Viaero Wireless Selects PT's SEGway™ IP Signaling Solution

IP-Based Solution Enhances Wireless Network Expansion

Jun 30, 2010, 09:00 ET from PT

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced network communications solutions, today announced that its SEGway™ Signaling Solutions have been selected by Viaero Wireless to provide essential IP functionality in their network, which serves the rural Colorado and Nebraska markets, with nationwide coast-to-coast coverage in North America, including Canada and Mexico.

Viaero is upgrading their network using the SEGway IP Signaling Solution as a key component of their evolution to Next-Generation services.  As carriers grow and replace traditional circuit-switched SS7 networks, IP is the preferred signaling infrastructure since it scales to meet the requirements of increasing traffic demands.

"Viaero promises its customers superior coverage and access anytime. Such a serious commitment means we must deploy proven products throughout our network," said Dan Meininger, network operations manager at Viaero Wireless. "The SEGway platform with its strong IP foundation was key to our IP conversion as we undertook the upgrading of all Viaero's switching and service platforms. The enhanced network performance enables Viaero to continue providing next-generation mobile services, as we maintain our competitive edge, both for today and into the future."

IP-based signaling offers distinct advantages over traditional signaling channels; SigTran associations/links are capable of delivering much greater bandwidth on a single connection than either a 56kb/64kb channel or 1.54Mb ATM/HSL link. In addition, it offers complete flexibility of interfaces from M2PA and M2UA to SigTran protocols, M3UA and SUA.

"PT's solutions have always been developed using an IP backbone, making them unique in the industry. Our 'IP-native' innovation, combined with our seasoned team of experts, gives PT a laser focus on creating exactly the right product for the competitive landscape of wireless networks," said Patt Rice, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing, and Service at PT. "We are happy to add Viaero Wireless to our ever growing customer list."

Online Resources

Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers needing advanced, signaling and next-generation telecom solutions can learn more about PT's SEGway and Xpress™ offerings by accessing the following online resources:

About Viaero Wireless (

Viaero Wireless is one of the nation's largest privately held wireless mobile service providers, delivering superior coverage, outstanding products, and unmatched customer service to the residents of Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.  Headquartered in Fort Morgan, Colorado since 1991, the company offers leading-edge devices on flexible and competitive rate plans that include nationwide service.

About PT (

PT (Nasdaq: PTIX) is a global supplier of advanced network communications solutions to carrier, government, and OEM markets. PT's portfolio includes IP-centric network elements and applications designed for high availability, scalability, and long life cycle deployments. The company's entire line of offerings is anchored by IPnexus®, PT's own IP-native, highly integrated platforms and element management systems. OEMs and application developers, including PT itself, leverage the robust carrier grade Linux® development environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PT's NexusWare®) of IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end product value proposition. PT's SEGway™ Signaling Solutions provide low cost, high density signaling, advanced routing, IP migration, gateway capabilities, SIP bridge, and core-to-edge distributed intelligence. The company's Xpress™ NGN applications enable evolving Mobile 2.0, Multi-media, and IMS based revenue generating services. PT is headquartered in Rochester, NY and maintains sales and engineering offices around the world.

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