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Performance Technologies Announces the AMC335 – Intelligent Synchronous WAN Communications Module for MicroTCA(TM) and ATCA(R) Applications

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced the beta release of the AMC335, an intelligent synchronous four-port WAN, AdvancedMC(TM) module. Designed for embedded engineers seeking to provide communications connectivity in a small form factor, the AMC335 can be easily integrated into the company's recently launched MicroTCA(TM) offerings that include the award-winning 1U MicroTCA chassis, the MTC5070, and the highly integrated, ready-to-use Advanced Managed Platform(TM), the AMP5070.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Performance Technologies (Nasdaq: PTIX), a leading developer of communication platforms and systems, today announced the beta release of the AMC335, an intelligent synchronous four-port WAN, AdvancedMC(TM) module. Designed for embedded engineers seeking to provide communications connectivity in a small form factor, the AMC335 can be easily integrated into the company's recently launched MicroTCA(TM) offerings that include the award-winning 1U MicroTCA chassis, the MTC5070, and the highly integrated, ready-to-use Advanced Managed Platform(TM), the AMP5070.

The AMC335 is a fully programmable communications subsystem that is capable of sustaining high data rates for a variety of protocols that are used in synchronous data communications. The architecture of the AMC335 capitalizes on the intelligence of the Freescale(TM) MPC8270 Quad Integrated Communications Controller (PowerQUICC(R) II), which enables it to act as an optimized communications controller. The module is ideally suited for use in creating flexible and efficient radar gateways, radar recorders, protocol converters, serial gateways, and front-end I/O elements as well as many other communications devices that require RS232, RS422 (RS449/EIA530), and V.35 connectivity.

The AMC335 is fully supported by NexusWare(R), the company's CGL 4.0 Registered Linux(R) OS and development environment, as well as a complete set of installable WAN communications protocols.

"The AMC335 and our suite of NexusWare WAN protocols including Radar Receiver/SBSI, HDLC, X.25, TADIL-B, Asynchronous Data Transfer, and Frame Relay, are compatible with operating systems that include Linux(R), Windows(R), or Solaris(TM)," said Steven Wigent, senior product manager for Performance Technologies. "This allows us to provide design teams with another powerful AMC-based building block for their applications requiring a serial-based, I/O communications module."

Electronic system architects and design engineers needing advanced, compute-intensive MicroTCA solutions can meet with Performance Technologies representatives at the upcoming MicroTCA Summit in Chantilly, VA (May 28-29, 2008, booth 302) and the MicroTCA Conference in Munich, Germany (June 3, 2008).

Online Resources

Embedded engineers needing more information on Performance Technologies' AMC335, other AMC products, and MicroTCA Solutions can reference the following online resources:

— AMC335 product page: www.pt.com/AMC335 — AMP5070, ready-to-use, affordable MicroTCA platform: www.pt.com/AMP5070 — MTC5070, highly integrated, cost-effective MicroTCA chassis: www.pt.com/MTC5070 — Online Tech Cast – Real Cost Savings in MicroTCA: www.pt.com/techcast — Performance Technologies' Family of AMC solutions: www.pt.com/amc — Video Overview – MTC5070: www.pt.com/products/MTC5070_overview.html — White Paper – MicroTCA – Flexible, Scalable, and Cost-effective Systems: www.pt.com/uTCA

About Performance Technologies (www.pt.com)

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(TM) 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.

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