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Retec develops USB-based movie-download kiosk

Retec Digital Plc, one of the England’s largest providers of guided-selling solutions, has developed a digital-movie-download kiosk with media distributor Porto Media.

According to a news release, the kiosk allows customers to download DVD-quality movies to a flash memory in less than 15 seconds.

The kiosk’s software enables the customer to select, preview and pay for a specific title, with the option of "renting" the movie for specific period of time or owning it. It can then be plugged into the USB port of a set top-box, computer or mobile screen.

“This is a significant innovation that has taken the industry by storm, and we are delighted to be working in conjunction with Porto Media,” said John Cole, Retec CEO.

The kiosks will initially be rolled out to 20 retail outlets in Galway, Ireland, with plans for further rollouts across the United Kingdom and mainland Europe later this year.

Story filed 24.07.08

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