PLATO SCIO Engineering Software Features Birdstep RDM Server

Birdstep Technology (OSE: BIRD), which offers state of the art embedded database technologies, announced that PLATO AG has selected RDM Server for their next generation SCIO(tm)-Engineering – Software for risk and knowledge management. PLATO AG will use RDM Server to manage all key product and process data inside their SCIO(tm)-Engineering – Software for risk and knowledge management. PLATO AG’s primary applications service a wide array of industries, including automotive, aviation, medical technology, electronics, plant and mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, and chemical sectors.

“Risk and knowledge management is a complex problem, and with large scale engineering projects using a database engine that supports complex data modeling, through the network model, allowed us to concentrate on our product rather than the data management,” says CTO Marcus Schorn, who is the member of PLATO’s Managing Board responsible for PLATO product development. “The result was a more efficient development cycle, superior application performance, and faster time to market with better quality. We are a long time user of RDM databases and when we needed to deploy a multi-user scalable version of SCIO(tm) for huge engineering organizations RDM Server 8.0, was the obvious choice. With a defined upgrade path, we can build on our existing investment in intellectual capital, by re-using our existing code base while taking advantage of the higher end functionality of RDM Server.”

“Birdstep has been focusing on the interoperability and compatibility between our products to allow customers like PLATO AG to start out small and grow into our high end products,” commented Duncan Bates, Vice President of Product Management at Birdstep. “With a well defined upgrade path, moving both the application development and customer base of a RDM Embedded based application to RDM Server is done in a matter of days, and opens up a new world of functionality.”

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.

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.

About PLATO AG
PLATO was founded in Lübeck, Germany, in 1992. The mission of PLATO AG is to support companies in the development of high-quality products and processes. PLATO is a solution provider for quality-based knowledge management software and advisory services. It is a market leader with a broad range of products from engineering tools to management of controlled documents.