> I continue to get requests to purchase RBX1600 but have not figured
A third option could be to sell them at cost (why should you lose
out?) as part of an open source project for pro-quality media
servers. That way the software stack could continue to be developed,
even if the RBX1600 hardware isn't in production.
The software could then run on other embedded hardware, or even a
recycled PC, although I appreciate that the CD jukebox control
hardware is probably specialised. Is there an equivalent interface on
a PCI card or perhipheral? I don't know of a low-cost way to provide
multiple optical inputs either, but I suspect as the cost of storage
continues to fall, RAID arrays will take the place of CD jukeboxes.
There are other projects working on media servers and broadcast
automation which you could augment, for example:
> The current RBX1600 software stack is dependent on a Linux port
You might like to consider embedded Debian as an alternative: