The Portomedia movie card can download a full movie in seventeen seconds. As the card is designed to be carried around by the consumer, it needed to be robust and reliable, yet remain sleek enough to slip into a pocket. A pressure die-cast spine, which is polished and chrome plated gave the required strength and retained the minimal thickness required by the client.
The Portomedia terminal is an iconic form which reflects the design of the movie key. It acts as the library for thousands of movies available for download, and allows payment by means of the integrated coinmech, bill acceptor, and chip and PIN reader.