Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Metafore Partners with ScreenScape and Samsung to Offer Full Service Digital Signage Solutions

Multi-faceted partnership creates end-to-end deployment and support services for digital media customers

MISSISSAUGA, ON and CHARLOTTETOWN, PE (May 3, 2011) Metafore Technologies Inc. (“Metafore”) - a leader in the Canadian information technology business for more than 25 years - today announced a multi-faceted partnership with ScreenScape and Samsung to offer full service digital signage solutions.

MetaforeSamsungThis partnership combines ScreenScape’s innovative digital signage solution, Samsung’s cutting edge large format display products and Metafore’s end-to-end deployment and support services to provide a leading edge technology solution for digital media customers.

“Metafore is very well positioned and well equipped to help us service the growing demand for ScreenScape, including ScreenScape-certified hardware solutions” said Kevin Dwyer, President and CEO of ScreenScape Networks. “Metafore is a leader in selling, configuring, installing, and supporting IT solutions.”

“This partnership will help businesses reach their customers and teams by bringing together Metafore's multiplatform expertise, ScreenScape’s innovative solution, and the industry-leading lineup of Samsung Large Format Displays” said Peter Grady, Director of Sales and Marketing for Samsung Electronics Canada’s IT division.

“ScreenScape is reinventing what we have traditionally thought of as digital signage with its innovative Internet-based services” said David Toms, VP and General Manager at Metafore. “Metafore’s partnership with ScreenScape and Samsung will provide customers with simple, accessible, and cost-effective, solutions for location-based marketing.”

About Metafore

Metafore, a subsidiary of Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI), has been delivering information technology solutions to private- and public- sector organizations of every size for more than 25 years. As one of Canada's leading IT solution providers, Metafore designs, supplies, installs and supports IT infrastructure solutions that contribute to improved productivity and overall business performance. For more information, please visit www.metafore.ca.

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 Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung
Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications, and home appliance products. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About ScreenScape Networks

ScreenScape is the first community-based digital signage network. Businesses of all sizes and in a range of industries use ScreenScape for digital signage, media distribution, and advertising. ScreenScape is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enabling members to turn any Internet-connected computer or screen into a dynamic digital display. Utilizing ScreenScape, companies can easily access, create, share and update content, while keeping the total cost of ownership low. Members of ScreenScape form a collaborative community, which acts as a shared resource for content creation, exchange, cross-promotion and advertising revenue.

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