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Rock-Ola Mfg. Company acquires Exclusive License for Qsonix Music Management Technology

 

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Torrance, CA, May 22, 2007 -- Rock-Ola Mfg. Company has selected Qsonix to provide the software platform for its next generation of nostalgic jukeboxes for the home. After conducting an extensive search for a truly user-friendly music management system, the Rock-Ola team found the advanced, touch screen-based system developed by Qsonix to be the friendliest, most capable and flexible solution available.

QB4 HD holds 40,000 songs!“The Rock-Ola Nostalgic Music Center QB models represent an exciting addition to the Rock-Ola family of finely-crafted, classic jukeboxes. Qsonix’s revolutionary software was designed for the home market and it’s a natural for our products. Rock-Ola’s Music Center represents the first of its kind, featuring drag-and-drop touch screen control of the amplifier, loading, organizing, and playback of users CD music collection,” said Glenn Streeter, CEO of Rock-Ola.

Drag and Drop

The Nostalgic Music Center, can store up to 2800 CDs which can be Browsed, Sorted, Queued up and Selected for play via the built-in 15-inch touch screen. When a CD is loaded, the QB-8 automatically downloads the cover art and track titles free. The graphical user interface (GUI) puts all the unit’s features at the user’s fingertips, allowing the library to be Sorted by Artist, Album, Genre, Year, or Keyword. Tracks may be compiled into playlists by simply “Dragging and Dropping”. For a 7-Second Preview of a song, Double-Tap any Title, anytime.

Graphic Equalizer, Security features, and compression options are easily managed with Qsonix’s Patented and Proven Drag-And-Drop software platform. The Nostalgic Music Center is powered by a 360-watt digital amplifier and integrated 5-speaker system offering the outstanding fidelity and “live” performance sound for which “Rock-Olas” are famous.

Touch Screen showing Album Details

“We are excited to be working with Rock-Ola to bring to the market what can only be described as a ‘True Music Jukebox’. Qsonix has always been about offering high-quality, entertaining and friendly-to-use music products. The QB-8 is a sight to see and a wonder to hear and represents a great combination of leading hardware/software technology and classic design in a package that is a perfect addition to the home recreation or game room,” said Mike Weaver, President of Qsonix.

Rock-Ola and Qsonix are presently exploring additional product offerings that can be marketed jointly to both respective dealer channels. The QB-8 has received a lot of press and interest from the custom installation community for its unique GUI and other user friendly features. The Nostalgic Music Center has already been featured on national and regional television, cable TV programs, and Forbes’ Top Ten Gifts List. Consumer response to the elegant jukebox has been enthusiastic from both the luxury connoisseur and CD collector.

There are four models to choose from: Bubbler (QB-8), Peacock (QB-6), Gazelle (QB-4), and Harley-Davidson (QB-4HD). All models are available through Rock-Ola dealers world-wide.

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