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Commitments And Contingencies

Commitments And Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Commitments And Contingencies [Abstract]  
Commitments And Contingencies


The Company is involved in various legal disputes and other legal proceedings that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business.  Based on currently available information, the Company does not believe that it is reasonably possible that the disposition of any of the legal disputes the Company or its subsidiaries is currently involved in will have a material adverse effect upon the Company’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.  There is a reasonable possibility of loss from contingencies in excess of the amounts accrued by the Company in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets; however, the actual amounts of such possible losses cannot currently be reasonably estimated by the Company at this time.  It is possible that, as additional information becomes available, the impact on the Company could have a different effect.

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, the Company received an arbitral award on agreed terms of $1,967, related to certain claims against the former owner of PIEPS associated with the voluntary recall of all of the PIEPS VECTOR avalanche transceivers during the year ended December 31, 2013.  This concludes the arbitration in its entirety.

The Company leases office, warehouse and distribution space under non-cancelable operating leases.  As leases expire, it can be expected that, in the normal course of business, certain leases will be renewed or replaced.  Certain lease agreements include escalating rents over the lease terms.  The Company expenses rent on a straight-line basis over the lease term which commences on the date the Company has the right to control the property.  The cumulative expense recognized on a straight-line basis in excess of the cumulative payments is included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities and other long-term liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Total rent expense for continuing operations of the Company for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was $257 and $404, respectively, and for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was $622 and $843, respectively.