xG Technology Announces New Patent Adding Enhanced Intelligence and Efficiency to Cognitive Radio Wireless Networks

Latest Innovation Enables Mobile Users to Maintain Transmission Quality, Flexibility and Agility in On-the-Move Wireless Operating Environments

Jan 21, 2016, 07:00 ET from xG Technology, Inc.

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leader in providing critical wireless communications for use in challenging operating environments, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent covering an innovative method for enabling cognitive radios to rapidly scan for neighboring wireless channels. The patent "Method to Enable Rapid Scanning by Cognitive Radios" describes an approach for simultaneously maintaining both end user Quality of Service (QoS) levels and the flexibility and agility required in an on-the-move cognitive wireless network.

George Schmitt, CEO and Board Chairman of xG Technology, said, "This latest patent award further solidifies our leadership as a provider of secure, high-capacity, high-availability mobile broadband solutions. The ability of the xMax system to ensure uninterrupted access to voice, data and video services in a variety of deployment scenarios make it an excellent choice for public safety, military and other sectors requiring continuity of communications for their teams."

This represents the second patent awarded to xG since December of 2015 that outlines approaches to enhancing the intelligence of wireless networks in ways that increase their overall performance, agility, efficiency and quality. On Dec. 10, 2015, xG announced a patent enabling the first cognitive mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) wireless system.

Wireless links are often subjected to being degraded by impairments caused by interference, motion and external factors like terrain, weather and buildings.  The new patent outlines a novel way for devices in a cognitive radio network to better detect, analyze and utilize available wireless channels while continuing to send and receive data efficiently. This is essential component in highly mobile wireless deployments, such as those that take place in public safety incident command and expeditionary military operations, where continuous access to highly-reliable, high-quality connectivity during unpredictable situations is critical.

These features are hallmark of the xMax broadband wireless solution, which, unlike traditional cellular systems, was conceived with the goal of providing anywhere, anytime connectivity, regardless of wireless conditions or adverse events that could threaten the integrity of communications. As a testament to the appeal of xMax as a high-availability system in such scenarios, the U.S. State Department purchased a complete xMax broadband configuration in November 2015 to assure the safety of U.S. government personnel serving in Mexico during disaster events.

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, telemedicine, urban and rural wireless broadband, utilities, and critical infrastructure.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, xG has over 100 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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