Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Kiosk Downloads

Ripfactory’s CD squared is a retail kiosk which enables customers to purchase a CD in a shop and transfer the music onto their portable music player or mobile phone at the point of purchase. It has been specifically designed to easily allow retailers to bring the benefits of digital files to their customers, is stand alone and self-service and can load up to 4 CDs at a time and will also transfer high quality metadata such as Cover Art, Album Titles and Track Listings. Ripfactory is now in talks with major music retailers to secure the placement of the kiosk in stores in the UK as well as worldwide.

Although retail kiosks have failed to engage the book market to-date it is easy to envisage this sort of device as helping promote digital books and the bundling of physical plus digital sales.