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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. You are also able to pick up stations on the CC WiFi that are difficult to get on a computer.
We’ve all had that period in our life, usually when we were younger, that gave us the most exciting and memorable times. Music was probably a big part of that and the CC Wifi lets you travel back in time and relive memories and feelings you thought you might never have again. You can receive your favorites anytime, anywhere with perfect clarity and maybe even a few tears. You can also listen to your favorite talk show or discover something new from an immense library of audio from all over the world in all languages.
With over 16,000 stations to choose from, 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 will find about 500 stations each of Jazz or Classical music to choose from. The radio 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.
All Internet radios require a broadband Internet connection.
Note: The CC Wifi uses Reciva technology. C. Crane has no control over content or the provider for internet radios.
|Input Power:||Radio: AC Adapter 100-240V 50/60Hz 7.5VDC 1200mA (1.2A) 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.|
Depress the BACK key several times until you get to the top menu which should give you one of the following three choices: CONFIGURE, STATIONS, or MEDIA PLAYER. Choose CONFIGURE by turning the knob and pressing SELECT. Turn the knob again until FACTORY RESET is displayed and then press SELECT again. The Display will now say FACTORY RESET COMPLETE. You must wait for the radio to restart before the reset is indeed complete.
Yes, while a radio station is playing, depress the SELECT button once.
Press any button.
No. However, the sound can be heard through the headphones.
Yes. It will start off very quiet at first and then become louder with each sounding cycle.
Try looking on the underside of your wireless router or wireless modem. Sometimes they are printed on a label affixed to the bottom. Also check your documents for a piece of paper that was printed out after the router was initially set up.
If the site requires authentication, such as "click the yes button", it will not play on the radio.
The CC WiFi Radio will work with N type routers as long as the broadcast mode on your router is set to Mixed Mode (b/g/n) or to 802.11g Only setting. Most newer routers are already set to Mixed Mode by default. If your router is set to broadcast in 802.11n Only or Dual Band, the radio will not see a signal coming from your router.
Between 20 and 40 feet depending on the strength of the wireless router and the amount of walls between the radio and the router. This distance can be increased with the proper antenna (for your router). See our WiFi antennas page for more information.
There are actually two MAC addresses on the CC WiFi Radio, a wired Mac address for a hardwire connection, and wireless Mac address for a WiFi connection. You can locate your radios Mac addresses by going to
The remote control is IR.
There was a typo in the first version of the manual we released. The correct specifications are: 7.5V 1500 mAh center tip positive.
Yes, the C. Crane item code is #CWFB. They are type CR2025 batteries.
No. C Crane is taking this under consideration for the next generation of the CC WiFi Internet Radio.
Many hotels and airports are now adding on a user license agreement you must accept in order to access their WiFi networks. The radio has no way of displaying these webpages or accepting such agreements so it will not work in these situations.
No, the radio uses non-volatile memory.
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.
Use the Add-A-Station tool available at the manufacturer's Web site.
"My Stations" provides you a menu listing of your favorite stations chosen from the list available at Reciva.com. "My Streams" is a folder you can use to store the URLs of audio streams you find online that are not already included in the list of stations available through Reciva.com. While you can add stations and streams to your Reciva.com account online, in order to access these folders through your CC WiFi Radio you have to have the most recent firmware upgrade. After you have upgraded your firmware, your CC WiFi Radio will have two folders called "My Stations" and "My Streams".
Yes, send an e-mail to email@example.com. For the subject of the email insert the station name. In the body of the email insert just the URL. After sending the email the stream tester performs the test and replies to you with the result.
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.
Yes, but you may need to sign up for the premium account. Live 365 offers a limited amount of free stations available to the CC WiFi Internet Radio.
No, due to licensing rules major league baseball games are typically not permitted to be broadcast on a radio stations internet stream. If a person has paid for a subscription to MLB Gameday Audio with MLB.com and owns a WiFi radio capable of playing flash embedded streams it should be possible to listen to major league baseball.
Performing a Factory Reset on your radio should clear up this issue.
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.
If the CC WiFi radio cannot to connect to a station right away then it will default to buzzer mode ensuring that the alarm still sounds at the set time. Some online radio stations buffer more at certain hours, when their demand is at its highest. During those times, locking on the signal can take a bit longer.
Unplug the radio from power momentarily to restart the radio. Once it is restarted, try getting the key again. It usually will work normally after the power cycle.
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.
Poor sound can on the CC WiFi could be due to several factors more of them involving the quality of the feed coming to your radio. If other radio stations sound fine, check the bit rate of the station that sounds poor. A low bit rate will give you lower sound quality. Bit rates are determined by the radio stations themselves, and cannot be adjusted through the radio. In order to improve the sound quality you may have to connect the CC WiFi to an external speaker with more tuning options.
The remote sensor is located just under the radio's dial and to the right. The sensor will receive a signal from the remote as long as the remote is within a 30 degree angled beam from the sensor. The remote will also need to be pointed at the radio sensor since it is IR and not RF. The operational range on the remote is about 20 feet. There is approximately a 1 second delay between a button press and a command taking effect.
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