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Research In Motion

June 28, 2005 04:00 ET

Research In Motion Announces Security Enhanced, Bluetooth Enabled, Wearable Smart Card Reader

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 28, 2005) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader™, a lightweight, wearable smart card reader that enables controlled access to BlackBerry devices using Bluetooth technology and advanced AES-256 encryption. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is scheduled for Beta release in July 2005.

The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is a wearable peripheral that is FIPS 140-2 validated and can be used to comply with certain government or corporate security requirements by enabling two-factor authentication for BlackBerry devices and applications. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader provides support for a variety of industry standard smart cards including the US Department of Defense's Common Access Card (CAC). The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader also supports S/MIME and can be used in conjunction with the S/MIME Support Package v4.0 for BlackBerry.

"BlackBerry is the leading wireless data platform for government organizations and the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader will be an attractive choice for those organizations that require smart card support and want a less bulky and more user-friendly solution," said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at RIM.

"The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader combines the convenience of short-range Bluetooth connectivity with the advanced and proven security features of the BlackBerry architecture including the use of AES-based encryption and the ability for IT administrators to set policies to remotely manage the smart card reader like any other asset on the network," said Scott Totzke, Director of Government Technology at RIM.

SRA International Inc. is a service provider and strategic consulting firm that will work with RIM to deploy the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader within government organizations.

"Security is a top priority for our government clients, and the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader will offer a secure mobile experience for public sector organizations using smart cards for identification and authentication, such as the Department of Defense Common Access Card," said Jean-Paul Boucher, Director of Wireless Integration Services at SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX) "Previous solutions to enable wireless smart card access are often cumbersome. We are excited to be able to provide our clients with this small, easy-to-implement solution."

About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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