An FCC-compliant laboratory has determined that xG Technology's long-range xMAX system first demonstrated in November 2005 meets the FCC's Part 15 requirements, the Florida-based start-up announced.

The laboratory tested the xMAX system that broadcast a 3.67 Mb/s signal more than 18 miles using 35 milliwatts of power. Lab tests demonstrated that the xMAX signal meets Part 15.249 conducted-power and conducted-bandwidth requirements for operation within the ISM 900 MHz unlicensed band, the company said. xG Technology CEO Rick Mooers said that although the compliance tests are not required, the company decided to have its technology tested to eliminate concerns from outsiders.