Technology Service Provider Becomes a Route1 Channel Partner and Customer; Purchases 1,000 white-labeled MobiKEYs
TORONTO, Jan. 9 -- Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI) today announced that Nerds On Site, a provider of IT support and services to small and medium-sized businesses, has white-labeled the Route1 MobiKEY. Nerds On Site will offer the secure, identity managed network solution as Nerd-Secure, powered by MobiNET(TM) and will extend free, 15-day trials to the thousands of business customers it serves across North America. Route1 sold 1,000 MobiKEYs to Nerds On Site in late December, with the IT support and services company projecting sales of 5,000 Nerd-Secure units in 2007.
In addition to re-selling the white-labeled version of the MobiKEY, many Nerds On Site technical support contractors have purchased their own MobiKEYs to provide fast and efficient support services to business customers from any Internet-enabled, Windows-based PC. This approach provides Nerds On Site with an opportunity to thoroughly evaluate a customer's technical concerns, and where possible solve the issues remotely; or as required, schedule an on-site visit to address more complex issues, such as those that may be identified as hardware related.
"Nerds On Site have built a solid reputation in the small and medium size business market based on their strong technical expertise and outstanding customer service," said Mike Larkin, SVP Worldwide Sales at Route1. "Nerds recognize the value that the MobiKEY delivers in providing secure access to computing resources from anywhere, and we're confident that its endorsement, in-house deployment, and offer for MobiKEY trials will help accelerate adoption, not only in Canada but around the world."
Nerds On Site provides technology services in seven countries with hundreds of 'Nerds' collaborating and working together to provide clients quick and easy access to a complete array of technical services. With over 500 contractors, Nerds On Site provides IT support and services to small and medium-sized businesses and is passionate about helping people and companies leverage technology to increase pleasure, productivity and profitability.
"Traditionally, security and convenience were like two ends of a teeter totter. If you wanted high security, it came at terrible inconvenience levels," said David Redekop, co-founder of Nerds On Site. "With Route1's MobiKEY, the customer wins with high security, high convenience, and compatibility all at the same time. It literally is like having an office on your keychain."
Powered by the Route1 MobiNET service delivery platform, the award-winning Route1 MobiKEY is a patent-pending computing solution embedded on a smart-card enabled, cryptographic USB device. It is one of the most powerful and easy-to-use, secure computing solutions available today. With the MobiKEY, users have secure access to office computer, desktop, and digital applications from any location in the world. This makes 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.
Route1 meets the needs of its customers by selling its solution through an extensive network of highly specialized global channel partners.
About Route1 Inc.
Route1 is a trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions that are redefining today's workplace. At the heart of Route1's solutions is MobiNET, a communications and service delivery platform focused on identity management and entitlement-based access to resources. Leveraging the power of MobiNET is the award-winning 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, certified by the CSE and evaluated by ICSA Labs. 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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