Performance Technologies Powers Geometrix Cellular 911 Location System

2/10/2004 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, industrial and military markets, announced that Andrew Corporation (Nasdaq: ANDW), is using Performance Technologies' IPnexusTM switching, access and software products in its GeometrixTM Wireless Location System. Geometrix is installed in wireless networks to locate 911 callers.

Geometrix is a state-of-the-art, network-based wireless caller location system compatible with CDMA, GSM, TDMA, 1xRTT and AMPS cellular and PCS networks and handsets. It is transparent to wireless subscribers, requires no changes in service, no modification or replacement of handsets, no new handset functions and no additional user instructions. Performance Technologies' IPnexus CPC4406 Embedded Ethernet Switch, CPC388 and CPC396 network access products, and NexusWareTM communications software are included in the Geometrix system equipment. Large and small cellular and PCS carriers have installed Geometrix at approximately 13,000 cell sites, making it the most deployed system for locating wireless 911 callers.

Performance Technologies' IPnexus CPC4406 Ethernet switch offers a powerful embedded switching solution for equipment developers architecting high availability, carrier-grade packet-based products. Working in conjunction with the IPnexus switches, the CPC388, CPC396 and NexusWare communications software are specifically engineered for applications such as Geometrix, which require the manipulation of large numbers of call connections. Together, these products helped launch a reliable, carrier-grade E911 product quickly and profitably.

“Service platforms such as E911 systems are in great demand right now, and our IPnexus products are ideal for these types of high availability applications,” said Donald Turrell, president and CEO of Performance Technologies. “Andrew Corporation has an excellent reputation in this area, and having our equipment selected for Geometrix underscores the reputation of our products as well.”

About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential communications equipment and solutions for the global telecommunications infrastructure market. Products cover virtually the entire radio frequency (RF) footprint including: transmission line systems, antennas, power amplifiers, filters, in-building distributed wireless systems; and network geolocation products. A global company, with operations in 36 countries, Andrew serves operators and OEMs worldwide. Andrew Corporation's global presence extends across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and The Americas. Andrew (founded in 1937) is an S&P 500 company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol: ANDW.

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; Norwood, Massachusetts and Ottawa, Canada.

Geometrix is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.

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