Route1 Receives 15,000 unit order from X-MS AG
TORONTO, Nov. 7-- Route1, Inc.(TM) (TSX-V:ROI), a market leader in providing secure, identity-managed remote computing solutions, today announced that T-Systems partner, X-MS AG, has acquired non-exclusive rights to sell Route1 MobiKEY throughout Europe. X-MS will be marketing the device under the T-Systems X-KEY brand, and will be making it available to corporations and government agencies through its expansive reseller channel.
Recognizing the potential for the X-KEY in this market, X-MS will be dedicated to selling this white-labelled version of the Route1 MobiKEY and has placed an initial order for 15,000 X-KEYs to meet the anticipated 2007 base-level of demand for the product.
"The European market is ready for a secure identity management product like the X-KEY, and we are confident that it will be rapidly adopted," said Dr. Hisham Lamei, co-founder of X-MS. "It provides an ideal solution for business continuity planning, remote access, and applications where highly secure access to enterprise and desktop resources is essential."
Horst Dahmen, X-MS co-founder added, "Our expansive telco sales channel is reporting strong interest in X-KEY based on initial communication to its extensive customer base. Sales have already been reported, and we look forward to many successes with this offering in the coming year."
"Having a T-Systems partner license and promote our product in Europe provides us with a tremendous opportunity to drive global appeal for MobiKEY," said Andrew White, CEO of Route1. "Through its telco channel partner and other signed channels, X-MS has unprecedented access to large corporations, global business and branches of the government, all of which can now empower their workforce to securely access their digital resources from any location, at any time."
"X-KEY is simple and a must for everyone who travels," continued Dr. Lamei. "This solution represents an easy-to-use combination of digital rights, trust centre technology and transmission capabilities of the Internet."
About the X-KEY
The T-Systems X-KEY is a white-labeled version of the Route1 MobiKEY, an ultra-portable computing device that securely connects users to their desktop and network resources from any Internet-enabled Windows-based PC. Powered by the Route1 MobiNET service delivery platform, this patent-pending computing solution is embedded on a smart-card enabled, cryptographic USB device, making it one of the most powerful and easy-to-use secure computing solutions available today.
With the X-KEY, users have secure access to their office computer, desktop, and digital applications from any location in the world, making it ideal for both day-to-day computing needs, or for security, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, while meeting an organization's regulatory compliance needs.
About X-MS AG is a joint venture of eXcello and the Smartup groups of companies. The activities of the eXcello Group concentrate on process optimization through application of innovative technologies as well as on developing concepts, supporting and implementing marketing and sales activities for technology products. The Smartup group has for many years successfully helped start-up companies. The services include know-how transfer, financing and operational and management support. X-MS AG operates from three locations: Stolberg near Aachen, Bad Muenstereifel and Cologne. Further information about the company and its services can be found under x-ms.eu.
About Route1 Inc.
Route1 is a trusted provider of secure, identity-managed computing solutions that redefine the way people work. At the heart of Route1's solution is MobiNET, a service delivery platform for identity management. MobiNET works in tandem with the MobiKEY, an ultra-portable computing device that connects users to their desktop data, applications and network resources from any Internet-enabled Windows-based PC. Route1's patent-pending solutions meet the stringent security needs and high standards mandated by all levels of government, and have been FIPS 140-2 validated and certified by ICSA Labs and the CSE. As a Company with high regard for intellectual property, Route1 continues to encourage and nurture innovation across its talented team. Headquartered in Toronto, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol: ROI) and has offices and agents in New York, California, Florida, the UK, Germany, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.route1.com.
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