There's been much talk
of the uses of a usb master port on the empeg, and just about as many ideas for ways to solve the problem.
The other day Mike Comb asked for
a bluetooth bridge to allow him to use his KVM connected peripherals on his laptop, and I pointed him towards the keyspan usb server
which wasn't what he was asking for, but solved his problem. Then it occured to me that this is the exact hardware we need to add USB support to our empegs. Ever wanted to dump CF or SD cards to your empeg? Ever wanted your empeg to have bluetooth so it could pop up the name of whover was calling your cell phone on the screen? Ever wanted to load your flash based mp3 player with tunes directly from your empeg?
The only piece missing is linux support for the usb server. Keyspan seems to be interested
in adding linux support. Perhaps I'll email and ask how it's coming along. If they were convinced to open source a theoretical linux driver, how hard would it be to port to the empeg?