Public Media Works (PMW) is an upstart rival to kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express. The company is planning on installing tens of thousands of kiosks over the next few years, and has already started making deals with major retail groups.
In partnership with Signifi Solutions Inc., PMW has announced the production of the “best-in-class, entertainment kiosk in the marketplace today,”
The new kiosk offers several advantages over BB Express or Redboxes, including the ability for two customers to use the machine at once, higher rental and return speeds, and a capacity of 1,400 discs.
PMW president Greg Waring offered the following on his company’s new machines:
“The combination of these innovative features is expected to result in much higher customer satisfaction as more discs will be available to rent, and people will be able to rent and return much faster than with any other provider in the marketplace . . . The built-in flexibility of the design also allows for the future introduction of high-speed downloading capabilities directly at the kiosks.”
Does PMW and its shiny new kiosk offering pose a threat to Redbox? Will Redbox respond with improved machines of its own?
(via Self Service World)