SOURCE: PassAlong Networks

January 31, 2008 07:00 ET

PassAlong Networks and Signifi Partner to Bring Millions of New Music Titles and the 'On Demand Digital Content Experience' to Consumers at Retail Stores

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - Media distribution developer PassAlong Networks™ today announced a partnership with Signifi Solutions Inc.™, developers of Digital Kiosk Solutions, including QuickTUNES™ for digital music at retail, to bring the 'digital content experience' to retail stores. The partnership combines the powerful Signifi QuickTUNES retail music solution and PassAlong's deep catalog of licensed content.

"We are excited to partner with Signifi to bring our content to retail stores and a new category of consumers," said Dave Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks. "At PassAlong we are major proponents of the concept of a Connected Consumer™ ecosystem, and the extension of the digital content experience into retail is a major step towards building and enhancing the Connected Consumer experience."

The Signifi and PassAlong digital content solution goes beyond a simple preview and listening station to provide a complete, end-to-end music solution. The retailer now has access to a seamless music offering in-store and online that harnesses the power of cross promotion.

Consumers can choose from PassAlong's catalog of more than 3 million songs and by using an intuitive user interface, they can browse, select and buy mixed content and full albums and then download the content to their device or create a custom printed CD with attractive labeling. The same content is available for downloads online.

Retailers can offer this experience to their consumers in-store without taking up valuable space within the store or committing to large inventories while also offering a complementary online experience as a download store.

"For the past two years Signifi has been developing and deploying on-demand music content solutions to retailers throughout North America," said Shamira Jaffer, President of Signifi Solutions Inc. "This new partnership with PassAlong Networks will greatly enhance our content management engine. Our joint solution now offers an unparalleled music catalog powered by the best search and selection engine in the market -- creating a compelling solution for both consumers and retailers."

Signifi Solutions and PassAlong Networks are expanding their partnership to include other forms of digital media within this combined solution, including video and gaming content.

About Signifi Solutions Inc.

Signifi Solutions Inc. develops plug-and-profit™ self-service technology solutions for retail and other markets. The core of Signifi's industry leading retail solutions are QuickTUNES™ for music, QuickPIX™ for photo and QuickMOVIES™ for delivery of video content. QuickPIX™ provides instant or remote printing. QuickTUNES™ allows the consumer to buy a full album or create a compilation which is then instantly burned to a CD or downloaded to a device.. QuickMOVIES™ allows the consumer to acquire movies, via DVD rental, download to device or burn on demand. All applications are run on the Esprida Enterprise™ remote management platform for content updates and analytics. As part of a complete solution, Signifi offers a host of services to ensure success for retailers, from order fulfillment to full marketing and merchandising support.

Signifi is a privately held Canadian corporation with technologies including the Signifi Digital Media Framework and self service applications for entertainment content.

For more information visit www.signifi.com.

Signifi™, QuickTUNES™, QuickPIX™, QuickMOVIES™ and Signifi Digital Media Framework™ are trademarks of Signifi Solutions Inc.

About PassAlong Networks

PassAlong Networks works to empower artists and fans by enhancing the Connected Consumer™ ecosystem. PassAlong's suite of services includes StoreBlocks™, OnTour®, freedomMP3™ and subsidiary Speakerheart™, with current initiatives ranging from advertising premium incentive programs, ad-supported revenue models, variable-pricing programs, in-car music downloads, mobile devices, media place-shifting and device-shifting, digital video libraries and social networks. Founded in 2002, PassAlong Networks is privately held and based in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.passalongnetworks.com.

OnTour, StoreBlocks, freedomMP3, PassAlong, Connected Consumer, Rostr, Passing-and-Points and Speakerheart are trademarks of PassAlong Networks. All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • PR Contact:
    Lindsay Marlow
    PassAlong Networks
    P: 615.425.5864

    Viktoria Kalenteris
    Signifi Solutions Inc.
    P: 905.602.7707

    Jeanne Achille
    The Devon Group, for Cynergy
    P: 732.224.1000, ext. 11