Performance Technologies Debuts IPnexus CPC308 TDM/IP Edge Processor

5/3/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems, platforms, components and software, introduced the IPnexus® CPC308 TDM/IP Edge Processor – a flexible product designed for equipment manufacturers and system integrators looking to bridge traditional TDM and emerging IP markets.

The eight-port CPC308 is a powerful and flexible access controller, suited for both PSTN and IP telephony applications. As VoIP networks continue to emerge around the globe, the CPC308 provides an ideal solution for bridging existing and next-generation networks. The CPC308 incorporates an H.110 switch for routing legacy TDM traffic, framers for external connections to TDM networks and an onboard Gigabit Ethernet switch for interconnecting all major components on-board as well as providing connection to the external IP network.

The CPC308 is available with NexusWareTM Core, Performance Technologies' Linux-based board support package (BSP) that provides a powerful development, integration and management environment. NexusWare Core features a suite of carrier-grade device drivers for full access to onboard resources, as well as an easy to use application programming interface (API). NexusWare Core provides integrated drivers for communicating over TCP/IP and is capable of operating within any host system that supports TCP/IP - without the need of bus-based device drivers. Cross development support for Linux, Windows and Solaris platforms is also provided.

The CPC308 shares a common architectural design with the company’s powerful CPC324 TDM/IP Edge Communications Processor, which also allows system integrators to converge both TDM and IP networks onto a single sub-system.

“We designed the CPC308 to fulfill customer demand for a flexible, lower price-point alternative to our powerful, 24-port CPC324 processor,” said Steve Wigent, access product manager for Performance Technologies. “The CPC308 is ideal for system integrators seeking a high speed edge processor to converge new and existing networks, yet who do not necessarily require the significant capacity offered by the CPC324.”

Featuring eight fully programmable T1/E1/J1 interfaces and a powerful 667MHz PowerPC® processor, the CPC308 offers a comprehensive design that is ideal for supporting lower density voice, data, signaling and monitoring applications, all via one architecture. The CPC308 is optimized to handle voice circuits for protocol processing or for transfers between the H.110 bus, PCI bus, Ethernet or the onboard PTMC sites. Application examples include wireless infrastructure equipment, media and signaling gateways, IP media equipment, telecom switching/routing equipment and SS7 network elements.

Pricing for the CPC308 starts at $5,795. It is available immediately.

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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