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MoD BoX

User Manual

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SECTION 1 -  Using the Jukebox
Introduction ........................................... 1

Operating the Jukebox ......................... 2

Attract Loop .................................... 2
Getting Started ................................ 2
Paying to Use the System .............. 2

Using the System .................................. 2

AMI Entertainment
Network Connection ....................... 2
Making a Selection ......................... 3
Search Music .................................. 5

SECTION 2 - Operator Screens
Introduction ........................................... 7

Operator Screens Flowchart ............... 8

1.0 Service Mode - Main Screen ....... 10

1.1  Location/System Setup ........... 10
1.2  Pricing/Queue Options ............ 11
1.3  Play Options ............................ 11
1.4  Hardware Setup - Standard ..... 12
1.5  Reports .................................... 12
1.6  Diagnostics .............................. 13
1.7  Quick Schedules ..................... 13
1.8  Money Collection ..................... 14

2.0  Location/System Setup ................. 14

2.1  Basic Setup ............................. 14
2.2  Locale/Languages ................... 15
2.3  Skin Configuration ................... 16
     2.3.1 Refresh Timers ................. 16
2.4  Message Center -
       Schedule View ......................... 17
2.5  Message Center -
       Message View ......................... 18
2.6  Attract Mode ............................ 19
2.7  Security Configuration ............. 19
2.8  Enable/Extend Feature ........... 20
2.9  Advanced Administration ......... 20
     2.9.1 Music Loader - Basic ........ 21

Table of Contents

     2.9.2 Music Loader -

                      Advanced .......................... 21

     2.9.3 Software Loader -
               Basic ................................ 22
     2.9.4 Software Loader -
               Advanced ......................... 22
     2.9.5 Automatic Update
              Configuration .................... 23
     2.9.6 Server Configuration -
              Broadband ........................ 23
     2.9.7 Server Configuration -
               Dial-Up ............................ 24

3.0 Pricing/Queue Options ................ 25

3.1  Credit/Feature Pricing -
        Premium Pricing Schedule ..... 25
3.2  Credit/Feature Pricing -
        Premium Pricing Schedule ..... 25
3.3  Credit Management ................. 26
3.4  Free Play ................................. 26
3.5  Free Play - Schedule ............... 27
3.6  Queue Management ................ 28

4.0 Play Options .................................. 28

4.1  Song Settings -
       View By Option ........................ 28
4.2  Song Settings -
       View By Song .......................... 29
4.3  Song Settings - Schedule ....... 30
4.4  Playback Options .................... 31
4.5  Category Management ............ 32
4.6  Category Management -
       Schedule ................................. 33
4.7  Autoplay ................................... 33
4.8  Autoplay - Schedule ................ 34
4.9  Background Music ................... 35
4.10  Background Music -
         Schedule ............................... 35
4.11  Explicit Lyrics ......................... 36
4.12  Explicit Lyrics - Schedule ...... 37
4.13  Playlist Management ............. 37
4.14  Export Playlists ...................... 38

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5.0 Hardware Setup ............................ 39

5.1  Touch Screen Setup ................ 39
5.2  Screen Refresh ....................... 39
5.3  Money Meter ............................ 53
5.4  IR Remote Setup -
       Standard .................................. 40
5.5  Router Configuration ............... 41

6.0  Reports ........................................... 42

6.1  Cash & Usage Report ............. 42
6.2  Popularity Report - Songs ....... 42
6.3  Collection Report ..................... 43
6.4  Music Loader Report ............... 43

7.0  Diagnostics .................................... 44

7.1  System Information ................. 44
7.2  Hardware Information .............. 44
7.3  Event Logs .............................. 45
7.4  Error Log .................................. 45
7.5  Network Information ................ 46
7.6  Credit Device Test ................... 46
7.7  Audio/Video Tests .................... 47
7.8  Input/Output Tests ................... 47
7.9  Health Status ........................... 46

Software License Agreements

English ............................................ 47
French ............................................. 49
German ........................................... 50

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Section 1 :  Using the Jukebox

INTRODUCTION

The following is a reference guide for the Operator to navigate the user
interface (UI) on the Jukebox.  There are a couple reasons why it is
important that the Operator feels comfortable with all of the UI features.
First, the Operator needs to know how to answer questions on how to
use the jukebox for employees and customers at the location.  Second,
the Operator needs to know what a normal UI looks like in order to
troubleshoot the UI and understand when specific features are avail-
able or not.

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The second way to confirm a jukebox is
connected is to look at the album images
displayed on the 

SEARCH 

screen.  If the

jukebox is not connected, the only albums
that will be displayed will be local albums.  In
this case album images will be displayed.
When the jukebox is connected to the AMI
Entertainment Network, download images
will be displayed in place of album images for
each selection that is not stored locally on the
jukebox hard drive.

Using the System

AMI Entertainment Network
Connection

There will be periods of time where the juke-
box cannot connect to the AMI Entertainment
Network.  This may be due to outages of the
location broadband connection, maintenance
outages of the AMI Entertainment servers or
some other reason.  Even though the jukebox
is not connected to the AMI Entertainment
network, local music can still be selected and
played.

Connection to the AMI Entertainment Net-
work can be confirmed by two visual indica-
tors on the User Interface.  First, while looking
at the ALBUM tab, one of the 10 album
images will be replaced by the download
image.  The album title will display “Music on
Demand”.  This image is a clear indication
that the jukebox is communicating with the
AMI Entertainment Network.  When a cus-
tomer touches this image, the 

SEARCH

screen will appear.

Operating the Jukebox

Use this reference guide to navigate the

jukebox.

Attract Loop

This moving image file may consist of adver-
tisements, promotions and graphic images
and appears when no one has touched the
touch screen for a few minutes.  Simply touch
the screen to begin using the system.  The
attract loop will automatically disappear.

Getting Started

Touch any part of the screen to begin viewing
album covers.

Paying to Use the System

The Price of Credit appears on the screen.
Insert bills into the bill acceptor or coins into
the coin slot to receive credits.  Total credits
are based on money inserted.  Credits will
appear in the upper right-hand corner of the
screen.  Credits will not accumulate until the
amount of money inserted reaches one of
the pricing levels displayed in the Price of
Credit list.

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Post Classic Template

The first screen that is displayed after leaving
the attract mode will be the Album Select
screen.  This is indicated by the lighted AL-
BUM button on the middle tab just under the
screen banner at the top of the screen.  The
banner will indicate that All Music is being
displayed.

Note the 

Touch to Download

 button dis-

played in the top center position, and also the
phrase “Touch Search to Download” above
the 

SEARCH 

radio button. These items will

appear on every album screen whenever the
computer is connected to the server. Should
these items not appear on the album screen
it indicates that a connection problem exists
or the AMI network is unavailable.

The song selection process is the same for
local music and download music.  The juke-
box will indicate a local selection by display-
ing the graphic image of an album cover.  To
select and play a local song, at least one
credit must present.  Music that is not stored
locally on the hard drive will have a download
image displayed in place of the album cover.
To select and play a download song will
require at least two credits be present on the
jukebox.  A download confirmation screen
will display the number of credits required to
play the song and ask you to confirm your
selection.  Press YES to confirm and play the
song, press NO to cancel your selection and
continue browsing the music library.

Browse through album covers on the local
jukebox by pressing the red arrow keys on
either side of the album panel.  The screen
will show 10 album covers per page.  When
you reach the last page, the arrow on the right
will disappear.  When you reach the first
page, the arrow on the left will disappear.

To view the songs on an album, touch the
album and a song list will appear replacing
the album panel.  Scroll down or up with the
double arrows to view all songs on the album.
Make a song selection by touching the title.  A
confirmation screen will ask if you are sure
you want to play the song.  Touch YES to
select the song or NO to cancel the selection.
After touching YES, the song will be selected
as long as there is at least 1 credit.

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Making a Selection

The jukebox software supports multiple tem-
plates and skins.  A template is the actual
layout of the images and control buttons on
the User Interface (UI).  A skin is a variation
in color and control shape for a specific
template.

From time to time, a software update will
contain a new template and/or skin.  The new
template may provide new features, changed
or enhanced features, and may add or re-
move some control buttons.

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To make it even easier, Kwik Pick provides a
button called “Play All Credit.”  Touch that
button and Kwik Pick will automatically pick
songs one at a time, starting at the top of the
displayed list, until all credit is used up.  In
many locations, a customer will give a waiter
or waitress a few dollars and ask them to play
some music on the jukebox.  Now all they
need to do is deposit the bills and touch one
or two buttons.  Kwik Pick will choose the
most popular music using the credits on the
machine.  And since the program redistrib-
utes the list’s songs each time it’s played,
Kwik Pick can be used over and over again
without bar patrons hearing the same music.

Lava Lamp Template

This template is a simplified UI.  The process
of selecting a song is the same as the Post
Classic template.  However, there are only
two buttons on the top of the screen, Kwik
Pick and Search.  

Search

 works the same as

the Post Classic template and is explained
later in this section.

Kwik Pick is a new feature that replaces the
Popular button in previous software versions.

The Kwik Pick feature makes choosing good
music quick and easy.  The jukebox’s soft-
ware calculates daily, based on selections
made over the past two weeks or longer, the
most popular 50 songs played on the sys-
tem.  This song list is then loaded into the
Kwik Pick list.  Each time a patron chooses
Kwik Pick, a random list of songs is dis-
played.  The list contains both local and
Music On Demand songs.  The patron can
view the list using up and down arrow but-
tons.  To play a specific song in the list, the
patron simply touches the song title.  Credit
is deducted and the song is queued up.

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Search Music

Press the 

SEARCH 

button that appears to

the right of the panel tabs or the  “Touch to
Download” icon in the album screen.  Album
covers will appear to the left of the artist’s
names and their available albums along with
a keyboard.  Browse through the list by
touching the double up and down arrows.
Your search can be narrowed by touching

the music category at the top of the screen.
A list of categories will drop down so you can
choose one specific category to search.  Only
music in your selected category will be dis-
played.  The default category, 

“All Music”

will show all available music.

From here you can search by song, artist, or
album by touching the corresponding box at
the front of the text bar and type in one or
more letters using the keyboard.  As soon as
one letter has been typed into the keyboard,
the search will jump through the albums or
artists to narrow the search.  Browse through
the list by touching the double up and down
arrows.

When searching by album or artist, the list
displays albums.  Touch the album name in
the list to display a list of songs on that album.
Browse the song list by touching the up and
down double arrows.  Touch a song to select
it.  A confirmation screen will ask 

“Play This

Song?”

Touch 

YES 

to play it or 

NO 

to continue

searching.  When searching by song, simply
touch the song to bring up the song confirma-
tion screen.

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Section 2 :  Operator Screens

INTRODUCTION

The service mode consists of over 40 operator screens.   Pressing
the SERVICE switch on the Communication Controller displays the
Service Mode Main Menu Screen.  Touch the screen to navigate be-
tween screens, choose programming options, and enter data.  All
settings are set at the factory.  Once you make a change and touch
the “Back” button, your change has been saved.

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