African Police Force Using Technology for Airborne Surveillance
SARASOTA, FL, AUGUST 10, 2017 – xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions for the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced today that its Vislink business has received orders valued at approximately $200,000 for specialized microwave communications equipment to be used in airborne surveillance and law enforcement operations by a police force in Africa. The orders are the first for Vislink for deployment by this end-user customer and more orders are expected to be received in the future.
The Vislink equipment covered by these orders will be used in an airborne video downlink application. It was specifically chosen because its ruggedized design and ability to withstand the rigors of in-flight operations surpassed the capabilities of existing alternatives. Vislink delivered equipment customized to the specific mechanical requirements and flight characteristics of the African Police Force’s aircraft.
This order is the latest in a number of contracts received by xG Technology’s IMT and Vislink units for airborne downlink systems and related components from local, state and national police and security organizations in the U.S., the UK and around the world. With solutions designed for airborne, maritime, unmanned, plus ground vehicle and fixed site applications, IMT and Vislink combine the latest in microwave, satellite and cellular communication technologies to provide surveillance operators and senior officers with increased situational awareness, even in the most challenging conditions.
“This order continues the steady flow of wins recorded by IMT and Vislink in law enforcement, defense and homeland security markets,” says George Schmitt, CEO and Chairman of the Board of xG Technology. “Their technology innovations, successful track record and dedication to meeting customer’s needs make them the de facto standard in mission-critical video transmission solutions.”
About xG Technology, Inc.
xG Technology’s brands provide wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for use in challenging environments. xG’s brand portfolio includes Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), Vislink and xMax.
IMT has pioneered advanced digital microwave systems and is a trusted supplier to broadcast, sports and entertainment, and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets. Their products are recognized for their high level of performance, reliability, build quality, extended operating ranges and compact form factors. More information about IMT can be found at www.imt-solutions.com. Vislink specializes in the wireless capture, delivery and management of secure, high-quality, live video, and serves broadcast & media and public safety & surveillance markets. More information about Vislink can be found at https://www.vislink.com/.
xMax is a secure, rapid-deploy mobile broadband system that delivers mission-assured wireless connectivity in demanding operating environments. xMax was specifically designed to serve as an expeditionary and critical communications network for use in unpredictable scenarios and during fluid situations. This makes it a compelling solution for disaster response, emergency communications, and defense applications. More information about xMax can be found at . In addition to the above business lines, xG has a dedicated Federal Sector Group (xG Federal) focused on providing next-generation spectrum sharing solutions to national defense, scientific research and other federal organizations. Additional information about xG Federal can be found at http://www.xgtechnology.com/technology/xg-federal/.
Based in Sarasota, Florida, xG Technology has over 100 patents and pending patent applications. xG is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market (symbol: XGTI) For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com.
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