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Press Release

Sep 30, 2009

Auriga and Birdstep Technology forge a new strategic partnership

Auriga Inc. announces its strategic partnership with Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD), which offers state of the art embedded database technologies. This partnership brings together the embedded software development expertise of Auriga with high-quality embedded databases technologies of Birdstep Technology.

This strategic partnership opens up new opportunities for both companies and provides additional benefits for customers. Auriga brings nearly two decades of experience in delivering embedded solutions for a wide range of devices and can now offer Birdstep’s RAIMA technology expanding their range of cost effective solutions. This partnership will fill the need of many Auriga customers who require efficient and reliable data management systems. Birdstep Technology receives an excellent opportunity to improve its relationship with their clients with the ability to offer additional database design, customization, and optimization consulting.

The Raima Database Manager (RDM) Family offered by Birdstep Technology Raima Division provide high-performance, real-time embedded database for both in-memory database usage and persistent storage devices. These solutions are designed for today's complex, interconnected application-specific systems, providing developers with a high availability solution that enables information to be securely managed and interoperate with other systems over a wide range of platforms and interfaces.

Auriga gained comprehensive experience in delivering innovative and cost effective solutions in such areas as mobile systems, avionics, healthcare and finance. Raima database technology allows the building of optimal product solutions for the mobile database management, financial and enterprise systems, increase performance of the medical applications, i.e. familiar to Auriga business domains.

“Entering into the partnership with such a company as Birdstep Technology, a recognized leader in the area of real-time and embedded databases, is a remarkable event for our company. Adding Raima technology capabilities to Auriga R&D services will expand the range of optimal solutions for data storage and data processing for business and life critical embedded and real-time applications and, thus, enforce our commitment to delivering efficient embedded solutions to our clients – ISV and OEM companies”.

-- Gennadiy Mahov, Auriga Business Development Director

”We are very satisfied with this new partnership with Auriga, which brings word class development competence in our partner eco-system. We will not only address customer's specific needs with a unique product and service portfolio, but we also intend to develop our technical cooperation to anticipate upcoming market requirements and quickly provide proven solutions to the market .“

-- Luca Pagni, Birdstep Sales Manager EMEA

Auriga - Contact:
Gennadiy Mahov
Business Development Department, Director
Auriga Inc.
Email: gm@auriga.com
Phone: +7 (495) 713-9900

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. Augmenting the two is RDM Mobile, ideally suited for consumer electronics and low cost mobile devices such as set-top boxes, mp3 players etc. 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.

Birdstep - Contact:
Paul Johnson
Marketing Manager – Raima Division
Birdstep Technology
Web: www.raima.com
Email: paul.johnson@birdstep.com
Phone: (206) 748-5300


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