Birdstep Technology Announces Release of RDM Mobile 3.0 Support for QNX Neutrino RTOS

RDM Mobile 3.0 offers QNX developers the full functionality and flexibility needed for mobile applications.

SEATTLE/OSLO, April 19, 2004 - Today, Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced the release of Birdstep RDM Mobile 3.0, a full featured, small footprint database ideally suited for mobile computing systems. With its data integrity, multi-user support, zero-administration, and support for the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, RDM Mobile 3.0 offers the functionality and flexibility needed to meet the growing demands of mobile applications. 

Mobile computing devices, including telematics, electronic notebooks, smart-phones, and aerospace systems, require a high-performance database, but have limited resources. RDM Mobile 3.0 has been streamlined to minimize size and costs, while maintaining superior reliability, speed, and transparency.

"RDM Mobile 3.0 is optimized for mobile computing applications. It is a small (less than 225k footprint), high-performance database that provides solutions mobile software developers require for data management. We support the QNX Neutrino RTOS because of its popularity in the mobile device market, particularly in automotive telematics," said Tom Clark, Birdstep Technology, Inc. CEO.

About Birdstep Technology

Birdstep Technology is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker 'BIRD'. The company has headquarters in Oslo and Seattle in addition to offices in Shanghai, London, Boston and San Francisco. Birdstep’s small footprint, high performance database technologies combined with its wireless roaming and access software enable companies to build innovative solutions for embedded systems and the Mobile Internet. Birdstep makes your information accessible any time, anywhere, on any device, and on any infrastructure. Birdstep’s global customers include 3Com (COMS), VERITAS (VRTS), Harman Becker Automotive Systems, HP (HPQ), Accenture (ACN), Telenor (TELN), PCTel (PCTI), Connect One, and the National Stock Exchange of India. For more information, visit http://www.birdstep.com/

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Birdstep Contact

Laura Klebs
Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator
206 748 5214
lklebs@birdstep.com

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