Toronto, Ontario – April 8, 2022 – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD) (OTC: ISDSF) a leading provider of interactive mobile proximity marketing and public security alert solutions, announced that it received the necessary approval from the TSX-Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) to acquire this exclusive worldwide Licensing Agreement (“Agreement”) in perpetuity from SIMBL Business Enablement Inc. (“SIMBL”) for its Passive Historical Contact Tracing (“PHACT”) and underlying framework, including SPE Asset Management System for smart location analytics and monitoring Intellectual Property (”IP”).
The PHACT IP, installed at the Prince George airport in British Columbia, provides smart location analytics and monitoring. Conceived as a contact tracing network, the overall platform enables one to monitor the movement, congregation behaviours, and general movements of individuals within a monitored space, while maintaining compliance with all public privacy policies. PHACT provides real-time and historical information regarding individual movement, dwell, and crowd behavior. PHACT is very applicable to managing public distancing during COVID pandemic lockdowns and security/safety alerts.
With this approval, iSIGN and its resellers are now in a position to demonstrate the new technology to a variety of clients, including airports, transit systems, malls, sports stadiums, concert venues, etc.
iSIGN will be delivering our new HALO units with GPS to one of our US based resellers for customer approval at the start of next week. Additionally, we are in the process of completing units with facial recognition for use with a Mexican public transit system.
Under the terms of this arm’s length Agreement iSIGN has a right-of-first offer and a right of first refusal (“First Rights”) in respect for the further acquisition of two additional IP items, on terms and conditions to be mutually agreed upon:
- Virtual Intelligent In-Home Health Care (”ViiHC”), an advanced personal assistant and appliance designed to work with existing and bespoke wearable and IoT health sensors to create a virtual twin of an individual, aggregating health information, providing reminders and beneficial suggestions, and making recommendations for improved health and well-being, and,
- Open-source code forks for each of the platforms on offer, allowing for communities to augment and improve the overall utility and developing an ecosystem that provides valuable input and assistance in the development of new product offerings.
The First Rights in respect of the above may be exercised in respect of either or both of the additional IP, as the parties may determine. Acquisition would be subject to the approval of the (“TSX-V).
SIMBL has contracted that they will not use the IP for their own purposes or to issue new licenses to any third party and that any new licenses issued, will be issued through iSIGN. Ownership of the IP will remain with SIMBL while iSIGN’s existing forbearance agreement remains in effect. Ownership of the IP will transfer to iSIGN upon the mutual consent of the parties at a later date which will not be unduly withheld with no further additional payment required for the transfer. The fee for all ongoing maintenance, upgrades and support services to the IP, however, will continue in perpetuity.
This Agreement will not result in any transfer of any liabilities or contingent liabilities nor will there be any transfer of existing SIMBL clients From SIMBL to iSIGN.
SIMBL will be providing all ongoing maintenance, upgrades and support services to the IP for the duration of the Agreement, at a fee of 10% of revenues generated from their technology.
The shares issued under this Agreement, total 22.490 million and will result in SIMBL owning 9.93% of the resulting outstanding shares of the Company. Of this total, 19.1 million common shares from treasury with a deemed value of $0.05 per share for a value of $955,000. Additionally, iSIGN will issue a further 3.390 million common shares from treasury to settle an outstanding debt of $169,500 for technology services rendered by SIMBL as of the end of January 2022. All securities issued would be subject to a four month hold period.
For this transaction, the Company has relied on the exemption from the formal valuation requirements of MI 61-101 contained in section 5.5(a) of MI 61-101 and has relied on the exemption from the minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in section 5.7(a) of MI 61-101.
About iSIGN Media
iSIGN, a Canadian company based in Toronto (Richmond Hill), Ontario is a data-focused, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that is a pioneering leader in the areas of location-based security alert messaging and proximity marketing utilizing Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi connectivity in complete privacy. Creators of the Smart suite of products, a patented interactive proximity marketing technology, iSIGN enables the delivery of messages to mobile devices in proximity, with real-time reporting and analytics on a variety of metrics. 2019 winner of Richmond Hill’s Innovator of the Year award. Partners include IBM, Keyser Retail Solutions, Baylor University, Verizon Wireless, and Mtrex Network Solutions. www.isignmedia.com
SIMBL, a Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario is a business enablement firm that specializes in the development of innovative software solutions. We have expertise in defining the framework for SaaS deployments and developing complete solutions from website and market development to pricing and infrastructure. www.simbl.ca
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