The first phase of the GEU deployment will begin this summer with in-store kiosks.
These audio selections will be available through the GEU for customized consumer compilations and encompass a broad array of music, including rock, R&B, Latin, classical, jazz, children's, dance, new age and more.
Handleman plans to license IBM's Electronic Media Management System (EMMS) and integrate it into the GEU.
Muze is providing Handleman with customized content management and digital storage solutions that will allow the GEU to index and search vast amounts of digital information about entertainment products.
a leading developer and marketer of digital media and Internet software tools, services, and systems, is providing the GEU their state-of-the-art media-services technologies, including content extraction, encoding, and digital rights management preparation.
Rimage Corporation, a leading provider of systems for the publication and duplication of information on CDs and DVDs, is providing Handleman with on-demand manufacturing equipment tailored to specific merchandising needs for the GEU.