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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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For example, Procom's mid-range Dataforce product line offers 255 disk capacity in a desktop form factor under $10,000 dollars, while jukeboxes in this capacity range cost on average between $14,000 and $18,000 dollars.
The cost of SSDs is falling, to be sure; it's likely that jukeboxes optimized for video and multimedia applications may have SSD caches, soon, rather than HDD caches.
Fatburger has already installed Ecast-powered jukeboxes at its Irvine, Santa Monica, Corona and Clearwater, Fla.
Ecast's powered digital jukeboxes provide consumers with a broader music selection to choose from than traditional jukeboxes, and they play more music," said John Shaker, senior vice president of licensing at BMI.
The numbers behind this promotion are real proof that our broadband-enabled jukeboxes can influence music lovers to actively seek out the latest new releases.
Ecast attributes much of their success to the size of their catalog, 98 percent of which is listened to monthly by patrons, and the fact that consumers are used to paying jukeboxes for single song listens.
Throughout December, Ecast will extensively promote the "Voices of Hope" album on Ecast-powered jukeboxes in bars and restaurants across the country.
Recognizing optical technology as the future of asset management and storage, the company develops cost-effective jukeboxes using optical mediums to provide users with increased productivity and a rapid return on investment.
It allows the production of caching units that can store more discs than most jukeboxes without the usual jukebox drawbacks of complicated, expensive robotics; the need for environmentally sealed cases; and a dedicated server -- all of which add cost and failure points.
1 GB-based (14x) magneto-optical drives and jukeboxes expected to ship early next year.
Once connected, Server-supported jukeboxes appear as a logical volume to the host for storing and retrieving user data.