Diameter to MAP Interworking: Ease Migration to LTE/EPC/Diameter Signaling and Protect Investment in Existing Network

Diameter to MAP Interworking: Ease Migration to LTE/EPC/Diameter Signaling and 
Protect Investment in Existing Network Infrastructure 
ROCHESTER, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/13 --  PT (NASDAQ: PTIX), a
leading global supplier of advanced network communications, today
introduced its Diameter to SS7/MAP Interworking capability for the
SEGway Universal Diameter Router (UDR). Diameter to MAP interworking
provides enhanced roaming capability and eases the migration to
LTE/EPC network topologies. 
"Our announcement of the Diameter to MAP Interworking function for
the SEGway UDR marks a significant next step in PT's ongoing focus to
deliver solutions for both emerging LTE/EPC/Diameter and existing
SS7-based signaling networks," said John Slusser, President and CEO
of PT. "This capability will allow the broadest range of mobility for
subscribers while protecting service providers' investment in
existing network infrastructure." 
As service providers continue the rapid deployment of LTE/EPC,
providing enhanced capabilities to their subscribers, a problem
arises when these subscribers roam to non LTE/EPC/Diameter-based
networks, i.e. 2G/3G networks. The network architectures and the
underlying protocols used within each of these networks are
different. 


 
--  2G /3G uses SS7/TCAP/MAP to manage mobility
--  LTE/EPC uses Diameter to manage mobility

  
The SEGway UDR, including Diameter to MAP interworking, solves the
issue of subscriber roaming to disparate networks by fully supporting
the 3GPP 129.305 specification for interworking between Diameter and
MAP, allowing LTE/EPC subscribers to roam seamlessly between LTE/EPC
networks and 2G/3G networks. 
"The Diameter to SS7/MAP interworking function addresses the GSMA
recommendations for interworking and adheres to the 3GPP
specifications," said Virgil Long, Vice President Product Management
of PT. "The addition of this capability into our SEGway portfolio
further demonstrates our commitment to provide telecommunications
providers with an ever-expanding set of flexible solutions to deploy
as they navigate the ongoing network signaling evolution."  
PT's SEGway Signaling solutions are deployed in over one thousand
locations, providing the Signaling backbone for many of the world's
premier wireless networks. With its small footprint and high
throughput capacity, SEGway is widely recognized as the industry's
leading signaling architecture, with the ability to scale from small
to very large networks. 
Please refer to additional Resources available on the SEGway UDR and
Diameter to Map Interworking below. 
Diameter Routing Agent White Papers
 Diameter Use Case Guides 
Controlling the Diameter Edge Part 4 
About PT (www.pt.com)
 PT (NASDAQ: PTIX) is a global supplier of
advanced, high availability network communications solutions. It's
SEGway(R) Diameter and SS7 Signaling Systems provide tightly
integrated signaling and advanced routing capabilities and
applications that uniquely span the mission critical demands of both
existing and next-generation 4G LTE and IMS telecommunications
networks. The Company's IPnexus(R) Multi-Protocol Gateways and
Servers enable a broad range of IP-interworking in data acquisition,
sensor, radar, and control applications for aviation, weather and
other infrastructure networks. Established in 1981, PT is
headquartered in Rochester, NY and markets and sells its products
worldwide through its direct sales organization as well as through
channel partners that include major telecommunications equipment
vendors, government prime contractors and value-added resellers. 
Forward Looking Statements
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forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and should
be read in conjunction with the Company's documents filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. 
PT is a trademark of Performance Technologies, Inc. The names of
actual companies, products, or services may be the trademarks,
registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners in
the United States and/or other countries. 
Contact Info:
Noreen Jurek
PT 
Director, Marketing Communications 
nej@pt.com 
Phone: +1.585.784.7354 
Tom Jenkins
PT
Senior Director, Technical Marketing
twj@pt.com
Phone: +1.910.528.5484 
 
 
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