Performance Technologies Unveils WAN-over-IP Communications Server

10/6/2003 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, military and commercial markets, introduced the MPS1000 WAN-over-IP Communications Server. The MPS1000 is the evolution of Performance Technologies’ popular MPS600/800 servers, enhanced with the latest technology to offer twice the density, increased performance and greater reliability.

The MPS products are WAN/LAN data communications servers with a full suite of communications protocols and allow both local area and wide area connectivity. The MPS servers and software products are currently used in a variety of commercial applications such as air traffic control systems, weather tracking systems and radar data extractors.

Housed in a 1U ruggedized form factor, the improved MPS1000 provides two 10/100 Ethernet ports, 16 high speed WAN serial ports and a modular construct designed to greatly reduce field mean-time-to-repair (MTTR). Similar to its predecessors, the MPS1000 is capable of executing multiple communications protocols, making it ideal for next-generation commercial applications such as intelligent WAN/LAN bridges, WAN/LAN gateway devices or remote WAN connectivity servers.

“The MPS1000 offers greater density, flexibility and reliability than our existing WAN-over-IP communications servers,” said Steve Wigent, product manager for Performance Technologies’ wide area networking products. “The MPS1000 also provides a more robust software environment, enabling the customer to preserve their existing software investment by allowing portability to any of Performance Technologies’ WAN communications products.”

The MPS1000 is enabled with Performance Technologies’ Linux-based NexusWareTM development environment and supports the company’s complete line of WAN communications protocols including Frame Relay, HDLC, LAPD, X.25, Radar Receiver and SBSI. A fully documented API within NexusWare allows for simplified multi-protocol applications development, and full hardware extraction and portability.

The MPS1000 is available immediately. Pricing begins at $7,595.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) is a leading developer of unified embedded computing products and system-level solutions for the communications, military and commercial markets. Serving the industry for over 20 years, our packet-based products enable equipment manufacturers and carriers to provide highly available and fully-managed systems with time-to-market, performance and cost advantages. Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit

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