xG Technology Awarded Subcontractor Position on $497 Million Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Communications and Networking Services to U.S. Army

June 24th, 2014

xG Technology Awarded Subcontractor Position on $497 Million Multiple Award Contract to Provide Communications and Networking Services to U.S. ArmyIn a press release issued today, xG Technology announced that it has been selected as a subcontractor to provide communications and network services to the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD). 

xG Technology teamed with prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAIC) on this five-year period of performance (a thirty-six (36) month base and two (12) month options) multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract has a ceiling value of $497 million, represents new work, and expands xG Technology’s presence in its cognitive radio market area.

CERDEC develops and integrates C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) technologies that enable information dominance and decisive lethality for the networked troops. The Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD), part of the CERDEC, provides secure wireless military communications and networking technologies by assuring connectivity over longer ranges and diverse terrain while in motion, boosting capacity to meet the increasing demands to the tactical edge and ensuring cyber security across the enterprise.

Under the terms of the subcontract, xG Technology will provide research, development and evaluation in support of communications and networks systems under the five S&TCD Division technology areas including antennas, system engineering, satellite communication, cybersecurity, and communications networks.

“We are proud to have been chosen to support the SAIC team in this important contract, and we are committed to working with them to help meet CERDEC S&TCD’s objectives,” said John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology. “xG has amassed substantial experience in pioneering, developing and deploying new paradigms in RF communications and cognitive radio solutions. In particular, we expect the industry-leading innovations we have introduced in spectrum sharing, advanced interference mitigation techniques, performance-enhancing antenna technologies and efficient over-the-air protocols will provide true benefits to both our current and future generations of warfighters.”

The full press release can be viewed at the following link:

xG Technology Awarded Subcontractor Position on $497 Million Multiple-Award Contract to Provide Communications and Networking Services to U.S. Army

xG Technology to Exhibit at Leading Police Security Expo in Atlantic City, NJ

June 21st, 2014

xG Technology to Exhibit at Leading Police Security Expo in Atlantic City, NJxG Technology will be a featured exhibitor at the The Police Security Expo which is being held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ on June 24th and 25th. The xG exhibit will be in booth #242.

For 28 years, the Police Security Expo has been the nation’s longest running, best attended & most highly regarded Product Showcase designed for Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Corporate Security, Private Security & Government Professionals. This event is considered as one of the nation's largest showcase of goods, products and services related to many security agencies and industries.

xG business development and technical staff will be on hand to discuss the xMax Private Mobile Data Network Solution, which provides a number of key benefits for police and other public safety organizations, including:

• Support for Voice, video, data and push-to-talk
• Plug and Play – able to use existing apps
• Leverages  existing WiFi devices used by personnel
• Rapid mobile deployment
• Flexible vehicle or mobile-based configurations

More information about the event can be found at www.police-security.com

xG Technology Announces Membership in the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

June 15th, 2014

xG Technology Announces Membership in the International Association of Emergency Managers  (IAEM)xG Technology announced in a press release this past week that it has joined the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Founded in 1952 as The U.S. Civil Defense Council, IAEM is now the premier worldwide organization for emergency management professionals.

The announcement solidifies xG's commitment to facilitating the success of emergency management professionals with its patented xMax cognitive wireless networking technology.

According to Tim Moynihan, Vice President of Sales at xG Technology, membership in IAEM confirms xG's desite to help emergency management teams solve their most pressing communications challenges during a crisis.

“Joining IAEM signals our staunch dedication to making a difference in emergency management, which is an important sector for xG,” he said. “The xMax system is a first-of-its-kind mobile and scalable wireless broadband data network that can be rapidly deployed anywhere to provide voice, video, and data communications when traditional infrastructure is down due to disasters, whether natural or man-made."

He continued, "Once deployed, any commercial device with WiFi or Ethernet connectivity, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops can be connected to this all-IP network to provide emergency management leaders with unmatched command and control capabilities down to the lowest tactical level.”

Moynihan added that the IAEM membership will give xG the opportunity to expose the many benefits of xMax to the widest audience of emergency management professionals possible, and to learn more about their specific needs.

“These people live with the issues of disaster response every day,” he said, “and they have an acute requirement for mission-assured, voice and data communications. As a dynamically deployable, scalable, and responder-dedicated mobile data network designed to leverage commercial-off-the-shelf smart devices, xMax represents a comprehensive solution to emergency management mission-critical needs currently unmet by existing communications systems.”

 

xG Technology Announces Second New U.S. Patent Award This Week for Interference Mitigation Techniques

May 30th, 2014

xG Technology Announces Second New U.S. Patent Award This Week for Interference Mitigation TechniquesIn a press release issued May 29, xG Technology announced that it has been awarded a new patent for interference mitigation techniques. This is the second new patent grant announced by xG this week. On May 27, the company announced a cognitive radio patent award that enables enhanced interference mitigation for devices in shared spectrum.

The new patent, "OFDM Symbol Diversity Combiner for Burst Interference Mitigation" (U.S.P.T.O. #13/486,331) covers a method of diversity combining that operates on individual OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) symbols, allowing efficient mitigation of burst interference typical to many devices operating on unlicensed bands. More specifically, this invention describes a diversity combiner that operates as a maximal ratio combiner (MRC) or selection combiner, depending on operation conditions.

Interference is a major impediment to reliable and efficient wireless transmissions, and can negatively impact performance and coverage in high-capacity mobile systems. While interference has been an issue in unlicensed spectrum bands for years, mobile carriers are now also experiencing unprecedented levels of interference in their licensed spectrum-based mobile networks, due to skyrocketing demand for mobile data. This latest xG innovation describes advanced techniques for detecting and reducing unwanted transmissions that lead to harmful interference, thus improving system performance.

“This new patent enhances xG’s position as a leader in developing innovative approaches to overcoming the challenges faced by today’s wireless networks,” said John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology. “The company continues to invest in our xMax cognitive radio technology foundation in ways that enable us to offer compelling mobile broadband communications solutions. These solutions are unencumbered by many of the costs and limitations associated with traditional wireless options, and this key value proposition is driving interest from prospective clients in a broad range of industries.”

With this patent award, xG Technology’s intellectual property portfolio now stands at 60 U.S. patent matters (51 issued) and 145 international patent matters (65 issued).

To read the full release. click on the following link:
xG Technology Announces Second New U.S. Patent Award This Week for Interference Mitigation Techniques

xG Technology Announces New Cognitive Radio Patent Award

May 27th, 2014

xG Technology Announces New Cognitive Radio Patent AwardIn a press release issued today, xG Technology announced that it has been awarded an important cognitive radio patent. The patent, "Interference Mitigation Method for Single or MIMO Receiver Devices" (U.S.P.T.O. #13/667,006) covers an innovation that describes a way of providing enhanced protection from interference to devices in shared and crowded spectrum environments.

An essential aspect of the innovation is that it can be built into an LTE-compliant system.

With this latest patent award, xG Technology’s intellectual property portfolio now includes 60 U.S. patent matters (50 issued) and 145 international patent matters (65 issued).

“This interference mitigation patent award represents an important addition to a core area of our technology foundation,” said John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology. “As the reuse and sharing of spectrum become increasingly attractive options to alleviate the challenge of crowded frequencies, the risk of damaging interference grows. This interference mitigation innovation reduces that risk, thus enabling more reliable and efficient wireless communications. The ability to also support devices on LTE systems is especially significant, since LTE operators are deploying increasing numbers of small cells (micro, pico and femtocells) which can increase the possibility of interference. xG is committed to continuous innovation and to driving the growth and adoption of our unique, cost effective, and increasingly differentiated xMax solution.”

The complete press releasdec an be viewed at the following link:
xG Technology Announces New Cognitive Radio Patent Award

 

xG Technology Exhibits at Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida

May 23rd, 2014

Last week, xG TexG Technology Exhibits at Governors Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Floridachnology was a featured exhibitor at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando, FL. This is the largest conference of its kind in the country, with a specific focus on helping emergency management organizations learn from past crises and explore technologies and strategies for dealing with the next one.

During the conference, we met with emergency management professionals from many of Florida’s major cities, as well as several public utilities in Florida and Georgia and various universities and police departments during the two-day event.

Interest in xG products and capabilities was extremely high. Visitors to our booth were impressed with the ability of our technology to provide them with audio and visual communications over wide geographic areas as well as real time tracking of response personnel and equipment so they could better manage crisis response. Several follow-up engagements were scheduled and will include:

  •  live tests of the xMax system during crowd-intensive events
  •  multi-department demos conducted for key cities and towns
  • requests for complete demos for a number of police forces to be conducted at xG's Sunrise, FL facilities
  •  meetings with public utilities to discuss how xG can support smart grid deployments

xG Technology Exhibits at Governors Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida According to Tim Moynihan, VP of Sales at xG, the reception the company received was extraordinary. “Not only did we have two very full days of really productive meetings, we were also asked to attend several other industry events,” Tim said. “The Association of Emergency Management and a utilities trade group asked us to attend their annual conferences this fall because they saw tremendous value in the capabilities of our technology.”

Tim added that “emergency management professionals are getting very excited about what our technology can do to support their efforts to save lives, protect property, and better manage disasters we all know are coming in the future.”


 

xG Technology and Shoreline Energy International Limited Sign Letter of Intent to Explore Partnership and Deployment Opportunities in Africa

May 22nd, 2014

xG Technology and Shoreline Energy International Limited Sign Letter of Intent  to Explore Partnership and Deployment Opportunities in AfricaIn a press release issued today, xG technology announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Shoreline Energy International Limited to explore partnership and deployment opportunities for the xMax mobile broadband solution across a wide range of industries and countries throughout the sub-Sahara Africa region.

Shoreline is Africa's leading holding company, with vast interests in Oil and Gas, power, infrastructure, construction, agriculture, commodity trading, technology, food, entertainment and retail. Through their subsidiaries they are active in a number of countries, including Nigeria, Uganda, Angola and Kenya.

xG and Shoreline have identified a number of sectors where xMax cognitive radio technology can deliver a compelling wireless solution, with a particular focus on deployments in critical infrastructure environments. These include oil platforms, petroleum pipelines, ports and electrical distribution systems, where surveillance and protection of industrial assets is imperative to the prevention of economic loss. The ability of xMax to deliver a high level of resiliency, survivability and interoperability is a key benefit to these sectors.

Additional markets that have been identified as potential opportunities for xMax include security, police and emergency first responder markets, as well as rural wireless broadband, which has become a key delivery system for commercial, educational, health and other initiatives across Africa.

“We are excited to be entering into this business relationship with Shoreline to work together in Africa, which is the world’s fastest-growing wireless market,” said George Schmitt, Chairman of xG Technology. “Our partnership to seek opportunities for xMax with Shoreline, one of Africa’s most respected companies, underscores the increasing need for a robust, flexible, affordable wireless solution in developing international markets.”

Stratos Group, a mobile solutions provider and contracted reseller of xG Technology, will play a key role in identifying and securing local partnering opportunities on behalf of xG and Shoreline.

“Combining xG’s leading-edge technology with the Shoreline’s already well-established experience within infrastructure and telecom markets in sub-Saharan Africa opens the door to substantial commercial opportunities for both companies,” said Philip Rambech of Stratos Group. “Africa has repeatedly shown itself willing to sidestep conventional technology in an effort to find solutions tailored to its specific requirements. These markets have a real need for the disruptive cognitive radio solutions from xG Technology, particularly in delivering cost-efficient rural area coverage, bringing additional bandwidth to congested areas and being deployed in incident-related situations.”

To read the full press release, please view the following link:
xG Technology and Shoreline Energy International Limited Sign Letter of Intent to Explore Partnership and Deployment Opportunities in Africa

Daniel Carpini
xG Technology, Inc.

 

xG Technology Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

May 15th, 2014

xG Technology Reports First Quarter 2014 ResultsIn a press release issued today, xG Technology announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Key recent 2014 accomplishments included the following:

 

  • Delivered the General Availability (GA) release of xMax cognitive radio software, extending key enabling technologies
  • Entered into a funded product testing agreement with Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterey, Mexico commissioned by a major Mexican corporation
  • Shipped $1.75 million of xMax cognitive networking equipment and engineering services to multiple customers
  • Completed an underwritten public offering of common stock, receiving $9.1 million in net proceeds

John C. Coleman, xG’s CEO, stated, “xG is off to a good start in 2014, making very strong progress on all aspects of our strategy during the first quarter. We booked revenue in the quarter, including a second order from an existing customer. We completed several highly successful product demonstrations and now have the luxury of being approached by organizations, both domestic and international, who are coming to us to explore upgrading their security and surveillance needs with our unique solution. Our supply chain and manufacturing capability is nearly complete, with the transition to manufacturer testing expected to be concluded shortly and our lines achieving full production in the second half. We continue to innovate, with another significant software update under development that will meaningfully enhance xMax’s speed and functionality. And we have expanded and upgraded the talent of our sales and marketing team, which is driving our value proposition and penetration of the rural telco, public safety and security markets and capturing the opportunities coming to xG. In all, we are proud of our execution to date and remain focused on building on the momentum we have created in the year to positively disrupt the wireless marketplace and develop consistent revenue streams and returns for our shareholders.”

The full release can be viewed at the following link:
xG Technology Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Daniel Carpini
xG Technology, Inc.


 

 

xG Technology Announces New Mexican Patent Award

May 15th, 2014

In a press release issued today, xG Technology announced that it has been awarded an important telephony patent in Mexico.

xG Technology Announces New Mexican Patent AwardThe patent, “Dynamic Pattern Elimination Based Compression Method for Text-based Signaling Protocols” (U.S.P.T.O. # 8,090,394) covers an innovation that represents an improvement in the performance and efficiency of SIP (Session Initialization Protocol)-enabled telephony networks. SIP is an elemental communications signaling protocol used in VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) communications.

With this latest patent award, xG Technology’s intellectual property portfolio now includes 60 U.S. patent matters (49 issued) and 137 international patent matters (64 issued). Internationally, Mexico comprises the largest share of patent awards, with 29 issued.

Mexico represents an important international market for xG’s xMax solution. On April 11, 2014, the Company announced a Product Testing Agreement with Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The ability of xMax to operate in unlicensed spectrum that is widely available across the Americas makes it a compelling option for international deployments.

“The announcement of this patent award highlights the continuing innovation that underpins the development of our technology,” said John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology. “Extending and protecting our intellectual property portfolio remains a crucial aspect of our business objective of bringing cutting edge voice and data solutions to both domestic and international markets.”

The full release can be viewed at the following link:

xG Technology Announces New Mexican Patent Award


Daniel Carpini
xG Technology, Inc.