Route1 Inc.

Route1 Inc.

April 29, 2011 11:26 ET

Route1 Wins US$25 Million Contract With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2011) -Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI) ("Route1" or the "Company"), a security and identity management company, today announced that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS") subject to Route1's final execution, which is expected to occur during the upcoming week.

FWS requires removable, secure computing devices and services that will allow users to connect to their workstation desktops and applicable network resources from any internet-enabled, Windows-based computer. FWS' objective is to acquire the ability to remotely access U.S. Government systems and information in a secure environment, and to enable and promote the ability to telework.

FWS has entered into a blanket purchase agreement with Route1 for delivery of up to 10,000 users, with the longer-term goal of adding users from other components of the United States Department of the Interior. The term of the blanket purchase agreement is five years from the date of the award, with the total value of the agreement valued at US$25 million.

In April 2010, FWS commenced a pilot program with a limited number of users to evaluate Route1's security and identity management solution. Over the past 12 months, the number of FWS users under this pilot program has increased to 174 active paid users. The issuance of the blanket purchase agreement is an indication of the successful completion of FWS' pilot program and its interest in advancing to an enterprise rollout.

Upon receipt of a first purchase order from FWS, Route1 will build a DEFIMNET identity and access management service delivery platform that will reside at a hosting facility approved by the United States Department of the Interior. Route1 expects the DEFIMNET platform to be built and receive accreditation by FWS during the third quarter, at which time FWS will be able to use the platform and the associated Route1 remote access application software, TruOFFICE. FWS will be using a combination of MobiKEY Classic devices and MobiKEY Fusion devices which leverage the smart card present in the government-issued Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card.

"Being awarded the FWS agreement is an important milestone for Route1. We look forward to addressing and servicing the complex security and identity management requirements of FWS in the years to come," said Tony Busseri, President and CEO of Route1.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service work and the people who make it happen, visit


Route1 delivers industry-leading security and identity management solutions to enterprises worldwide – businesses, government and military which need universal, secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data. These customers depend on The Power of MobiNET - Route1's communications and service delivery platform. MobiNET provides identity assurance and individualized access to networks and data. Route1's patented solutions are based on FIPS 140-2 cryptographic modules, and simplify the process of meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for privacy and security. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, visit our website at:

This news release, required by applicable Canadian laws, and 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.

© Route1 Inc., 2011. All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 and shield design Logo, SECURING THE DIGITAL WORLD, Mobi, MobiSecure, Route1 MobiKEY, Route1 MobiVDI, MobiKEY, MobiKEY IBAD, DEFIMNET, MobiNET, Route1 MobiNET, TruOFFICE, TruFLASH, TruOFFICE VDI, MobiKEY Fusion, EnterpriseLIVE, EnterpriseLIVE VO, MobiNET Agent and MobiKEY Classic, 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. The DEFIMNET and MobiNET platforms and the MobiKEY, MobiKEY Classic and MobiKEY Fusion devices are protected by U.S. Patents 7,814,216 and 7,739,726, and other patents pending.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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