transmission capability. All USB 3.0 ports can be dynamically configured as input or output. Of course, USB 3.0 I/O boards can also be operated together with standard KVM or SDI boards in one matrix. Thus, USB 3.0 signals can be switched together with the respective KVM and SDI signals of a given CPU or user station.

“IHSE ranks among the elite global matrix switch solution providers, and so it is no surprise to see them continue to innovate with video plus USB 3.0,” said Glenn Antonelli, Icron’s Vice President of Marketing. “This is more than just future proofing, USB 3.0 offers the increased bandwidth that broadcast applications now require, and what better stage to demonstrate this than IBC where 50,000 attendees can view it firsthand.”

“We are delighted to work with Icron on the development of USB 3.0 switching into our Draco tera matrix switches,” stated Dr. Enno Littmann, Managing Director at IHSE. “This offering greatly enhances our position at the forefront of KVM switching with the ability to support video plus USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 – whatever industry applications demand.”

The full range of IHSE products will be on display at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam (Booth 7.C10), InfoComm India, Mumbai (D-75), Broadcast India, Mumbai (A-109) and InfoComm MEA, Dubai (TA-E30). For more show information visit our website at



IHSE USA, based in Cranbury , NJ, with manufacturing facilities in Germany, is a leading innovator of DVI and HD-KVM/Video extension and switching solutions. For over 28 years, IHSE has been developing new and innovative ways to support next generation products for video extenders, switches and signal management. Their technology is deployed worldwide by public and private organizations. The company offers a complete line of “Made in Germany” DVI video extenders over CATx or Fiber for “mission critical” server and access, as well as fiber optic HD-KVM matrix switches. The Draco line of DVI matrix switches is the only multi-medium switch on the market, capable of mixing both CATx and Fiber Optic connections between source and target stations.

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