Advanced software sets new standard for turnkey management
of distributed kiosk networks.
San Francisco, CA – XONA Media, developer of the world’s only movie kiosk capable of both traditional disc retail as well as digital media downloads – announced today the release of X-Suite 5.0. This next generation management platform for movie and game kiosks offers an unparalleled set of comprehensive features to enable new operators to compete in the fast-growing DVD, game and digital movie kiosk markets.
Rapid Growth, New Challenges
In just a few years, rentals from DVD kiosks have surpassed Netflix, while pushing former leaders, Blockbuster and Hollywood Video into bankruptcy. Over 10,000 video stores have shuttered, shifting billions of dollars in movie rentals and tens of millions of customers to DVD kiosks and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).
“The entire industry has been caught off guard by the overnight success of automated DVD rental kiosks,” said Pete Popcke, Chief Operating Officer of XONA Media. “In today’s economic environment, consumers demand convenience and value — and are increasingly dissatisfied with the old choices.”
Turnkey Management Platform
Without the capabilities of X-Suite 5.0, entrepreneurs and operating companies could not effectively challenge national chains like Redbox (NASDAQ:CSTR) and NCR (NYSE:NCR). XONA Media’s new X-Suite 5.0 software platform represents the next generation, enterprise class, full featured software suite, providing both large and small operators with the industry-leading management tools to maintain real-time control of a dynamic retail network.
“Business operators must have tools and systems that enable effective management, as there’s no room for costly inefficiencies,” added Popcke.
Capabilities of XONA X-Suite 5.0:
The release of X-Suite 5.0 compliments XONA Media’s breakthrough MK3, the world’s first “hybrid” Entertainment Kiosk, an integrated solution capable of renting and selling physical disc DVDs, Bluray movies and games, as well as offering the fastest downloading of digital movies, TV shows, or other digital media.
About XONA Media
XONA Media is a privately held media technology and services company providing innovative systems to link brick-and-mortar retailers to the web, and bridge physical media and digital delivery formats. This vision and engineering focus has provided a system solution that ensures today’s operator is positioned for the digital media reality. With a team of retail and media distribution experts from Hollywood Video, Sonic Solutions, DVD Play, Premier Retail Networks and Zoom Systems, XONA Media leverages consumer insights and future-forward technology to dramatically reduce the costs of retail operations while creating transformative consumer experiences. Additional information is available at www.xonamedia.com.