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PRNewswire: MP3.com's Little Box Opens Global Retail Music Market

Jun 28, 2000, 11:58 (0 Talkback[s])

"It is only about the size of a VCR. MP3.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPPP) today introduced a new little box called the MP3 Media Server 1.0 (MMS 1.0), which the company believes will help it capitalize on a multi-million dollar global retail music market."

"MMS 1.0 is the in-store hardware component helping to drive MP3.com's (www.mp3.com) new Retail Music Program, which can provide business-to-business music delivery solutions to grocery stores, fashion outlets, shopping malls, restaurants and other retail establishments. This Linux-based device includes a built-in phone line or Ethernet cable data connection that allows retail stores to provide their customers with customizable, world-class caliber music content, at a substantial savings over traditional music delivery systems. Once installed, the subscriber never needs to interact with the MP3 Media Server 1.0 again. Instead, they use a web-based management tool."

"Businesses can use a single account to control multiple locations throughout the world. Utilizing the expansion capability in MMS 1.0 to manage the musical selections, promotional announcements and advertisements played in their establishments, retail subscribers have the ability to transform a traditional cost center into a potential revenue producer."

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