PT's SEGway(TM) Delivers Industry's Highest Capacity Signalling Platform for Next-Generation NetworksBy Pt, PRNE
Sunday, February 14, 2010
400,000 Transactions per Second Ideal for IP-Centric Signalling Architecture
BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, 2010 - PT (Nasdaq: PTIX), the recently rebranded Performance Technologies, a
leading provider of innovative network communications solutions, today
announced it has greatly increased the capacity of its industry leading
SEGway(TM) Signalling Solution. Following last year's announcement of
increasing both link and processing capacity, this latest enhancement
increases the already unprecedented performance, up to 400,000 transactions
per second (TPS) and over 3000 SigTran associations on a single,
telco-hardened 12U chassis.
Network signalling traffic is increasing by orders of magnitude due to
mobile messaging and mobile services, leading telecom operators to face
serious limitations in their legacy TDM or hybrid networks. Increasingly,
they face the choice to retrofit or replace existing nodes with IP-based
architecture. PT's SEGway X301 and X401 are the only signalling systems
purpose-built for the rigors of an IP-centric network with its high-bandwidth
demands and database-heavy applications.
These platforms are designed using Ethernet-based backplane architecture
with built-in five-nines (99.999%) reliability and switches that allows all
SIP and SigTran associations to be connected via two gigabit Ethernet ports
that significantly simplifies installation, wiring, and configuration.
Equipping the system with additional routing CPUs gives the SEGway its
scalability. In addition to its unmatched transaction per second rate, SEGway
provides a complete selection of interfaces - TDM, ATM, AnnexA, IP, and SIP.
It is unique in the market, in that this capacity is maintained even with the
addition of features such as Gateway Screening, Signalling Gateway, Point
Code Emulation(TM), or Global Title Translation.
"We have leveraged our considerable signalling expertise to think outside
the proverbial box, and develop a six-fold performance increase in less than
one year; that is leaps and bounds ahead of anything else in the industry,"
said Virgil Long, Senior Director of Engineering at PT. "Business cases prove
that carriers may realize cost savings reaching millions of dollars over
three to five years' time, and our entire system costs them less than an
upgrade of most legacy systems."
The choice of PT's equipment not only increases an operator's network
efficiency, it also lowers the cost of signalling transport. SEGway
Signalling Solutions have the smallest footprint per processing capability,
and the highest signalling density in the industry. That adds up to a drastic
reduction in power consumption, and greatly decreased facilities and
operating costs, contributing to a greener environment. It is a flexible and
highly scalable solution for operators designing or migrating to an IP
network, and is suitable for deployment at the core or the edge of the
More information on PT's SEGway Signalling Solution is available on their
Stand #2G39 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 15-18, 2010
About PT (www.pt.com)
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(R), 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(R) development
environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PT's NexusWare(R)) of
IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end
product value proposition. PT's SEGway(TM) Signalling Solutions provide low
cost, high density signalling, advanced routing, IP migration, gateway
capabilities, SIP bridge, and core-to-edge distributed intelligence. The
company's Xpress(TM) 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
Forward Looking Statements
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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
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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, 2008,
as contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents
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Will Smith, Marketing Communications Manager of PT, +1-585-256-0200, or wjs at pt.com
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