Performance Technologies Launches Embedded Gigabit Ethernet Switch

4/28/2003 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, military and commercial markets, introduced the latest in its line of switching products for server blade and embedded computing applications. The IPnexus(TM) CPC6600 is a robust, fully featured embedded Ethernet switch that provides Layer 2/Layer 3 Gigabit Ethernet to every slot in a PICMG® 2.16 chassis.

The PICMG 2.16-compliant CPC6600 switch, the latest addition to the award-winning IPnexus switching product family, can function either as the core of a blade server chassis or can act as a stand-alone device within an embedded chassis. It can be integrated into numerous high availability system applications where resilience, compactness and scalability are key requirements. Such applications include open-architecture server blade systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, military communications systems and VoIP media gateways.

“Our IPnexus CPC6600 is capable of tying together all the elements in a server blade system, acting as the IP communication keystone in our unified line of computing and communication systems solutions,” said Hank Heneghan, director of product management for Performance Technologies. “It will enable our customers to field very reliable, high performance systems quickly and cost effectively.”

Key features of the IPnexus CPC6600 include:

Early access shipments of the IPnexus CPC6600 Layer 2/Layer 3 embedded Ethernet switch have begun with general availability slated for June. Pricing starts at $6995.

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 offer time-to-market, performance and cost advantages for companies in the communications, military and commercial 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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