Monday, July 12, 2010

Have You Ever Seen the Inside of a Redbox?

For those of you who don't know, Redbox is a company that rents of DVDs via self-service/interactive kiosks.  The company's kiosks are located across the United States in fast food restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, and convenience stores.

For those of you who do know Redbox, you've probably wondered exactly what is inside that machine and how it works.  I know I have.  This video answers that question for you.  Pretty cool.

Redbox began in 2004, using re-branded kiosks manufactured and operated by Silicon Valley-based DVDPlay, at 140 McDonald's restaurants in Denver and other test markets.  In 2005, Redbox phased out the DVDPlay-manufactured machines and contracted with Solectron, which also manufactures the Zune, Xbox and Xbox 360—to create and manufacture a custom kiosk design.

The company's typical self-service vending kiosk combines an interactive touch screen and sign, a robotic disk array system and web-linked electronic communications. Kiosks can be located indoors or out and can hold more than 600 DVDs with 70-200 titles, updated weekly.


  1. I was at Wal-mart the other day and the Redbox was BLUE. Fail?

  2. Must have colorblind employees at Redbox?

  3. What I want to know is, how do you return the DvDs you rent from those things?

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