Performance Technologies' Embedded Systems to be Deployed in European Railway Communication Networks

Performance Technologies (NASDAQ: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced that its Advanced Managed Platforms™ (AMP) will be utilized by WINGcon, a wireless telecommunications consulting company in Germany, for railway communication systems in Europe.

ROCHESTER, NY – September 23, 2008 – Performance Technologies (NASDAQ: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced that its Advanced Managed Platforms™ (AMP) will be utilized by WINGcon, a wireless telecommunications consulting company in Germany, for railway communication systems in Europe.

The AMP system will be used for WINGcons wide-ranging GSM-Railway communication solutions that include Blackbox Recording Center (BBRC), Short Message Service Center (SMSC), Short Message Service (SMS) gateways, location-based services, as well as billing mediation devices.

Performance Technologies Advanced Managed Platforms are built on the companys broad range of Ethernet switches, single board computers, I/O subsystems, and its CGL 4.0 Registered Linux® OS and development environment, NexusWare®. The ready-to-use platforms feature intelligent and comprehensive management throughout all active components. Tightly integrated, the Advanced Managed Platforms reduce development time and ensure interoperability. A key feature of the AMP line of products is the Intelligent Shelf Manager (ISM) that provides comprehensive shelf management and remote system monitoring. This enables end users to monitor the system's status anywhere, anytime via an Internet connection. The AMP communication products also feature “hot-swap” slot control and redundant power supply capabilities that maintain maximum system availability.

"Performance Technologies tightly integrated Advanced Managed Platform gives us a solid framework on which to build our communication systems. This will enable us to deploy sophisticated and reliable systems for railway communication networks," said WINGcon Managing Partner Norbert Schäfer. "Their continued leadership in telecommunications technology assures us and our customers that we will have the industrys most reliable communications infrastructure."

"We are thrilled to be working with WINGcon on this project and look forward to a long-term partnership with them in providing unrivaled communication solutions," said Robert Potter, vice president of EMEA at Performance Technologies.

Electronic system architects and design engineers needing advanced, compute-intensive embedded solutions can meet with Performance Technologies representatives at several upcoming events including the MicroTCA 2008 Conference in Berkshire, UK (September 24, 2008), The AdvancedTCA Summit in Santa Clara, CA (October 22-23, 2008, booth 218), the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA (October 28-29, 2008, booth 212), and MILCOM 2008 in San Diego, CA (November 17-19, 2008, booth 907).

Online Resources

Embedded engineers needing more information on Performance Technologies Advanced Managed Platforms and other embedded solutions can reference the following online resources:

-- Advanced Managed Platforms:[...]

-- AMP5091 product page:

-- CGL 4.0 Registered Linux® OS, NexusWare®:

-- Embedded Products Video Overview:

-- Intelligent Shelf Manager Product Tour:

About WINGcon (

WINGcon (Wireless New Generation – consulting and solutions) is a high-tech company dedicated to the development of high-quality, innovative, and affordable telecommunications systems. Our products are fully compliant with European and international telecommunications standards (ETSI, ITU, IEEE). The companys core strengths are in the areas of GSM-Railway, Network Security, Convergence and Interconnection, Digital Public Mobile Radio, as well as European and national regulatory requirements.

About Performance Technologies (

Performance Technologies (NASDAQ: PTIX) is a global supplier of integrated IP-based platforms and solutions for advanced communications networks and innovative computer system architectures. Our Embedded Systems Group offers robust application-ready platforms that incorporate open standards-based software and hardware, providing significantly accelerated end product deployment benefits for equipment manufacturers. Our Signaling Systems Group offers the SEGway™ product suite, which includes IP STPs, SS7 over IP transport solutions, and signaling gateways that enable lower operating costs through utilization of IP networks, thereby creating competitive advantages for carriers in existing and emerging markets.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California, and Kanata, Ontario, Canada.

For international sales inquires, call the companys UK office at 011-44-1908 646000.

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