Digiboo Announces Agreement with Smarte Carte to Expand Distribution Sites Digital Retail Entertainment Download Service to Increase Kiosk Locations Through Partnership with Leading Concessionaire
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digiboo (www.digiboo.com), the digital retail entertainment download service, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Smarte Carte, the leading concessionaire of self-serve vended luggage carts, electronic lockers, commercial strollers and massage chairs, as well as other passenger and guest services, to install kiosks in airport terminals and other transit locations throughout the United States. This new partnership will allow Digiboo to provide increased service and access to busy consumers.
"Our agreement with Smarte Carte marks another step in our plan to rapidly expand Digiboo's service to serve a much wider audience," said Richard Cohen, CEO, Digiboo. "Smarte Carte's experienced team and solid relationships with high-traffic locations like airports make them the perfect partner to help Digiboo and maximize our value to our mobile customer base."
Smarte Carte currently provides guest services at 130 transportation facilities in the U.S. New distribution locations where consumers can access Digiboo kiosks will be revealed during the next several weeks.
"Smarte Carte is dedicated to bringing the best customer service amenities to its locations," said Arthur Spring, executive vice president, Business Development, Smarte Carte. "Digiboo's breakthrough digital entertainment kiosks are exactly the kind of new and exciting service that only Smarte Carte can provide for its site partners."
Digiboo's entertainment is currently available through its interactive touchscreen kiosks which can be found largely through three airports, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) and Portland International Airport (PDX). The company recently announced compatibility with Android devices and the addition of a variety of television series to its content library.
Digiboo is a convenient option for people to watch the movies and TV shows they love, whenever and wherever they want. It is a first-of-its-kind digital retail download service that has more than 800 new release and popular movie titles and 11 television series available through its interactive touchscreen kiosks.
Digiboo kiosks are currently available exclusively through airports in the United States, an ideal distribution channel to offer more choices for people to buy or rent the entertainment they love while traveling. These movies and TV shows can be downloaded in as little as 30 seconds to USB, or just minutes directly to your device via Wi-Fi and played back on any Windows-enabled or Android PC, laptop, tablet or phone. Digiboo delivers a fast and convenient way for people to watch movies and TV.
Digiboo was founded in 2008 by film industry veterans Richard Cohen, former MGM Home Entertainment and Consumer Products president, Jeff Karbowiak, EVP of MGM's Home Entertainment Group, David Beddow, CTO at Movielink, and Blake Thomas, GM of MGM Home Entertainment.
About Smarte Carte, Inc.
Since the first vended luggage carts rolled into airports in 1967, Smarte Carte has become the industry leader in self-service computerized electronic lockers, vended strollers, vended massage chairs and phone chargers.
With its corporate headquarters in St. Paul, MN, Smarte Carte currently has more than 1,200 employees managing its services at more than 1,000 locations in four countries.
For more information on Smarte Carte products and services, please visit www.smartecarte.com.
For more information, please contact:
Susan C. Mills
Edelman PR for Digiboo