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Local Area Network with Jukebox and Table Attendant Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117250D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brew, KM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a Local Area Network (LAN) within an establishment, such as a restaurant or bar, having a local server and a number of wall-mounted jukebox terminals at individual booths or tables.

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Local Area Network with Jukebox and Table Attendant Functions

      Disclosed is a Local Area Network (LAN) within an
establishment, such as a restaurant or bar, having a local server and
a number of wall-mounted jukebox terminals at individual booths or
tables.

      The Figure is a block diagram of the network, including the
server 1, to which a number of jukebox terminals 2 are connected.
Each jukebox terminal 2 provides a jukebox function, with individual
music selections being played in return for monetary payment.  A
video introduction may be played when a customer arrives.  The screen
of each jukebox displays a touch screen button, which is used by the
customer to summon a waiter, together with a menu of establishment
offerings and items to be selected for delivery to the table.

      Each jukebox terminal accepts payment for items purchased at
the table, through coins, currency, or a credit card.  Such items
include food and drinks to be consumed at the table, music selections
made using the jukebox function, establishment novelties, discount
and promotional coupons printed at the server or at a central
location, and games of skill, such as trivia games.  Additionally,
compact disks or cassettes corresponding to the music being played
and tickets to upcoming entertainment or sports events can be ordered
at the jukebox terminal for delivery to the customer at the
establishment or through the mail.

      The local server 1 of the establishment p...