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EverFocus launches new mobile mini vandal-proof IR dome camera

EverFocus launches new mobile mini vandal-proof IR dome camera

Editor / Provider: Everfocus | Updated: 12/6/2013 | Article type: Security 50

EverFocus Electronics Corporation releases 600TVL Mobile Mini Vandal-Proof IR Dome Camera – EMD332. EverFocus EMD332 600TVL Mobile Mini Vandal-Proof IR Dome Camera is designed for mobile video surveillance in taxi, police cars, cash-in-transits, and vehicles that pursuit concealed surveillance in a limited space.

Built-in with 3.4mm pinhole lens, EMD332 is a tiny mobile dome delivering 600TVL high resolution image quality with 1/3” SONY Super HAD DDC II Sensor. The 48 x 43mm /1.9" x 1.7" mini size enables EverFocus EMD332 to be the efficient mini mobile camera. EverFocus wanted to create smaller cameras for mobile users since the space in the economy cars is limited compared to buses. The size of EMD332 meets the needs of customers who drive economy cars, sedans, van, and small luxury cars. Equipped with a vandal-proof and IP67 weather proof housing, the camera meets a wide variety of needs for mobile and outdoor surveillance applications, and with the unique 3-axis mechanical designed for adjusting camera angles, which makes it suitable for installation in a variety of different environments.

The starlight super-high sensitivity of 0.00001 Lux/F-1.2 which is achieved by digital slow shutter (sens-up 32x) is another things consumers cannot miss while choosing a mini mobile dome camera. 10 units of IR LEDs enable the night visibility up to 10m / 33ft (Indoor) and 5m / 16ft (Outdoor), better than most of the mini sized mobile cameras. IR LEDs provide further viewing range in complete darkness, which is more practical for drivers to record image clearer at the night time. EMD332 also supports 3D-noise reduction, auto electronic shutter (AES), auto gain control (AGC), auto white balance (AWB).

Dahua introduces new Eco-Savvy 2MP IP mini speed dome series

Dahua introduces new Eco-Savvy 2MP IP mini speed dome series

Editor / Provider: Dahua Technology | Updated: 11/27/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Dahua introduced the new Eco-Savvy 2Mp full-HD 12x network mini speed dome series, maintaining the Eco-Savvy three “low's” functionalities and also providing impressive surveillance effects.

As mentioned, this mini speed dome series consists of the three “Low”s — low streaming, low consumption and ultra-low-lux as it is based on Ambarella platform. From the test report, it is noticeable that the bit rate is less than 4Mb/s during encoding@1080p, and less than 2Mb/s@720p; its frame rate can reach 60fps@720p, making it easier focus on every movement and detail of the object in high-speed motions. In addition, compared with the previous generation camera, the cameras are able to save over 50kW/h energy annually.

The mini speed dome series employs in-house block cameras, which has all-in-one design, namely video, audio, alarm, network and SD card interfaces embedded. In addition, this mini speed dome series has realistic color reproduction capability, and as for the night vision effect, “revolutionary” should be the word as the image is quite clear and sharp with less noise, no matter in color or the B/W mode.

The mini speed dome series supports 12x optical zoom, the angle ranges from 4.64 degrees to 51.3 degrees, managing to cover wider domains. Also worth mentioning is the “smart eye”, which picks up instant focus with zero latency, enabling quick response and better intelligent functionality. The dome series also support a maximum of 300 °/s pan speed and PoE+. All Dahua network products conform to ONVIF protocol.

Dahua SD40/42/42C212S-HN mini speed domes series is suitable for stations, airports, malls, hotels, boutiques and etc. The series provides various installations, such as wall-, pendant-, ceiling- as well as in-ceiling-mounting depending individual needs.

Samsung Techwin launches new 960H WDR 700 TV lines camera series

Samsung Techwin launches new 960H WDR 700 TV lines camera series

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 11/26/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Samsung Techwin new 960H camera series is packed with a list of innovative features to enable high resolution 700 TV lines colour images to be captured in low light conditions. One of the most interesting features from an installer's perspective is likely to be Simple Focus as it can help reduce installation costs by minimising the time it takes to commission the cameras.

The 2 domes and box camera in the new 960H series are equipped with Samsung Techwin's advanced Wide Dynamic Range feature which compensates for backlight 128 times more effectively than standard WDR. This together with Samsung Super Dynamic Range (SSDR), which automatically adjusts dark areas of an image and Samsung Super Noise Reduction (SSNRIII), ensures high quality images can be obtained in a wide range of challenging environments including when the light may be as low as 0.1 lux. The new models also utilise Progressive Scan to optimise the high quality video capture of moving objects, making it possible, for example, to read car number plates without a motion blur effect.

A single push of a button located at the back of the camera is all that is needed to automatically focus the camera via the Simple Focus feature which can also be remotely accessed via a coaxial control enabled DVR. An additional operational benefit is that Simple Focus automatically optimizes the back-focus required for clear, sharp images when the camera's true Day & Night function changes from colour to monochrome mode.

Although extremely competitively priced, the models in the 960H series include Intelligent Video Analytics which can assist people counting or the detection of activity by various means, such as tripwire and enter/exit direction, object appear/disappear and ‘tampering', which creates an alert if paint is sprayed on a camera lens or there is unauthorised movement of a camera away from its usual field of view.

The 3 new models are all compatible with Samsung Techwin's series of 960H DVRs which were introduced in March 2013 set a new standard in digital video recording enabling users to achieve an immediate improvement in the resolution of the live or recorded images that can be displayed on a high definition monitor.

The three models in the 960H series are: 
SCB-3003 box camera
SCD-3083 dome camera with 3.6x motorised varifocal lens
SCV-3083 IP66 vandal-resistant dome camera with 3.6x motorised varifocal lens

Hikvision launches 960H smart PTZ dome cams

Hikvision launches 960H smart PTZ dome cams

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 11/20/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision recently introduced two smart analog PTZ domes (the DS-2AF7268 and DS-2AF7264, respectively) which both incorporate a 960H image sensor to capture superior images at a horizontal resolution of 700TVL. This 960H image sensor presents a leap in current analog surveillance performance and provides a 36% resolution improvement when compared to 4CIF. Utilizing these PTZ domes with Hikvision 960H embedded DVRs allows users to experience highly-detailed images and also provides insurance against security risks such as theft and burglary.

These two PTZ domes provide enhanced IR illuminators and offer up-to 150m clear visibility in low or zero lighting conditions. Digital WDR and 3D DNR are also supported to improve image sharpness, and provide a more accurate color reproduction in variable lighting environments.

Smart Tracking
Engineered with a smart tracking function, both domes are able to detect a moving object and track it within the camera's area of coverage without fault. Moreover, this smart tracking technology ensures the target always stays centered in the middle of the picture during tracking. This greatly increases the effectiveness of a video surveillance system, and is especially apt in locations where the presence of people or vehicles requires special attention (such as parking lots, streets, residential communities, schools, etc.).

Speed Dome with Wiper
Hikvision's dome housing can be ordered with a wiper to automatically clean the lens when exposed to rain, snow, or dusty environments. As such, image clarity is insured, while maintenance costs are minimized based on the elimination of onsite cleaning.

Both PTZ domes provide a maximum pan speed of 160°/s and a maximum tilt speed of 120°/s. The DS-2AF7268 offers a 36x optical zoom, while the DS-2AF7264 offers a 23x to efficiently zoom onto objects of interest. Additionally, a maximum of 256 camera target preset points can be programmed for surveillance, while users can also define 8 automatic patrols and up-to 32 presets per patrol.

Rounding out this benefit portfolio, Hikvision also offers another two 5” Smart PTZ Dome Cameras: the DS-2AF5268 and DS-2AF5264. While these two models do not support IR capability or a wiper function, they do offer a much faster pan/tilt speed (the DS-2AF5268 features a 540°/s pan preset speed and the DS-2AF5264 features a 400°/s tilt preset speed). Both models are excellent options in a solution requiring PTZ functionality.

2013 Security50 video trend(9-2):IP continues to penetrate SMB sectors

2013 Security50 video trend(9-2):IP continues to penetrate SMB sectors

Editor / Provider: Jill Lai, a&s International | Updated: 11/13/2013 | Article type: Hot Topics

When it comes to large systems, most have already migrated to IP. Analog has a large existing installation base, but is waning for new projects. In the next five years, how fast IP video is able to penetrate the small to mid-size segment with under 16 cameras will greatly influence its future growth rate. Unlike a previous focus on large, complex, professional solutions, many leading IP video surveillance suppliers, such as Axis Communications, Avigilon, Bosch Security Systems, Milestone Systems and Sony Electronics launched small systems to attract SMB customers.

Riki Nishimura, GM of Visual Security Solutions Division, Professional Solutions Company, APAC, Sony Electronics said, “Sony's IP products have had a good presence and high brand awareness in the high-end and government market sector; in comparison, there is still a room to grow for Sony at the private and SMB sector. Even though the government sector, in some emerging countries, still produces major scale projects, many recent projects got postponed. In recent years, Sony has strategically strengthened its private and SMB sectors globally. Sony's latest launch of all-in-one compact HD camera is a perfect example.”

“The markets which would drive IP video with the highest growth have moved from large-installation projects to smaller ones. So, the next driving force for IP video growth will depend on whether IP suppliers are able to provide a more cost-efficient or ‘unique' solution for markets with under 16 cameras to compete with analog systems. Price for IP is definitely a factor. 720p network cameras will probably overtake the original CCTV market for this sector in the near future.” said Steve Ma, Executive VP, VIVOTEK.

“For SMB markets, VIVOTEK's new panoramic PTZ is especially designed for open-area monitoring with extreme detail. This feature is realized through the synergy of a VIVOTEK megapixel fisheye camera with a speed dome camera. It saves on the overall cost of the surveillance system, effectively reducing the number of cameras, labor cost, power consumption and maintenance expenses, which is perfect and special for the retail sector.”

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Uzbekistan factory secured by EverFocus PTZ cameras

Uzbekistan factory secured by EverFocus PTZ cameras

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by: EverFocus | Updated: 11/4/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Samarkand, the second largest city in Uzbekistan, distinguished for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West. In the year 2012, MAN trucks production established new plant in the Samarkand suburb, Uzbekistan.

MAN AUTO-Uzbekistan Company is a joint venture between the German MAN Truck and Bus AG and the Uzbek OJSC UzAvtosanoat. The German MAN Truck & Bus AG is the largest subsidiary of the MAN SE corporation and one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles. The new plant for the MAN trucks production in Samarkand includes 15 thousand square meter production area and the rated capacity of 5000 trucks per year assembly line. It is possible to place the second assembly line by increasing production capacity to 10 thousand units per year. In general, creating about 1,000 new positions at the production complex.

Since the factory provides assembling and repairing of trucks, it is essential to keep its staff and all repair works at high-quality. A total of 14 EPTZ830 PTZ Cameras and 2 EBD430 Outdoor IR Dome Cameras were positioned in and around the factory to connect with a EPARA16CH DVR, an EKB500 Control Keyboard, and an EverFocus 19”monitor for more efficient surveillance of the environment and the properties.

Because the factory is located in the suburban area, the installation of the surveillance cameras is a great choice for the factory owner to secure the surrounding areas and make sure the land is safe from outsiders.

EPTZ830 is an outdoor PTZ camera equipped with 1/4 SONY Super HAD CCD with a digital slow shutter and day/night mode. The auto function and fast focus increase the searching speed and precision. White balance makes the shades of color mode natural in different light conditions. 3DNR function produces clear picture quality even under low light condition, which is perfect for the outdoor environment of MAN factory. The auto heater and fan in the EPTZ830 make it suitable to fit all kinds of temperature. IP66 enclosures offer the highest protection against particles, and a high level of protection against water.

EBD430 Outdoor IR Dome Camera's unique 3-axis hinge mechanism allows it to be quickly and accurately pointed in the direction users need it to see. Users can adjust its zoom and focus via outside rings so that they match the camera's new pointing angle. IR illumination ensures that wherever the camera is pointing at, highly visible images can always be received regardless of the time of day or of the amount of available light. To further increase its sensitivity to light, this camera comes equipped with a removable IR cut filter so as to allow light with IR wavelengths to reach the CCD. In designing this camera EverFocus also took into account that most IR LED cameras are used to monitor outdoor locations prone to damage by weather and vandalism. For this reason they supplied it with a weatherproof, IP66 rated enclosure along with a built-in heater. This way user can safely install it in an outdoor location where it will remain safe from weather and vandalism.

EPARA16CH DVR is based on H.264 compression technology, resulting in enhanced recording capacity and improved network image transmission speed with high image quality. Comprehensive features and extended event recording settings enable the almost universal application of this DVR series. It comes with multiple control inputs include mouse control, front panel control, IR remote control and EverFocus EKB500 Control Keyboard. Mouse control is supported with the simple Graphical User Interface (GUI), offering experienced PC users the similarity of interactive command of a computer-controlled device. With the GUI, users can command specific actions on the Paragon Series DVR through graphical icons and visual indicators. Simply point, click and drag the playback bar on the screen to playback our recordings in any time slot.

Hikvision upgrades Kuwaiti supermarket security system

Hikvision upgrades Kuwaiti supermarket security system

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 10/31/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

While names like the Los Angeles-based Ralphs appear ubiquitous for the United States due to the popularity of Hollywood filming in this area; in Kuwait the market leader is Rawda & Coop Society. In fact, with 16 branches, it is also the largest coop in the country.

Rawda & Coop Society contacted Atheer United Company which an authorised distributor of Hikvision in Kuwait to improve overall security. Atheer United introduced Hikvision to the top Management of the COOP by several presentations & demos and after getting the acceptance they required:
- Monitor cashier areas in high resolution
- Provide better surveillance and control for the exterior of entrance areas
- Provide a better method to centralize security operations

Eng.Ali Taleb, Business Development Manager at Atheer United Company - the Integrator / Installer of this project - noted that "a big focus was put on bringing high-resolution megapixel technology to every register. Coop management wanted to very clearly see the detailed exchange of money between customers and employees."

Largely, this goal stemmed from a high incident rate of disagreements between customers and employees, as well as incidents of theft and balance issues with cashier trays at the end of employee shifts. Previously, the best - and only - resolution method was to simply deal with each problem after the fact. This was not only slow, but highly inefficient.

To reverse this trend to a proactive stance instead of a reactive stance, Atheer United Company chose Hikvision's DS-2CD7153-E 2 MP Network Mini Dome Camera. Placed opposite each register, "Coop management is now able to see what is happening in real-time and react accordingly. Most importantly, 2 megapixel resolution provides the means needed to achieve this goal," noted Mr. Taleb. Additionally, the DS-2CD7153-E's 1/3” progressive scan CMOS and HD 720P real-time video give additional tools to make sure these images are clearly visible. With this new technology, Coop management has already seen a markedly improved situation at the registers, as well as far fewer incidents of dispute regarding these related issues.

Another goal helped with Hikvision technology was a better, and more secure, environment for both the main entrance and the general areas in front of the stores. In this case, it was the DS-2DF1-512 5" Network PTZ Dome that secured this environment.

Based on the fact that these areas are potentially very large, the DS-2DF1-512 was placed outside the store. As such, this model's IP66 rating was a perquisite due to the challenging weather conditions Kuwait presents.

In addition, due to the previously-noted issue of large coverage areas, Atheer United Company assessed the DS-2DF1-512's 12x optical zoom and its 360° endless pan range and -5°-185° tilt range as equally vital.

Eng. Taleb added, "This model not only provided tremendous value from an overall solution standpoint, but security personnel are able to completely control the DS-2DF1-512 with Hikvision's DS-1100KI Network Keyboard further adding convenience to the overall solution and drastically reducing training time requirements for Coop personnel."

Finally, the goal of streamlining all 16 individual branches' security needs into one centrally-located control room was also facilitated by Hikvision. In this case, it was not a camera model, but instead NVRs. Specifically, three Hikvision NVR models: the DS-7608NI-ST, DS-7616NI-ST, and the DS-8632NI-ST NVR Series.

While each model differs in its specific approach (for example: the DS-7608NI-ST's smaller size and smaller camera capacity with 8 channels makes it ideal for smaller Rawda & Coop Society shops, while the DS-8632NI-ST's dramatically larger memory and 32 channels camera capacity provide for larger branches), all three models provide up-to 5 megapixel resolution recording to make sure that regardless of number of camera units, or store size, the pictures are crystal clear.

But for Rawda & Coop Society, Internet connectivity tied this whole solution together. Previously, individual shops were not connected to the main headquarters also in Kuwait. This obviously exacerbated all of the earlier problems. However, with Internet-capable Hikvision NVRs, now each of the 16 shops are wired to corporate headquarters. Specifically, all security responsibilities are now a function of one specially-designed central control room.

This sharply contrasts with the previous method of security being a responsibility of 16 smaller, and uneven, in-house procedures.

In this fashion, Coop management - with the help of both the Atheer United Company and Hikvision technology - streamlined and addressed chronic problems in a proactive, rather than inefficient, reactive manner. Most importantly, all of these issues have become greatly improved.

Arecont Vision unveils SurroundVideo 12MP 360 degree panoramic cam with WDR

Arecont Vision unveils SurroundVideo 12MP 360 degree panoramic cam with WDR

Editor / Provider: Arecont Vision | Updated: 10/2/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Arecont Vision, the industry leader in IP megapixel camera technology introduced a unique 12-megapixel (MP) 360° panoramic camera with true Wide Dynamic Range (WDR). The new SurroundVideo 12MP WDR 360° panoramic camera produces superior quality images of wide areas even in the most challenging lighting conditions without the aberrations produced by single sensor fish-eye panoramic cameras. Approximately half the size of Arecont Vision's previous SurroundVideo 360° panoramic dome camera, the new 12MP 360° panoramic camera's unobtrusive design makes it ideal for numerous applications both indoors and out.

Arecont Vision's WDR technology delivers a dynamic range of up to 100dB at full resolution without lowering the frame rates. By combining long and short exposures in the same field-of-view, WDR maximizes the amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The WDR performance of Arecont Vision cameras represents an up to 50dB improvement (300X) in dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.

Four 3MP WDR image sensors inside the SurroundVideo 12MP WDR 360° panoramic camera each provide 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution for a total resolution of 8,192 x 1,536-pixels. The SurroundVideo 12MP WDR 360° panoramic camera's dome housing is IP66 environmentally rated and IK10 vandal resistant.

Hikvision safeguards Czech alarm manufacturer Jablotron

Hikvision safeguards Czech alarm manufacturer Jablotron

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 9/30/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is the new location of Jablotron Security company, which belongs to Jablotron Group - leading suppliers of alarms with thousands of authorized installers and hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

Jablotron Security company focus is on alarm receiving centre services in the Czech Republic. Numbers of Hikvision products were chosen to protect both Jablotron's Security reputation and its new building.

Designed, supplied and commissioned by EUROALARM, authorized partner, importer, distributor and system integrator of Hikvision in the Czech Republic, this modern IP camera based system will undoubtedly serve to Jablotron needs for many years to come.

"Jablotron's Security overall goal was to design a high-quality CCTV system, but one that was easy to operate. We put a great deal of emphasis on the ability to obtain clear, quality, pictures in both day and night environments; as well the ability to view them live or by recording," explained Martin Svoboda, Operational Director at Jablotron Security.

The guts, so to speak, of this CCTV system was a quartet of Hikvision cameras: the DS-2DF1-514 5" Network High Speed Dome, DS-2CD8253F-EI IR Bullet Network Camera, DS-2CD764F-E 1.3 MP Network Dome Camera, and the DS-2DF1-402 4” Network High Speed Dome.

Internally, main entrances, as well as emergency exits were deemed areas that needed coverage. Additionally, hallways, various office space, and security management rooms were designated as requiring additional security.

Primarily tasked with this effort was Hikvision's DS-2CD764F-E 1.3 MP Network Dome Camera. "We found this unit to be particularly good in areas such as receiving, as well as other office space. We are really able to see, in great detail, what is important," noted Mr. Svoboda.

Features, such as up-to 1.3 megapixel (1280 x 960) resolution and HD720P real time video, allow the DS-2CD764F-E to successfully achieve this goal.

Located in the server room is the DS-2DF1-402 4” Network High Speed Dome. This camera was specifically chosen because of its 360° endless pan range. It was also put on a 24-hour scan feature to better visually patrol the area. This Hikvision model allows IP - both inside headquarters, as well as those outside (by remote viewing) - to keep constant vigil over this highly-important room.

While on the exterior, Hikvision's DS-2DF1-514 5" Network High Speed Dome mans the roof. Obviously, an IP66 rating is critical to this camera being able to do its job in hot European summers and brutally cold winters. Also, due to the area this camera resides - the roof - it is vital to zoom on any potential threats. A 23x zoom provides this, while a 360° endless pan range and -5°-185° tilt range gives the ability to quickly follow any item of interest. Interestingly, "We really liked this camera, and purchased an extra unit just in case of any emergency situation," added Mr. Svoboda.

Placed liberally along the external facade of these headquarters is the DS-2CD8253F-EI IR Bullet Network Camera. Again, sporting an IP66 rating, the DS-2CD8253F-EI also provides true day / night ability and an IR range of up-to 30m to give excellent coverage all lighting conditions. Mr. Svoboda remarked, "For this particular application, night vision was critical, and we are very comfortable with the DS-2CD8253F-EI's ability."

Finally, tying this CCTV system together is Hikvision's DS-8632NI-ST NVR. "The DS-8632NI-ST allows us to connect all of our internal and external Hikvision cameras into this 32-channel NVR. This conveniently and efficiently provides multiple access for different users, such as personnel at reception, security, or various managers that need require usage of our CCTV system," summed up Mr. Svoboda.

Hikvision introduces 2 vari-focal cameras into PICADIS analog family

Hikvision introduces 2 vari-focal cameras into PICADIS analog family

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 9/27/2013 | Article type: Security 50

While security camera manufacturers continue to seek simple technical functions to meet customers' needs, the user flexibility for their own cameras offers a larger jump into higher product value. Hikvision recently introduced two vari-focal models into its PICADIS analog camera family -- the DS-2CE15C2P(N)-VFIR3 720TVL IR Bullet camera and DS-2CE55C2P(N)-VFIR3 720TVL IR Dome camera, which are equipped with a 2.8mm~12mm adjustable lens allowing these models to operate at given focal distances to suit a particular field of view.

New look for Vari-Focal
Of particular note is the DS-2CE15C2P(N)-VFIR3 IR bullet camera's incorporation of product design for focusing and zooming. Compared to traditional vari-focal models (which require users to use a screwdriver for focus and zoom adjustment), the DS-2CE15C2P(N)-VFIR3 is equipped with a detachable “Focus & Zoom Tool” to simplify these cumbersome steps. Users need only remove the cover from the camera and simply plug one end in until the desired zoom and clarity is achieved. The compact size and inconspicuous appearance of the “Focus & Zoom Tool” provides an additional discreet surveillance.

Excellent Image Delivery
The most noteworthy feature of Hikvision 720TVL cameras series is the 1.3MP (1280x960) image sensor incorporated into the cameras. This offers a detailed image quality of real 720TVL resolution. Both the DS-2CE15C2P(N)-VFIR3 and DS-2CE55C2P(N)-VFIR3 camera models also share the majority of features with Hikvision's previously released 720TVL PICADIS models. These features, such as ultra high resolution, High Dynamic Range, Adaptive Local Tone Mapping, and low-light performance, are optimized for imaging performance in varying lighting conditions.

Additionally, these two models are available in both color and true day/night variants. Equipped with enhanced IR LEDs, the two cameras allow up-to 40m of vantage in complete darkness. Smart IR is supported to further address overexposure issues when the object draws closer to the camera.

960H Solution
While Hikvision's 720TVL PICADIS cameras provide a clearer video option, the benefits of 960H technology is most fully realized in conjunction with Hikvision's excellent line of DVR products. Pairing Hikvision's WD1 embedded DVRs with the 720TVL analog camera series creates a truly vivid 960H world!

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