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jukebox

(hardware, storage)
A hardware mechanism for allowing access to one of a group of discs, especially CD-ROMs or other optical media.

jukebox

A storage device for multiple CD-ROMs, DVDs, tape cartridges or disk modules. Using carousels, robot arms and other methods, a jukebox physically moves the storage medium from its assigned location to an optical or magnetic station for reading and writing. Access between modules can take several seconds. Jukeboxes were popular when CD-ROMs and removable cartridges were widely used prior to the commercial Internet. See digital jukebox and vinyl record.


Tape Cartridge Jukebox
Overland Data's Data Vault integrated a robotic loading system with a stationary magazine that held 3480/3490 tape cartridges. (Image courtesy of Overland Data Inc.)







A Real Jukebox Was For Music
Although music players with multiple turntables were introduced in the late 1920s, this 1930s Wurlitzer model played twelve 78 RPM single-song records by extracting the platter onto one turntable. The name jukebox came from "juke joint," a place where people danced, drank and gambled, primarily in the southeastern U.S.
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Briefly, for those who do not remember, Juke Box Jury was a musical TV show which ran from 1959 until 1967 (although it has been resurrected on a couple of occasions in more recent times).
Then the signal will be bounced back to the juke box, which can play 200 tracks.
Highlights include the big UK hit singles I Want to Know What Love Is and Waiting For a Girl Like You, plus USA chart successes Cold as Ice, Feels Like the First Time, Hot Blooded, Long Way From Home, Double Vision, Juke Box Hero, That Was Yesterday, Urgent, Dirty White Boy and Head Games.
FIRE crews sent to a pub blaze discovered the building empty but with the lights on and juke box blaring.
Brian Morton, in only his second outing of the year, came out on top in Class One sailing a J109 Juke Box.
Drinkers in a social club were a little taken aback to find a slippery customer sharing the pub's juke box.
Chatting with an ECHO colleague the other day,he told me he'dalways fancied owning a juke box .
A side door to the building was kicked in, hinges removed from a table safe, and coin boxes to video game machines and a juke box ripped open.
THE chairman in the TV series Juke Box Jury (1959-67) was David Jacobs and certainly not Nicholas Parsons.
THIEVES raided a Coventry pub in the early hours of yesterday morning, breaking into a cigarette machine, a juke box, pool table and gaming machines.
Rocket Run and Juke Box Billy were having a rare scrap when falling independently at the last fence here 12 days ago.
Seven minutes was cut from BBC TV's Juke Box Jury after a discussion about a single titled The Addicted Man by a littleknown group called The Game.