Montreal, Quebec, July 13, 2011 – Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) today announced a $6 million investment in ScreenScape Networks Inc. (“ScreenScape”), an online service for engaging audiences in public places through the use of Internet-enabled digital displays.
Hartco Inc. (“Hartco”) will be represented on ScreenScape’s Board of Directors and will receive 6 million common shares of ScreenScape as well as warrants to purchase an additional 3 million common shares in exchange for its investment.“ScreenScape has the potential to revolutionize digital place-based media with its innovative network-centric platform.” said Pat Waid, Hartco’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Hartco is very enthusiastic about ScreenScape’s future prospects, particularly given the company’s world-class talent and industry leading technology”.“Hartco’s investment will enhance our ability to support a growing roster of blue-chip customers,” said Mark Hemphill, ScreenScape Chairman and Founder. “ScreenScape is rapidly reinventing place-based media in the image of the Internet and we are honoured to have Hartco as an investor and partner that is ready to help strengthen our position as technology leaders in this new and expanding market.”
About Hartco Inc.
Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) has been a leader in the Canadian information technology business for more than thirty years. Through its operating divisions, which together include more than
50 locations across Canada, Hartco Inc. delivers information technology solutions to private and public sector organizations of every size. For more information, please visit www.hartco.com.
About ScreenScape Networks Inc.
ScreenScape is an Internet Service and Community that offers a smarter, simpler and more cost-effective way to use screen displays in your venue. Members of ScreenScape form a community of venues interconnecting to establish a shared resource and a marketplace for exchanging content. For more information, please visit our Web site http://screenscape.net/.
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