SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, announces the details of a previously-disclosed order received from a U.S. government agency. The order, valued at approximately $200,000, was received from the U.S. State Department for xMax mobile broadband wireless networking equipment and associated support services. The equipment will provide essential communications to assure the safety of U.S. government personnel serving in Mexico, their families, and U.S. citizens in Mexico during disaster events. This is the second order to a U.S. government agency announced by xG Technology in the past two weeks. On October 26, xG announced that it received an order to supply xMax cognitive networking equipment to an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Delivery and installation of the xMax equipment, which was scheduled for early November, was accelerated in order to be stationed in Mexico in advance of Hurricane Patricia, which made landfall in western Mexico on October 23. An xG Technology deployment team was on alert in the event immediate deployment would have been required. The xG team deployed the xMax system yesterday, and is currently providing local training and support for it.
The equipment covered by the purchase consists of a comprehensive wireless communications infrastructure that includes wireless access points, fixed and mobile personal hotspots (capable of supporting existing smartphones, tablets and laptops), a mobile control center and integrated satellite backhaul capabilities. The system will be preconfigured to establish instant, wide-area mobile communications on a rapid deployment basis, using an expeditionary design.
Among the notable capabilities integrated with the system are radio interoperability support to enhance inter-device communications, and command-and-control functionality to provide comprehensive situational awareness.
George Schmitt, CEO and Board Chairman of xG Technology, said, "We are pleased to announce the details of this order, as it showcases the appeal of xMax as a secure, rapid-deploy emergency communications system suitable for worldwide application. While xMax is perfectly suited for fixed, permanent installation across numerous commercial markets, this order demonstrates that it is also uniquely capable of deployment on an immediate basis to provide communications that are reliable, resilient, and inherently scalable. The choice of xMax by the State Department to support its disaster relief and crisis and contingency communications in Mexico underscores xG's ability to bridge a critical capability gap that is not being filled by existing wireless systems."
About xG Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2002, xG Technology has created a broad portfolio of intellectual property that makes wireless networks more intelligent, accessible, affordable and reliable. The company is the developer of xMax, a patented all-IP cognitive radio network system that enables secure, robust mobile broadband communications for private, consumer and government networks. xMax can solve the crisis facing the wireless industry caused by data-hungry devices and applications that are straining network capacity. It eliminates the need to acquire scarce and expensive licensed spectrum, thus lowering the total cost of ownership for wireless broadband access.
The xMax system delivers always-available voice, video and data services to both fixed and mobile users, and is interoperable with existing cellular and dedicated networks without being dependent on them. xMax incorporates advanced optimizing technologies that include spectrum sharing, interference mitigation, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and software defined radio (SDR). These and other technologies make xMax ideal for wide area, as well as rapid emergency communication deployment in unpredictable environments and during fluid situations. xG offers solutions for numerous industries worldwide, including emergency response and public safety, military, urban and rural wireless broadband, utilities, and critical infrastructure.
Based in Sarasota, Florida, xG has over 50 U.S. and over 100 international patents and pending patent applications. xG is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market where xG common stock is traded under the symbol XGTI and xG warrants are traded under the symbol XGTIW. For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com.
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