Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Restricted Cash

Restricted Cash
3 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2011
Cash and Cash Equivalents [Abstract]  
Restricted Cash



On March 16, 2009, the Company and the holder of the secured convertible debenture (“The Noteholder”) entered into a Cash Control Framework Agreement, pursuant to which it is assumed that, subject to the Company being fully compliant with the terms of this agreement and those set out in the Transaction Documents entered into between the Company and the Noteholder on February 21, 2008, no adverse actions will be taken by the Noteholder. The agreement provides, among other things, for the placement of approximately $2.15 million into a segregated cash account. Under the terms of the agreement, we may request the release of funds from the account from time to time for working capital purposes, subject to the Noteholder’s consent and agreed upon terms and conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, we must also adhere to a strict cost cutting program which involves reducing our SG&A, R&D and capital expenditure by an annualized $3.35 million.


This agreement was extended for a further period of one year, expiring on March 16, 2009. On January 18, 2010, the noteholder notified us in writing that it had waived its right to demand repayment of the loan as a result of our failure to observe certain specified loan covenants. The agreement was extended for a further period of 12 months and now expires on March 16, 2011. We believe that the terms of this agreement may provide us with sufficient liquidity to operate for fiscal 2011.


At January 31, 2011 and October 31, 2010, we have received net advances from this facility of $928,909 and $827,266, respectively.


On or around August 23, 2010, the Company failed to make a scheduled interest payment under the senior convertible debentures. This constituted an event of default under the Loan Note Instrument and the Cash Control Framework Agreement resulting in the Noteholder making a demand for the special purpose amount of $6,000,000 which was advanced to the Company for an approved acquisition under the original Loan Note Instrument and for which it had failed to make.


On or around March 28, 2011 the Noteholder terminated the Cash Control Framework Agreement.


See Note 15 of the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statement for current information on the Cash Control Framework Agreement.