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Overview: The Sonos
CR100 Controller works exclusively with the Sonos Multi-zone Digital Music
System, and allows you to control all of your music and all of your zones
wirelessly from the palm of your hand.
Display: The controller
features a 3.5" (diagonally measured) full color LCD screen, with a resolution
of 240 x 320 pixels, for viewing zone configurations, playlists, and menus, as
well as full color album artwork.
Sonosnet: The controller
communicates with the nearest ZonePlayer (616ZP90
616ZP120, sold separately) through Sonosnet, a secure,
peer-to-peer wireless mesh network, allowing you to extend the range of the
controller to any room in your house, even outside. Because it communicates with
the nearest ZonePlayer, rather than through one distant control point, the
system avoids sources of wireless interference. The range of the Sonosnet is 50
to 100 feet, a range similar to that of an 802.11g wireless access point.
Rechargeable Battery: The CR100
is powered by a built-in, high-capacity Lithium Ion battery. Assuming typical
usage, a fully charged battery will last over a week.
Note: The battery
is not removable from the controller.
Indicators: During operation,
the CR100 controller has several status indicators. The LCD screen indicates the
battery charge level and wireless signal strength. An LED on the upper right
edge of the controller glows red to indicate low battery, amber while the
controller is charging, green when it finishes charging, and goes unlit to
indicate the controller is in use and the battery is charged.
- Volume: A two-way
"rocker" switch for adjusting the selected zone's volume up or down.
- Mute: To temporarily
silence the music in a zone, or if held for 3 seconds, silences all Zone
- Skip Forward/Fast Forward
- Previous/Fast Reverse
- Zones: For selecting a
zone to play music in, or view the music selections playing in each
room. You can also create or modify zone groups to share the same music
- Music: For browsing or
selecting music; You can select new music to play, manage music queues,
access playlists, and change the default settings for a Zone Player or
- Back: For returning to
the previous screen in the selected menu (zone or music)
- Scroll Wheel: An "iPod-inspired"
circular touch wheel used to navigate through a displayed list on the
Controller screen. You can slide your thumb or finger clockwise to
scroll down or counter-clockwise to scroll up through the list.
- Soft Buttons: Three
unmarked buttons below the LCD screen; the functionality of each button
changes to reflect the available actions for the currently-displayed
controller screen. The action for each button appears on the screen
directly above each button.
Light Sensor: The
controller's built-in light sensor (located on the controller's face above
the LCD screen) automatically turns on the button backlights based upon the
brightness of the environment.
Sleep Modes: To save battery
power, the controller enters a progressive sleep mode:
- Light Sleep: The
controller will go into a "light" sleep to preserve the battery life when it
is unused for a specified period of time. The screen will turn off until
motion is detected (by the internal motion sensor) or a button is pressed.
You can specify different amounts of time after which the controller will
enter the light sleep mode when connected to a power source and when
operating in a "wireless" mode.
- Deep Sleep: The controller
will enter a deep sleep when unused for a longer period of time
(programmable in the menu). The controller goes through a restart cycle for
several seconds when coming out of the deep sleep mode.