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.