SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - xG® Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (AIM: XGTU.L) (AIM: XGT.L), the developer of a portfolio of wireless communications technologies, including cognitive radio networks, today announced that it has been granted two new patents on Self-Organizing Networks (SON). The inventions contained in these patents dramatically simplify and significantly reduce the cost related to the deployment and operation of wireless networks used in a variety of applications, including commercial cellular and rural broadband systems. They also cover the use of real-time cognitive sensing technology to enhance the performance of wireless networks that must rely on spectrum databases, such as those currently used with TV white spaces. Further, these inventions enable network infrastructure (base stations) to be fully mobile, which is ideal for those situations encountered by public safety, homeland security, and military entities during disaster response and recovery operations like those faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
These patents continue xG's record of developing intelligent technology that increases the efficiency and performance of wireless networks. The explosion in mobile broadband data requires networks that can deliver network capacity, coverage and quality -- while minimizing costs. Self-Organizing Networks can enhance the total performance of networks by lowering installation and management costs, while eliminating the need for manual configuration of frequency planning via built-in automatic configuration and optimization algorithms.
"As wireless networks proliferate, get more complex and face diminishing spectrum resources, cognitive radio technology will play a larger role in the industry's next-generation mobile broadband infrastructure," said Fanny Mlinarsky, President and Founder of octoScope. "The challenge of managing channels and dynamically shifting capacity among cell sites in real-time will require wireless systems to 'self-engineer' and 'self-optimize' as described in these patents. Also, because the FCC and other regulatory bodies around the world have indicated that spectrum databases are the preferred mechanism for controlling shared frequency allocations, xG has secured significant and potentially highly valuable IP in these granted patents."
Additionally, when the self-organizing technologies in these patents are applied to expeditionary and emergency response systems, they enable the network itself to be mobile and support "comms-on-the-move." This technology addresses a major capability gap for military, homeland security and public safety organizations, since current commercial and DoD solutions do not support true on-the-move networks.
These newly granted patents underscore the Company's increasingly valuable Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio as well as its growing leadership in the rapidly expanding cognitive radio field. A recent New York Times article featured xG as a company "developing technology that could change the whole spectrum game by using radio frequencies more efficiently."
"The real-time sensing technology embodied in our xMax cognitive radio networks enables xG to deliver innovative technology and capabilities such as those included in these two granted patents," said Joe Bobier, CTO of xG. "The inventions covered in these patents will enable xG to offer its customers self-organizing and self-optimizing wireless broadband solutions. These technologies can be used to improve the throughput and performance of wireless broadband systems deployed in licensed and unlicensed spectrum, including database-controlled frequency bands like TV white spaces or any others that are allocated in the future."
As of the date of this release, xG's United States patent portfolio includes 40 patents granted, with an additional 24 applications patent pending. The Company's foreign patent portfolio totals 145 patent matters (issued and pending).
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.