Saturday, February 18, 2006

FlickStation Media to Launch DVD Kiosk

Solution provider FlickStation Media is preparing to release the (creatively named) FlickStation, a, "revolutionary DVD kiosk from FlickStation Media [that] will make it easier for users to rent, return and repeat," according to this article.

The FlickStation has a capacity of about 1,000 DVDs while retaining a footprint of only nine square feet, which certainly makes it attractive to smaller retailers whose floor space is at a premium. While DVD rental kiosks are certainly nothing new, the interesting part is that they're planning to add a burn-on-demand feature later on. Aside from legal problems (thanks to the impossibly stupid DCMA), there are probably also going to be technical and logistical challenges to solve before that happens. And then, of course, we have to ask: how long will it take to burn a DVD, how much will it cost, and how easy will the machine be to use?

Still, I'd be quite interested to see how this turns out, if for no other reason than morbid curiosity :)

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