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Download2Go Kiosks Enable Direct Loading of DRM-free MP3 Music to MP3 Players and Flash Storage Drives, Bringing Digital Music to Retail Environments
12.07.2010– Music fans now have new and convenient ways to purchase DRM-free MP3s as MOD Systems introduces its Download2Go digital music kiosks in Quick Chek stores. Quick Chek features the music kiosks in 10 locations across its New York and New Jersey convenience stores. Download2Go kiosks bring digital entertainment into retail environments, allowing consumers to build their digital music collections by downloading songs or albums to MP3 players, SD cards, or flash storage drives.
The Download2Go digital music kiosks allow consumers to choose from a wide variety of MP3 music tracks, easily purchase individual songs or entire albums, and play anywhere—on MP3 players, cell phones, or PCs and Macs. MOD Systems deployed the first Download2Go digital movie kiosks this summer in 30 InMotion Entertainment stores in airports throughout the U.S. The kiosks are designed for retail environments and other out of home locations—such as airports, convenience stores and shopping malls—and give retailers the latest entertainment titles for sale, promotions and loyalty programs, and a differentiated value add for their customers.
“Retailers are looking for opportunities to capture customer interest in digital entertainment or take back sales that have shifted from their stores to online,” said Anthony Bay, CEO of MOD Systems. “Consumers can now build their digital music collections outside the home without requiring connectivity, while retailers can sell the latest entertainment content in a way that drives impulse purchases and repeat customer visits.”
Quick Chek, a leading New York metro food service retailer, enters the entertainment products category with Download2Go kiosks. Through the relationship, Quick Chek brings an innovative new product to its stores and a new way to engage its customers.
“Quick Chek is focused on total customer dedication, which is exemplified by our second to none customer service, in store bakeries, great sub and soup offers, award winning coffee, and no fee ATMs,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing John Schaninger. “The new Download2Go music solution with MOD Systems is another example of Quick Chek partnering with innovative companies to satisfy the needs of our customers. We are excited to bring digital music products to our customers that differentiate our brand, attract new customers, and integrate well into our sales and marketing campaigns.”
In addition to music, MOD Systems provides Download2Go digital movie kiosks with thousands of films from major Hollywood and independent studios. With movie rentals, and movie and episodic television sales, customers can browse for and download the latest new releases, box office hits, and catalog classics to Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, with content playable on Windows PCs and a growing number of portable and home devices. The Download2Go kiosks can include music, television shows, and movies for a complete digital entertainment download solution for retailers.
About MOD Systems
The MOD Systems Retail Digital Entertainment Platform enables retailers to deliver digital entertainment to consumers through self-service, touch screen kiosks. The company’s growing entertainment catalog includes licenses for more than 4,000 major and independent movie titles and television programs, and more than five million music tracks. MOD Systems takes a digital content lifecycle management approach by seamlessly bridging physical, digital, in-store, and online, to the benefit of the entire content value chain. The company is a member of several digital entertainment industry associations, including the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, and Connected Media Experience (CME).