Carmanah Technologies Corp: Acquisition of Spot Devices closed
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Carmanah announces today that it has completed the previously announced (November 15, 2012) transaction to acquire the assets of Spot Devices, Inc., (“Spot Devices”). Spot Devices is a market leader in the traffic signaling industry and, together with Cirrus Systems, LLC, (“Cirrus”) a related company, an innovator of System Infrastructure Management Application ("SIMA") technology. Included in the transaction is a license agreement for the exclusive use of SIMA for public roadway applications.
The acquisition of Spot Devices business complements and expands Carmanah’ s portfolio of traffic signaling products with a full range of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (“RRFBs”) and school zone systems. Features of the expanded portfolio include audible push buttons, passive detection, and a selection of products available in both AC- and solar-powered models.
The Cirrus SIMA technology will expand Carmanah’s offerings by providing remote cloud based network management capability which enables customers to monitor and control traffic systems from a central location. The Spot acquisition will also grow Carmanah’ s pipeline for AC and solar-powered products and position Carmanah as the market share leader in the crosswalk and school zone traffic signaling space. The acquisition allows Carmanah to consolidate top features and technologies of both portfolios while reducing operational costs and simplifying solutions for the customer.
According to Bruce Cousins, Carmanah CEO, the acquisition is well-timed and relevant to the industry, “We believe that this transaction and access to remote-management technology will become a meaningful source of growth for our business in the future. The combined product portfolio and remote-monitoring platform address a market need that we can now answer and positions Carmanah as a market leader in this category.”
For Spot Devices customers , Spot products will be continued as “Carmanah” branded products, available on www.carmanah.com/traffic. Effective immediately, all inquiries directed to Spot Devices should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for transportation applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH”. For more information, visit carmanah.com.
About Cirrus Systems, LLC
Cirrus Systems helps customers achieve their productivity and performance goals by connecting devices, data and people in the cloud – generating enterprise-wide management capabilities and creating value through improved decision making. Building on a proven platform that employs standards-based protocols, Cirrus Systems designs, builds and scales an array of systems providing businesses with vital information that is on time, and on demand. Cirrus Systems, LLC is a private company headquartered in Sparks, Nevada. For more information, visit cirrussystemsllc.com.
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With respect to the forward-looking statements contained in this news release, Carmanah has made numerous assumptions regarding, among other things, that Carmanah will be able to close on the asset acquisition and licensing terms contemplated in the definitive agreement with Spot Devices; and Carmanah’s market position and future prospects following completion of the transactions contemplated in the definitive agreement with Spot Devices. While Carmanah considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies.