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BW: Performance Technologies’ PTMC Telecom Specification Submitted for Approval

“Performance Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTIX) today announced
that its PCI Telecom Mezzanine Specification (PTMC) is complete
and has been submitted to the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers
Group (PICMG) for evaluation and approval.”

“PTI served as the primary developer of the PTMC specification
and worked with Motorola Computer Group to formulate the final
draft. The PTMC specification leverages the existing PMC
specification and creates a new standard by adding ATM and TDM
support, two popular telecom bus interfaces not covered under the
existing PMC specification. It provides OEM designers and
integrators with a common hardware platform for designing various
telecommunications and data communications applications.”

“PTI’s early objective in developing the PTMC specification is
to provide a comprehensive mezzanine interface for its new family
of telecom connectivity products. Being able to populate these new
products with DSP resources or ATM mezzanines will better allow PTI
to participate in the exploding IP telephony and wireless markets.
To ensure long term compatibility between numerous vendors, PTI
began working with several companies to submit the specifications
as a standard.”


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