Boeing Upgrades AWACS System Component to RDM Embedded 8.1

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Boeing chooses to upgrade to Birdstep Technology Raima Division's RDM Embedded 8.1 for their Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). RDM Embedded plays an important role in the initiation and monitoring of system controls.

If' It's Fast It's Raima

Birdstep is committed to making RDM Embedded the database of choice for the aerospace and defense industry

Birdstep Technology, Inc. (OSE: BIRD) which offers state‐of‐the‐art embedded database technologies, today announced that it has received a contract from The Boeing Company to upgrade its Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) avionics system with Birdstep's to RDM Embedded version 8.1. The contract also provides for three years maintenance support of the system.

The AWACS aircraft employs complex real‐time avionic systems to meet the operational objectives of the AWACS customer. All system components must function correctly to ensure that the operational objectives of the aircraft are not compromised. RDM Embedded plays an important role in the initiation and monitoring of system controls.

The AWACS system is built on Wind River's VxWorks operating systems, and the RDM Embedded 8.1 supports the latest version of VxWorks 6.6, and v8.1 supports dual compilers built around the VxWorks operating system and adds additional support for x86 targets.

Birdstep's RDM Embedded solution 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 and defense industry," said Steinar Sande, Birdstep Technology, Inc. CEO. "We are driven to provide companies like Boeing with a fast, scalable and predictable database for their critical applications and support their strategy to improve existing product capabilities as well as delivering new solutions."

About The Raima Database Manager Family
Raima released the first version of the Raima embedded database in 1984. Since then the family has grown into three successful embedded database products. RDM Embedded pioneered the embedded market space under the name dbVista. Building on the success of RDM Embedded, Raima released the product in a client/server configuration under the name Velocis, now called RDM Server. Please find free SDK downloads of the RDM Products at http://www.raima.com/downloads/

About Birdstep Technology, Inc
Birdstep Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdstep Technology ASA, is a leading provider of high-performance embedded database solutions known as the Raima Database Manager product-line. Since 1984, the company has been focused on solving data management problems in a wide variety of verticals such as Mil/Aero, Telecom, Financial, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Industrial Automation, Business Automation and more. With over 20,000 application developers, resulting in over 20,000,000 deployments, Birdstep continues to lead in the worldwide demand for embedded database technology.

Contact:
Paul Johnson
Marketing Manager
Birdstep Technology - Raima Division
Phone: +1 (206) 748-5300
Web: http://www.raima.com

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