Immersive Media Corp.

Immersive Media Corp.

October 18, 2006 06:00 ET

Immersive Media Corp. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Freestone Systems, Inc.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) -


Immersive Media Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IMC) ("IMC", or the "Company") announces that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire Freestone Systems, Inc. ("Freestone Systems"), parent company of Light Speed Labs, L.P. and Light Speed Mobile, LLC, for an aggregate amount of 650,000 IMC shares, subject to adjustment, and the payment of cash consideration in the aggregate amount calculated as US$2,000,000 minus the amount of Freestone Systems debt outstanding at closing.

Based in Addison, Texas, Freestone Systems, one of IMC's current technology partners, is a leader in specialized imaging product design for the security/asset management, mobile display, and video conferencing industries. The acquisition strengthens IMC's supply-chain initiatives, expands its product offerings and brings together two leaders within the advanced digital video industry that are changing the way people engage with visual information. Freestone Systems' engineers come from a wide variety of backgrounds with experience ranging from military systems to consumer digital camera chip design. Freestone Systems' technical strength in sensors, displays, networking, video recording, and video processor design have established it as a leading innovator in digital video markets.

"We believe in IMC's vision and see the benefits of leveraging its proven spherical video platform into our existing mobile data acquisition and security solutions," commented Neal Cooper, managing director of Freestone Systems. "Together we can continue to change peoples' perspective and revolutionize the visual communications market worldwide. We are excited about increasing our level of contribution to the success of Immersive Media."

"We are very enthused about the acquisition of Freestone Systems," stated Myles M. McGovern, president & CEO of Immersive Media Corp. "Freestone Systems is a valued contributor to our technology platform. This enhances our production efficiencies and enables us to pursue new product and market opportunities."

The transaction will be conditional upon IMC closing the private placement of 2,000,000 units, for aggregate gross proceed of $3.5 million. Each unit will be offered at a price of $1.75, and will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, each whole common share purchase warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one common share at a price of $2.50 for a period of 24 months.

The specific terms of the transactions, if completed, are subject to customary conditions, including finalization of definitive agreements, due diligence, respective board and other approvals, stock exchange and regulatory approvals and satisfactory completion of a financing by IMC.

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About Freestone Systems, Inc.

Freestone Systems, Inc. is a leader in specialized imaging product design for the security/asset management, mobile display, and video conferencing industries. From design and development to marketing integrated, specialty video imaging, and display products and solutions, Freestone Systems, Inc.'s technologies and designs support a progressive range of visual solutions from ultra high resolution image capture (digital sensors and cameras), audio & video signal high-speed transmission protocols and microprocessor programming to digital image recording and storage, and digital video displays (LCDs.) For more information, please visit

About Immersive Media Corp.

Immersive Media Corp. ("IMC") is an advanced digital video imaging company. Using eleven video streams arranged according to geodesic geometry, immersive video captures an almost complete spherical image; a high-resolution 360 degree view of surroundings that is seamlessly stitched together. The imagery can also be integrated with relevant metadata and industry-specific database information to enhance content and provide viewers with greater visual detail in multiple layers. Details such as GIS coordinates, tags and other vital information, are simply incorporated which provides a complete picture for timely, fact-based decision making. Immersive video can be experienced live or recorded through a variety of display options. Applications include: urban planning, oil and gas resource management, emergency response and first responder operations, and commercial media. IMC is a publicly traded company that is listed under the symbol "IMC" on the TSX Venture Exchange. For more information on IMC and immersive video, go to:

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