Performance Technologies Triples Signalling Capacity - Aims at Major Telecoms Carriers



    
    SEGway(TM) Platform Delivers Highest Density at Industry's Lowest Per Link
Cost

    
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 9 /CNW/ -- Performance Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
PTIX), a leading provider of innovative communications solutions, today
announced the expansion of its SEGway(TM) x401 signalling platform to 1500
links, tripling its throughput, and resulting in the largest capacity
signalling solution available in a single carrier grade 12U chassis.
    

    
    Due to increased call volumes, mobile number portability, and the
exponential growth of SMS, operators are experiencing unprecedented strains on
their signalling networks. Mobile commerce and entertainment applications
provide new revenue streams, but place greater demands on already stressed SS7
networks. The ensuing need to increase throughput in the face of decreasing
average revenue per user (ARPU) compels carriers to choose the best possible
value for their network investments.
    

    
    Designed to meet the evolving requirements of large carriers, Performance
Technologies' expanded SEGway platform now offers throughput of 180,000
transactions per second, a rate unmatched at similar cost. The platform keeps
pace with all signalling element requirements, supporting SS7, ATM, HSL,
SigTran, and SIP signalling protocols, as well as existing SEGway
applications. Unlike other core signalling systems, SEGway is easily installed
and configured by the customer, and can be in service the same day.
    

    
    "At Performance Technologies, we strongly believe that a core-to-edge
topology is the architecture of future signalling networks. Large wireless
carriers throughout the world have already deployed our edge solution.
However, without SEGway's top performance at the core, they have been unable
to attain the lowest network cost structure," said Patt Rice, vice president
and general manager of Performance Technologies' Signalling Products. "SEGway
x401 at their core is the missing element they needed for a high capacity, low
cost network that grows and evolves with their requirements. By expanding the
x401 capacity, we further strengthen our commitment to take a low cost, high
density platform deeper into the network and provide the greatest value to our
customers."
    

    
    This strategic expansion of its SEGway platform broadens Performance
Technologies' signalling portfolio, offering a robust core signalling node to
large telecoms operators. The product enhancement positions the company to
provide major carriers the maximum value at the lowest cost -- an attractive
alternative to the compounding CAPEX and OPEX costs of upgrading legacy
systems or purchasing excessive hardware. In addition, operating fewer
hardware components at lower power consumption in a smaller footprint
diminishes the impact on the environment, truly making it a 'green' product.
Performance Technologies calls it "Simply Smarter Signalling(TM)."
    

    
    Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers
needing advanced, signalling solutions can meet with Performance Technologies
representatives to learn more about the company's new SEGway x401 and other
signalling solutions at the 2009 GSM Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,
Spain, 16-19 February 2009 (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; Corporate Marketing Contact, Will Smith, Marketing
Communications Manager, Performance Technologies, +1-585-256-0200, wjs@pt.com
Web Site: http://www.pt.com/

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