It's been a great honor to run this American icon for the past 17 years
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 11, 2009
AMI Entertainment Network Inc. announced today that it has acquired the commercial jukebox assets of Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation.
Since its founding in 1927, Rock-Ola has produced some of the most innovative and well-known coin-operated entertainment products. The company began manufacturing jukeboxes in 1935, and today Rock-Ola offers a line of commercial digital jukeboxes addressing the full-range of operator needs.
"This acquisition is a natural evolution of the AMI-Rock-Ola relationship," stated Mike Maas, president of AMI Entertainment Network. "Rock-Ola commercial jukeboxes have been produced exclusively for connection to the AMI network since last fall."
Rock-Ola's commercial jukebox models, Slimline, Wall-Rock, and Rock-Star, will now be produced alongside Rowe jukeboxes.
Under the agreement, Glenn Streeter retains ownership of Antique Apparatus Company (AACO) and Qsonix Inc., which will use the Rock-Ola name for their consumer products. AACO will continue to manufacture and sell both digital and CD Nostalgia boxes, including the "Q" and "Mystic", while also maintaining production of their wallettes, designed for 50s-style diner locations.
"It's been a great honor to run this American icon for the past 17 years," reflected Streeter. "And nothing is more American than a Rock-Ola jukebox playing rock n roll music delivered by AMI Entertainment. I am confident that AMI will stay true to the history of quality and innovation, adding to Rock-Ola's stature in the industry."
AACO will maintain service for the commercial products during the transition. In early July, all service and support will shift to the industry-renowned AMI technical support team in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA).
AMI Entertainment Network will honor all valid warranties on Rock-Ola products including all Ecast-powered Rock-Ola jukeboxes.
About AMI Entertainment Network:
AMI Entertainment Network Inc. is a global provider of on-premise digital entertainment, from touchscreen games and jukeboxes to streaming news, music, and video programming. With its signature Megatouch and Rowe brands plus strategic partnerships with TAP.tv, Rock-Ola, Almotech, and Games Warehouse, AMI Entertainment Network provides content-rich entertainment solutions to bars, restaurants, and commercial venues in over 30 countries worldwide. Expanding its digital portfolio to touchscreen PCs and mobile devices, the company is at the forefront of touchscreen entertainment for any venue or platform. For more information about AMI Entertainment Network, associated brands, or network advertising capabilities, please visit http://www.amientertainment.com.