Layer8 Develops Mission-Critical Military Applications with IPnexus

10/29/2003 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, industrial and military markets, announced Layer8 Technology is using several of the company’s IPnexusTM packet-switched platform products. Layer8 performs custom integration, installation, maintenance and repair of computer networks and systems within governmental defense and commercial entities.

Layer8 is using Performance Technologies’ IPnexus platforms, including the ZT 5085e chassis, the CPC4406 Ethernet switching products and the ZT 5524e single board computer, for the integration of software applications with existing military applications such as command and control systems, data distribution and analysis, and field communications.

“The Performance Technologies IPnexus products offered us a rugged and reliable platform by which to introduce packet-based technology into military applications,” said George Koepplinger, president of Layer8 Technology. “Coupled with their Intel-based single board computer, we are able to provide a complete and deployable applications environment.”

“The communications and control portion of the military market is an important sector for us,” said Ed Bizari, director of marketing for Performance Technologies. “We have a long history of providing industry-leading products for demanding fault-tolerant applications, and we look forward to extending that with the systems being deployed by Layer8.”

Performance Technologies’ full range of IPnexus Advanced Managed Platforms, embedded hardware products and NexusWareTM software products, all compatible with the PICMG® 2.16 specification, offer a high availability, open standard solution for mission-critical, packet-based applications.

About Layer8
Layer8 Technology offers customers the design, installation, maintenance and repair of computer software for military applications such as command and control systems, data distribution and analysis, and communications, and the integration of such computer software with existing computer systems in the field of communications, instrumentation, and analysis.

While our main customers are governmental entities such as the Missile Defense Agency (formerly known as the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization), we also provide these services to commercial entities for such applications as, multi-media centers and remote monitoring and control capabilities. For more information, visit

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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