"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."