With so much flack over invasive TSA searches at airports around the country this holiday season, it may be best to pack light.
Keep it simple.
With so many other things to consider, putting thought into your own personal in-flight entertainment options (which DVDs to pack, or have you down loaded that new release to your iPad yet?)
Now, thanks to two local companies, your in-flight entertainment options just got a little easier:
Essentially, this means that you can stream content via Hula, Netflix, or (if you are so equipped) from your U-Verse or Xfinity feeds. Free in-flight WiFi provides you access to the World Wide Web—including the option to buy a new film from iTunes.
The folks at GoGo have created a primer with some tips for in flight browsing. (Hint: maybe Human Centipede is not the best choice for your "personal" in-flight movie.):
2. Atlanta is one of 20 markets to launch Download2Go, a super easy to load digital movies to your laptop.
This technology is like an iTunes download, but D2G offers a more dynamic remarkable selection and lightning fast download speeds.
While this makes sense in venues like airports, I wonder how much the advent of free and affordable wi-fi options will affect this.
Selection and convenience are the key. If D2G can offer new releases, and titles that are not-yet-available in other forms, they'll make an impact.
For now, it is good to know the option exists.
Soon— Download2Go kiosks (also branded as Green Play) may be as ubiquitous as RedBox.
The complete press release follows.
Travelers in 12 airports first to download movies on the fly with Download2Go digital kiosks
Digital download kiosks from NCR and MOD Systemsavailable now at 20 InMotion stores nationwide, provide entertainment downloads in the same time it takes to buy a magazine
DULUTH, Ga. — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) and MOD Systems are bringing digital movies to travelers with the first Download2Go™ digital kiosks at 20 InMotion Entertainment stores in 12 U.S. airports. Travelers now can download digital movies to Secure Digital (SD) cards in the same amount of time it takes to purchase a magazine. In about two minutes, consumers can own or rent new release and catalog titles for playback on Windows computers and the movies are always in stock and never need to be returned.
NCR and MOD Systems completed the first installations in Atlanta and Seattle on July 16. Download2Go kiosks are now deployed in Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Denver International, John F Kennedy International, Lambert-St. Louis International, Los Angeles International, Memphis International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Sacramento International, Salt Lake City International, San Antonio International, San Francisco International, and Seattle-Tacoma International airports. The digital kiosks will be installed in additional airports and InMotion stores over the course of the next year.
Download2Go kiosks offer consumers the first opportunity to purchase or rent digital movies in GreenPlay™ format by transferring content to portable SD cards, and watching on Windows PCs and a growing number of consumer electronics devices. In addition to digital movies, consumers will be able to download television shows to SD cards, and music tracks and albums to flash drives and directly to MP3 players this fall.
Download2Go kiosks provide consumers a faster way to access movies on the fly — without having to connect their laptops or mobile devices to the Internet.
“NCR and MOD Systems have delivered a highly innovative solution for putting movies into our customers’ hands as they get ready for long flights ahead,” said Jeremy Smith, president of InMotion Entertainment. “Our customers love the idea of loading up an SD card that pops right into their laptop, with hours of enjoyment from the latest hit movies that are never out of stock and don’t need to be returned.”
“Previous entertainment for travelers on the go was minimal, and what was available was inflexible,” said Justin Hotard, vice president and general manager, NCR Entertainment. “Through this new service, we are expanding consumers’ access to music and movies in airports as well as diversifying this access onto multiple devices. We are thrilled to be bringing more robust entertainment choices to consumers while they are on the go with Download2Go kiosks. This new technology allows travelers access to simple, affordable and flexible entertainment.”
Today, Download2Go kiosks allow InMotion customers to select from more than 2,600 movies from several major and independent film studios. Pricing is competitive with Internet delivery of movies, with most movie rentals at $3.99 and purchases from $12.99 to $19.99. For movie rentals, consumers have 30 days from purchase to watch, and once the movie rental is started, can watch as many times as they like for 48 hours for most titles.
Consumers can use (and reuse) their own SD memory cards to download movies or purchase a card in the InMotion store. Consumers can play movies on Windows PCs and televisions (using the GreenPlay Digital Media Player) with support for additional consumer electronics devices in the future.
NCR and MOD Systems are expanding the Download2Go digital kiosk beyond airports, providing customers with convenient and affordable access to their favorite entertainment titles in locations nationwide.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming and public sector organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
About MOD Systems
MOD Systems' Retail Digital Entertainment Platform enables retailers to deliver digital entertainment to consumers through self-service, touch-screen kiosks. The company's growing entertainment catalog includes licenses for nearly 4,000 major and independent movie titles and television programs, and more than five million music tracks. MOD Systems takes a digital content lifecycle management approach by seamlessly bridging physical, digital, in-store, and online, to the benefit of the entire content value chain. More information is online at www.modsystems.com.
About InMotion Entertainment
InMotion Entertainment is the largest airport-based electronics and entertainment retailer in the nation. InMotion Entertainment is best known for its coveted selection of premium electronics, including tablets, netbooks, DVD players, digital cameras, camcorders, mp3/video players, noise canceling headphones and corresponding accessories. InMotion Entertainment also offers a hand-picked selection of top-rated movies, music and video games, and is the first to offer movies and music downloading kiosks nationally. Travelers enjoy the easy and cost-effective rental subscription program, or quick purchases on their way through the airport. InMotion makes travel fun, where the friendly and knowledgeable staff assists travelers in choosing the best products for their enjoyment. For more information about InMotion Entertainment, visit http://www.inmotionstores.com.
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NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. Download2Go and GreenPlay are trademarks of MOD Systems.
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