xG® Technology, Inc. Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY® Magazine’s Twelfth Annual Product of the Year Award
xMax® Mobile VoIP & Broadband Technology Recognized for Outstanding Innovation
Sarasota, FL, (Feb. 24, 2010) — xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG”) announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named xMax® as a recipient of its 2009 Product of the Year Award. xMax is a new cellular infrastructure that employs smart radio technology to improve the utilization of the nation’s airwaves—potentially saving consumers money by allowing the delivery of affordable mobile VoIP and broadband services across free spectrum.
“INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to grant xG Technology a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their xMax Mobile VoIP. xG has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re happy to recognize and honor xG for their development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”
As demand for bandwidth-consuming services used by more and more people leads to clogged airwaves, some experts have begun to predict that demand for mobile services will surpass the spectrum available to meet it. This spectrum crunch has spurred innovation in advanced radio technology and renewed interest in reclaiming spectrum that was once considered too crowded and interference-prone to deliver in-demand service such as mobile broadband and VoIP.
xMax was built from the ground up to be all-IP. It is built to offer the reliability, scalability, and flexibility to deliver advanced voice and data services required today. xMax represents the first fully mobile VoIP infrastructure available to the market. It answers the need for a system to deliver high-QoS (quality of service) voice and mobile data services over an all-IP network. Other wireless technologies are primarily data-centric and were not developed with mobile VoIP in mind. Consequently they must be operated in conjunction with a circuit-switched 2G network to offer voice services. By contrast, xMax was designed to enable and prioritize high-quality voice and data transmissions across a single network with a view to saving operational costs.
Using cognitive radio technology, xG has designed the xMax platform to operate in the 902–928 MHz unlicensed band. Because xMax operates in free, unlicensed spectrum instead of extremely costly licensed spectrum, it can be deployed with significantly lower CAPEX costs than alternative systems. These lower costs can ultimately be realized by consumers.
For deployment partners seeking to provide advanced mobile voice and broadband Internet services, xMax offers very compelling economics to drive customer uptake, including low costs and a rapidly deployable infrastructure. These benefits make xMax an extremely efficient way to build and roll out broadband wireless networks.
“We are pleased to be recognized by TMC for our mobile VoIP and broadband technology,” said Rick Mooers, Chairman and CEO of xG Technology. “This award further demonstrates that the numerous benefits and advantages provided by xMax will help usher in a new era of lower cost wireless services.”
A complete list of Product of the Year winners is published in the February 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, (www.itmag.com). INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998™.
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About xG Technology, Inc
xG Technology, Inc. has developed innovative, patented communications technologies which offer the potential to significantly reduce the required capital investment and operating costs of wireless and wired voice and data communications services.
xG’s first suite of products – branded as xMax – is a mobile VoIP and data system that includes a line of base stations, mobile switching centers (MSC), handsets, and modems which represents the first commercially available, fully mobile VoIP network. xMax modules can also be incorporated into any Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) or device hardware and software.
xMax offers advantages for numerous types of prospective domestic and international carriers. These organizations include incumbent local exchange carriers (ILEC), competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC), original equipment manufacturers (OEM), mobile operators, cable companies and other content providers, and infrastructure mobile virtual network enablers (MVNE).
xMax is the product of xG Technology's extensive R&D activity, a $100 million international effort that involves companies in the US, Europe and Asia. xG's impressive patent portfolio, which includes over 50 US and more than 100 international patents and pending patent applications, has been developed with the goal of bringing lower-cost communications to consumers.
Accredited journalists, published telecom analysts, and prospective partners are invited to experience this new technology for themselves. xG has deployed a pilot xMax mobile VoIP network in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area where individuals can experience the excellent call quality of the xMax platform at highway speeds.
For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com and www.xmax.com.
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