HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ObjectSoft (Nasdaq: OSFT) today
announced that it has signed an agreement to deliver five of its FastTake
video kiosks to Video City, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VDCT), the Nation's
fourth largest video retailer.
Torrance, CA based Video City has agreed to place the units in markets the
chain operates in around the country including Bakersfield, CA and
Additional kiosks will be deployed based on the results of a
three-month test period.
``With the addition of Video City, we now have four of the Nation's
five largest video retailers on board for the FastTake kiosk,'' said David E.
Y. Sarna, ObjectSoft's chairman and co-CEO.
``We couldn't be more pleased with
the speed of acceptance it has made in the marketplace.''
In additional news, ObjectSoft announced that the FastTake kiosks
currently installed in retail locations across the country received
169,043 page views during the month of June, an increase of 148% from the
68,108 page views in May following a 127% gain compared with April.
usage is 266,829 page views since March.
When all 100 manufactured units have
been installed, usage is expected to exceed 500,000 page views per month,
based on current usage patterns, indicating continued heavy usage.
In June, Viacom's Paramount Home Video's ``Rugrats: The
Movie'' was the most requested title on FastTake, receiving 944 selections
and knocking last month's favorite, Fox's ``A Cool Dry Place.'' ``A Bug's Life,''
a Walt Disney Home Video release, was second with 607 requests, while ``101
Dalmatians,'' also a Walt Disney Home Video release, received 480 selections,
securing third place in the June rankings.
Rounding out the top ten were:
- The Borrowers - PolyGram Video - 4th place
- Babe: Pig in the City - Universal -
- Barney: What A World We Share - Lyrick - 6th place
- Austin Powers - New Line Home Video - 7th place
- Varsity Blues - Paramount Home Video - 8th place
- Birdy The Mighty: Final Force - Central Park Media - 9th place
- In Dreams - PolyGram Video - 10th place
- Sample comments from FastTake's users include:
- ``It was really great. I loved it!!!''
- ``It's a good way to find your favorite movies.''
- ``It was really fun. It gave me a chance to see a small part of a movie,
to see if I would like it.``
- ``I think that this is an easy way of finding movies that I like. It
also lets you see clips from it.
I think it's great.''
- ``The FastTake is great for kids to use.''
``We are finding more and more repeat customers coming back to FastTake to
find their video needs,'' said George J. Febish, ObjectSoft's President and
``For June, field data revealed that 38% of the top 50 titles
requested were catalog titles, emphasizing FastTake's power in moving the
backlist, the most profitable sector for video retailers.''
ObjectSoft Corporation will continue issuing monthly kiosk installation
and usage reports at its website at www.Objectsoft.net throughout 1999.
Founded in 1990, ObjectSoft Corporation delivers value-added information
and service solutions through interactive kiosks with custom enclosures, under
the brand names FastTake(TM) and SmartSign(TM).
Installation and field
service are provided by IBM Corporation.
FastTake video kiosks allow consumers to preview 500 movie trailers,
search up to 7,500 titles, and will soon be able to receive drop shipment to
the home or workplace through e-commerce and online transaction capabilities.
Software provides retailers with monthly updates to the database, advertising
opportunities, point-of-purchase promotions, demographic targeting and
studio/retailer cross promotion.
ObjectSoft Corp. is a publicly held company
listed on the Nasdaq.
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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning
ObjectSoft Corporation, which are subject to a number of known and unknown
risks that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ
materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements.
Among such risks are those discussed in the Company's Registration Statements
on Form SB-2 and Form SB-3, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB and Annual
Reports on form 10-KSB and include, but are not limited to, limited operating
history, recent establishment of new business divisions, dependence on new and
untested product, risks related to technological factors and potential
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