Performance Technologies Rolls Out PMC101 Advanced PTMC Module

5/18/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems, platforms, components and software, introduced the PMC101 Advanced PCI Telecom Mezzanine Card (PTMC) Module - designed specifically for demanding LAN/WAN networking, telecommunications, network management and data/process control applications.

The PMC101provides systems integrators the ability to extend and tailor the performance of their CompactPCI® and AdvancedTCA® packet processing and I/O systems to meet increasing needs for network-centric processing and management. Built around an 800MHz 440GX PowerPC® processor, the PMC101 offers a cost-effective approach to performing packet processing and general computing tasks.

“Performance Technologies played a key role in the development of industry-wide standards for packet-switched backplanes, such as PICMG® 2.16 and AdvancedTCA. This has subsequently sparked an increase in network-centric processing and management for embedded systems,” said Hank Heneghan, director of product management for Performance Technologies. “As with our entire IPnexus® product line, the PMC101 addresses the need for more resiliency, higher throughput and quicker time-to-market and has prompted an evolutionary change in the way embedded systems are designed.”

Using the company’s NexusWareTM Core Linux-based operating and development environment, the PMC101 can act either as an independent processing element or as a loosely-coupled co-processor. Example uses include accelerated packet or application processing for IP-based networks, upper level SS7 stack and application processing, or easy-to-adapt network protocol processors.

The PMC101 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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