Northrop Grumman Information Technology Uses Performance Technologies' Communications Products for National Weather Service System

7/16/2002 - Performance Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTIX) today announced that Northrop Grumman Information Technology, a leading information systems integrator, is using Performance Technologies' PCI344 WAN communications adapter and HDLC WAN software within the National Weather Service's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS).

The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic and climatological forecasts and warnings for the United States. AWIPS is an integrated suite of automated data processing equipment that supports complex analysis, interactive processing, display of hydro-meteorological data, and rapid and reliable dissemination of warnings and forecasts.

"In the early 1990s the AWIPS program provided needed replacement hardware for an antiquated legacy system. The increasing demands for expanded data sets and processing that can handle time sensitive, highly critical information made it necessary to continue upgrading the system," said Donna Rhine, AWIPS program manager, Northrop Grumman Information Technology. "Performance Technologies' PCI344 and WAN HDLC software was part of the solution needed to make this migration and keep AWIPS on the cutting edge."

"As we continue to offer IP communications products, our software content and high reliability is the number one reason customers across several industries choose our products," said Ed Bizari, director of marketing for Performance Technologies. "Working with Northrop Grumman - a leading provider of information technology to the federal government - underscores the quality and value of our products."

The PCI344 WAN Communications Adapter provides four high performance synchronous/serial channels for data communication. The HDLC WAN software package supports the satellite broadcast and receipt of critical weather data between a central National Weather Service data collection site and geographically distributed field sites.

About Northrop Grumman Information Technology
Northrop Grumman Information Technology is a premier provider of advanced information technology solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., the company has more than 22,000 employees and annual revenues of nearly $4 billion. Northrop Grumman Information Technology's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services. To learn more about Northrop Grumman Information Technology, visit us on the Web at

About Performance Technologies, Inc.
Performance Technologies is a leading supplier of packet-based telecommunications and networking products for wireline, wireless and next-generation Internet Protocol networks. The company provides enabling carrier-grade technology solutions, including network access products, Ethernet switching products and SS7/IP solutions to network operators, equipment manufacturers and systems integrators worldwide.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional engineering facilities are located in Raleigh, North Carolina; San Diego, California; and Ottawa, Canada. For more information about Performance Technologies, visit

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For More Information contact:
Ed Bizari
Technical Inquiries
Performance Technologies
(585) 256-0200

Amy Farrell
Press Inquiries
LNS Communications
(617) 577-9777 ext. 228

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