Route1 and X-MS Expand Partnership to Entire EMEA Region

    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
    -  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

    "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

    About X-MS
    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
    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

    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) 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

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact, Route1 Inc., Joanne Wald,
Director, Marketing, Tel: (416) 814-2615, Email:; X-MS
AG, Inna Schesler, Press & Marketing Communications, Tel: +49 2402 12750 6130,
Email:; Investor Relations, Amir Nayeri Genoa Management
(for Route1), Tel: (416) 962-3300, Email:

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