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Route1 Receives Allowance of its U.S. Patent Application for the MobiNET

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Toronto, Ontario -- Route1 Inc. (TSX Venture: ROI), a security and identity management company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has allowed Route1's patent application titled, "System and Method for Accessing Host Computer via Remote Computer." Route1 expects it to be issued later this year.

The Route1 patent application claims a method of enabling communication between a host and a remote device using a controller, comprising connecting the controller to the host, connecting the controller to the remote device, the host and the remote device being in separate locations, validating, at the controller, digital identity certificates received from each of the host and the remote device, each identity certificate containing: (i) the public half of an asymmetric key algorithm key pair, (ii) identity information, and (iii) a digital signature of the issuing certificate authority, thereby converting the host to a validated host, and converting the remote device to a validated remote device, receiving, at the controller, a selection of the host from the validated remote device, sending parameters for the validated remote device from the controller to the selected host, sending an instruction, from the controller to the selected host, to establish a connection to the remote device, receiving, at the controller, notifications from the selected host and the validated remote device that a connection exists therebetween, and after receiving notice of a connection between the selected host and the validated remote device, refraining from involvement, at the controller, in transporting data between the selected host and the validated remote device, so that the selected host and the validated remote device subsequently communicate with each other without using any resource of the controller.

The patent application was originally filed on September 7, 2004.

This will be Route1's second patent issued by the United States Patent Office. Route1's first patent, U.S. Patent 7,739,726, issued on June 15, 2010 is titled, "Portable Device for Accessing Host Computer via Remote Computer."

Tony Busseri, President and CEO of Route1, explains, "Our first patent covers our MobiKEY device that is used to enable any computer to remotely access their files on a host computer. Our second forthcoming patent covers our MobiNET controller that sets up the connection between a remote computer and a host computer."

About Route1 Inc.

Route1 delivers award-winning security and identity management solutions to customers world-wide. These solutions provide universal, secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data. 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. Route1's patented solution is based on FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules, and simplifies the process of meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements around privacy and security. Headquartered in Toronto, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information, visit

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.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Route1's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, legal environment, economies and markets in which Route1 operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Route1 disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

©2010 All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 Logo, Mobi, Route1 MobiKEY, Route1 TruOFFICE, Route1 PurLINK, Route1 EnterpriseLIVE, 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 owners.

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