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CALGARY, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Trakopolis IoT Corp. (TSXV: TRAK) (the "Company" or "Trakopolis") is pleased to announce a number of positive developments for the Company.
- Trakopolis has received a grant of $164,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The investment is earmarked for further enhancements of the Company's Electronic Logbook (ELOG) hours of service software assets. Trakopolis is currently offering its ELOG software, which was acquired by the Company last November, to early adopters in the USA and Canada. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has mandated that all commercial vehicle drivers are required to maintain record keeping relating to hours of service. Over 6 million vehicles and drivers in Canada and the USA must be using an hours of service record keeping solution similar to Trakopolis' ELOG solution by the end of 2019.
- The Company has also received $402,000 from the Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program. These funds will be used to reduce the Company's current institutional debt facility. Combined with the principal repayment of $14,000 in the month of February, this will reduce the facility from approximately $2.3 M to approximately $1.75 M as at February 28th, 2017. Under the terms of the debt agreement, the Company will not be required to make any further principal repayments until November 2017.
Brent Moore, CEO of Trakopolis, states, "These are both positive developments for Trakopolis that highlight our success securing non-dilutive government funding that has been allocated towards debt reduction and product enhancement while we focus on aggressively growing our sales programs."
- The Company would also like to announce that the Board of Directors of Trakopolis has approved a change in the fiscal year-end from June 30th to December 31st. The change in the fiscal year-end will become effective on December 31st, 2016 and the Company will file results for the six-month period ending on that date. Thereafter, the Company will operate with a fiscal period beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st.
Trakopolis is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company with proprietary, cloud based solutions for real time tracking, data analysis and management of corporate assets such as equipment, devices, vehicles and workers. The Company's asset management platform works across a variety of networks and devices. Trakopolis has a diversified revenue stream from many verticals including oil and gas, forestry, transportation, construction, rentals, urban services, mining, government and others.
Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information
This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" under applicable Canadian securities legislation that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the execution of the strategic growth plan; legislative or regulatory changes; and the business and operations of Trakopolis. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the ability for new staff to generate sales, subscriber and customer growth; the ability of Trakopolis to execute on its growth strategy; general business, economic and social uncertainties; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments, including legislative developments with respect to ELOG; those additional risks set out in Trakopolis' public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com; and other matters discussed in this news release. Although Trakopolis believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Except where required by law, Trakopolis disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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SOURCE Trakopolis IoT Corp.
For further information: Brent Moore, President & CEO, Tel: (403) 450-7854, Email: [email protected]; The Howard Group Inc., Dave Burwell, Vice President, Tel: (403) 221-0915, Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915, Email: [email protected]