xG Technology Announces New Patent Enabling First Cognitive Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Wireless Systems

Latest Innovation Enables the Deployment of Robust, Highly Reliable Tactical Communication Networks that Surpass Existing MANET Capabilities

Dec 10, 2015, 10:38 ET from xG Technology, Inc.

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 10, 2015 /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 that outlines an approach to designing tactical wireless networks with unprecedented levels of intelligence. The patent, "Cognitive Mobile Time Division Duplex Ad-Hoc Network" describes a method for improving traditional Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) technology by incorporating advanced cognitive radio techniques. This innovation will enable enhanced levels of performance, efficiency and Quality of Service (QoS) in tactical network operations.

MANET systems provide a means for delivering wireless voice and data communications to users operating beyond the reach of fixed networks. MANETs are a growing component in expeditionary operations where personnel must execute mission objectives without the assistance of existing wireless infrastructure. This is of key importance to military wireless planners, and is also gaining increased attention as a valuable tool for public safety, disaster response and emergency communications.

The limitation with most MANETs is that their inherent flexibility requires a tradeoff in their system design. This often leads to a less than optimal level of reliability and performance in the name of deployment agility. The new xG patent describes a Cognitive MANET system that overcomes these design inefficiencies. It essentially extends xMax wireless technology by dynamically upgrading its infrastructure to operate as a true tactical MANET system instilled with robust performance and built-in QoS.

The benefit to MANET deployments and applications is enhanced connectivity, increased range, and extended operational capabilities over traditional wireless communications. This would be in addition to the attributes xMax can deliver as a dynamically scalable, self-forming, interference-resistant communications system.  

George Schmitt, CEO and Board Chairman of xG Technology, said, "This latest patent innovation is a true game changer, as it provides a building block to designing high-performance, high-reliability tactical MANET systems with features not previously possible. It showcases xG's ability to expand its intellectual property leadership in ways that deliver sought-after solutions in key wireless sectors. For markets requiring resilient, agile, and secure wireless communications to meet critical mission objectives, this will provide true benefits."

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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