Performance Technologies' SIP Signalling Bridge(TM) Solves SS7-to-VoIP Feature Disparity



    
    Single Source Mediation Between SIP and SS7 Networks

    
    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /CNW/ -- Performance Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:   PTIX) today announced the SIP Signalling Bridge(TM), an enhancement
of its field-proven SEGway(TM) product portfolio. The SIP Signalling Bridge
enables wireless, wireline, and VoIP inter-exchange carriers to deliver
ubiquitous services to subscribers across disparate network types, while
preserving their investments in legacy switches and databases.
    

    
    As today's networks migrate from traditional circuit-switched to VoIP and
SigTran or SIP signalling, an unwieldy hybrid state is formed whereby portions
of the network use legacy protocols, while other areas use VoIP signalling
methodology. Delivering enhanced services in this environment is an expensive
proposition because service delivery platforms, or databases, were developed
solely for the legacy model. Until now, operators have adopted costly and
cumbersome solutions to furnish equivalent features across evolving networks.
The SIP Signalling Bridge offers the most economic and efficient solution for
spanning the network gap, allowing seamless delivery of enhanced services.
    

    
    "At Performance Technologies, we respect the significant investments
carriers have made in service delivery platforms for Freephone (UIFN) (8xx),
CNAM, IN, HLR, and other applications," said Tom Jenkins, senior product
manager at Performance Technologies. "Our SIP Signalling Bridge is a single
source solution that enables customers to transparently deliver enhanced
services through existing databases, across SIP and SS7 boundaries." This
unified service delivery approach results in network hardware cost savings as
well as increased revenue generation and profits.
    

    
    Because the carrier grade SIP Signalling Bridge operates at both the
application and call setup layers, it not only enables converged services
across the expansive TDM/IP network chasm, it allows service providers to
protect their investments in databases, voice mail, and IVR systems. This
fully integrated software and hardware solution provides carriers the tools
for a cost effective, phased migration to Next Generation networks and
services.
    

    
    The SIP Signalling Bridge operates on any SEGway platform and can be
integrated with the Core STP, IP-Edge, and Signalling Gateway applications,
providing the most feature rich, lowest cost network solution available today.
The carrier grade Linux(R) operating system (NexusWare(R)) and scalable, state
of the art hardware, coupled with a programmable SIP-to-any protocol
capability, allows service providers maximum feature delivery in today's
hybrid networks. This is another example of Performance Technologies' "Simply
Smarter Signalling(TM)."
    

    
    Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers
needing advanced, signalling solutions can meet with Performance Technologies
representatives this week to learn more about the company's new SIP Signalling
Bridge, SEGway x401 and other signalling products at the 2009 GSM Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, Spain (stand 2.1D22).
    

    About Performance Technologies (www.pt.com)

    
    Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:   PTIX) is a global supplier of advanced
network communications and control solutions to end users, application
developers, and original equipment manufacturers that serve mission critical
telecommunications as well as aerospace and defense markets. The company
provides remotely manageable, IP-centric network elements specifically
engineered for high availability, scalability, and long life cycle
deployments. Its products are built upon its own U.S. manufactured hardware
combined with the company's NexusWare(R) Carrier Grade Linux(R) operating
system and software development environment plus a broad suite of
communications protocols and high availability middleware. Performance
Technologies' product portfolio includes the SEGway(TM) suite of Signalling
(SS7/SIP) Transfer Points, Signalling Gateways and Bridges, and its IPnexus(R)
family of COTS-based application ready systems, WAN gateways, and
multi-protocol communications servers.
    

    
    Performance Technologies maximizes the value proposition of its products
by leveraging its field proven systems, software, and hardware technologies
developed over a twenty-eight year record of demonstrated innovation. A
tightly integrated combination of these technologies results in measurable
benefits to its customers through compelling return-on-investment and
substantially accelerated time to market metrics. The company is headquartered
in Rochester, NY and maintains centers of engineering excellence in San Diego
and San Luis Obispo, CA, and Kanata, ON, Canada. It has sales and marketing
offices in the U.S. in Raleigh, Chicago, Dallas, and San Jose and
international offices in London, England and Shanghai, China.
    

    Forward Looking Statements

    
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harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains
forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current views with
respect to future events and financial performance, within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor provisions of those
Sections. The Company's future operating results are subject to various risks
and uncertainties and could differ materially from those discussed in the
forward-looking statements and may be affected by various trends and factors
which are beyond the Company's control. These risks and uncertainties include,
among other factors, business and economic conditions, rapid technological
changes accompanied by frequent new product introductions, competitive
pressures, dependence on key customers, inability to gauge order flows from
customers, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the reliance on a
limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the Company's
manufacturing capacity and arrangements, the protection of the Company's
proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, changes in critical
accounting estimates, potential impairments related to goodwill and
investments, foreign regulations, and potential material weaknesses in
internal control over financial reporting. In addition, during weak or
uncertain economic periods, customers' visibility deteriorates causing delays
in the placement of their orders. These factors often result in a substantial
portion of the Company's revenue being derived from orders placed within a
quarter and shipped in the final month of the same quarter. The Company
undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement or
risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events, or
otherwise. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the
audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, Risk Factors,
and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2007, as contained in the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
    

    
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For further information:

For further information: Press Officer for Performance Technologies at
GSMA Mobile World Congress:  Noreen Jurek, NEJ Marketing, +1-919-418-5400,
noreenjurek@bellsouth.net, or Corporate Marketing Contact:  Will Smith,
Marketing Communications Manager, Performance Technologies, +1-585-256-0200,
wjs@pt.com

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