TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI), the trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions, today announced that it has extended its existing partnership with X-MS AG, establishing the German-headquartered company as Route1's representative for the entire EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) region. The expansion of the existing sales and distribution network with well-known partners in Europe prompted Route1 and X-MS to strengthen their existing relationship and capture the EMEA market.
"Route1 has huge potential for rapid growth throughout Europe," stated Horst Dahmen, X-MS co-founder. "We have witnessed tremendous interest in Route1 technology within the Telco sector, particularly as the requirement for customers to have highly secure access to resources migrates from important to essential. Route1's technology is being embraced as the future for identity and entitlement managed services."
As Route1's key regional partner, X-MS will be responsible for: - Setup and support of strategic partners - Co-operation with regional carriers for expansion of the MobiNET infrastructure - Setup of country organizations/subsidiaries and distribution channels - Adaptation and localization of Route1 products and services to business and end-user requirements - Customer sales and technical support for all Route1 products and services delivered in Europe under the brand X-KEY, powered by MobiNET(TM)
"When we announced our partnership with X-MS in November 2006, we were confident that our entry into the European market would be accelerated," stated Andrew White, President and CEO of Route1. "What we hadn't anticipated was the overwhelming interest that X-MS would generate for MobiKEY and MobiNET-powered services. The expanded relationship with X-MS as our key partner will solidify our continued success throughout EMEA."
The X-MS X-KEY is a white-labeled version of the award-winning Route1 MobiKEY(TM). Combined with TruOFFICE(TM), Route1's secure, remote access service, X-KEY enables users to connect to their desktop data, applications and network resources from any Internet-enabled, Windows-based PC.
About Route1 Inc.
Route1 is the 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 securely connects users to the myriad of MobiNET services from any Internet-enabled Windows-based PC. 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. Combined with TruOFFICE, Route1's secure, remote access service, MobiKEY enables users to connect to their desktop data, applications and network resources. Route1's patent-pending solutions, based on FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules, meet the stringent security needs and high standards mandated by all levels of government. They have been evaluated by ICSA Labs and certified by 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. The issued and outstanding share capital of the Company as at March 26, 2007 is 271,702,684 common shares. For more information, visit www.route1.com.
X-MS is Route1's European key regional partner. As a specialist for the supply of secure mobile process solutions, X-MS helps in mobilizing trusted workspace and business environments. Enterprises and corporations requiring mobile access to their information and work environments form X-MS' target groups.
X-MS AG is a joint venture of the "accedo" and the "smartup" groups of companies. With investments in consulting companies and various innovative technology corporations, both organizations have successfully developed sales as well as established operations and support channels for technology products in Europe. The organization is managed by two experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully established and grown multiple ventures. The core focus of X-MS is the supply, support, and service of Route1's products and services. In close co-operation with Route1, the organization is developing all sales, support, operations and logistics infrastructures needed in the EMEA region.
X-MS AG operates from three locations: Stolberg near Aachen, Bad Muenstereifel, and Cologne. As Route1's key regional partner, X-MS is actively expanding Route1's footprint in Europe under the X-KEY brand. Further information about the company and its services can be found under www.x-ms.eu
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed or approved the contents of this press release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.
(C) Route1 Inc. All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 Logo, Mobi, Route1 MobiKEY, Route1 TruOFFICE, and Route1 MobiNET are either registered Trademarks or Trademarks of Route1 Inc. in the United States and or Canada. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.