Understanding Home Video Vending Machine
What is home video vending machine?
This sort of vending machine is used to put home video (VCDs, DVDs etc.)
on display at a public place where the videos can be rented by the individuals.
These vending machines mainly cater to the need of those people who cannot
order the DVDs over the net (maybe they are not internet savvy or maybe
they want to be charged that extra shipping charges). Such people are
more comfortable in going to a public place and then renting the home
Technical Specifications of home video vending machine
These vending machines are small in size, with most of them being less
than 2 feet. They can accommodate up to 600 home videos while the inbuilt
catalog can hold up to 400 different movie details. The pay panel can
accept cash, credit and debit cards and even checks. The machine also
has a facility to prepare ad-hoc reports i.e. reports on demand –
the vendor can know which all titles have been rented, who all rented
it, how much revenue has been generated etc. Some vending machines also
provide the facility of remote monitoring.
Advantages of home video vending machine
The major advantages of this vending machine are as following –
1. Fast: There is no delay between the time to pick and order and the
time it gets delivered into your hands. When compared to the time when
DVDs are rented online, this is almost instant.
2. Convenient: They are quite handy. The can be fitted with touch pads
and interactive voice responses so that one feels more comfortable while
using them. A catalog of available home videos can be attached to the
display panel, there by making it more interactive.
3. 24 Hour Service: As these are located in a public place and are fully
automatic, they can server people round the clock. Be it any hour of the
day, a person can go up and choose a video of his or her choice.
4. Low Overhead: Minimal maintenance is required for home video vending
machines. This is because they are fully automatic.
5. Secured: Security cameras can be attached to the vending machine so
as to ensure their safety from damage and theft.