xG Technology Demonstrates FirstNet-Ready Private Wireless Broadband System for Public Safety Market with LTE-Capable Connectivity

Future-Proof Solution Meets Immediate Needs for Mission-Assured Communications, and Future Compatibility and Interoperability with FirstNet When it is Fielded

May 28, 2015, 07:00 ET from xG Technology, Inc.

SARASOTA, Fla., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a developer of patented wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, announces that its xMax private wireless broadband system will be FirstNet-ready, having demonstrated interoperability with the commercial LTE cellular network. FirstNet is the planned U.S. nationwide broadband high-speed network that will be reserved for use by the first responder community, and having a solution which is LTE-capable is a key requirement. With LTE capability included in the xMax system, these authorities can update their infrastructure by deploying the xMax wireless broadband system in their area to meet mission-essential needs today, with confidence that it will meet their FirstNet needs in the future.  

Scott Garlington, Vice President of Engineering for xG Technology, said, "xG's product development team has demonstrated LTE network connectivity as a proof of concept by integrating an embedded module within the xMax CN3200 Dual-Band Routing Modem. This integration will allow xMax to serve as either a turnkey communications platform or a system to back up LTE networks that become congested or compromised, as well as transitioning to a forward-compatible FirstNet solution. The modular design of our product family will give customers the option of upgrading xMax systems with commercial LTE to Band 14 LTE modules in the future. This set of attributes and capabilities is unique to the xMax solution."

While many emergency response organizations are planning to participate in FirstNet, to date there is no fixed timetable for it to be operational, or how much of the country it will eventually cover. In the meantime, emergency managers have ongoing requirements for mission-assured communications that are often going unanswered.  

George Schmitt, Executive Chairman of xG Technology, said, "We are pleased that, in response to advice from our customers, we are able to offer an extremely flexible migration path for public safety operators and other clients wanting to tailor the xMax solution to fill their particular requirements. We will enable our customers to decide exactly what they want to purchase for their environments. Our customers will have unprecedented choice and control over what other apps they wish to have on their networks, as well as specifying the precise level of "future proofing" they wish to incorporate." 

Mr. Schmitt continued, "xMax delivers immediate value to emergency managers as a feature-rich broadband data network that is available now, in addition to being compatible and interoperable with FirstNet when it is fielded. Notably, xMax will reinforce the capabilities and capacity of FirstNet by adding an additional 26MHz of dedicated spectrum in a system that is highly resilient and resistant to interference and jamming."

Mr. Schmitt concluded by saying, "xMax represents a compelling communications investment for all our customers, especially first responders and emergency system operators, for whom it meets both current and future needs. That makes it a risk-free proposition for public safety agencies to procure and deploy xMax today."

The xMax solution is currently being evaluated for public safety use by a number of municipalities, most notably by BayRICS, the 13-member Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that oversees public safety communications projects in the San Francisco bay Area.

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 120 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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