ROME is a modular, multitasking, embedded operating system which has been developed and used for multiple research projects within the Computer & Communications Research Laboratory (CCRL) of NEC USA, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. ROME was designed to manage high speed data streams within a multimedia environment. The system splits functionality over multiple processes which are communicating via a low overhead messaging mechanism. ROME supports TCP/IP networking, DOS FS, and provides a GUI toolkit. ROME systems can be built and customized using the ROME Target Builder, a graphical cross platform configuration tool.
audioBox is a Linux MP3 and Ogg player frontend which is based on LCDproc, mpg123 (or mpg321), and ogg123. It is intended to run on a standalone headless Linux machine as an "audio appliance", playing music files from the local hard disk or CD-ROM. audioBox uses an LCD display to show file list and song information. It provides menus for music file search and playlist browsing. No video card or display is required.