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Ultimate iPod Dock: Nostalgic Wurlitzer Bubbler Jukebox

Wurlitzer Introduces Ultimate iPod Accessory

Nostalgic Bubbler Jukebox with an iPod Dock Provides Ultimate Jukebox for
the iPod

GURNEE, Ill., Jan. 5, 2006 — Wurlitzer Jukebox and Vending, Inc.
( unveils the Wurlitzer One More Time (OMT) Special
Edition for iPod CD Jukebox
with a prominently featured integrated iPod Docking Station. Manufactured
in Germany, the OMT Special Edition for iPod – featuring modern
electronics, Bose Acoustimass Speakers and an iPod Docking Station – is the
descendent of Wurlitzer’s “Model 1015” jukebox – made popular in the
post-war 1940s. The “icon of jukeboxes,” the “1015” featured soothing
rotating color tubes, mesmerizing bubble tubes and a visible play mechanism
that quickly became the focal point in coffee shops and diners across the

Incorporating an iPod Dock prominently on the front of the OMT Special
Edition for iPod and providing easy access to all iPod controls, the OMT
Special Edition for iPod is the ultimate accessory for the iPod. Playing
the iPod through the OMT Special Edition for iPod is as simple as
connecting the iPod to the dock. In addition to the iPod option, the OMT
Special Edition for iPod is a fully capable CD jukebox with a CD changer
that can hold 100 CDs stored vertically in a carousel. Featuring a CD
priority system, programmed to override iPod play, the laser disc player
mechanism is a high-quality Philips unit and the stereo amplifier features
automatic level control and electronic overload protection. A
touch-of-the-button, motor-driven page systems holds 60 CD title cards and
a microprocessor controls all functions including credit and bonus steps as
well as CD plays and automatic memory of most frequently selected songs.
The OMT Special Edition for iPod can also be programmed to play entire CDs
and there are connections for an additional amplifier, microphone, and
external speakers. Although intended primarily for home use, the OMT
Special Edition for iPod is equipped with a coin vend mechanism. A
dollar-bill mechanism can be ordered as an option. An infrared remote
control that controls jukebox functions is also available as an option. The
cabinet is available in the traditional “1015” brown wood cabinet or in a
high-gloss black or a brilliant white finish.

According to General Manager Doug Skor of Wurlitzer Jukebox and Vending,
Inc., “Our development of the OMT Special Edition for iPod with an
integrated iPod Dock is designed to provide consumers with a platform to
integrate what’s become today’s jukebox – the iPod – into posterity’s
quintessential jukebox. We recognize that a $9,500 list price targets a
narrow consumer segment, but our research indicates that there is a market
for the ultimate iPod accessory and we’re excited to bring this wonderful
jukebox to market.”

GM Skor adds, “Although the One More Time is a commercial machine, it’s
sold primarily to homes and makes for more of a fine piece of furniture
that happens to play music. With the laws that regulate public performance,
the iPod feature is not acceptable in a commercial application; however,
for homeowners it’s the ultimate iPod accessory.”

The OMT Special Edition for iPod is available now from Wurlitzer Jukebox
and Vending, Inc. and home delivery and set-up can be arranged through the
national dealer network.



Height – 59.8 inches
Width – 32.1 inches
Depth – 25.2 inches
Weight – 346 lbs.

Power Supply

100 – 240 volts, 50/60 Hz

About Wurlitzer Jukebox and Vending Electronics

The musical tradition of the Wurlitzer family can be traced back to the
17th century. The forefathers of Rudolph Wurlitzer, who emigrated to
America in 1853 at the age of 24, had already made a name for themselves in
Saxony as manufacturers of and dealers in musical instruments. Rudolph
Wurlitzer founded THE WURLITZER COMPANY in 1856. At first he imported
musical instruments and opened sales outlets in all big American cities. He
started production of pianos in America in 1880. Farny Wurlitzer, youngest
son of the firm’s founder, bought a patented music box mechanism in the
early Thirties, and took on its inventor, Homer Capehart, and a brilliant
designer named Paul Fuller. This was the beginning of the ‘golden era’ for
Wurlitzer as it began producing jukeboxes which played the old 78 shellac
records. During this time, the jukebox became the “small man’s concert
hall.” Wurlitzer quickly took over 60 percent of the booming jukebox
market. The name of Wurlitzer became a synonym for jukeboxes with its
“Music for Millions” trademark in this period. In 1946, WURLITZER
introduced the “Model 1015.” With its rounded top and bubble tubes, the
“1015” established itself as the most attractive jukebox of all time.
Between 1946 and 1947, 56,000 of these machines were built and sold in only
18 months. The “golden era” of the jukebox continued into the first
post-war years. In 1986, Deutsche Wurlitzer GmbH 1986 brought the “One More
Time” nostalgia jukebox with modern technology onto the market, including
modern electronics and Compact Disc technology. Extremely popular in
upscale commercial venues and residential game rooms, the “1015” look
remains the icon of jukeboxes. Today, Wurlitzer is also recognized
worldwide as a premier manufacturer of vending machines.

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