Q3 2017 Financial Results to be released on November 13, 2017
Toronto, October 23, 2017 – Route1 Inc. (OTCQB: ROIUF and TSXV: ROI) (the “Company” or “Route1”), a world-leader in secure data protection technologies and user authentication for government and enterprise, today provided an update on its operations and business development activity.
MobiKEY Business Development Update: Route1 experienced robust growth in the number of MobiKEY users in the third quarter of 2017 with the increase coming from both new and existing U.S. Department of Defense and Civilian accounts. MobiKEY paid, active users grew by 612. Average annualized revenue per subscriber for the quarter was CAD$393. Route1 also received the renewal for 1,000 MobiKEY users from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior.
During the third quarter, the Company received an Authority to Connect to the network of the U.S. Army and Route1 received its first order from that service branch of the Armed Forces. The U.S Army is the largest service branch of the Armed Forces and Route1 is proud to be a trusted technology provider to the Army.
In addition, the Company received an order for 2,000 MobiKEY Fusion3 devices during the quarter from the Joint Service Provider (JSP), which recently transitioned to become part of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). A total of 1,000 MobiKEY Fusion3 devices were shipped during the quarter and the balance is expected to be shipped during the fourth quarter of 2017. This order reinforces JSP’s continued use of Route1’s MobiKEY technology.
Route1 continues to receive MobiKEY subscription growth from the U.S. Department of the Navy. In addition, in August 2017 the U.S. Marine Corps distributed a command-wide communication that informed personnel that the MobiKEY technology is a highly secure and extremely flexible remote access solution that is fully accredited and has been approved as a Marine Corps Certified Application by the USMC Authorizing Official. Route1 expects this communication will allow the Company to expand its paid, active user base within the Marine Corps.
From mid-September through the balance of 2017, Route1 has attended and will attend in excess of 10 conferences and technology days focusing on various U.S. Department of Defense accounts including the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force. In addition, the Company had the opportunity to present MobiKEY to a group of CIOs from several California-based health plans. This group represents a new opportunity to expand the MobiKEY technology usage into the civilian healthcare vertical. Route1 has had success in growing its MobiKEY subscriber base with the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Further, the Company has invested in augmenting its business development team with the assistance of a professional sales specialist firm focused on driving additional growth in the U.S. Department of Defense and Civilian accounts.
Route1 expects to increase the number of MobiKEY subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2017 beyond the number of new subscribers realized in the third quarter of 2017; largely being driven by initiatives with various U.S. Department of Defense accounts and pilots that have been ongoing for the past several months. We expect to increase MobiKEY subscribers further by being in a position to capitalize on the above-noted Marine Corps and Army approvals.
Spotlight, Powered by MobiNET (Spotlight) Business Development Update: On July 27, 2017 Route1, and its partner HTM Sensors, announced that they had entered into a trial for Spotlight with a Tier 1 automotive parts manufacturer which has one of its plants located in North York, Ontario, Canada. The Spotlight technology has been operating on one production line at this plant since that date and, recently the manufacturer approved the installation of Spotlight on a second production line in the same plant. This company has 27 manufacturing plants worldwide and all of these plants are potential candidates for Spotlight.
In September 2017, HTM Sensors and Route1 installed Spotlight on a pilot basis at another Tier 1 manufacturer. This pilot has been successful and HTM Sensors is in discussions with the party to convert the pilot into a contract for the paid use of Spotlight. Four additional automotive parts manufacturers are also in various stages of provisioning for pilot or piloting Spotlight.
Also in September 2017, HTM Sensors participated at CMTS 2017, Canada’s largest manufacturing event, where Spotlight was featured. Several global automotive manufacturers expressed interest in Spotlight. HTM Sensors will be attending the FABTECH 2017 trade show in Chicago from November 6-9 and will feature Spotlight. This trade show is the largest of its kind in North America.
Spotlight 1.5 was released late last week. The new version of Spotlight provides additional functionality including top total downtime events, top sensor events, top valve events and live downtime events. The latter is measured not only in time but also in parts lost and efficiency lost. These items are important for the plant management team as they provide the data required to calculate the monetary value of the lost time resulting from sensor and valve failures on the assembly line.
Litigation Update: The litigation of the Company’s patent infringement claim against AirWatch LLC is proceeding. In late August 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued a Scheduling Order determining the dates by which the major steps in the case must be completed. The trial is scheduled for September 5 to 9, 2019. However, AirWatch has filed a petition with the U.S. Patent Office to institute an Inter Partes review in which the Route1 patent claims are re-examined with AirWatch claiming that the subject patent is invalid. The U.S. Patent Office has until April 6, 2018 to render a decision on whether or not to institute a review. Should this review be granted, it is likely that the trial date will be delayed between one and one and a half years. Route1 and its counsel continue to believe that the Company’s claim against AirWatch is strong and Route1 will continue to aggressively prosecute its claim.
Q3 2017 Financial Results
The Company expects to issue it third quarter financial results on November 13, 2017. As Route1’s annual and special meeting falls two weeks after the third quarter results are released, the Company will not hold a quarterly conference call and webcast for this quarter.
Route1 Annual and Special Meeting
The Company’s annual and special meeting will be held at 9 am on November 27, 2017 at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP – Suite 2400, 333 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario. Management will be available after the meeting to answer questions from shareholders.
About Route1 Inc.
Route1 Inc. is a world-leader in secure data protection technologies and user authentication for government and enterprise. Route1 solutions enable the workforce to be more productive and more flexible without compromising system access, data-at-rest, or data-in-use. The Company’s suite of patented enterprise security solutions combines best-in-class authentication, data security and secure communications with streamlined administration tools, running on a proven, trusted infrastructure. From mobile access to business continuity to best-in-class full system encryption, Route1 offers the most effective, affordable methods to secure the digital fortress, while meeting or exceeding the highest standards for government and industry. Route1 has Full Authority to Operate from the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and other government agencies. The Company is also trusted by enterprise security teams in the banking, healthcare, legal and education sectors, among others. With offices in Washington, D.C., Boca Raton, FL and Toronto, Canada, Route1 serves public and private sector clients around the world. Route1 is listed on the OTCQB in the United States under the symbol ROIUF and in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ROI. For more information, visit: www.route1.com.
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