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Raima adds Softing OPC UA software to its RDM embedded database

Raima adds Softing OPC UA software to its RDM embedded database
March 3, 2010 - Softing integrated its OPC Unified Architecture (UA) software into an OPC UA based application that communicates directly with Raima Database Manager (RDM) Embedded C-API.

“What this shows is how easily you can create an application based on the Unified Architecture using Softing’s innovative tools and Raima’s powerful embedded database,” said Duncan Bates, Vice President of Product Management at Raima. “Now developers of embedded devices can use both a reliable and proven database, RDM Embedded, and use a standards based interface to communicate with the database.”

The OPC UA Toolkits are designed to assist software engineers to elegantly implement effective OPC Clients/Servers or to embed high-performance OPC UA technology directly into target devices like PLCs, DCS systems or operator panels. "We are very excited about Raima’s successful OPC UA integration into their Raima Database Manager," said Juergen Lange, market segment manager at Softing. "As of today, over 1,650 companies rely on Softing's conformant OPC technology to develop their OPC products. Combing Raima’s powerful embedded database with Softing’s OPC UA technology will provide customers new options to easily integrate powerful data archiving in heterogeneous automation equipment.“

One of the major advantages of OPC UA is its independence from the Windows operating system. This benefit allows the deployment of OPC UA technology on Linux and other real-time operating systems like Green Hills, Integrity, and Wind Rivers VxWorks. Typically, these operating systems also support the RDM Embedded database. This novel combination of two technologies will open up new opportunities for developers to design innovative products.

The first version of the Raima embedded database was released in 1984. Since then the family has grown into two 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.

About Softing
In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. Softing provides customers the key technology to connect devices, controls and systems with the leading communication technologies. In fieldbus technology, Softing is a world-class expert for FOUNDATION fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company’s wide range of expertise includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet protocols such as, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP, or Modbus/TCP. Many of the products and services developed by Softing since the company was founded in 1979 have become reference standards throughout the world. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.

About Raima
Raima, 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 Aerospace & Defense, 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.
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