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New BigBox DVD Kiosks to Offer
Movie Rentals on UW-Eau Claire Campus

RELEASED: Jan. 24, 2008

BigBox DVD kioskEAU CLAIRE — The University Centers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has entered into an agreement with Mosquito Productions, a Minnesota company, to provide BigBox DVD rental kiosks on campus for general use. Two rental kiosks — one on upper campus, one on lower campus — will allow students, faculty, staff and the public to rent DVD and next-generation high-definition titles in a convenient campus location at an affordable price.

Located in Davies Center's west lobby (near the Corner Store) and on the first floor of Hilltop Center (near the ATM), the BigBox DVD kiosks will begin operating Thursday, Jan. 24. In addition to providing access whenever the University Centers facilities are open, the DVD rental service will also offer an online catalog featuring automated rental reservations shortly after the kiosks are in operation.

DVD vending machines use the latest in computer and robotic technology to allow customers to rent movies by swiping a credit or debit card and selecting a title by way of a touchscreen interface. All titles will be available at a rental rate of $3 for three days, then $1.50 for each additional day.

"Our service brings together the best features of a traditional video store and an online rental service in a network of compact DVD vending machines," says John Buchmann, owner of Mosquito Productions. "While some DVD kiosks only offer new releases, we can offer a full catalog of titles by using high-capacity machines. BigBox DVD rental kiosks provide the largest number of discs in the smallest physical footprint, which means you can rent new releases, the classics, independent films, as well as the latest high-def titles on HD DVD or Blu-ray. And with our Web capabilities coming soon, you'll be able to reserve your movie online and pick it up when you walk by the kiosk."

More information about the company's products and services is available online.

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