April 26, 2006

DVD Burn on Demand Kiosk

Nero, leaders in digital media technology, announced today that Polar Frog Digital, a leader in retail DVD manufacturing, has chosen the Nero 7 Software Development Kit (NeroSDK) as the video burning solution for its MediaIgloo line of freestanding on demand DVD kiosks.

The Polar Frog Digital MediaIgloo will be demonstrated at the Nero meeting room at NAB 2006 (South Hall, lower level, #SL193-MR), April 24 - 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

MediaIgloo is a versatile, scalable solution that allows retailers and consumers to take advantage of digital product access away from the home, while giving retailers the ability to expand their core business in a practical and affordable manner. MediaIgloo's customer experience is quick and convenient, allowing them to choose content from sources such as movies, sports events and children's television, burn a custom DVD in five-to-seven minutes, and pay for it with cash, credit or loyalty cards.

"Polar Frog is at the forefront of its industry and we are excited to be working with them to provide core technology for this new exciting digital media platform," said Udo Eberlein, President, Nero, Inc. "Our NeroSDK is ideal for a wide variety of digital audio and video applications. We continue to be very aggressive in our efforts to find the right companies with which to align ourselves."

"As creators of an innovative product that allows for the custom manufacture of DVDs at retail, it was important for us to find a digital media solution with high performance, reliability and flexibility," said Todd Rosenbaum, CEO, Polar Frog Digital. "The NeroSDK, is a perfect fit for this new platform in a quickly emerging market."

About Nero

Nero (www.nero.com) develops and distributes the world's leading digital media solutions for consumers and professionals. Today more than 200 million users worldwide rely on Nero's award-winning and trusted, industry approved applications to manage the needs of the connected digital home and forward-thinking corporations.

Nero's rapidly-growing portfolio of products defines new levels of innovation in the company's three key areas of focus: Digital Media Solutions - delivering multimedia applications for audio, video, photo and TV capturing, editing, burning, managing and sharing; Audio and Video Compression Technologies - providing world-class interoperable standards-based solutions for encoding and decoding digital content with support for Next Generation HD and popular handheld formats; and VoIP Solutions - providing cost-effective voice, text and video communication over the Internet for home and business.

Nero products are globally distributed by leading hardware manufacturers, international distribution partners and online portals, and can be purchased directly at www.nero.com. Nero provides worldwide coverage through Nero AG, based in Karlsbad, Germany and two subsidiaries: Nero Inc. in Glendale, California, USA and Nero K.K. in Yokohama, Japan.

Nero(R), Nero Digital(TM) and SIPPS(TM) are trademarks of Nero AG and its subsidiaries. Any other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

(C) 2006 Nero. All rights reserved.

About Polar Frog Digital

Polar Frog Digital (www.polarfrogdigital.com) a designer of versatile, scalable solutions that allows retailers and consumers to take advantage of the digital movement away from the home. These self service kiosks give retailers the ability to expand their core business in the most practical and affordable way through the use of digital delivery on demand from local storage.

Once deployed Polar Frog kiosks immediately make a positive impact on store sales and customer satisfaction. Polar Frog kiosks will provide real-time marketing by tracking consumer browsing and purchasing habits. The company's systems offer great value for retailers committed to remaining competitive in the digital age while increasing their bottom line.

Polar Frog Digital incorporates a revolutionary new technology that permits the sale of custom DVDs on a real time basis from a local source incorporating the financial controls that the industry has been searching for.

Polar Frog Digital is staffed with savvy smart professionals looking to bring the cutting edge to the forefront. The company is poised to be the largest reseller of digital entertainment media content including Television Series, Hollywood movies, Children's Cartoons and movies, games, and books.

Whether it is manufacturing on demand or the newest technologies such as iPod, PSP and Cellular devices, Polar Frog kiosk solutions have been designed to service all these products and our dynamic platform will adapt to any future technology advancements.

Posted by keefner at April 26, 2006 11:25 AM