CITIC 1616 Expands Carrier Services with SEGway Link Replacement Devices

8/17/2004 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated platforms, components and software solutions for the communications, military and commercial markets, announced that CITIC 1616, Asia's leading wholesale voice reseller, is using Performance Technologies' SEGwayTM 1100 Link Replacement devices to lower costs while improving SS7 network performance and reliability.

Performance Technologies' SEGway 1100 Link Replacement devices facilitate the reliable transport of SS7 messages over low cost, shared-use IP networks, as opposed to expensive, dedicated SS7 links. By deploying these devices, network operators can provide competitive, revenue-generating services to customers while realizing significant cost savings - all without sacrificing quality of service. Utilizing the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) and Performance Technologies' field-proven SS7/IP software, SEGway Link Replacement devices ensure the same high level of reliability when transporting messages over IP as with traditional methods.

"CITIC 1616 provides world-class carrier services, and we are constantly in search of solutions that will allow us to expand our service offerings without increasing network costs," said Sutton Cheung, general manager for CITIC 1616. "With Performance Technologies' SEGway devices, we are able to quickly and reliably expand our network coverage while continuing to provide optimal service availability. This capability is crucial to survival in today's competitive telecom market."

Performance Technologies' carrier-grade SEGway 1100 device is small and compact, occupying only 1U rack space. SS7 transport cost savings associated with the device tend to be significant, particularly from the edge of networks where dedicated 56kbs circuits must be provisioned despite the fact the SS7 traffic may often be insufficient to fill a complete circuit.

"CITIC 1616 is truly a world leading carrier's carrier," said Martin McFadden, vice president of Asian sales for Performance Technologies. "We look forward to continuing to provide signaling and embedded platform solutions to CITIC for years to come."

About CITIC 1616 Limited
CITIC Telecom 1616 Ltd. (CITIC 1616) is one of the major telecommunication hubs in Asia and also is one of the largest IDD minute wholesalers in the Asia Pacific Region. CITIC 1616 is based in Hong Kong and is 100% owned by CITIC Pacific Ltd. (

CITIC 1616's services are focused on Wholesale Voice and also Outsourcing Business, Internet Exchange, Calling Card Wholesaling and IPLC reselling. With the growth in personal communications services, CITIC 1616 also operate a Universal Mobile Operator Exchange Platform to enable International Roaming and Short Message Exchange Services for mobile operators worldwide. CITIC 1616's long-term goal is to establish itself as a multi-media commercial exchange center in Asia, where voice, IP, data and content can be exchanged in an effective manner. To support the above services, CITIC 1616 has established interconnection with 125 major international telecom carriers and operators in over 80 countries.

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.

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