Performance Rolls Out CPC324 TDM/IP Edge Communications Processor

10/5/2004 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated platforms, components and software solutions for the communications, military and commercial markets, introduced the CPC324 TDM/IP Edge Communications Processor, the most powerful and flexible network access processor on the market.

The PICMG® 2.16-compatible CPC324 offers high speed packet processing and flexible DSP configurability for today’s converged communications applications. Providing a powerful architecture supporting voice, data, signaling and monitoring applications, the CPC324 is the first true TDM/IP network bridging product optimized for performance and flexibility. Used in conjunction with Performance Technologies’ Advanced Managed Platform products, the CPC324 enables customers to integrate high availability platforms for TDM interfacing.

“Our CPC324 processor cost-effectively replaces the functionality currently provided by lower density network access products in today’s 2.16 and CompactPCI® backplanes, allowing system integrators to converge both TDM and IP networks onto a single sub-system,” said Steve Wigent, product manager for Performance Technologies. “Coupled with extensive processing power and our NexusWareTM development and operating environment, the CPC324 minimizes design costs, simplifies field sparing and reduces overall cost-of-ownership for the end-user.”

Based on a high performance 800 MHz PowerPC® processor, the CPC324 offers an on-board octal Gigabit Ethernet switch, full Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), two PTMC expansion sites and 24 fully channelized T1/E1/J1 spans supporting 768 software-programmable channels. The CPC324 is equipped with the company’s NexusWare Linux-based development and operating environment, which allows users to easily integrate applications and protocols within their system.

Featuring two PTMC expansion sites, users have the ability to tailor the CPC324 to meet specific application requirements. When used with Performance Technologies’ DSP-based products, such as the MTN4200 Media Processing Module, the CPC324 can expand to function as a media IP blade, media gateway blade or media server blade.

The CPC324 processor will be generally available in November 2004, with pricing starting at $7,995.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) develops the platforms, components and software solutions for the world's evolving communications infrastructure. Our broad customer base includes companies in the communications, military and commercial markets. Serving the industry for more than 20 years, our complete line of packet-based products enables equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer 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; Norwood, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit or contact

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