Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Note Payable Guarantee

Note Payable Guarantee
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Note Payable Guarantee [Abstract]  
Note Payable Guarantee

Note 8. Note Payable Guarantee

In fiscal year 2005, the Company sold its Data Station Termination product lines and specified fixed assets to Enginuity Communications Corporation (“Enginuity”). The Company provided an unconditional guarantee relating to a 10-year term note payable by Enginuity to the third-party lender that financed the transaction (the “Enginuity Note”). The Enginuity Note had an unpaid balance of $0.4 million and $0.5 million as of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively. Certain owners of Enginuity personally guaranteed the note and pledged assets as collateral. These personal guarantees will stay in place until the note is paid in full, as will the Company’s guarantee. Under the Company’s guarantee, the Company must pay all amounts due under the note payable upon demand from the lender; however, the Company would have recourse against the assets of Enginuity, the personal guarantees, and pledged assets.

The Company evaluated ASC 810 and concluded that Enginuity is a VIE as a result of the note guarantee. The Company is not considered the primary beneficiary of the VIE and consolidation therefore is not required. At the time of the product sale, the Company assessed its obligation under this guarantee pursuant to the provisions of FIN 45, Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others, as codified in ASC topic 460, Guarantees (“ASC 460”), and recorded a $0.3 million liability for the value of the guarantee. The Company evaluates the fair value of the liability based on Enginuity’s operating performance and the current status of the guaranteed note obligation. The balance of the liability is $14,000 and $25,000 as of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively. The liability is classified as a current liability in the Accrued expenses line on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.