Archive for December, 2010

NTIA Fact Sheet Spells out Timetable, Evaluation Plan for More Spectrum

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

As recapped by John Donovan on the low-powerdesign.com blog, on June 28, 2010 President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that directed the Secretary of Commerce, through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to collaborate with the FCC to produce a ten-year plan and timetable for making available 500 megahertz of Federal and non-Federal spectrum suitable for wireless broadband use. The NTIA and DOC subsequently released two reports that included:

  1. A Ten-Year Plan and Timetable to make 500 megahertz of Federal and non-Federal spectrum available for wireless broadband use; and
  2. Fast Track Evaluation of the 1675-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, 3500-3650 MHz, and 4200-4220 MHz and 4380-4400 MHz bands.

The NTIA has identified 2,200 megahertz of spectrum to evaluate for wireless broadband opportunities, including the four fast-track bands, as candidate bands for review. The report provides a roadmap for identifying wireless spectrum assigned to both Federal and non-Federal users that can be allocated for wireless broadband, as well as for using all spectrum more efficiently. Improving the efficiency of all spectrum use is a key benefit that is provided by  “opportunistic” or “cognitive” technologies like xMax. The xMax cognitive radio cellular network solution allows existing carriers, new entrants, content providers, military, public safety organizations and any other wireless operator to add new mobile capacity, coverage and services  – regardless of their current spectrum holdings. goal. The NTIA has released a fact sheet that summarizes these reports. It can be viewed at this link. Daniel Carpini Marketing Director xG Technology

Report: Cognitive Radio Technologies Provide Quantifiable Benefits for Military, Commercial, and Public Safety Needs

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum version 2.0), a non-profit organization dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, announced today the approval of the report, “Quantifying the Benefits of Cognitive Radio.” The report presents the results of an extensive survey performed by the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnF) Cognitive Radio Work Group (CRWG) on open and public Cognitive Radio (CR) literature. The intent of the report is to summarize the “hard numbers” required to assess the value proposition of CR technologies in future radio systems.

Among the findings of the report:

  • dynamic spectrum access is a vital feature of cognitive radio and has received the most interest from the cognitive radio research community. Dynamic spectrum access capability is a key feature of xMax and of considerable benefit in solving spectrum availability issues;
  • cognitive radio will initially have a significant impact on military and public safety applications that require adaptable and flexible communications – hallmarks of the rapidly-deployable  xMax system;
  • Cognitive radio’s dynamic spectrum access functions can provide benefits including improved spectrum efficiency, increased spectrum access and increased capacity in commercial environments;
  • applications for the security industry have been receiving increased interest. This is a vertical market that has excellent potential for the xMax solution. “The security industry relies on secure, reliable technology and that is what xG offers,” says Lou Fiore, a member of xG’s Advisory Board and long-time alarm industry expert.

Daniel Carpini
Marketing Director
xG Technology

xG To Exhibit at Upcoming NTCA/RTG 2011 Wireless Symposium and WiExpo

Monday, December 20th, 2010

xG Technology will be an exhibitor at the NTCA/RTG 2011 Wireless Symposium and WiExpo, which is taking place in Savannah, GA  Jan. 12-14, 2011. The event is produced by NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association), which represents small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies, and RTG (Rural Telecommunications Group), an advocacy group for rural wireless carriers.

xG To Exhibit at Upcoming NTCA/RTG 2011 Wireless Symposium and WiExpo The 2011 Wireless Symposium & WiExpo is the premier wireless conference for rural telco service providers and vendors from across the nation. With the many changes taking place in the rural service provider market, including the strong public support for rural broadband deployments via the FCC National Broadband Plan,  this will be an excellent opportunity for players in this market to learn about how the xMax carrier-class cognitive radio network system can be a viable solution for them.

Industry Pioneer George Schmitt Named CEO of MB Technology Holdings

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

xG Technology has announced that wireless industry authority George Schmitt has agreed to become CEO of MBTH, effective December 1, 2010. MBTH is a recently-formed company that is wholly owned by MB Merchant Group, LLC, and is the largest shareholder of xG Technology, Inc.  In his new role, George will use his considerable experience and wireless industry contacts to help xG develop and market its intellectual property, product and technology portfolios. Industry Pioneer George Schmitt Named CEO of MB Technology HoldingsCommenting on the news, Craig Mathias, a principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group said, “This is a very important announcement – an industry visionary joining a key innovator in the vital space of cognitive radio. George Schmitt brings deep experience in the wireless industry and exceptional management leadership that will help propel xG forward in the exciting growth opportunity they’ve staked out." Read the complete press release covering the announcement here.

SDR ‘10 Cognitive Radio Conference Recap

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Last Nov. 30-Dec. 3 xG exhibited and presented at the SDR ’10 Wireless Innovation Conference and Product Exposition in Washington, DC. The event is the largest one devoted to the advancement of reconfigurable radio technologies – from research through deployment stages. SDR ‘10 Cognitive Radio Conference RecapxG received an excellent reception from conference attendees, who represented a cross section of government, military, academia, and industry. A number of visitors to the xG booth remarked that xG was prominently referred to at several of the event presentations as having come the farthest in delivering a commercial implementation of cognitive radio technology to the market. During the event, xG's Rick Rotondo participated in a White Space panel discussion. While there are a growing number of White Space database providers, xG is one of the few turnkey network system/equipment providers with a strategy and execution plan to address complete White Space implementations. After the show xG was invited to become a member of the SDR Forum’s Regulatory Committee, which will give us an opportunity to help formulate the forum’s policy with respect to spectrum and cognitive radio, and to contribute responses to public policy announcements made by the FCC. This will allow xG to further raise its profile in the legislative area on relevant issues. Photos from the event can be viewed at this link. Daniel Carpini Marketing Director xG Technology

xG to hold Job Fair for Wireless Development Engineers

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Attention Central, East Coast and South Florida Wireless Development Engineers!

If you are an experienced developer in wireless networking and are looking for a great opportunity to be a key contributor and lead the wireless industry into the future, come to the xG Melbourne Job Fair and learn about the people, the company and opportunities that will change your future.

The leader in Cognitive Radio design, xG Technology, will be hosting the xG Job Fair in Melbourne, Florida on December 16th from 4-9pm and December 17th from 7-11am at the:

Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront

3101 North Highway A1A

Melbourne, FL 32903

Telephone: (321) 773-9260

xG Technology developed the first all IP cellular network for unlicensed spectrum. Now xG Technology is expanding their product line by using the latest in Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology to build the first multi-band cellular cognitive radio network.

xG Technology is looking to expand our world-class development team with individuals that want to work on an exciting and leading edge technologies and products. We are currently looking to grow in all areas of design and development including:

•  Wireless System Design

•  SW Development

•  HW Development

•  Production

•  Test Engineering

For a complete listing of career opportunities visit our website www.xgtechnology.com

To schedule a specific time to talk with hiring managers at the Job Fair, please send us your resume, along with the date and time that you will be attending. If you cannot attend the Job Fair and would like to learn more about xG Technology and our current career opportunities, please contact us by email at careers@xgtechnology.com.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

John Coleman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of xG Technology

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

xG has announced the appointment of John Coleman as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately. This change reflects the Board of Directors’ recent vote to separate the responsibilities of CEO and Chairman of the Board.

John Coleman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of xG TechnologyJohn succeeds Rick Mooers, who has served as CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors since September 2005. Rick will assume the role of executive chairman of the Board, and will continue to focus on identifying strategic business and financing opportunities for the Company.

John Coleman has served as a member of xG’s advisory board since March 2010 with the mission to explore additional applications for the Company’s underlying technologies in the defense and public safety vertical markets, and was appointed as the Company’s chief operating officer in June 2010.

To read the entire press release covering the announcement, please click here.