xGTM Technology Conducts Long-Range Tests in 900 MHz Band

From: Threepipe
Published: Tue Sep 27 2005

xGTM Technology Conducts Long-Range Tests in 900 MHz Band
xMaxTM Achieves Broadband Speeds in Prelude to November Launch

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – xG Technology, LLC, whose xMax RF modulation technique was first introduced to the public this spring, conducted another battery of successful field experiments using sub-Gigahertz spectrum and extremely low power. xG utilized recently-acquired experimental licenses to operate in the 900 MHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band, the same spectrum it will use for its much-anticipated "Project Sunrise" network launch in November.

In its test, xG used an omni-directional antenna located at 850 feet to send data over a distance of 12.5 miles. Using just 50 milliwatts of power, the system transmitted data at a rate of 1.46 Mbps. "For this test, we used just a fraction of the available channel – by adjusting channel width and power, the system is capable much higher rates," said Joe Bobier, xG President and CTO. "Our Sunrise demonstration system will deliver at least 10 Mbps and higher rates are achievable as we begin to bring our more complex coding systems on-line."

"This test just scratches the surface of what xMax can achieve as a long-range wireless solution," said xG Executive Chairman Rick Mooers. "We now know with greater accuracy the parameters for using the ISM band for our showcase network here in Ft. Lauderdale. We’re well on our way to a successful November launch."

Pioneering innovation in telecommunications research, xG Technology has developed xMax – a groundbreaking radio frequency (RF) modulation and encoding technology that enables long range, low-power broadband solutions suitable for both wireline and wireless networks. Privately held, xG Technology is based in Sarasota, Florida (USA).

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