Fujitsu's PFU Systems and Digiboo LLC have partnered to allow consumers to rent DVD-quality movies by plugging in a small, portable USB 3.0 flash drive, or other faster generation memory devices, into kiosks at high traffic locations.
According to a company press release, PFU's kiosk division has developed the custom solution to be deployed across an estimated 7,000 locations over the next three years. PFU has also made a cash investment in Digiboo, partnering with the company as it continues to grow internationally.
Founded in 2008 by MGM Studios home entertainment veterans Richard Cohen, Jeff Karbowiak and Blake Thomas, Digiboo offers more than 1,000 movies to be purchased or rented via a PFU-designed kiosk. Consumers can choose their movie and download most standard definition movies in less than 30 seconds to any USB 3.0 flash drive or other faster generation memory device, which can then be watched on any PC, TV, laptop or netbook.