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Patrick Brown <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:49:10 -0500
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DAC - Here is a note from Jay Taylor with respect to a possible  
addition to the UVM Campus - I want to assess the DAC thoughts this  
week - please give it a review - thanks


>>>>> Hi there folks. I am e-mailing you, the major UVM stakeholders  
>>>>> related to this, to talk about the Akoo University music system  
>>>>> (that's a company, not a school)... At the last Dining Services  
>>>>> Advisory Committee meeting I spoke briefly about a system that  
>>>>> the Student Board of Directors is looking at which is  
>>>>> essentially a high-tech jukebox. By high-tech I mean that,  
>>>>> instead of playing songs, the system plays music videos and  
>>>>> students select these videos by either text messaging a certain  
>>>>> number or by going online and placing their song orders that way.
>>>>> Because the service is ad based (there are ads next to the music  
>>>>> videos as they play) there is no cost to UVM or Sodexo (besides  
>>>>> the cost of powering a couple tv screens), and after looking at  
>>>>> the system for SBOD purposes I think it's worth looking at for  
>>>>> UVM. I've attached the .ppt presentation that Akoo sent to me  
>>>>> and below is an article that was written about them recently.
>>>>> http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100210005892&newsLang=en
>>>>> Besides the potential to keep customers in a venue for longer,  
>>>>> this has the potential to enhance the quality of the dining  
>>>>> experience and is also the kind of thing that students would  
>>>>> think is pretty nifty.
>>>>> Apparently Akoo is very interested to placing their system on  
>>>>> UVM campus, and they've found that service providers (i.e.  
>>>>> Sodexo) find retail locations to be the best places for their  
>>>>> systems. The area that comes to mind for me is the Davis Center  
>>>>> Marketplace, but that is obviously something we would want to  
>>>>> talk about.
>>>>> I am basically trying to gauge interest at this point. I know  
>>>>> that I think this would be a good addition to what we currently  
>>>>> offer at UVM but it would take support from Sodexo, from Dining  
>>>>> Services, from the SGA, and (if it goes into the Davis Center)  
>>>>> the DC Advisory Committee. Does it make sense to discuss this at  
>>>>> the next DSAC meeting? The guy I have been talking with from  
>>>>> Akoo would be willing to call in to one of those meetings so  
>>>>> explain the system...I'm sure he can do it better than I can.
>>>>> Take a quick look at the .ppt and the article and let me know if  
>>>>> you think this is something we should consider for UVM.
>>>>> - Jay
>>>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>>>> From: Scott Andrews <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> Date: Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM
>>>>> Subject: RE: Sodexo and Akoo AKOO:0003111
>>>>> To: Jay Taylor <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> Jay – thanks for the update…
>>>>> ·         The Akoo University Network is a mobile-activated  
>>>>> social music television music service that allows students to  
>>>>> select customized music video entertainment. The network is  
>>>>> powered by our patented technology platform that empowers  
>>>>> consumers to select customized entertainment, informational, and  
>>>>> marketing programming – on demand – using their mobile phone as  
>>>>> a “universal remote control” and have their entertainment  
>>>>> selections publicly performed over digital LCD flat panel  
>>>>> screens. Typically, we are installing the service at university  
>>>>> residential & retail food courts, student unions or game room  
>>>>> locations.
>>>>> The attached deck will provide you with our current overview  
>>>>> that highlights the tremendous success we have had with our  
>>>>> service along with photos of the University of Tennessee  
>>>>> Presidential Dining Hall installation and our AUN IT Network  
>>>>> requirements document.
>>>>> Recent Akoo University Network usage statistics as of December  
>>>>> 1st 2009:
>>>>> 357 days live,(excluding school breaks)
>>>>> 121,059 selections have been made
>>>>> 340 on-demand selections, on average, made daily
>>>>> 13,808 unique student consumers have accessed the service
>>>>> The Akoo University Network broad business relationship terms  
>>>>> proposed are as follows:
>>>>> ·         Akoo installs the Akoo University Network – social  
>>>>> music television service into an approved campus food court/ 
>>>>> dining hall facility.
>>>>> ·         No upfront cost to the food services provider or  
>>>>> university.
>>>>> ·         The Akoo University next generation media network  
>>>>> programming featuring individual school branding is provided  
>>>>> free of charge.
>>>>> ·         Akoo sells national sponsorships to “brands” that want  
>>>>> to reach the college consumer.
>>>>> For more information, please visit http://www.akoo.com to learn  
>>>>> about the Akoo mobile-interactive social music television network.
>>>>> Thursday at 3:30 EST works for me although I am free this  
>>>>> afternoon if you want to have a quick call to make sure we are  
>>>>> on the same page as to the history of events vis-à-vis Akoo and  
>>>>> Sodexo. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Scott
>>>>> SCOTT ANDREWS | Executive Vice President
>>>>> Akoo International Inc. | Business Development
>>>>> 2500 North Harlem Avenue | Elmwood Park, IL 60707-2020
>>>>> Office +1 708.583.8300 ext.123 | Fax +1 708.583.8833
>>>>> Cell +1 615.513.0912 | skype: scott.andrews914
>>>>> [log in to unmask] | www.akoo.com
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>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Jay Taylor, 2010
>>>>> University of Vermont
>>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>> 802.535.3942
>>>>> <Akoo University Deck_121109.pdf>