Route1 Announces OEM Distribution Agreement with Novatel Wireless

    Route1's Subscription-based Services to be Integrated into Novatel's 3G
    Product Line

    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI), a leading global
provider of security and identity management solutions today announced they
have entered into an OEM Distribution Agreement with Novatel Wireless, a
leading global provider of 3G wireless broadband access solutions. Route1's
subscription-based services, including TruOFFICE(TM), will be integrated into
the Novatel Wireless product line of next generation wireless modems.
    When introduced later this year, Novatel Wireless ultra compact USB
modems with TruOFFICE will be the first devices of their kind, enabling users
to gain secure access to their data and software applications from anywhere in
the world. TruOFFICE empowers today's highly mobile workforce with an
unparalleled level of security and ease of use. It also ensures corporate
regulatory compliance, and provides organizations with highly robust disaster
recovery and business continuity solutions.
    Initially, Route1's subscription-based services will be available on the
Novatel Wireless MC-727 EV-DO Rev. A and MC-950D HSDPA/HSUPA ultra compact USB
modems. The integration of Route1's MobiNET(TM) service delivery platform is
expected to be expanded across the entire Novatel Wireless product line in the
future. Novatel Wireless and Route1 will collaborate on future MobiNET
subscription-based services leveraging Novatel Wireless' leading-edge
technologies such as GPS.
    "Our agreement with Novatel Wireless provides Route1 with a significant
opportunity to rapidly increase our subscription base, without incurring the
expense historically associated with subscriber acquisition costs. Ultimately,
the result is improved margins for Route1," said Andrew White, Route1's
President and CEO. "This agreement is a natural extension of the multi-tier
distribution strategy that we adopted last year. Partnering with industry
leaders, like Novatel Wireless, puts our products and services in front of the
largest number of potential target customers, in the shortest possible time."


    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 release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks
relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued
acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual
property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel
Wireless' filings with the United States.

    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 Novatel Wireless logo, Merlin, Expedite, MobiLink,
        Ovation and Conversa are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other
        product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
        respective owners.

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For further information:

For further information: Route1 Inc., Anthony Rzepka, Executive Vice
President & Chief Financial Officer, T: (416) 848-8391, E:;
Genoa Management (for Route1), Amir Nayeri, T: (416) 962-3300, E:

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