West Chester, Pa., November 7, 2006 – Multiple gaming enthusiasts can now compete head to head in public, thanks to the recently launched ZAZOOX Game Café kiosks. Enhanced with MEI bill acceptors, consumers can now easily “pay to play” the most popular PC Game titles from the world’s most prominent and competitive developers.
The ZAZOOX Game Café is a direct response to the explosive market for multi-player online gaming (MPOG). With estimates of the current MPOG market of $500 million to reach $2 billion in 2007, Kiosk Information Systems (KIOSK) formed a new subsidiary, ZOOX Stations, Inc., to focus on this sector.
The ZAZOOX Game Café will be deployed in truck stops, airports, destination hotels, youth hostels, malls, and family entertainment centers across the United States. More than 300 of these MPOG kiosks have already been rolled out to American Army bases throughout the U.S. and Germany.
“Players clearly prefer cash for these gaming kiosks. And as the ZAZOOX Game Café is a premium product, we needed a first-rate payment acceptor,” said Tom Weaver, KIOSK’s sales and marketing vice president. “The MEI unit offers the reliability and ease of operation that our customers expect.”
ZAZOOX maximizes game play revenue with a library of over twenty high-end games that can be played individually, in local competition mode, or online. Internet access with quick links to popular sites like MySpace, Google, and Yahoo, provides an additional tier of solid pay-for-use revenue.
About ZOOX Stations, Inc.
ZOOX Stations manufactures & designs cutting edge entertainment and gaming platforms. The library of games includes titles from Microsoft, EA, Valve, Ubisoft and other leading developers. Products are completely turnkey, but are available in custom branded configurations. Complete installation, service, remote sales reporting, and activity tracking is provided. Call 1-888-661-1697 for more information, or visit www.zooxstations.com.
ZOOX Stations, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of KIOSK Information Systems. KIOSK is the world leader in design, manufacturing, service and support of indoor and outdoor kiosks, public Internet stations and other electronic self-service informational terminals. KIOSK is the OEM manufacturer of self-service terminals for Dell, Hewlett Packard, Sony Photo, US Transportation Security Administration, and many others. For more information, visit www.kiosk.com.
MEI solutions are relied upon for more than 1 billion transactions per week in 90 countries. Having been at the forefront of automated cash transaction technology and its development for over 40 years, today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. Recently, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than 3.5 million bill acceptors, 4.5 million coin mechanisms and 1 million control boards worldwide. Its products are in widespread use throughout the Retail world, including bill payment, self checkout, pay at the pump, cash safes and Cash in Transit solutions, as well as in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation and parking markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com/kiosks or call 1-800-345-8215 x 2510.
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