SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
xG® Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (AIM: XGTU.L, XGT.L), the developer of a broad portfolio of wireless communications technologies, including cognitive radio networks, is pleased to announce that it has received new purchase commitments, for $6,000,000 in total, from the following wireless solutions providers: PMC Associates (based in Hazlet, New Jersey), Communications Marketing Southeast (based in Dallas, Georgia) and Mobile-One Communications (based in Venice, Florida) (together the "Providers"). These established Providers add to the growing ecosystem of industry participants that xG is assembling to bring xMax solutions to multiple vertical markets.
The orders, in aggregate, total a minimum of $6,000,000 for xMax cognitive radio networking equipment, including xMax wireless access points, xMSC mobile switching centers and xMod personal hotspots (capable of supporting existing smartphones, tablets and laptops). Fulfillment of these orders will enable the Providers to offer xMax wireless voice and advanced broadband equipment and services to their customers.
These purchase orders bring the total announced backlog of orders for xMax equipment and services to over $14.5 million and highlight the growing appeal of xG's technology in different business sectors. While the previous orders were received from firms focused on the rural telecom and homeland security markets, the Providers placing the new purchase commitments provide wireless communications to a variety of sectors.
PMC Associates brings together over 150 years of combined industry experience to specialize in two-way radio communications for federal, state and local public safety agencies, transportation, schools, utilities, as well as business and industry. "We have seen a growing market need for highly reliable mobile broadband networking that can work in license-free spectrum bands. xMax finally enables us to meet this pent-up demand and deliver a real high-performance, high-value solution to our customers," said Philip Casciano, President of PMC Associates.
Communications Marketing Southeast is a multiple line manufacturer's representative that was founded in 1977 and specializes in wireless communications. Jason Bentley, General Manager of Communications Marketing Southeast said: "Our firm is focused on partnering with manufacturers that deliver cutting-edge wireless solutions. We are very excited to be a part of the xG team and look forward to expanding the markets for their innovative technology."
Mobile-One Communications specializes in the design and implementation of integrated communications and security systems. They were founded in 1988 and serve clientele in public safety, education, utilities, government, gaming & casinos, hospitality, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare. Mike Loncar, President of Mobile-One, said: "Mobile-One is committed to providing the best-in-class solutions to our diverse customer base. We believe xG's xMax cognitive radio system offers a new level of performance, flexibility and value in addressing client needs."
Commenting on the announcement, Rich Schubiger, Vice President of Sales for xG, said: "We are very pleased to establish relationships with these respected and innovative wireless solutions providers. xG is committed to building strong dealer, integrator and manufacturer's representative sales channels that are both broad and deep in scope. Agreements such as these announced today demonstrate our expanding market traction and ability to penetrate a growing number of vertical sectors."
Under the terms of the orders, xG will be paid upon the delivery of FCC certified xMax equipment to the Providers, which is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2013.
ABOUT xG TECHNOLOGY
xG Technology is a leading developer of innovative and disruptive communications technologies for wireless networks. Its patented intellectual property portfolio covers a broad range of applications, including smart wireless networks that can help address the global wireless spectrum crisis through advanced technology. xG is commercializing some of these technologies to create xMax, the world's first carrier-class cognitive (i.e. smart) radio network. The Company's technology provides ways to significantly increase the efficient use of spectrum, allowing network operators to offload existing voice or data traffic, reduce dropped calls, and enhance network capacity for their customers. xMax's standards-based IP architecture minimizes network deployment, management and operational costs while simplifying the delivery of high quality fixed and mobile voice and data services. xMax can enhance and extend any wireless network, and provides an economical last mile solution for hard to reach customers and devices. Using field-proven technology, xMax enables the delivery of mobile broadband services to consumers, agencies and enterprises worldwide in both licensed and free unlicensed bands. Based in the USA, xG has over 60 US and more than 140 international patents and pending patent applications. xG's intellectual property is available for licensing in domestic and international markets. For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com.
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