If anyone's interested, I've written a program named "SqzRuss" that integrates Logitech's Squeezebox music player platform with Russound's RNet audio system controllers and keypads.
Basically, the program does two things. First, it echoes, in near-real time, whatever is on a Squeezebox player display to the Russound keypad's display. Second, it allows the Russound keypad's buttons to control the Squeezebox player, much like a Squeezebox remote control. It can therefore be used to not only display the currently playing song title, artist, etc. on Russound keypad displays, but also to fully navigate the Squeezebox's menus to select and play music library items, internet radio items, favorites, etc., etc. Dedicated buttons are provided to go directly to your Squeezebox Playlists menu and Favorites menu. The program supports multiple Squeezebox players connected as Russound sources and (I think) multiple Russound controllers.
SqzRuss is not a polished, commercial program - but, it's free! SqzRuss was written in the Lua programming language and requires that Lua for Windows be installed. Additionally, a virtual serial port emulation program (VSPE) needs to be installed. See the ReadMe documentation file for complete details.
SqzRuss can be downloaded from http://drop.io/sqzruss
. Login with the password "sqzrussguest". Download the sqzruss_v02.zip file and extract the two files to any directory. Please read the ReadMe pdf file very carefully.
I may soon be posting a sqzruss_v03 beta that provides a Windows interface for viewing and controlling any Russound zone directly. Insanity must have gripped me because I'm also well along in re-architecting the Russound interface code into a general purpose Russound TCP server.
Let me know of any questions or problems. I may or may not be able to help given the limitations of the equipment available to me.