Birdstep Technology Targets MontaVista Linux Developers with Free SDK

11/14/2003 - Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced it is providing no charge SDKs to promote development of Birdstep’s database solutions that are available on the MontaVista Linux operating system and development environment. Birdstep’s SDKs are available for immediate download from Birdstep Technology’s website ( Birdstep is simplifying the process for current and potential customers to acquire and use its SDKs. This eliminates the need to purchase the database SDKs, allowing MontaVista Linux developers to start working with Birdstep RDM databases without delay.

“MontaVista is extremely pleased that Birdstep is offering its RDM Embedded database for the MontaVista Linux operating system. This new Birdstep SDK download policy helps our mutual customers quickly develop their applications with Birdstep’s high performance data management products” said Britta Fischlin, International Channel Marketing Manager, MontaVista Software.

“We want our customers who have chosen MontaVista Linux to have the chance to work with our databases at no-charge. We want more people to experience first-hand that we have superior databases with ultra-high speed, zero-administration and a small footprint,” said Tom Clark, Birdstep President and COO.

Birdstep Technical Support Enhancements
Those using the no charge SDKs will also have the option of arranging technical support with Birdstep. The company is offering multiple levels of developer support, from “Getting Started” to “Premium Level”, to address a wide range of support needs. Since most product life cycles last longer than one year, Birdstep is offering product support periods that last up to five years from major product release dates.

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 London, Boston and San Francisco. Birdstep’s 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. 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

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