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From: Gary Tait
Subject: Re: Urgent Inquiry: ISO Manufacturer of promotional music player
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Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:45:58 -0500
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On Mon, 13 Jan 2003 15:19:10 +0100, "Chris" wrote:
>Please apologize for crossposting this message and maybe for being offtopic!
>I need advice with a promotional music player which I'll have to produce for
>a customer. The tricky thing seems to be the storage capacity of the sound
>chip (and as far as I know there's no analog possibilty at an reasonable
>cost). Please read below for product description and functionality. If you
>need further informations I can also send you design studies as pdf-files.
> And here is what I need:
>1. contact information of companies capable of manufacturing the player (or
>at least parts of it)
>2. any other suggestions of achieving the desired design and functionality
>Any help is highly appreciated! Thank you for your time reading!
>You can contact me at: office(at)k-m(dot)cc
>Regards, C. Mayr
>It's sort of an 'instant music player' with a face on the front. The shape
>should be either a BOX (size approx. 100*160*30mm) or a SMILEY (diameter
>size approx. 150mm). The body should be of plastics. Power supply should
>come from batteries.
>By pressing one of the buttons ('teeth') the player should play a melody for
>exactly 3 minutes. After then it should stop automatically.
>There will be four to eight melody keys, depending on design. One of the
>'eyes' of the player should be the volume control, the other 'eye' the
>on/off power switch. The speaker will be placed on the back side of the
By melody, do you mean a digitzed audio track (like a WAV file,
digitzed representation of an audio waveform), or a score (like a Midi
files, instructions on how to play a sucession of notes?)
If the latter, I know of promotional boards that fit into a cardboard
display stands, with a few buttons to sample music/voice. I eyed the
board, and it has a micro and a bunch of memory.
>At this stage we only need a rough cost calculation for 5.000, 10.000 and
>20.000 pieces and a timeframe for production and delivery. The decision of
>our client will be based on this information.
>The offers should be based on the Incoterms 2000: DDP (Delivered Duty Paid)
>The manufacturer should guarantee the compliance with the technical
>regulations required for the use of the player/radio in the European Union
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