ikon GmbH Supports
Performance Technologies'
Wide Area Networking Products
with Primary Rate EuroISDN

..."provides multi-platform WAN datacom and telecom
solutions to German marketplace..."

ROCHESTER, NY -- March 17, 1999 -- Performance Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTIX) today announced that ikon Gmbh, a custom provider of communications, systems integration and consulting services for the German marketplace, has added ikon’s Primary Rate EuroISDN software support to PTI’s T1/E1 Wide Area Network intelligent communications controllers. Offering EuroISDN, QSIG and DPNSS-1 functionality significantly enhances PTI’s reputation as a world class provider of "Total WAN Solutions" for high performance telecommunications and datacommmunications applications.

Based on Motorola’s PowerQUICC Communications Processor, PTI’s T1/E1 intelligent controllers for CompactPCI (CPC37xPQ), PCI (PCI37xPQ) and PMC (PMC37xPQ) architectures are ideal as a Primary Rate ISDN Solution. The PTI T1/E1 controllers are currently used for Frame Relay, SS7 or any channelized protocol connection to telco switches, wireless nodes, AIN nodes or remote access multiplexers. Each adapter is supported by up to 16 MBytes of onboard memory, a DMA capable high performance host bus interface, and onboard DSU/CSUs for direct connection to each T1/E1 span for full, fractional and channelized operation.

PTI's integrated protocol software includes support for Frame Relay, X.25, HDLC, LAPD and Synchronous Bit Stream. With PTI's WAN software architecture, customers can execute single or multiple protocols on any of the PTI WAN communications controllers, while a well defined common Application Programmers Interface (API) provides an efficient environment for the development of WAN applications.

"Our company specializes in the development of high-speed ISDN networks. PTI’s broad range of Wide Area Network controllers significantly expands our product breadth," said Karl Judex, general manager of ikon GmbH. "We are looking forward to providing these high performance products to the German market."

"Working with an established, experienced and proven partner such as ikon GmbH represents a strategic effort to expand our WAN hardware and software products to the German marketplace," said John J. Grana, vice president and general manager of PTI’s Controller Products Group. "This relationship enables us to deliver high performance communications solutions, along with the local engineering and service support required and expected by ikon’s customers."

ikon GmbH, headquartered in Ulm, Germany, specializes in high performance network communications hardware and software solutions for many of Germany's largest corporate enterprises, including Daimler Chrysler Aerospace, AEG Mobile Communications, Dornier GmbH, Siemens, Alcatel SEL and Nortel Dasa. ikon also provides information systems, systems engineering and process control services. Visit ikon’s World Wide Web site at www.ikon-gmbh.de.

Performance Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Rochester, New York, designs, manufactures and markets a wide variety of high performance WAN communications solutions, which include WAN protocol software and hardware, and networking and data storage adapters and controllers. PTI's products are targeted towards high performance, mission-critical networking solutions in industries such as telecommunications, data communications, financial services, transportation and defense industry applications. PTI is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: PTIX). Visit PTI's web site at http://www.pt.com.

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North American Sales Contact: Martin McFadden, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Performance Technologies, Inc. at 716-256-0200 ext. 257; e-mail: info@pt.com; web site: www.pt.com

European Sales Contact: Nigel L. Offley, Vice President of European Sales, Performance Technologies, Inc. at (44) 1491-410066; e-mail: nlo@pt.com; web site: www.pt.com

For more information, contact:
Performance Technologies, Inc.
315 Science Parkway
Rochester, New York 14620

Donald H. Stothard
Telephone: 716-256-0200
Fax: 716-256-0791
E-Mail: dhs@pt.com
Internet: www.pt.com
ikon GmbH
Benzstrasse 17
89079 Ulm. Germany

Karl Judex
Telephone: +49 731 94661-0
Fax: +49 731 94661-61
E-Mail: kj@ikon-gmbh.de
Internet: www.ikon-gmbh.de

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