Performance’s Channel7 Powers Symsoft Revenue-Generating Platform

12/15/2003 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, industrial and military markets, announced Symsoft AB is using the company’s Channel7TM SS7 MTP-2 Software and PCI384 Communications Adapter for use in Symsoft’s Nobill® advanced wireless Intelligent Network (IN) and prepaid telephony applications.

Nobill integrates traditional IN services, billing services and prepaid billing services for cellular networks including GPRS, the network that provides mobile users with advanced data services, access to the Internet, WAP applications, e-mail and other value-added features.

“We create innovative customer care and billing solutions for companies who want to expand their wireless services offering,” said Thomas Axelsson, president, Symsoft AB. “Performance Technologies’ Channel7 Software and PCI384 Communications Adapter are field-proven solutions that met our demanding application requirements.”

Channel7 is an adaptable SS7 MTP-2 hardware and software solution that provides equipment manufacturers with an SS7 baseline by which to develop revenue generating service platforms. IN services, such as those being addressed by Symsoft’s Nobill platform, depend on the SS7 network for operation, and Channel7 provides a solid foundation for that development.

“Symsoft AB is an excellent example of a customer developing a feature-specific system for an untapped revenue generating segment of the telecommunications market,” said Ed Bizari, director of marketing for Performance Technologies. “Our Channel7 product provides both the features and reliability required for such a platform.”

About Symsoft AB
Symsoft AB specializes in developing products and enhanced services for the mobile communication industry. Experiences from several generations of IN solutions are built into the present Nobill® Mobile Services Platform incl. an own-developed SS7 stack. Having control of the SS7 protocol has already proven to be crucial in order to interface systems from different vendors.

The Mobile Services Platform contains a complete set of functions as; customer care, real-time rating of calls and SMS, CAMEL- or USSD call-back roaming, USSD balance, recharge and much more. The latest products include Nobill® GGSN for real-time GPRS rating, Nobill® MMSC, Nobill® SMSC, and convergent post paid/prepaid billing.

Nobill® is without doubt one of the most modern, flexible, feature rich, user friendly and cost efficient systems on the market today. Symsoft AB takes pride in being one of the few companies with competence and ability to combine the quality standard of the telecom industry with the versatility of the computer industry and is ready to offer wireless prepaid data- and voice services - with value for money.

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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