Birdstep Adds the TACT Group to its Family of Distributors

As part of Birdstep Technologies expansion in the worldwide embedded database market Birdstep has entered into an agreement with the TACT Group to be the Israeli distributor of Birdstep's Raima Database Manager Product Family.

SEATTLE - November 7, 2008 - Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD) today announced they have completed an agreement with the TACT Group to be the Raima Database Manager (RDM) distributor in Israel.
""We are excited to have such a well respected company like the TACT Group representing our products,"" said Paul Johnson, Marketing Manager Birdstep Technology.
With this partnership Birdstep Technology will expand its presence in Israel within some key markets such as aerospace & military and telecom equipment where the company has previously established customers. TACT and Birdstep will work closely to bring Birdstep's unique product offering to solve the increasing embedded database requests of new development projects in Israel.
""TACT group is proud to expand its solution suite and supply the Israeli market with a powerful embedded database from a well known company such as Birdstep. We are confident that this cooperation will be beneficial and fruitful to our customers,"" said Shaul Efraim, CEO Tact Software Solutions
About The TACT Group
TACT Group originated from TACT Computer Systems Ltd. The group includes several companies and activity centers specializing in the Hi-tech, IT, software and related fields. TACT was established by a group of Israeli Intelligence and Air Force reserve officers with knowledge and experience in the field of real-time systems and general software development processes. TACT Group currently employs about 500 engineers, software experts, technicians, and leading experts in a variety of expertise including: Analysis, design and development of software for computer embedded systems and IT systems, software and systems testing including all QA activities, ISO-9000 consulting, development of diagnostic systems. Tact has developed software system for affiliates network, and now owns and leads the major Israeli affiliates network via the internet site ""WeSell"".
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.

Contact Information:
Website: www.raima.com
Paul Johnson
Birdstep Technology
paul.johnson@birdstep.com
(206) 748-5300

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