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PERFORMANCE TECH : Performance Technologies' Products Certified by Sun Microsystems Solaris(TM) Ready Program

03/23/2009 | 08:00am US/Eastern
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ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading provider of innovative network communications solutions, today announced that the company's PCE335-HSI WAN Communications Adapter has achieved Solaris(TM) Ready certification from Sun Microsystems. The Solaris Ready program gives users of Sun software access to products developed for the Sun network computing environment that have met specific standards for vendor support, ease-of-installation, use, management, and network interoperability.

The PCE335-HSI has been certified to work on SPARC Enterprise(R) platforms such as the Sun SPARC Enterprise(R) M4000 and T2000 servers, and have been tested with Sun Solstice(TM) X.25 software and PPP protocols with the latest update to Solaris 10 Operating System (OS). The adapter can be easily configured to be used in both low profile and full height servers. This module is the latest in a list of Performance Technologies' Solaris Ready products that includes the PCE385, PCI384, and non-HSI version of the PCE335.

"By partnering with us in the Sun Solaris Ready program, Performance Technologies provides our customers with products that are optimized to meet Sun requirements and standards for product excellence," said Cynthia Hardenbrook, director, ISV Engineering at Sun Microsystems. "This enables our global sales force in commercial, telecommunications, and federal markets to have a ready-to-use solution to meet their customer's application requirements."

The PCE335-HSI provides developers of data and communication networks a fully compliant and programmable subsystem that is supported by Performance Technologies and proven to be compatible with the Solaris operating system.

"Solaris Ready certification presents great opportunities for Performance Technologies' customers and Sun Microsystems partners alike," said Steven Wigent, product manager at Performance Technologies. "Our participation in the Solaris Ready program gives Sun resellers and customers added assurance in the reliability and quality of our products installed in Solaris systems."

Performance Technologies will be showcasing its IPnexus(R) systems for MicroTCA(TM) and CompactPCI(R), its suite of NexusWare(R) software (Carrier Grade Linux(R) OS), and other embedded solutions at the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, in San Jose, CA from March 31-April 2, 2009 (booth 1630).

Online Resources

Embedded engineers needing more information on Performance Technologies' Solaris Ready products and solutions can reference the following online resources:

-- PCE335-HSI product page: http://go.pt.com/pce335-hsi

-- PCE385 product page: http://go.pt.com/pce385

-- PCI384 product page: http://go.pt.com/pci384

-- PCI(TM) and PCI Express(R) products: http://go.pt.com/pci

-- NexusWare WAN protocol software: http://go.pt.com/nexusware-wan

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(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.

Forward Looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbor provisions of those Sections. The Company's future operating results are subject to various risks and uncertainties and could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and may be affected by various trends and factors which are beyond the Company's control. These risks and uncertainties include, among other factors, business and economic conditions, rapid technological changes accompanied by frequent new product introductions, competitive pressures, dependence on key customers, inability to gauge order flows from customers, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, the reliance on a limited number of third party suppliers, limitations of the Company's manufacturing capacity and arrangements, the protection of the Company's proprietary technology, the dependence on key personnel, changes in critical accounting estimates, potential impairments related to goodwill and investments, foreign regulations, and potential material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting. In addition, during weak or uncertain economic periods, customers' visibility deteriorates causing delays in the placement of their orders. These factors often result in a substantial portion of the Company's revenue being derived from orders placed within a quarter and shipped in the final month of the same quarter. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, Risk Factors, and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2008, as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NexusWare and IPnexus are registered trademarks of Performance Technologies, Inc.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, and Solstice are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered marks of SPARC International, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The names of other companies, products, or services may be the trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

SOURCE Performance Technologies

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