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PT's SEGway™ Signaling Solutions Offer Top Efficiency For Union Telephone's Network Migration

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a leading global provider of advanced network communications solutions, today announced that its SEGway™ Signaling Solution with Point Code Emulation™ (PCE) was chosen as a pivotal piece of Union Telephone's network evolution. Historic Union Telephone serves the Rocky Mountain region.

Union Telephone combines old world ethics with a sophisticated business model, promising to deliver the utmost value to its subscribers. To meet that commitment, Union deployed the high performance SEGway signaling solution, providing SigTran capability. This IP functionality surpasses traditional circuit-switched platforms by affording any-to-any connectivity as well as considerably higher bandwidth over a single connection. Unlike other systems, the SEGway Signaling System supports SigTran without additional cards, conserving cost and space. The added functionality of PCE allows Union Telephone to cap costs by growing their network using fewer point codes. They may also expand and reconfigure their network transparently, eliminating inter-carrier dependencies.

"PT has hit the mark with their alignment of next-generation network elements," said George Ehlers, central operations director at Union Telephone. "That's the sort of progressive approach we look for in a supplier, someone we can partner with for the future."

"PT is known for innovation, but not just for innovation's sake," said Patt Rice, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing, and Service at PT. "We keep our ear to the ground, listening to customers and to industry trends. We are strategically positioned to furnish state-of-the-art solutions in the evolution of next-generation networks. We welcome Union Telephone as a PT SEGway customer."

SEGway Signaling Solutions result in greater network efficiencies than legacy systems because they occupy less footprint space, consume less power, and require a lower upfront capital investment.

Online Resources

Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers needing advanced, signaling and next-generation telecom solutions can learn more about PT's SEGway and Xpress™ offerings by accessing the following online resources:

About Union Telephone (

Union Telephone Company was incorporated in 1914, only 38 years after Alexander Graham Bell spoke those famous words "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you!" on the first telephone.

Today, Union Cellular covers over 123,611 square miles with 300+ cell sites throughout Wyoming, Northwestern Colorado, and parts of Utah and Idaho. Union Telephone has expanded their services, offering Internet, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), and cable TV in some markets. Union Telephone bases its successful history on its dedication to being family owned and operated, and prides itself on family values.

About PT (

PT (NASDAQ: PTIX) is a global supplier of advanced network communications solutions to carrier, government, and OEM markets. PT's portfolio includes IP-centric network elements and applications designed for high availability, scalability, and long life cycle deployments. The company's entire line of offerings is anchored by IPnexus®, PT's own IP-native, highly integrated platforms and element management systems. OEMs and application developers, including PT itself, leverage the robust carrier grade Linux® development environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PT's NexusWare®) of IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end product value proposition. PT's SEGway™ Signaling Solutions provide low cost, high density signaling, advanced routing, IP migration, gateway capabilities, SIP bridge, and core-to-edge distributed intelligence. The company's Xpress™ NGN applications enable evolving Mobile 2.0, Multi-media, and IMS based revenue generating services. PT is headquartered in Rochester, NY and maintains sales and engineering offices around the world.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and which could impact the Company's financial performance. These statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Company's future operating results are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may be affected by various trends and factors which are beyond the Company's control, including customers' acceptance of the Company's new products. Forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, the Notes thereto, Risk Factors, and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of the Company as of December 31, 2009, as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

IPnexus, NexusWare, Point Code Emulation, PT, SEGway, and Xpress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Performance Technologies, Inc.

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