Performance Technologies' SEGway(TM) IP-Edge Signaling Solution is Chosen by Cricket for Network Expansion and Enhanced Capabilities

May 18, 2009, 18:00 ET from Performance Technologies

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading provider of innovative communications solutions, today announced that Cricket Communications, Inc. has selected the company's SEGway(TM) IP-Edge Signaling Solution. The deployment of IP-Edge affords the ability to cost efficiently expand a network by using Performance Technologies' core-to-edge solution to offload traffic from the core, thereby increasing network capacity. In addition, the technology enables rapid time-to-market delivery of advanced services.

SEGway IP-Edge is an integral part of Performance Technologies' core-to-edge signaling product portfolio. The solutions enable carriers to evolve networks and contain costs as they compete in the ever changing telecommunications landscape. SEGway SS7 Signaling products are robust, scalable, and highly flexible next-generation signaling solutions that comprise the most feature-rich, highly scalable, and cost-effective signaling solutions available in the market today. The line includes STPs, Signaling Gateways, IP-Edges, Applications Gateways, and the SIP Signaling Bridge(TM). These solutions offer full routing, address translation, and protocol mediation, along with a complete set of network interfaces including traditional TDM, SigTran IP, and SIP, equipping a service provider any-to-any connectivity across all interfaces and networks.

"We are extremely pleased that our IP-Edge distributed network solution was chosen for such a prominent wireless signaling network," said Patt Rice, vice president and general manager of Performance Technologies' Signaling Group. "The decision to implement core-to-edge network topology is the mark of a leader in the evolution of wireless networks and services."

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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 Signaling (SS7/SIP) Transfer Points, Signaling 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.

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