Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and Route1 pursue OEM Distribution Agreement

    G&D and Route1 will offer a portfolio of solutions based on G&D's
    StarSign family of products and Route1's MobiNET subscription-based

    MUNICH and TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a leading
global provider of banknotes, ID documents, and smart card solutions, and
Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI), a leading global provider of security and identity
management solutions today announced they have entered into a Letter of Intent
(LOI) to conclude an OEM Distribution Agreement by the end of October 2007
enabling Route1's suite of identity management subscription services to be
integrated into G&D's StarSign(R) product family for e-identity tokens.
    G&D is a security technology company that has set worldwide standards in
this field from the beginning. Through intensive research and development
work, G&D has continued to lead the way into the research and development of
new, successful, and future-oriented solutions in the security arena. G&D's
desire to implement Route1's technology into its family of products is based
on Route1's patent-pending MobiNET(TM) platform. The agreement between Route1
and G&D will see the integration of both companies' solutions initially
targeting the private and public sectors and financial institutions.


    Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), based in Munich, Germany, is an international
technology group operating subsidiaries and joint ventures throughout the
world. Founded in Leipzig in 1852, G&D began as a printer of securities, and
later specialized in banknote production. The company has been developing
solutions and complete systems for automatic currency processing since 1970.
Today, G&D is also a technology leader in smart cards, and a solutions
provider in a wide range of fields, including telecommunications, electronic
payments, identification, health, transportation, and IT security (PKI). In
fiscal 2006, the Group employed close to 8,300 people and generated revenue of
almost EUR 1.3 billion.
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    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, Florida, the UK, Germany, and Latin America. For more
information, visit

    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

    (C) 2007 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. The Giesecke & Devrient, Giesecke & Devrient logo, and
        StarSign are trademarks of Giesecke & Devrient. Other product or
        service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective
        owners. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of
        their respective owners.

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For further information:

For further information: Route1 Inc., Anthony Rzepka, Executive Vice
President & Chief Financial Officer, (416) 848-8391,; Genoa
Management (for Route1), Amir Nayeri, (416) 962-3300,;
Giesecke & Devrient, Vera Schuh, Press Officer, +49 89 4119-2985,;

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