Performance Technologies Powers Walkersun's Carrier-Grade Softswitch

2/16/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated platforms, components and software solutions, announced Walkersun Technologies is using the company’s Advanced Managed Platform products in its wide range of Class 4/5 softswitch solutions for the Asian market.

Walkersun Technologies is at the forefront of VoIP technologies. The company provides customers with innovative VoIP products and solutions that allow businesses to be efficient and cost-effective, to create differentiated and competitive technology services, and to ease migration to the next-generation network.

The Walkersun Communication Server (WCS) is a carrier-grade, Class 4/5 softswitch solution. It enables service providers to offer value-added, high margin services to subscribers at a lower cost. The company is using Performance Technologies’ ZT 5085e and ZT 5091e Packet-Switched Platforms as well as the ZT 5524e Single Board Computer. Each is an integral part of Performance Technologies’ Advanced Managed Platform offering.

“Expanding our softswitch product suite to include the packet-switched backplane and Advanced Managed Platform features from Performance Technologies furthers our commitment to providing carrier-grade, high availability softswitch solutions,” said Ted Ho, vice president of Walkersun Technologies. “Performance Technologies is a valued and long term partner. Their local support, world-class products and continued technical innovation go beyond that of a typical vendor relationship.”

Performance Technologies’ Advanced Managed Platform offering includes the most complete set of high availability system management, switching, power and cooling features on the market. The platform architecture, equipped with a PICMG® 2.9-compliant intelligent shelf manager, offers the ability to manage all chassis elements as well as third-party, PICMG 2.16-based components. The Advanced Managed Platform offering provides equipment manufacturers and system integrators the basis to go beyond five-nines availability while handling the high performance computing requirements of next-generation, packet-based systems.

“Today’s telecommunications market demands the reliability and availability inherent to our carrier-grade Advanced Managed Platforms,” said Martin McFadden, vice president of Asian sales for Performance Technologies. “The integration and porting of the Walkersun solutions, with the assistance of our local technical support, resulted in a very quick time-to-market and a world-class high availability solution.”

About Walkersun Technologies
Founded in 1999, Walkersun Technologies provides carrier-class, field-proven, high quality IP network communication products, services and infrastructure. Walkersun offers all-IP softswitch systems for both the enterprise and carrier markets. To meet various market demands, Walkersun has several softswitch product lines as well as IP phones, soft phones, billing servers and media servers, offering a complete end-to-end VoIP solution for its customers. With a firm commitment to innovation, Walkersun offers affordable and effective products and solutions for its clients’ communication and service needs.

Walkersun Technologies has offices in China, Taiwan and the United States. For more information, please visit

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