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You may have noticed this new acronym popping up on some of our products. RoHS stands for Restrictions on Hazardous Substances, and it's a directive that could have a huge impact on the production and disposal of consumer electronics. First adopted in Europe in 2006 (and later adopted in California in 2007), RoHS restricts the use of six dangerous substances in lots of common electronics. According to the official RoHS compliance Web site (www.rohs.eu), the RoHS symbol indicates that "new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain any of the six banned substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), in quantities exceeding maximum concentration values."
While some military and medical equipment is exempt from RoHS compliance, the electronics governed by the standard are among the most common you'll find in your home, from radios to MP3 players to cell phones and (increasingly) computers. In practical terms, the standard protects factory workers at the production level, sharply reducing their exposure to hazardous substances. The standard also has a profound impact on the disposal and recycling of electronics, in that disposed substances will no longer have at least six of the most hazardous chemicals formerly found in electronics, and recycled electronics will not expose workers to toxics as they harvest components.
Most people get a wifi radio so they can listen to their favorite stations with perfect clarity. With the CC WiFi Radio the stations are always clear, no matter how far away they are and you can also be able to pick up stations on the CC WiFi that are difficult to get on a computer. Sometimes you have to register with a station to get their audio stream but the CC Wifi can get your station direct without you having to give out personal information to get it. Whatever your interests are, you can find 10 or maybe 100 times more news and music with the CC WiFi than any other type of radio. For example you have about 500 stations each of Jazz or Classical to choose from. With the radio you can access these stations from any place in the world where high speed internet is available. The CC WiFi has good audio for its size and it can be connected to your stereo system directly for superb audio. You can also use our FM Transmitter-2 to send the WiFi signal to a nearby radio or stereo.
C. Crane's greatest joy is to hear from someone who has just tuned in a favorite station they grew up with. There are about 12,000 international stations streaming from almost every country in the world. No matter where you are from, no matter what your musical or news preferences are, it is OK to anticipate a smile and continued joy when tuning in "back home". Are you learning a language? There is no better way to fine tune your accent than to listen to a station streaming in the language you are learning.
Features: 16,000+ available stations, 99 memory presets, remote control, an alarm clock, WiFi Signal Strength Indicator, an Ethernet port for a hard-wire network connection and AC Adapter. Requires a broadband Internet connection. No subscription fee. Detailed instructions are included, but you can always give us a call if you have any questions about how to get the most out of your CC WiFi Radio. Reciva technology.
Weight: 1 lb. Size: 6.5" W x 3.9" H x 3.9" D.
Note: C. Crane has no control over content or provider for internet radios. Hard-wire direct connect option requires Ethernet Cable sold separately.
|Find Out What You'll Hear on the WiFi Internet Radio:|
*Reciva verifies the station and adds it to their database. The station will then become available the next time you turn on your WiFi Radio.
|Input Power:||Radio: AC Adapter 100-240V 50/60Hz 7.5VDC 1500mA center tip positive
Remote control: CR2025 Battery
|Audio Output:||1.5 Watts RMS|
|Speaker:||Full range dynamic speaker (2.5") 8 ohms 5W|
|Station Aggregator:||Reciva based|
|Connection:||Wired: RJ-45 Ethernet
WiFi: 802.11b and 802.11g
|Security:||WEP, WPA, & WPA2|
Microsoft Windows Media™ Audio
AAC MPEG 4
|Earphone Jack:||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo|
|Line Out Jack:||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo|
|Sleep Timer:||15-195 minutes (15 min steps)|
|Alarm:||Yes, 5 Independent|
|Clock:||12/24 Hour Modes|
|Dimensions:||6.5" W x 3.9" H x 3.9" D|
|Weight:||1lb 2.6 ozs|
|Warranty:||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Included Accessories:||AC Adapter
|Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.|
No, but you can get the same stream to play on the WiFi Internet Radio, though you must have the most recent firmware upgrade for this to work. After upgrading your firmware you will be able to create a "My Stuff" folder on your radio that contains a list of audio streams selected by you. In order to add streams to your "My Stuff" folder, you must set up an account through the Reciva Web site.
Before trying to add your own stream to your Reciva account, we recommend searching for the radio station in Reciva's listing of over 17,000 available stations.
Once your account is created and you are logged in, click on the MY ACCOUNT tab at the top of the Reciva web site and log in.
Next click MY RADIOS and enter the electronic serial number and register key from your radios menu.
The stream should play if it is in a compatible format.
As long as your WiFi Internet Radio is on the same wireless network as your computer, there are two ways to use your WiFi Internet Radio to play audio files stored on your computer: File Sharing and Universal Plug & Play (UPnP).
To Share a Folder Using Simple File Sharing:
Note: You may need to configure your PC's firewall settings for media file sharing to work.
The next way to use the WiFi Internet Radio to access audio files on your computer is through Universal Plug & Play or UPnP.
To play music from the RealMusic web site on your CC WiFi Radio, you will need premium account with Real Networks. If you don't already have a premium account, you can get one by visiting www.reciva.com, logging into your account, and clicking on the premium tab. From the premium page, mouse over the RealMusic logo and then click on the "here" link that will take you to a RealMusic registration page.
After you have registered with RealMusic and have a username and password, return to your Reciva account at www.reciva.com. Next, choose the premium tab on the top of the home page. Under RealMusic click on Click here and enter in your Real Networks User Name and Password. After following these steps, you will be able to play audio from Real Networks over your WiFi Internet Radio. Note: If you have just set up your RealMusic account, you may have to turn your radio off and on in order to receive the RealMusic radio stations.
The CC WiFi Radio works with the Reciva radio database and can play radio streams encoded with the Real Audio format.
The radio has gotten a bit confused in switching between the two connections. There are two possible solutions for this (pick only one of them):
1. After the radio is powered on and booted up, connect the Ethernet cable. Select CONFIGURE, then NETWORK CONFIG, then WIRED/WIRELESS, then finally select AUTO or WIRED ONLY.
2. Perform a factory reset on the radio. After the radio is powered on and booted up, it will show Scan for networks. At this point plug in the Ethernet cable and it will connect to your wired router automatically.
There are two typos in the middle of page 14 of the CC WiFi Radio manual. They incorrectly refer to stored presets instead of recalling presets. This information should read:
B. Using the Remote Control to Recall Presets 1-9.
Briefly press and release the preset button assigned to the station
C. Using the Remote Control to Recall Presets 10-99.
Briefly press the RECALL button, then the --/- button, and then
enter your desired preset number 10-99.
Constant buffering or a loss of the audio stream usually means that your wireless network is not working properly. Strong interference from a neighbor's WiFi signal, a microwave oven, electronics, or a cordless phone can sometimes distort the connection between your wireless router and the WiFi Internet Radio causing a deficit of consistent signal. In this case the radio will need to buffer in order to catch up to the playable stream. Another less likely cause for buffering takes place when the Internet radio station is unreliable or has gaps in the audio stream. Make sure your WiFi antenna or router is up off the ground and not obstructed by physical objects.
Another tip is to try a reliable station, like BBC Radio 1 for a few hours to see if it has the same problems with buffering. If the radio works well on BBC Radio 1 then the problem is not with the WiFi Internet Radio or reception between it and the router but lies with the station. Reciva copies one of the stations streaming URL addresses and uses it for their database. When too many people are using the same URL then it gets overloaded and causes buffering on the radio. Reciva may be able to add an alternative stream to be used. Contact Reciva with station problems by email using firstname.lastname@example.org.
It could be one of two reasons:
1) It's most likely that the website for that particular Internet radio station has changed the URL for that audio stream. When Web sites change their URL, it sometimes takes a while for Reciva to update their database to reflect the new URL. Once Reciva has updated the URL in their database you should have no trouble connecting to that Internet Radio station again. Computers are not affected by the URL change because they get the media players on your computer get the stream directly from the website and are updated automatically. If you are aware of an Internet radio station that has changed its URL you can help resolve the issue by emailing Reciva (email@example.com) and requesting the URL to be updated.
2) Another factor that may be affecting your audio stream is a recent switch by some radio stations (mostly in the United States) to using Shockwave Flash-embedded players. These players do not use a standard streaming protocol and block external audio players. Many of these embedded players use an algorithm to change the URL of their stream dynamically from once a month to once an hour. The goal of these players is to force you to go to the station's website to view advertisements that help supplement the station's income. At this time there is no permanent work-around for these type of audio streams, however Reciva is aware of this situation and are working on a solution. In the meantime they are trying to obtain dedicated streams from the individual radio stations that use Shockwave Flash-embedded players.
We have found that, sometimes, the CC WiFi Radio does not "see" the network on the initial scan. When this happens, you may have to press BACK to try scanning again. The second scan usually finds your WiFi network. Another option is to unplug the power cord momentarily from the back of the radio, then plug it in again, and try to scan for your wireless network again after the radio restarts.
If rescanning or restarting your CC WiFi Radio does not help find your wireless network you may have to check your router's wireless settings and verify that broadcast of ESSID is enabled. You may also want to try changing the wireless broadcast channel on your router to channel 1. For instructions on how to change these settings in your router please consult the documentation that came with your hardware.
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