::: liftscanŽ.
the intelligent CD_scanner_ with radio.
::: Products
The principle
30 to 45 second sections of each track on a CD are compressed as MP3 files in a database where they are identified under a barcode. Within a wireless network the server is connected to any number of listening stations. Ideally, the listening stations are set up directly on the sales displays. Customers can then listen to the tracks of any CD by scanning the barcode.
The Listening Station
LIFT integrated a small hard disk memory into the liftscan. After each access to the server, this memory recalls the music track, plays and saves it. Depending on the length of the tracks, up to 1000 CDs can be stored in the listening station. When the customer scans a CD, which has been retained in the listening station, it plays the music track immediately. This track no longer needs to be accessed from the central database. This saves time and significantly eases the load on the wireless network. If the server fails it is still possible to listen to music, because the listening station accesses its own memory.
To make barcode scanning easier for the customer, liftscan projects a laser beam visibly onto the CD case. In addition, pictures give instructions on how to listen to music tracks. Operation of the liftscan is as easy as using a conventional LIFT listening station. Exclusive features such as sensor keys, headsets with the Stop & Go System, and an easily readable display for track number and time, are also used in the liftscan.
The wireless network
Data is transferred via a radio signal from the server to the listening stations. This means that cable clutter and costly installations are a thing of the past.
The music data
LIFT employs proprietary software to store music data. The retail staff or the wholesaler should perform the collection and continuous maintenance of data. Training is always available. Comprehensive music files are available from any authorized content providers.

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