xG Technology has been featured in an Urgent Communications Magazine article written by Donny Jackson entitled xG Technology Logs Orders, Projects Q2 Product Delivery.
The article recaps that xG has recently announced over $14 million from rural telecommunications carriers and wireless dealers in anticipation of delivering operational systems in the second quarter. These system will provide carrier-grade wireless broadband connectivity while operating on unlicensed spectrum.
This total includes orders from three wireless solutions providers — PMC Associates of Hazlet, N.J., Communications Marketing Southeast of Dallas, Ga., and Mobile-One Communications of Venice, Fla. — that have committed to purchasing a combined total of $6 million in xG Technology gear when it is scheduled to be available during the second quarter of this year. All three companies have a background in the LMR (land mobile radio) industry, serving public-safety entities and enterprises such as utilities.
In an interview with Urgent Communications, Jason Bentley, general manager of Communications Marketing Southeast, said, "As soon as I saw [xG Technology's] capabilities internally — the technology, the lack of competition for this technology and just seeing the horsepower behind the group — I immediately got excited."
With the FCC placing an emphasis on spectrum-utilization strategies such as spectrum sharing, the cognitive capabilities of xG Technology's xMax system are especially attractive, according to PMC Wireless President Phil Casciano.
"We serve some of the largest public-safety entities in our region, and they demand that we have cutting-edge technology for them," Casciano said during an interview. "So, any time we get an opportunity to present something like xG, we feel like we're doing a good service for our customer base.
Mobile-One President Mike Loncar echoed this sentiment. "We're hoping to use that [xG] technology to mitigate interference, to have something that's completely deployable without any complications," Loncar said during an interview. "The technology can actually work around any interference — it identifies it and reallocates its spectrum. We're excited; it sounds like it's going to be a great product."
According to Rich Schubiger, xG Vice President of Sales, "We have a pipeline that's north of $100 million right now. We've identified the opportunity. We've identified that we do have a solution that fits the needs of the customer, and we've identified a funding solution. Between short and long term, that number is north of $100 million."
He continued, "Short term, it's heavily weighted with public-safety and rural-broadband opportunities. From the enterprise side, there's education, healthcare and utilities."
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