Performance Technologies Powers Analogic Airport Security System

2/11/2003 - Performance Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTIX) announced that Analogic, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced Computed Tomography (CT) systems for medical and security applications, is using the Performance Technologies ZiatechTM family STD 32 products in its EXplosive Assessment Computed Tomography (EXACTTM) Airport Security System.

The EXACT scanner is a multi-slice CT system capable of detecting explosives and other related contraband and is one of the primary airport security detection scanners that provides image data used to screen checked luggage. Performance Technologies' Ziatech STD 32 products provide the computation capability necessary to support data processing of CT images of luggage that passes through the scanner.

"Performance Technologies' Ziatech products play a significant role in providing key computation and control hardware used to provide reliable and accurate scans within the EXACT system," said Frank Vorwald, vice president of CT Security Operations at Analogic. "In this time of heightened security, that level of performance is mandatory for the security our nation depends upon to screen checked luggage."

"Our products help original equipment manufacturers like Analogic quickly react to the emerging needs of their market," said Jim Medeiros, vice president and general manager of the Computing Products Group at Performance Technologies. "Analogic's leading edge security products are making a positive impact on airport security, and we're proud to be part of the effort."

Analogic is using several Performance Technologies STD 32 products to provide computing, storage and networking functions on both the rotating scanner and stationary cargo conveyor portions of the EXACT system. The products provide rugged processing power with high shock and vibration tolerances. Analogic expects to deploy EXACT Systems throughout 2003.

About Analogic
Analogic Corporation is a leading custom designer and manufacturer of advanced systems and subsystems sold to major health and security Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The Company is recognized worldwide for advancing the state of the art in Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Radiography (DR), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, Cardiovascular Information Management, and Embedded Multiprocessing applications. For more information about Analogic, visit

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) is a leading developer of embedded computing products and system-level solutions for equipment manufacturers and service providers worldwide. With competencies in compute platforms, IP/Ethernet switching, communications software, wide area networking, SS7/IP interworking and high availability, the Company offers unified products for existing and emerging applications. Serving the industry for over 20 years, the Company's solutions focus on time-to-market, performance and cost advantages for companies in the communications, industrial, military and medical markets.

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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