SWD Software Distributes Birdstep Technology’s RDM Databases in Russia

12/4/2003 - Birdstep Technology, Inc. (OSE: BIRD) announced its partnership with SWD Software Ltd., the leading QNX distributor in Russia. SWD Software, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, distributes real time operating system (RTOS) QNX and development tools, and will now be distributing Birdstep Technology’s embedded databases that run on QNX.

“We’ve found that there is a great need in Russia for embedded databases, and Birdstep’s RDM databases have the functionality our customers demand. Partnering with Birdstep Technology gives us a competitive edge by offering our customers Birdstep’s zero-administration, high-performance, fast, small footprint databases,” said Alex Kondratuk, CEO of SWD Software Ltd.

Birdstep database features include: exceptional performance for time critical applications, extremely small footprint without compromising performance and functionality, zero administration, support for multiple operating systems including RTOS’s such as QNX Neutrino, and a rich set of programming interfaces (ODBC, JDBC, SQL, JNI and Native).

Birdstep’s databases have been used in a wide variety of business critical applications such as financial services, telecommunications, telematics, gaming, medical equipment, and network management. More than 17 million Birdstep databases have been installed around the world.

“Partnering with SWD Software Ltd. will significantly expand our presence in one of the world’s most advanced technology markets,” commented Tom Clark, Birdstep Technology President and COO.

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 www.birdstep.com

About SWD Software Ltd.
SWD Software is one of the oldest Russian companies involved in software and hardware distribution and support, and also in software development since 1991. SWD offers a wide spectrum of software and hardware solutions for building control and automation systems and developing various embedded applications. SWD also offers its customers a variety of services - from pre-sales engineering to technical support and custom engineering. SWD Software has a distributed reseller network in Russia and countries of former USSR, and also maintains strong business relationships with many leading Russian system integration companies. For more information, please call +7-812-373-0260. Check our web site at www.swd.ru , send e-mail to info@swd.ru.

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