Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

XG and GlobalMed partner to provide reliable health data transmission

Steve Rogerson
November 18, 2015
A partnership has combined mobile broadband technology from XG Technology with telemedicine hardware, devices and software from GlobalMed to facilitate the immediate and reliable transmission of critical health information, multimedia medical applications, and lifesaving services to locations that are difficult to reach or have limited communications options.
Florida-based XG Technology develops wireless communications and spectrum sharing technologies, while Arizona company GlobalMed markets integrated health delivery systems.
The XMax Telemedicine Network (XMax TMN) consists of a rapidly deployable, easy-to-install, turnkey mobile network that provides a secure, two-way telemedicine communications infrastructure. It will be available in pre-configured bundles that support telemedicine scenarios ranging from individual mobile health care encounters to comprehensive community clinic installations.
In addition to serving as a broadband delivery system for community health initiatives, XMax can be used to deliver emergency medical services to areas stricken by natural disasters. In these locations, wireless links can be established very quickly and at low cost during fluid or chaotic situations.
"In the past, telemedicine services were limited in many developing countries by the poor availability, low bandwidth and high costs of previous wireless technologies,” said Tim Moynihan, vice president of sales for XG Technology. “The introduction of XMax broadband-enabled telemedicine has the potential to deliver game-changing improvements in the quality, range and overall effectiveness of healthcare options around the world. XMax TMN represents a best-in-class solution that unites XG's broadband technology that was specifically designed to operate in challenging locations, with GlobalMed's innovative telemedicine product lines."
Founded in 2002, XG Technology has created a broad portfolio of intellectual property that makes wireless networks more intelligent, accessible, affordable and reliable. XMax is a patented all-IP cognitive radio network system that enables secure, robust mobile broadband communications for private, consumer and government networks. It eliminates the need to acquire scarce and expensive licensed spectrum, thus lowering the total cost of ownership for wireless broadband access.
The system delivers always-available voice, video and data services to both fixed and mobile users, and is interoperable with existing cellular and dedicated networks without being dependent on them. It incorporates optimising technologies that include spectrum sharing, interference mitigation, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and software defined radio (SDR). These and other technologies make it suitable for wide area, as well as rapid emergency communications deployment in unpredictable environments and during fluid situations.
Also founded in 2002, GlobalMed develops and integrates secure, efficient health delivery systems that improve access and quality of care while eliminating unnecessary costs.