Hawaiian Telcom Chooses Performance Technologies' SEGway(TM) X401 Signaling Solution for Network Optimization

Point Code Emulation(TM) Simplifies Configuration

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading provider of innovative network communications solutions, today announced that Hawaiian Telcom selected the company's SEGway(TM) X401 STP Signaling Solution with Point Code Emulation(TM) (PCE) for their multi-switch network, serving the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Telcom elected to replace existing legacy systems with this solution, thereby optimizing performance and avoiding any costly reconfiguration of their network.

This upgrade has significantly enhanced Hawaiian Telcom's signaling traffic capabilities through the introduction of ATM-HSL, providing access that was unavailable in the former network configuration. In addition, it allows the carrier to pass IP traffic within their network as well as to their interconnect partners, significantly increasing throughput capacity.

Performance Technologies' SEGway X401 STP platform featuring Point Code Emulation enables carriers to establish a virtual private SS7 network in which all elements can be privately managed. To the public switched telephone network (PSTN), the private SS7 network and all nodes within it appear as a single public point code. This capability enables seamless transition from TDM switching to next generation softswitches, as Hawaiian Telcom evolves their network.

Mike Edl, senior vice president, Network Services at Hawaiian Telcom, said, "Without the Performance Technologies' solution, we would have faced a major reconfiguration of our network. This way, we avoid costly network downtime and there is no inconvenience to our subscribers."

The SEGway STP platform serves an additional function in Hawaiian Telcom's network, since it allows them to directly interconnect to external networks. Now, the carrier will have the ability to handle all queries in-network. This will afford them greater control over their network performance, as well as resulting in operating cost savings.

Larry Hrablook, vice president of North American sales for Performance Technologies, said, "Mahalo to Hawaiian Telcom for their decision to include Performance Technologies' state-of-the-art signaling solution as a strategic part of their network. We believe it fulfills their commitment to achieve the high standard of service that their customers expect and deserve."

Online Resources

Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers needing advanced, signaling solutions can learn more about the company's SEGway(TM) X401 and other offerings from the following online resources:

-- SEGway X401: go.pt.com/x401

-- SEGway Point Code Emulation(TM): go.pt.com/pce

-- SS7 Tutorial: go.pt.com/ss7-tutorial

-- SS7/IP Interworking Tutorial: go.pt.com/ss7-interworking-tutorial

About Hawaiian Telcom

Hawaiian Telcom is the state's leading communications provider, offering a wide spectrum of communications products and services, which include local and long distance service, high-speed Internet, and wireless services. For more information, please visit www.hawaiiantel.com.

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® Carrier Grade Linux® 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 Signaling (SS7/SIP) Transfer Points, Signaling Gateways and Bridges, and its IPnexus® 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.

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