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Sonic Solutions links with MOD Systems on self-service digital download kiosks

Sonic Solutions announced a strategic partnership with MOD Systems that intends to arm retailers with a complete, multi-platform system for digitally delivering premium entertainment. DVD kiosks have become popular with movie viewers, especially with convenient locations in grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping malls, Walmarts, and other popular consumer destinations.

The system will integrate RoxioNow, Sonic's platform for the over-the-top Internet delivery of entertainment to connected devices, with MOD Systems' solution for self-service digital download kiosks.

Participating retailers would be able to provide consumers' convenient in-store and connected-device options for purchasing digital film and television titles that can be easily accessed from a wide range of devices including PCs, laptops, Blu-ray Disc players, HDTVs, and smart phones.

The integrated solution supports approved digital content distribution standards, and is being designed to be compatible with Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), an industry consortium developing a digital content distribution ecosystem that will provide consumers with an easy way to access, purchase and play digital content.

The companies' combined solution would allow retailers to offer consumers access to a wide array of digital entertainment for purchase from online digital download and streaming storefronts, as well as self-service, touch-screen kiosks that load to Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. Consumers will have the flexibility to play the content, including new movie releases and next-day television shows, at home and on the go.

Content on SD cards from kiosks is delivered in the GreenPlay format, which can be played on any Windows PC and a growing number of GreenPlay-compatible consumer electronics devices. Entertainment from online storefronts will be streamed or downloaded to portable and connected devices through the RoxioNow entertainment platform.

Story filed 09.06.10

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