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Family-Oriented Game Service Now Available to Libraries

Libraries can now offer consumers the chance to play some of the best casual and education games during their library visit.

The Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan and the Lee County (Florida) libraries have already installed Exent Technologies’ “Family Play Pack” games service, which requires only a broadband connection. Local users have access to more than 250 safe, family-friendly titles such as Zoo Tycoon, Arthur’s Math Games, Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics and Grand Master Chess during regular library hours.

The two libraries have found they are saving money by eliminating the cost of purchasing individual titles. Staff no longer has to check out and retrieve game CDs borrowed from a desk. Exent provides tech support, releasing local IT personnel for more critical responsibilities.

“The Exent Games-on-Demand package has been a wonderful addition to the services we offer our patrons,” Robin Nesbitt, technical services director, Columbus Metropolitan Library, says. “Library patrons ask for more and more every year and budgets are always tight. Exent helps us provide great content while keeping our costs low.”

Every game in the Exent library package is rated E for Everyone by the independent ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) to ensure all content is age-appropriate, non-violent and kid-friendly.

“Libraries are a great location for learning through entertainment. Our Family Play Pack is a cost-effective way for libraries or other public institutions to offer a vast selection of family-friendly games with low cost and overhead,” said Scott McDaniel, CMO, Exent Technologies. “Tiered library pricing plans tied to the number of computers running the service allow small and large libraries alike to participate.”

About Exent Technologies

Exent is a global leader in developing and marketing products and services that enable companies to monetize online video game services. Exent works with broadband service providers, media companies and consumer portals.

Among the companies using Exent's technologies and services include Verizon, Turner Broadcasting, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom.

Library Sales Contact:
Exent Technologies
Dadi Freund
301-652-7351 x5915
[email protected]
or
Media Contacts:
The Bohle Company for Exent Technologies
Derek Asato/Katrina Mossberger
310-785-0515 ext. 201/218
[email protected] / [email protected]

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