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

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Metafore Partners with ScreenScape and Samsung to Offer Full Service Digital Signage Solutions14:08 EDT Tuesday, May 03, 2011MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - 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. This 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 ScreenScape Networks 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/. 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.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Vice-President and General ManagerDavid TomsMetafore Technologies Inc.905-362-8341dtoms@metafore.cawww.metafore.caORVice-President Finance and Chief Financial OfficerCarl Gauvreau, CAHartco Inc.514-354-3810514-354-8989 (FAX)cgauvreau@hartco.comwww.hartco.com