XG Technologies Interview at ITEXPO East 2010

I had a chance to have a brief interview with Chris Whiteley, Director of Business Development at XG Technologies. He gave me an indication of what the company is up to and where their future lies. One point of interest is that the company has a few new devices coming out and moreover hopes to evolve to become a fables  fabless semiconductor company which leverages their proprietary technology to maximize the efficiency of wireless spectrum.
 

  • Bart
    January 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Your typo “fables” seems apropos.

  • Rich Tehrani
    January 25, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Good catch — and funny. Fixed

  • Bart
    January 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Was there any reaction to Whiteley’s talks at ITEXPO? In your interview here, he said nothing that hadn’t already been said. Needless to say, there’s a lot of skepticism online regarding the viability of xG’s technology. Did his audience display similar skepticism? Was there any Q&A? Or did people politely listen to him and then move on to other business?
    The Internat is saturated with announcements that xG was going to attend and present at ITEXPO. But there’s absolutely nothing about what they presented or how they were received. How’d it go?

  • Rich Tehrani
    January 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    They were involved in many capacities and I wasn’t following their every move — there were hundreds of speakers, thousands of attendees, etc. Their booth had good attention and based on what I heard from company representatives and others, the response was good.
    One point worth making is the technology was not on display at the show — this is common at a conference/expo. There were no attendees with wireless test sets quizzing them for example.
    I am aware that a number of industry authorities in wireless and communications attending the show had invites to go to the company’s HQ and check the technology out for themselves.
    This is the extent of what I know on the matter. Hope it helps.

  • Bart
    January 27, 2010 at 6:55 am

    “One point worth making is the technology was not on display at the show — this is common at a conference/expo. There were no attendees with wireless test sets quizzing them for example.”
    I never expected them to stage a demo or display their wares. The PR leading up to ITEXPO was peppered with announcements that Chris Whiteley was going to speak. Chances are he said little more than what he already did in your interview. Did he add anything? I’m wondering if there was a Q&A session afterward. I imagine there were a lot of people there who know digital wireless. xG’s claims raise all sorts of questions that never seem to get asked/answered publicly — particularly regarding the capacity of a network operating in 26 MHz of unlicensed spectrum filled with other users.
    Did Whitely speak and people listened politely and then moved on? Or did they ask questions afterward?
    “I am aware that a number of industry authorities in wireless and communications attending the show had invites to go to the company’s HQ and check the technology out for themselves.”
    I suspect that was their main purpose in attending ITEXPO — to try to “get the word out” and invite people to visit Ft. Lauderdale. It’d be interesting to know if anybody will take them up on the offer, and if they do, do they ask harder questions than what has been asked to date
    .

  • Johnny W
    January 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Bart, your typo “internat” seems apropos…since you guys are like gnats on the internet.

  • BeersonBartaddictedtoxG
    January 28, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I see Beerson the addicted xG moron is still infatuated with me. Beerson, buddy, if anyone has an ugly head it is you, Bart and the holder of the ugly, Phil Karn…bro, jump off xG´s dick…it´s getting past sickening to see you post. However it is hilarious to see you mention nothing new has been said about xG…bro, you and your other clown friends haven´t said anything new or useful in over 2 years. Don´t you have a mirror at home?

  • Backbooner
    February 2, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Looking at how much TMC is writing about xG and knowing the fact not one other publication in the world writes anything you can, if you’re conspiratorial, think TMC are “bought” by xG or the editor in chief holds shares in xG. It would be interesting to read a comment on that from the editor in chief himself…….
    There’s no logical reason for anyone to post anything about xG as we all know it’s a huge scam with a management that has been lying for years. It’s a miracle they’re still around.
    Also great to see “Marc the shark” back in action

  • Rich Tehrani
    February 2, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Hi all, nope – I own no shares in the company. TMC does its best to cover every company in the communications and tech markets. We write up to 300 stories a day but lately we are in the 100-200 range per day. I can’t speak to why other companies don’t cover xG Technology except perhaps they are concerned about the massive amount of negative comments they will get regardless of what they write.

  • Backbooner
    February 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    “I can’t speak to why other companies don’t cover xG Technology except perhaps they are concerned about the massive amount of negative comments they will get regardless of what they write.”
    Anyone writing articles about xG with a positive bias only show they haven’t made they homework, they haven’t even bothered checking out the company’s history.
    Rich, just check some of the negative comments about roll-out, demand, profits, partners, sales etc etc. I’m really curious to read your analysis of that!

  • Bart
    February 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I would just be interested in hearing how things went for xG at ITEXPO. Leading up to the event there were countless PRs announcing that xG would be there and that Chris Whiteley would be speaking. But afterward, absolutely nothing. Nothing at all about how it went or what was said. If xG had anything positive to say about it, they would let us know.
    I’ll bet Whiteley’s talk was greeted with polite silence and then he and xG were ignored. He probably spent the rest of his time in Miami pestering the other attendees to come to Ft. Lauderdale to see their “showcase”.
    Oh, and welcome back Marc! I see your other scam imploded. It’s time you turn your attention back to this one — it’s still got a weak pulse.

  • Backbooner
    February 5, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Was the below post removed by the editor? If yes, why?
    “Do I wish I would have hooked the products up to wireless test equipment and monitored interference and moreover hooked up a bank of phones to see exactly how the products respond to real-world noise, interference, etc so as to minimize the above speculation? Yes. But again, there wasn?t time.”
    If you could’t be bothered to investigate fully, then don’t report and claim tot he market that Xmax works as advertised. You are only assuming and judging by the extent to which XG have been lying it is not unreasonable as with all other previous demos, to assume theyre lying and rigging demos once again. Don’t forget these guys have already supposedly showcased their product in 2007 to a gathered audience and it all turned out to be bullshit. There is also not point in having 50 yes men from India taking a pay check very month. There was a wholesale revolt in 2008 when number of senior technicians walked out knowing full well XG management were full of it and they were wasting their time. Hell one of them even came on the blog
    Author: Sux

  • Bart
    February 6, 2010 at 8:18 am

    “…people, xG is a joke, they lost everyone money…get over it! Bunch of pussies! Nobody was guaranteed anything…what´s up, you fags relied on xG for your living?”
    So Marc, what happened that made you finally admit publicly that xG is a joke and they lost everyone money? I note you claimed to have invested more than $3 million yourself. Did it finally hit you that your money is gone forever with no hope of recovery? Did M&B tell you to go pound sand?
    Rest assured, Marc, none of the people with whom you do battle on these blogs is stupid enough to have invested in such a blatant scam, much less rely upon it for a living. And with you pushing the stock, there was never any question it was a blatant scam. And this was only reinforced by Bobier’s Shannon-violating claims which ultimately morphed into hardware with wholly expected performance — woefully inadequate to support the Company’s business case but being promoted as a breakthrough. xG has always been a joke. It’s funny to see that you finally get it.
    Too bad you lost $3 million before you figured it out.

  • Bartythedreg
    February 7, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Barty, you win some, you lose some…
    Oh, by the way, obsessed dreg…
    http://www.azocleantech.com/Details.asp?newsID=8139
    I just closed 115.5 mil for these guys…
    xG is dead, but SHEC lives on baby!!! WoooooooHooooo.
    Now you can still obsess about me!

  • ornot
    February 7, 2010 at 8:09 am

    It is pretty much a given that this defrauding of investors is nearing its end!! They’ve done amazingly well, over time very cleverly name dropped, strung along, impressed and above pressed all the right buttons (greed) to override rational thought from marks (investors) and then lied blatantly to market and investment institutions!! A really impressive performance, but ultimately, when even your boilerhouse stock pumper jacks you in, you know your time is up!!
    With the nearing to an end of this scam, I think its about the right time to start considering the prosecution of M&B for the wilful act of defrauding investors. I think every single documented claim, with regard to clients, progress, developments and performance should be fully investigated in the light if day, for muzzled employees to come forward and testify.
    I don’t think M&B should be allowed to waltz off with investors money, and nor should they escape with their freedom!! They should be brought to justice and imprisoned as scams like these undermine confidence in the AIM market!!
    Yeah! Boilerhouse stock pumper…you must mean the guy who made the most out of xG…unless you mean Hichens, ACH, your Mama…thank you thank you please come again.

  • Bart
    February 7, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Marc writes: “xG is dead, but SHEC lives on baby!!! WoooooooHooooo.”
    We all know SHEC is a charade. Their latest Emerson “deal” is no different from all the others, and is identical to xG’s “deals” with Telefonica, Gama, NGW, etc. (Never mind SHEC’s inability to pay the $113,000 they owe the city of Regina and then pulling out of the landfill gas deal.) Besides, you tipped your hand on SHEC back in 2005 when Beck and Fehr were resisting your extortion demands and you posted “SHEC Labs is a Scam” and that very revealing letter inder “The SHEC scam unveiled by an insider”. Apparently your extortion worked, as you’re back to promoting SHEC.
    But never mind SHEC. Why the 180 on xG? What did M&B do to make you change your tune? Did you decide that the only hope to get your money back is to extort them (as they said you had done at least once before)?
    I’m truly curious, Marc. You’ve vehemently promoted xG for years, and then this sudden flip flop. Why?

  • bartyohbarty
    February 7, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Ah, Barty, they did not resist in the end…see that´s where we seperate the wheat from the chaff…you are an imbecilic dreg pointing fingers along the way, but this is just the beginning, not the end.
    180? WTF are you talking about, my emails from 2008 were posted on one of your dregs blogs. After I found out what Okey was like, I was just messing with you assholes.
    I vehemently promoted??? You dumb clod, what would you call Robyn Bunte whatever´s comic book. You´re just a wannabe who wants to blow me.
    you are the scam, Barty…everyone knows xG and me.
    SHECs board of directors makes xG´s look like what they are, labotomy patients.

  • Bartyparty
    February 7, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Bart, I have to say this, bro..you are one pathetic idiot…you live in 2005 off something written on the internet…about something else you have no clue about….damn, bro, If I had the choice of losing 3 mil a year or being you…I would double to 6 mil just be sure I would never be you. Get a life, Bart, I will never let you blow me.

  • bartonthejock
    February 7, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Next Generation Broadband Wireless Network Architectures
    Speaker(s): Chris Whiteley, Director of Business Development , xG Technology, LLC
    Joe Hanna, , Directions
    Kenneth Budka, Technical Manager – Bell Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent
    Mark Adams, Chief Architect, Networks and Communications, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Just joking Bart the Anon Dreg…I love xg, even though the management are horses asses…I win every way, if the stock goes down, I buy much more, if it goes up, I make tons of cash…Barty you are so impatient, girl.

  • Wowwhatdregs
    February 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Those are Marc Dannenberg’s words, not mine.
    http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/rich-tehrani/4g/xg-technologies-interview-at-itexpo-east-2010.html#comments
    Plus, he calls the xG board of directors “labotomy patients” (his misspelling, not mine).
    Plus, he admits to extortion:
    Bart writes: “you tipped your hand on SHEC back in 2005 when Beck and Fehr were resisting your extortion demands”
    And Marc Dannenberg responds: “they did not resist in the end”.
    LOLOLOLOL, now my words mean something…what a bunch of MORONS!!! LOLOLOL…hey are any of you losers married? I would love to see that misfit.
    Extortion? Oh lord…hey dumbass, do something about it.
    Hey here is something to screw you girls up..
    xG is the best
    xG is the worst
    xG is the best
    xG is the worst
    Has your head spun off yet? LOLOLOLOL SUCKERS!!!

  • whyohwhy
    February 8, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Barty, Beerson and the other dregs, the dumbest question asked is why more people don´t write about xG…look in the mirror momo. You idiots attack anyone who is remotely realistic about the company. I in turn abuse you. That is not to say some of the criticism of xG is unwarranted.

  • Bart
    February 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, Marc! Five rabid rants in a row! You’re as obsessed as ever. It’s good to see you haven’t lost your edge given that your two “home run investments” have fallen flat.
    With all the money you’ve got wrapped up in xG and SHEC (money that’s just beyond your reach and always will be…) things must be getting kind of tight there on the Costa del Sol. How’d your baseball card raffle turn out? Ever sell any tickets? Are you back at NCR? Or did Daddy bail you out again?

  • Backbooner
    February 10, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Now it’s time for xG to close down – Why pay idiots to do idiotic things

  • Backbooner
    March 1, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Rich Tehrani said:
    “I can’t speak to why other companies don’t cover xG Technology except perhaps they are concerned about the massive amount of negative comments they will get regardless of what they write.”
    So Rich, if xG now had anything at all that was groundbreaking you’re saying FT or WSJ wouldn’t write about it as people post negative comments? Are you out of your mind? Why do you think xG is trading at $0.17?
    Why are you “supporting” xG? Are you aware all the other supporters have left and have understood xG is nothing and completely useless?
    Will you report about the bankruptcy here?

  • Rich Tehrani
    March 1, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I think the FT would cover them without fear — I do know writers and analysts who aren’t covering XG out of fear of attacks. If something BIG happens at the company (good or bad) we will likely see mainstream coverage.
    I don’t know why the company is trading at any valuation. I never looked at the stock price of the company.
    I was impressed with what I saw and wrote about it — I do this for thousands of other companies as well.
    I have written negative and positive stories about the company and have been bashed in the comments for both points of view.

  • Backbooner
    March 2, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Fair enough, there’s one little tiny point though you must consider being a journalist and that’s doing a proper background check. I’v posted this before and I do it again.
    1. Go through xG’s press releases over the past years and see to yourself what they’ve said and what they’ve delivered – you might find something there
    2. Neglecting the share price makes you a very poor journalist. Even if you don’t have any interest in the stock market even you must see there’s a red flag when the share price has gone from $18 to $0.17 – or doesn’t that that tell you anything?

  • Rich Tehrani
    March 2, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Great point – on #1 – I have written about their past claims and how unrealistic they are. The company has scaled back its claims and acknowledges they were too optimistic.
    On #2 – perhaps you are right –I generally write from a technology angle. I do sometimes touch on business and economic issues but it is my impression that readers come to me for my tech perspectives. I will keep stock prices in mind in future articles.
    “the share price has gone from $18 to $0.17 – or doesn’t that that tell you anything?”
    Yes, it does – obviously this is not good news for the company. The share price doesn’t diminish the value of what the company showed me. Any carrier or potential acquirer would take the price of the stock into account before doing a deal – the company’s potential customers are going to be savvy and they can read charts as well as you and me.

  • Bart
    March 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    “The share price doesn’t diminish the value of what the company showed me.”
    The company showed you a single handset making one voice call at a time supported by five base stations covering a 30 square mile area. What is the value in that?
    And by your own admission you have no idea how busy the ISM band was during the demonstration. With 18 channels for a single call to bounce around on it’s not surprising the demo went as well as it did. But you have no idea how well the system would support multiple simultaneous calls or how it would deal with significant interference in the spectrum. Recall how their “special sauce” Flash Signal was tripped up so badly they blamed “military grade jamming”. Their plain vanilla BPSK modulation deals with it simply by running away — 33 times a second. With only 18 channels there’s not much room to run.
    “Any carrier or potential acquirer would take the price of the stock into account before doing a deal – the company’s potential customers are going to be savvy and they can read charts as well as you and me.”
    Any carrier or potential acquirer would consider stock price secondary. Primarily they would focus on the technology and its capabilities. Financial health of the company isn’t a concern if all they want is the IP.
    And seeing that quite a few carriers have looked at xMax and walked away, it would appear nobody has seen anything of worth.
    Again, you said “The share price doesn’t diminish the value of what the company showed me.” Exactly what do you feel is the worth of what you saw? And none of this “if it can…” conjecture. What do you feel is the worth of what you saw, considering the possibility that the system is capable of little more than what you saw demonstrated?

  • Backbooner
    March 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    “The share price doesn’t diminish the value of what the company showed me.”
    The company showed you a $40 Million walkie talkie system. There’s no company on this planet that will buy anything from these guys and that’s why the share price is at $0.17.
    It’s interesting you continue to avoid this company’s history and all previous claims and rubbish press releases. Over the years I’ve followed xG no journalist has believed their claims but now when xG is on the verge of falling over there’s suddenly this guy who thinks it’s great – to me that smells.

  • Rich Tehrani
    March 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

    You are entitled to your opinion but based upon the switching equipment and chips I witnessed with my own eyes, this is a quite sophisticated walkie talkie system – I would also argue 3G and 4G networks are sophisticated walkie talkie system.
    BTW Nextel built a billion dollar business in the walkie talkie space.
    I suppose your point is this is a solution which does not scale to be carrier grade –the equipment I witnessed tells me this is not the case.
    Also, what smells to me is just how much passion there is on both sides with regards to xG. I have never seen this before – since you are devoting so much time to pointing out just how poor the prospects are for this company can you please let us all know why?
    There are lots of companies that have potential pitfalls ahead of them – do you write about them as well – or are you going steady with xG?
    Are you a short seller? Do you have a prior relationship with the company where you were let go or some other issue?
    In my experience in the market I have never ever seen this level of passion (positive or negative) for any company in communications – this is really quite incredible.

  • Bart
    March 4, 2010 at 7:07 am

    “In my experience in the market I have never ever seen this level of passion (positive or negative) for any company in communications – this is really quite incredible.”
    First of all, you have to admit that the critics have been right about xG and xMax every step of the way. From the doubts about the physically impossible claims, to the supposed multi-million dollar deals, claimed sales, lame excuses for demos not working, etc.
    A few years ago when one engineer did a few calculations to see just how impressive the Everglades demo was, and found that it could have been done with just about any modulation scheme, he wrote about it and that was that.
    But then he was attacked. Vigorously and frequently. When other engineers and academics expressed doubts, they were attacked as well. The attackers (chief among them a stock boiler room hack named Marc Dannenberg) were like the “tea party” movement in recent American politics: tell some idiots a few lies and they’ll shout and defend and repeat those lies with much vigor and get in the face of anybody who disagrees.
    The attacks extended to any critic, their wives, children, parents, etc. The attacks included multiple message board rants, profane emails, and angry telephone calls in the middle of the night.
    If it weren’t for Dannenberg and his attacks, nobody would really give a sh** about xG either way — it would be just another of countless telecommunications scams. But precisely because of Dannenberg’s attacks, the critics chuckle every time the stock price ticks lower.
    And by the way, I’m still waiting to hear what you think is the value of what you saw demonstrated in Ft. Lauderdale, when the performance you described could easily be exceeded with a $40 pair of walkie talkies.

  • Bartyback
    March 5, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Bart, who in their right mind gives a shit about critics…they stink of their own vomit.

  • bartynevershy
    March 5, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Strange, Barty…any normal person calls this a buying opp. Think of the few billion people that don´t know of xG, unlike the 3 of you who obsess over them and me.
    Did I ever call you? Are you jealous? BWHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Gordon
    March 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

    This is fun reading. Who is this Rich guy and why does he give his support to this crap?

  • BartBeerson
    March 14, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Bart and Beerson, I think they are partners in 69. Two retards talking to themselves.

  • dan
    March 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Example of Crazy Marc i.e passion
    http://www.youtube.com/user/danp5648#p/u/7/5Vas1u2-0Eo

  • Arthur Dent
    April 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Hasn’t this scam folded yet? What keeps it alive? Pretty hilarious that they’ve formed an advisory board comprising an ex-marine and a security guy among others to explore “new vertical applications”. Apparently they weren’t able to make a go of cheap mobile VoIP and broadband in spite of the claimed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts, so they’re going to look into defense and security applications now?
    A year from now even those will be distant memories. Of that you can be 100% certain.
    How long can they keep this up?

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