Birdstep's RDM Embedded 7.1 Powers Native Networks' EMX Products

9/30/2004 - Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) announced that Native Networks has selected Birdstep’s RDM Embedded database management system as the database management solution for their EMX product family. RDM Embedded will be used in the EMX product family provisioning system to configure the system hardware.

Native Networks is a leading provider of carrier-class Metro Ethernet Access equipment and sub-systems, which enable the efficient deployment of a suite of Ethernet Services from Low-cost Internet access to high-value L2 VPNs over SDH/SONET or Optical Ethernet infrastructure. Birdstep RDM Embedded 7.1 provides data management in the provisioning system for hardware configuration.

Native Networks needed the ability to easily perform complex database activities in a high performance environment. RDM Embedded 7.1 provides the transaction support, data availability, and stability required to meet the high performance, fault tolerant demands of Native Network’s optical access systems.

“We chose Birdstep’s RDM Embedded because it is mature, reliable, and designed for embedded applications. Additionally, our data relationships are complex and RDM Embedded is uniquely capable of modeling these relationships without compromising performance. The fact that Birdstep’s RDM Embedded is certified on Wind River’s VxWorks 5.5 operating system and offers source code proved to us that Birdstep understands the needs of embedded application developers,” said Raphi Hess, Native Networks Vice President of Research and Development.

“We understand that embedded software developers need full data management functionality in small footprints, and our products reflect this. Additionally, we see data relationships becoming more complex beyond what can be found in many relational databases, and the need for high performance increasing. RDM Embedded’s hierarchical data modeling is ideal for modeling complex data relationships without compromising performance,” commented 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

About Native Networks
The Metro Ethernet Access Company, provides innovative solutions that enables carriers to offer differentiated Metro Ethernet services, more flexibly and efficiently over existing and planned infrastructure. These advanced carrier-class connectivity solutions, designed for deployment in metro Access and Core infrastructure, transport and aggregate Metro Ethernet packets alongside legacy circuits/TDM services in their “Native” form over dark fiber, existing SDH/SONET infrastructure, Optical Ethernet, or DWDM, in a transition-friendly solution. The company is headquartered in Maidenhead, UK and retains extensive research and development facilities in Petah Tikva, Israel. Further information about Native Networks can be found at

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