Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 4, April 2010, Posted On: 3/23/2010
Apple Industries To Distribute Mobile Star Karaoke Venders
by Staff Reporter
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BRONX, NY -- Mobile Star Corp. (Even Yehuda, Israel), which is developing karaoke vending machines, announced a preliminary distribution agreement with Apple Industries, the Bronx, NY-based photobooth company. Mobile Star and Apple ran a pilot test of the machine in New York City during the last holiday season.
Mobile Star chief executive Danny Elbaz reported that the test run was closely monitored by Apple and yielded data showing better-than-expected earnings potential. The test results, Elbaz said, suggest that a Mobile Star karaoke machine could generate more than $30,000 in gross annual revenues.
Mobile Star's freestanding entertainment vender enables patrons to digitally record their voices singing along with hundreds of songs. Its karaoke technology uses proprietary software and professional-grade hardware to publish high-quality CDs of customers' performances.
Apple president Allen Weisberg reported that his company will begin marketing the machine in the second half of this year. Apple expects to distribute more than 1,000 units during the machine's first 12 months of availability.