Coin operated jukebox device using data communication network

  • US 5,341,350 A
  • Filed: 01/07/1993
  • Issued: 08/23/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/07/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An improved jukebox which is connected with a central music store by way of a data telecommunications line suitable for the transmission of audio information, the jukebox including a digital/analog converter and an amplifier for audio information picked up by way of the data telecommunications line, a payment unit, a display, an input keyboard, and at least one loudspeaker, wherein the improvement comprises:

  • an intermediate memory is provided for the audio information picked up over the data telecommunications line;

    a memory is provided for frequency played musical selections;

    a central computer is provided which processes user data for the individual jukeboxes and the jukebox connected with the central computer includes an operator code unit which permits access to the central computer and the corresponding user data; and

    the jukebox includes a computer which processes user data.

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