Raytheon Selects Performance Technologies' Communications Products

1/27/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated platforms, components and software, announced Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) (NYSE: RTN) is using the company's communications products and software in simulation and testing applications designed for the United States government.

Raytheon is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, business aviation and special mission aircraft. The company is using Performance Technologies' PCI334A WAN Communications Adapter and X.25 Protocol Software in its Joint Distributed Engineering Plant (JDEP) and Critical Area Air Defense (CAAD) programs. These systems are designed to evaluate performance in a controlled environment before deployment and to examine design and development options before making costly implementation decisions.

Since 2002, the government has designed and applied simulation-based infrastructure to assess Homeland Air Defense architectures against cruise missiles and terrorist threats similar to the 9/11 attacks. Raytheon IDS serves as the prime contractor and technical lead for this initiative, said Dr. Tom Sadeghi, technical director at Raytheon. The availability of these systems is crucial. We choose our vendors very selectively to ensure minimal downtime. Performance Technologies has always been a leading vendor of ours, and we look forward to working with the company on future projects.

Performance Technologies' PCI334A Adapter is designed as a fully programmable communications subsystem capable of sustaining high data rates for a variety of protocols used in synchronous data communications. It is ideally suited for use within SS7 nodes or as an interface to T1 routers, DSU/CSUs, frame relay access devices, high speed modems or other high speed communication devices. The X.25 Protocol Software provides all the critical pieces necessary for timely application development.

Performance Technologies enjoys a long history with Raytheon, and being selected for a Raytheon project is always a testament to the quality of our products,” said Jean Pierre Filion, vice president of worldwide sales for Performance Technologies. “We are happy for the opportunity to be a part of this testing and simulation program, as it is a critical capability for Homeland Defense applications.”

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) develops the systems, 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 embedded and system-level 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 www.pt.com or contact sales@pt.com.

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