WO1996015512A1 - Automatic music system - Google Patents

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WO1996015512A1
WO1996015512A1 PCT/DE1995/001548 DE9501548W WO9615512A1 WO 1996015512 A1 WO1996015512 A1 WO 1996015512A1 DE 9501548 W DE9501548 W DE 9501548W WO 9615512 A1 WO9615512 A1 WO 9615512A1
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Anton Huber
Phuoc Quan-Cong
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    • G07F17/30Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services for musical instruments

Abstract

In a system of coin-operated automatic music players (4) of the invention, said automatic music players comprises a display (24), an input unit (28) and at least one loudspeaker (32). The system also comprises a central unit (2) with a central store in which playable titles are stored, with the central unit connected to the automatic music players via remote data transmission lines (16). In the central unit there is an additional access and storage unit for special owner interrogation and evaluation and user interrogation.

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Jukebox system

DESCRIPTION

The invention relates to a system of money-operated Musik¬ machines, with a, min¬ least a speaker display of an input unit, and as well as having a central unit with a central store, in which playable titles gespei¬ chert, which is connected via remote data transmission lines to the entertainment devices. Further, in the Zen¬ tralspeicher Cover, texts, video clips, etc. are stored.

Music machines are installed in places that are accessible to a variety of people (eg restaurants), and therefore müs¬ sen a wide range of user requirements to meet. The operator of jukeboxes are therefore interested in having their music machines are extremely versatile.

One way to achieve this goal that the Musikauto¬ maten be connected via a remote data transmission line with a zen¬ spectral music memory, said Datenfern¬ transmission line for the transmission of sound information is ge, and preferably is an ISDN line. It may be zu¬ additionally provided with image information to a display unit ausgestatt ducks jukebox gene to übertra¬ so that, for example, sound films can be reproduced.

Furthermore, jukeboxes and jukebox systems have become known in which certain titles that will be continuously played with some frequency, are always stored in the magazine, other titles or Titelsammlun- gen, which are not as desired or that contain the current Ti¬ tel be replaced more frequently.

For detecting the frequency of accessing title collections's been DE-C-29 44 proposed 177, for Musikautoma¬ th provided disks on each side with a ma¬ schin readable additional information to be provided, the handle when Zu¬ on the relevant record read and gespei¬ chert is.

In order to obtain maximum flexibility in WO 92/01342 A Jukebox has been proposed, which itself has no playback unit, but rather retrieves from a central music storage track to play. For evaluation purposes can be retrieved at a tomato from such Musikau¬ existing system by a central computer autoantibodies maten- and user data.

From WO 94/15416 a music playback system is known in which the music playback unit itself has a title memory and a playback unit. In the associated central memory, the data are stored in the ge the music playing units and stores stockpiled title and title collections ge. The music playing units are connected via a telecommunication line Daten¬ together and to the central computer. In this way, the central Musik¬ memory is distributed over a certain number of music playing units. The central computer can store user data of the individual ein¬ Abpieleinheiten and / or execute. Furthermore, it can also abundances statistics on the Benutzungs¬, access paths, etc. perform. a bi-directional ISDN line is advantageously provided as a remote data transmission line.

The object of the invention is based is to provide a interoperable jukebox system that attracting additional more information about the actual user and Ti¬ teldaten also allows for operators and users.

This object is inventively achieved in a juke box having the features of claim 1. Advantageous developments of the Wei¬ jukebox invention are Ge subject of the dependent claims.

In an inventive system of cash-operated machines Musik¬ thus have the jukebox to a display, an input unit and at least one speaker. Further, the system comprises a central unit with a central store, in which playable titles are stored. eg Cover, texts, video clips, etc. are also stored in the main memory. The central unit is further tenfernübertragungsleitungen about Da¬ connected to the entertainment devices. In the central unit griffs- an additional Zu¬ and provided storage unit for special operator queries and evaluations as well as for user queries.

By providing the additional access and Speicher¬ unit and external data can be entered into the system and used there. Conversely, it allows additional access unit also to capture system data for other than the usual operator criteria and evaluate auszu¬. In this way the Einsatzmδglichkeiten the jukebox system are greatly expanded.

For example, the additional access and Speicher¬ unit may be provided to detect the playing frequencies of titles or title collections. It can be as playback abundances also be evaluated according to various criteria.

A novel aspect of the usability of Musikautomatensyste¬ men results from the fact that the additional access and storage unit only detects titles or encoded in a certain manner title collections. This feature can provide an immediate centralization of new titles or CDs, which goes beyond the usual hit parade creating music machines. Broadcasters, music producers, artists, etc. can get a measurable result so relatively inexpensive and yet zu¬ reliably how well their titles arrive.

Another aspect arises from the fact that the erfindungs¬ modern jukebox system can be used to pretest titles or CDs. It might payments through the system Testsamm¬, eg on tape or a single CD-ROM, ei¬ be presented nem representative consumer circuit. Depending on the acceptance of the new title collection, the term endgül¬ pad may then be determined or, if necessary, to dispense with a marketing if consumer interest is too low.

In another advantageous variant of the system according to he find jukebox may be provided with at least one earphone. During the playback operation, an extract of one or more tracks from the central memory and / or from the additional access and storage unit can be accessed via the respective remote data transmission line which is parallel to the lau¬ fenden playback operation abhδrbar for a selection from the headphones. The user of the jukebox can pick out in this way during the current playback operation depending pleased title ei¬ ner made available to choose from. For such a selection, for example, 10 titles such as DM 1 may - be calculated. In this way escapes the Aufstel¬ ler no business, and the user has to have saved by selecting fee of DM 0.10 per share in the case of discarding each DM 0.90 and feel better or invest their money more effectively. Advantageous records can also be stored in the additional access and storage unit which are abspielba¬ ren titles or title collections assigned. This Sy¬ stemvariante allows the vending machine, to provide customers with information about the relevant performers and groups. These can so perfectly preserved information about the music scene. For example, this Infor¬ convey mation more about the title, artist, publication date, name of the group, conductors, etc..

It may also be stored in the additional access and Speicher¬ unit records that are independent of the abspielba¬ ren titles or title collections. So it ermög¬ light system of the invention to provide information about the range of the music scene in the regional area, such as location and time or date of a rock concert, open-air Kon¬ zerts, etc., new plates regionally known artists. These could also be ordered directly stems by the inventive Sy¬.

Furthermore, the erfindungεgemäße system could also serve as Me¬ medium for young artists, who pointed example in this way to performances or its services may be so requested.

By means of In¬ provided by the invention available formation opportunities and channels could well also a club be established and maintained, the Organisati¬ on then would run via the central unit. Similarly, an electronic bulletin board could be provided by input from users to query data by interested parties and by others again abge¬ asks to be. ".-". "CT / DE95 / 01548

It is thus possible for the inventive system to retrieve functions Zusatzfunk¬ about the additional access and storage unit. könn¬ on the mentioned functions also te eg a karaoke CD-recording information are made available, which is a support for a soloist, for example, a singer from the guests of a restaurant above. It könn¬ te on demand given an astrology expression Visiten¬ printed cards and other services are provided.

Further possibilities of title independent records that provides the inventive system available, consist, for example, to use this as an advertising medium. So Lo¬ can be operated kalwerbung, for example by the operator, spielsweise the innkeeper, pointing to a dance or a son¬ Stige event. The stand could draw attention to an¬ particular installation locations or the sales opportunity CDs.

Furthermore, could wer¬ operated very general advertising to, for example, cigarettes, beer, etc. It could also favorable Einkaufmoglichkeiten ( "bargain leaders") are pointed out.

It could be offered through the present system, a Geld¬ game. Corresponding functions would chert then gespei¬ in the additional access and storage unit.

In another advantageous variant of the ER inventive system selecting means is vorgese¬ hen be transmitted by means of the available from the central memory or the or the jukebox title to the additional Zugriffs¬ and storage unit and combined to form a Titel¬ collection based on the is transferable jukebox playable or to an external storage medium. In this way, personally created CDs can be provided. for example, the user highlights the desired tracks, the collected either in the juke box or directly in the central unit or its codes are stored together. If the Spieldau¬ it reaches a CD, a corresponding TitelSamm¬ development can be issued. It may be seen, for example vorge to save for specific titles compilations Nummern¬ codes.

Finally vorteilhaf is expediently provided in each case a connection to a hotline and / or database of the operator at the jukebox system according to the invention.

The invention will be further described hereinafter with reference to an embodiment and the drawing Ausfüh¬ approximately. Shown in the Zeich¬ voltage:

Fig. 1 is a schematic block diagram of a erfindungsge¬ MAESSEN system and Fig. 2 is a schematic representation of a jukebox.

In a in Fig. 1 schematically illustrated System of money-actuated juke boxes is provided a central unit 2 and a plurality of jukeboxes. 4

The central unit 2 comprises a computer, not shown, which is, for example, punching han¬ a personal computer can. With the central unit 2 an input / output unit Aus¬ 14 is connected to a plurality of remote transmission lines is connected Daten¬ 16, in which for example, is ISDN lines.

The remote data transmission lines 16 are each connected via a corresponding input / output unit, for example, with a modem 20 or with

ISDN interface to a computer 21 of a jukebox 4 comparable θ prevented. The computer 21 is connected via a line 22 to a display unit 24, the automatic display of the Musik¬ represents. On the visual display unit 24, for example, be the playable by the jukebox music pieces displayed, for example, can be sorted pieces of music, artist, charts and the like. Further, the computer 21 is connected via a line 26 with an input keyboard 28th The Aus¬ input via the input keyboard dialing commands are displayed on the display unit 24 and made the currently selected piece of music visible or marked. For the final selection, the Eingabeta¬ stature may include a confirmation key. With the computer, a speaker system 32 is further connected via a further line 30th Moreover, the input keyboard and screen Bild¬ can output also be replaced by a touch screen system.

The jukebox does not need a title storage on site. It can be configured so far that he only th necessary for Aus¬ choice of music input / Ausgabeeinhei¬ and the necessary playback units such as the speaker system 32 includes. The other units may be part of the central unit 2, which can perform the processing of user data depending on the design of the system according to he find. For this one, provided in the central unit 2 central computer is used. To secure the data stored in the spectral zen¬ computer and processed with this data, a code control unit is then provided in a known manner in the external terminal or jukebox, which likewise optionally be reduced to the extent that a password (Pass¬ word) is stored is released with the entry of the access to the computer and the user data. This allows the equipment operator can statements and evaluations zen¬ perform tral controlled. The monitoring and gift of Ab¬ is GEMA fees in such a centralized system simplified. However, the juke box 4 can also have a great number of titles available on-site. This is cost effective especially for frequently played tracks.

In the inventive system, the individual Musikau¬ are tomato 4 connected directly to the central unit 2, or in addition with the aid of local area networks.

The structure of a jukebox is shown schematically in Fig. 2. This juke box 4 comprises a housing 40 which is provided with a visual display unit 24 and an input keyboard 28th Furthermore, Bedienknδpfe and -tasta- structures 42 provided with which the screen and the speakers 32a, 32b can be set Speaker System 32nd They also include an on / off switch. Further, provided on the front of the housing 40 a slot 44 is provided for receiving magnetically coded card instead of a conventional coin unit. The housing 40 has a connection for a Datenfern¬ transmission line 16 and a terminal 17 for a local area network (LAN). Furthermore, a connection for a power cable 46 is provided. A cable 48 leads to an unrepresented player.

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PCI7DE95 / 0154810Ansprüche
1. System of money-actuated juke boxes (4), with a display (28), an input unit (28) and at least one loudspeaker (32) and with a central unit (2) having a central memory, stored in the playable titles, wherein the , da¬ is central unit via Datenfernübertragungs- lines (16) with the jukebox connected characterized by that an additional access and storage unit for special operator queries and evaluations as well as for user queries is provided in the central unit (2).
2. System according to claim 1, characterized labeled in ¬ characterized in that the additional access and Spei¬ chereinheit is provided to detect the playing frequencies of titles or title collections.
3. System according to claim 2, characterized ¬ characterized marked in that the additional access and Spei¬ chereinheit telsammlungen detected only in a certain way or encoded title Ti¬.
4. System according to one of claims 1 to 3, with at least one earphone, characterized in ¬ net that during the playback operation on the betref¬ Fende remote data transmission line, an extract of one or more tracks from the central memory and / or from the zu¬ sätzlichen access and storage unit is available, which is parallel to the current playing operation abhδrbar for a selection from the headphones.
5. System according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that griffs- in the additional storage unit and Zu¬ records are stored, the playable titles or title collections are assigned.
6. System according to any one of claims l to 5, characterized in that griffs- in the additional storage unit and Zu¬ records are stored, which are independent of the playable titles or title collections.
7. A system according to claim 6, characterized ¬ characterized marked in that via the additional access and storage unit additional functions are available.
8. System according to claim 7, characterized geenn ¬ characterized in that via the additional access and storage unit, a slot is available.
9. System according to any one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that a selection device is provided which can be transmitted by means of the available from the central memory or the or the jukebox title to the additional access and storage unit and combined to ei¬ ner title collection, which is playable on sikautomaten Mu¬ or transferred to an external storage medium.
10. System according to any one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the juke box (4) each connected to a hotline and / or database of the operator are connected.
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