Birdstep RDM Mobile Powers Harman's In-Car Telematics Products

10/17/2003 - Birdstep Technology, Inc. (OSE: BIRD) announced that Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR) has chosen the Birdstep RDM Mobile real-time embedded database management system to incorporate into its telematics products. Harman made its decision based on Birdstepís performance and itís reputation of providing reliable and portable database technology.

Harman/Becker Automotive Systems provides in-car telematics solutions for automakers such as Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler and Porsche. Harman's highly sophisticated in-car radio navigation systems provide telematics, navigation, telephone, TV, DVD, games, superb audio and Internet access. Birdstepís RDM Mobile database provides developers of mobile applications an ultra small footprint, optimized for minimum runtime memory usage. It offers a database management system for developers of embedded applications a highly integrated, flexible solution for deploying real-time applications with unique resource requirements. Together with Harman/Beckerís solutions, these technologies give automakers unparalleled flexibility in deploying in-car infotainment systems and next-generation telematics products.

"We're extremely pleased that Harman/Becker Automotive Systems is basing their next-generation telematics products on Birdstepís database technology," said Hans-Arne Líorange, CEO, chief executive officer, Birdstep Technology, Inc. "Telematics systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and Birdstep RDM Mobile can give Harman the performance and reliability demanded by auto manufacturers."

About Birdstep Technology, Inc.
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 London, Boston and San Francisco. Birdstepís small footprint, high performance database technologies combined with its wireless roaming and access software enables companies to build innovative solutions for embedded systems and the Mobile Internet. Birdstep makes your information accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device and on any infrastructure. Birdstepís 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

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