Birdstep Achieves Interoperability with Nortel Wireless Infrastructure

6/18/2004 - Birdstep Technology announced that its Intelligent Mobile IP Client has achieved interoperability approval from Nortel Networks. Compatibility approval was achieved using CDMA [1xRTT/1xEVDO], LAN and WLAN infrastructure equipment in Nortel Networks Wireless Interoperability Lab located in Richardson, Texas.

The requirement for mobility solutions globally opens a market for the Birdstep Intelligent Mobile IP Client. “Our focus is to be the technology market leaders in seamless mobility. This interoperability validation positions us as a leading technology provider”, said Walter Hühn, VP and Global Director Mobile IP at Birdstep.

“The Birdstep Intelligent Mobile IP Client has followed the Mobile IP standards and has kept an open design that allowed us to be able to successfully complete the interoperability testing,” said Stefano Holguin, VP Marketing at Birdstep. “We now have a client that not only mobilizes seamlessly with the Nortel Networks Contivity VPN solution, but that also operates within the Nortel Networks infrastructure.”

Nortel Networks compatibility approval confirms the seamless mobility of Birdstep’s Intelligent Mobile IP Client, and provides an important step in establishing a strong position for Birdstep to reach the global telecom market.

Birdstep Intelligent Mobile IP Client supports secure and continuous connectivity between WLAN Zones (also known as guest zones or hotspots) and GSM/GPRS/UMTS/CDMA networks. This market leading client allows users to seamlessly connect and re-connect across different types of infrastructures without application downtime, security degradation or user intervention. The client also mobilizes security components based both IPSec and SSL VPN solutions as well as thin clients solutions such as Citrix without interruption. Recognizing the need for security in certain networks, the client triggers the security mechanisms and moves the traffic inside the existing security framework. When the user moves back to a secure environment, the client makes sure that the traffic continues to flow seamlessly, but this time without the security elements active. Such feature, which is patented by Birdstep, gives complete hassle-free mobility without requiring the user to do something except continue doing work as usual.

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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