NewStep Provides Multimedia Solutions with SEGway Signaling Gateways

3/29/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems, platforms, components and software, announced NewStep Networks is using the company’s SEGway(TM) Signaling Gateways to help provide converged multimedia telephony solutions throughout North America.

NewStep Network’s solutions are deployed in large service provider networks driving millions of calls per day. These solutions allow service providers to leverage their existing wireless and wireline networks to deliver new, converged services that boost revenue and cut operating costs. NewStep Networks is using Performance Technologies’ SEGway 4200 Signaling Gateway to quickly and efficiently integrate its systems into the SS7 network.

“Performance Technologies has an impressive history of developing carrier-grade solutions for service providers around the globe,” said Lloyd Williams, CTO of NewStep Networks. “We chose to work with Performance Technologies due to its experience in SS7 conversion, as well as the ease of integration that the SEGway 4200 offered. Performance Technologies provided the time-to-market and overall reliability our solutions demand.”

Performance Technologies’ SEGway signaling gateways support the convergence of traditional SS7 networks and next-generation IP networks. Powered by Performance Technologies' carrier-grade SS7 and SS7/IP signaling software, SEGway products are designed for easy installation and network management and are priced to ensure carriers save money in meeting the demands of high-growth SS7 networks. The company offers a suite of signaling gateway solutions in stand-alone or embedded form factors, suitable for new or existing telephony carriers or telephony equipment manufacturers.

“Solution providers are constantly looking for ways to reduce delivery time. Our SEGway signaling gateways reduce integration activities and allow development teams to focus their efforts on what is really important: delivering high value solutions to customers,” said Deb Brunner-Walker, signaling product manager for Performance Technologies. “By working with Performance Technologies, NewStep Networks is now realizing a quicker path to the deployment of new, revenue-generating solutions.”

About NewStep Networks
NewStep Networks develops, sells and supports fixed-mobile convergence applications based on its patented CSN platform. Focused on the mobilization of business telephony services, NewStep is the only vendor who delivers applications that bring the benefits of fixed-mobile convergence to the hybrid TDM/IP world of today, and migrate compatibly to the all-IP world of tomorrow. Anchored by the patented CSN service architecture, NewStep Networks’ telephony solutions are currently deployed in large service provider networks driving millions of calls per day. For more information, visit

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 or contact

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