SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leader in providing critical wireless communications in adverse operating conditions, announces it successfully demonstrated for L.A. City officials how the xMax mobile broadband system could support first responder applications and major public events. The demonstration was part of field testing that took place November 14 and 15 in advance of the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Race 2016 ("Baker to Vegas").
L.A. City, which oversees communications for the invitation-only event, selected xG based on the Company's prior successful demonstrations conducted for public safety stakeholders in Los Angeles County. Race officials use the annual exercise as their primary test bed for evaluating innovative technologies that could not only withstand the difficult conditions of the race, but also provide benefits in public safety applications across the County. As a result of the successful tests, the Company will be meeting with L.A. City officials before the end of the year to discuss County needs.
Officials were able to experience the unique capabilities xMax offers for operation in challenging operating environments. This is a critical requirement, since Baker to Vegas is run through a remote desert location where temperatures on the course exceed 100 degrees.
The xMax system provided race organizers with a level of functionality not previously available to them—wireless connectivity that can fill in coverage gaps at various points of the course where cellular service is limited or unavailable. This connectivity will be essential to helping ensure participant safety during the race.
The xMax system was the only one tested that provided clear media streaming from the course to incident command centers that were set up for the exercise. During the actual race, xMax can also be used to support radio interoperability and collaboration, as well as transmitting participant medical information from race checkpoints.
Tim Moynihan, Vice President of Sales for xG Technology, said, "This was a perfect opportunity to showcase the unique benefits xMax delivers as a comprehensive communications platform designed for austere, unforgiving environments. A critical need that xMax fills is its ability to function as a self-contained, rapidly deployable, turnkey communications system where there is no infrastructure present."
Beyond the race itself, there are ongoing needs for reliable disaster preparation communications capabilities in Los Angeles County, due to the threat of earthquakes, flooding, mudslides and other adverse events. This field test was an ideal platform for xG to show the applicability of xMax as a primary or adjunct public safety communications platform.
Tim Moynihan continued, "We look forward to expanding our engagement with race organizers, as well as public safety agencies in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, as they have a real need for the xMax solution."
About Baker to Vegas
Baker to Vegas is considered the world's most prestigious and demanding law enforcement marathon foot race. It is put on each year by the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club and will be held March 19th and 20th, 2016. The race is a 120-mile, 20-stage relay that starts in Baker, California and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been fielded for 30 years. In the 2015 race, 5,220 law enforcement runners from the U.S. as well as Canada, England and Australia on 261 teams participated. Thousands of additional regional and national law enforcement, public safety and support personnel also attend.
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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