Performance Technologies Debuts MG6000 Turnkey Media Gateway Blade

5/25/2005 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated systems, platforms, components and software, introduced the MG6000 Media Gateway Blade and the complementary NexusWare(TM) MG software suite.

Having invested billions of dollars in legacy, circuit-switched networks, carriers around the world are seeking ways to interwork them with flourishing VoIP wireless and wireline networks. According to The Yankee Group, VoIP subscribers are expected to grow to 17.5 million in United States households alone by the end of 2008, and the Telecommunications Industry Association predicts U.S. spending on wireless communications will grow by nine percent in 2005. The media gateway represents one of the fastest growing functions for enabling wireless and wireline VoIP convergence.

Performance Technologies’ MG6000 Media Gateway is the industry’s highest density T1/E1 media gateway in blade form. It combines the company’s world-class media and voice processing, network access and signaling components to offer a turnkey solution for media gateway functionality. Designed to be a drop-in solution, the MG6000 can be used in a variety of carrier-grade applications including IMS media gateways, access gateways, Class 5 replacement switches, media servers and wireless interworking functions.

The complementary NexusWare MG software delivers complete media gateway, media server and signaling gateway capabilities on the MG6000 hardware platform. NexusWare MG builds upon the capacity provided by the company’s Linux-based NexusWare Core development environment by integrating Q.931, SIP, MGCP and H.248 signaling stacks, as well as the media processing functionality found within the company’s field-proven UniPorteTM Media and Voice Processing Software.

“With the release of the MG6000, Performance Technologies is continuing on its commitment to develop high availability platforms to meet demanding convergence needs. The MG6000 is part of our Advanced Managed Platform strategy, and it provides our customers with a highly integrated solution that allows them to focus on their own value-add applications,” said Tim Resker, media and voice processing product manager for Performance Technologies. “We hope to further penetrate the fast-growing media gateway market by not only providing our OEM customers with key components, but fully integrated platforms as well.”

The MG6000 and NexusWare MG are available immediately. Pricing for the MG6000 starts at $18,800.

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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