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xMax Delivers Wireless Broadband Over Radio Waves

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A Florida-based company claims its technology can bring broadband to broader areas than other wireless options.

By riding along on frequencies used by normal radio stations, the xMax technology can quietly send broadband Internet access to a wide swath of territory. And since it operates on low frequencies, its signal can carry over great distances and through buildings.

The technology’s inventor, Joe Bobier, discovered a way to transmit one bit of data on one radio frequency cycle and then recover that data. While the technology can work on higher frequencies with a dedicated swath of radio bandwidth, it works well on lower ones.

Also, the xMax signal covers a greater area than emerging technologies like WiMax or Flash-OFDM, without requiring the dedicated bandwidth those technologies will need to function.

“xMax is trespassing radio frequencies, although trespassing is not the right word, because we’re allowed to transmit a signal if it doesn’t interfere with other, stronger signals,” said Mr. Bobier, who founded xG Technology in Sarasota for xMax product development.

A regular radio antenna would ignore the xMax signal; a computer would require a special antenna to pick it up. A test network being built in Florida will cover a 40 square mile area of Miami and Fort Lauderdale with just a single base station.

With low volume pricing of the chip needed to receive the signal coupled with a competitive price for a single base station, smaller Internet service providers can enter a wireless broadband arena they might not join otherwise.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.

xMax Delivers Wireless Broadband Over Radio Waves
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