4/30/2004 - Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) has expanded its presence in the aerospace industry with The Boeing Company’s recent purchase of RDM Embedded 7. Boeing will be using Birdstep’s RDM Embedded database in their Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).
The AWACS aircraft employs complex real-time avionic systems to meet the operational objectives of the AWACS’ customers. The system responsiveness and reliability are important attributes of the AWACS avionics. All system components must ensure that the operational objectives are not compromised. Boeing selected RDM Embedded because it provides the performance required to ensure that the data, necessary for operation, is available when needed.
The AWACS avionics includes the WindRiver VxWorks 5.5 operating systems, and because RDM Embedded is validated on VxWorks 5.5, selecting RDM Embedded allowed the Boeing engineers to start development immediately. Additionally, the XML interface on RDM Embedded simplified the database-loading task.
“Birdstep’s RDM Embedded was an easy selection because it offers all of the functionality we needed on our target platform. Birdstep has consistently exhibited exceptional cooperation to meet all of our business demands including providing source code for the database,” according to a Boeing spokesperson.
Birdstep’s RDM Embedded is a feature-rich database ideal for embedding into critical applications. RDM Embedded provides exceptional performance and reliability in a small footprint. The combination of features, performance and size has made RDM Embedded popular for a variety of applications.
“Birdstep is committed to making RDM Embedded the database of choice for the aerospace industry. We are driven to provide companies like Boeing with a fast and resilient database for their critical applications while meeting their business objectives,” 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 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
New at Birdstep Technology
Birdstep Technology now offers FREE Software Development Kits (SDKs) available for download by visiting http://www.birdstep.com/freeSDK.html. Downloading free SDKs allows interested parties to immediately begin working with Birdstep’s RDM databases.
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