Performance Technologies Launches Voice Media Platforms

Pre-Integrated Development Platforms Provide Time-to-Market Advantages for Telecommunication Applications

ROCHESTER, NY – October 20, 2008 – Performance Technologies (NASDAQ: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced the availability of the company’s Voice Media Platforms (VMPs), a family of pre-integrated development platforms for telecommunication network equipment manufacturers. These platforms provide a robust combination of Performance Technologies’ hardware and software for developing multimedia applications and offer significant time-to-market advantages through the pre-integration of all platform elements.

The VMP family provides an ideal foundation for new interactive and multimedia applications that are driving revenue opportunities for telecommunication services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), audio conferencing, interactive voice response (IVR), voice and fax messaging, or any application requiring bridging between PSTN and IP networks.

The VMPs are available in a number of preconfigured platforms that include a 4U, 7U, or 12U NEBS-compliant chassis. This scalable approach offers telecom equipment manufacturers a choice of platform and system design configuration options to best meet their requirements, including capacity for up to 13,824 voice ports fully loaded.

The 12U VMP option (VMP121S) comes standard with the following components:

-- Fourteen pre-integrated Media Blades with T1/E1/J1 network connectivity and voice processing technology for a total of 10,572 G.711 ports

-- NexusWare®, the company’s Carrier Grade Linux® OS and development environment

-- Two, dual-core single board computers

-- 2TB RAID storage blade

-- Redundant Ethernet switches and Intelligent Shelf Managers

-- IPMI enabled power supplies

-- Flexible wireless and wireline voice coding support that includes G.711, G.726, G.723.1A, G.729A/B, AMR, EVRC, and QCELP

"We’re offering these new Voice Media Platforms to meet customer requests for a cost-effective approach to transition older, legacy TDM network systems to emerging VoIP technologies," said Performance Technologies’ Director of Product Management Hank Heneghan. "Applications can be developed on the VMPs to meet any need ranging from a small to large deployment. With the significant amount of pre-integration already provided, applications can be up and running in a short amount of time."

System architects and design engineers needing advanced, compute-intensive embedded solutions can meet with Performance Technologies representatives at several upcoming events including 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’ VMPs and other embedded solutions can reference the following online resources:

-- Voice Media Platforms:

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

-- Embedded Products Video Overview:

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.