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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Performance Technologies (NASDAQ: PTIX), a leading developer of communications platforms and systems, and GoAheadR Software, the expert in high availability middleware for systems requiring 99.999% availability or greater, today announced integration of GoAhead SelfReliantR high availability middleware with Performance Technologies' Advanced Managed Platform(TM) products. This integrated offering provides equipment manufacturers of telecommunications and defense and homeland security systems with a cost-efficient way to accelerate the deployment of mission-critical applications.

"While standards offer equipment manufacturers increased flexibility, there is still significant effort required to build an application ready platform," explains Jim Ewel, GoAhead CEO. "GoAhead is pleased to work with an industry leader such as Performance Technologies to provide equipment manufacturers with an integrated solution that is cost-effective and can drastically speed their time-to-market," Ewel continues.

GoAhead's high availability middleware will be incorporated into Performance Technologies' 10Gb and 1Gb AdvancedTCAR and 1Gb CompactPCIR Advanced Managed Platforms.

Utilizing the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Hardware Platform Interface (HPI), the Performance Technologies solution includes platform and system management, as well as comprehensive high availability capabilities.

Features include resource discovery and system model instantiation, hot swap management, alarm management, shelf manager integration, and integration with Performance Technologies-specific system management capabilities. With these features and this functionality, equipment manufacturers can realize benefits associated with integration by eliminating time-consuming tasks, enabling them to focus on development at the application layer.

"One of the most important requirements for equipment manufacturers is the need to accelerate time to market, and platform offerings based on SA Forum interface specifications will help in making that happen" states Tim Kober, SA Forum president. "It is exciting to see companies like Performance Technologies and GoAhead offer these high availability solutions," Kober says.

"Performance Technologies is pleased to team with GoAhead to provide equipment manufacturers with industry standards-based platform solutions for applications requiring high availability and high performance," says Michael Skarzynski, CEO and president of Performance Technologies. "With this extended capability, Performance Technologies can continue to meet evolving customer requirements for increased integration, reduced costs and accelerated time-to-market at the platform level."

Performance Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: PTIX)

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