SPOTLIGHT: A new karaoke machine

A new karaoke machine
IBM, together with Japanese company Xing, a subsidiary of Brother Industries, has developed that Kyoku-NAVI S and Kyoku-NAVI II karaoke controllers. The devices will be available in Japan in November. This is the point: Instead of having to look up a code number in a printed catalog and then type it into a machine, customers can now use the devices' touch screens to search or browse a database listing tens of thousands of songs by singer, song title, or category. Users can also view promotional content and sports information. The controllers, which have a built-in WLAN, access a song catalog via an IBM DB2 Everyplace. Report

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