High-Efficiency Inverter

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1812E09] The smart automation solution from LS Industrial Systems is garnering much attention as consumer-centered energy management grows in importance due to an energy conversion policy.
Since 2001, LS Industrial Systems has supplied about 60,000 high- efficiency inverters (1482MW), reducing power consumption by 550MW and improving energy efficiency about 40% compared to the time when high-efficiency inverters were not used.
About 1,000 regeneration units of the company have been supplied to elevators, cranes, and etc, saving 34GWh since 2013.
A high-efficiency inverter controls the rotational speed of a motor by changing the voltage and frequency of the power supply. It is possible to optimize the speed of machinery to suit environments at production sites, thus preventing the waste of energy. LS Industrial Systems leads the manufacturing innovation field that the government is focusing on through ‘smart factory’ solutions that integrates automation technology.
For four years since 2011, LS Industrial Systems invested more than 20 billion won in building a smart factory in Cheongju by combining ICT and automation technology. The smart factory is capable of mass-producing various products, as well as producing small numbers of many kinds of products by combining ICT and automation technology.
LS Industrial Systems said that productivity and energy efficiency improved more than 60% and drastically decreased the defect ratio to 27PPM, the level of global smart factories, thanks to the drastically reduced standby time after the construction of the smart factory.
The company also improved its management efficiency by cutting the number of workers in half per production line, thereby making it possible to relocate personnel to new business sites.
“We are contributing to the nation’s energy efficiency projects with our world-class automation solutions and technology,” said an official of LS Industrial Systems.
“We will continue to make endeavors to become a leading company in the field of energy efficiency by steadily securing key technology and expanding investment.”

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Legacy & Cloud Integrated Management Solution

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1811E03] Infranics Co., Ltd., a company specializing in smart ICT platforms, recently unveiled SysMater suite 8.0, an IMC platform based legacy & cloud integrated management solution.
This newly launched SysMater suite 8.0 is its ambitious work that has been developed and completed over a twoyear period and its most important feature is that it supports the integrated management of existing legacy systems and cloud systems. Secondly, it supports open source DB, which is differ from the Oracle DB support-oriented existing version, and thirdly, it was developed to allow the customers to use it much more conveniently by applying HTML5.
The existing version of SysMater suite supports Oracle DB for data collection, storage, and utilization but this version is developed to support open source (Postgres) DBs as well. It is not only due to the trend of conversion, which exceeded original expectations, to the cloud computing environment favored by most customers and also considering the low license cost.
In this regard, a spokesperson for Infranics declared that “Amazon plans to replace Oracle DB completely with open source environment by coming 2020, and KT, domestic IaaS company, cannot support Oracle. Accordingly, two versions of SysMater suite 8.0 have been launched to support all of these environments, so that existing customers can apply SysMater suite along with infrastructure changes without special issues, while customers who review new introductions can introduce selective versions optimized to their own infrastructure environment.”

He also mentioned that SysMater suite 8.0 was developed by applying HTML5 and CSS3 based web standardization in reference to User Interface (UI), which is one of the most popular customers’ demands these days. In other words, it provides a user control screen optimized to multi browsers such as IE (Internet Explorer), Chrome, and Firefox. In addition, operation and management convenience is maximized, as a multi-tab interface was adopted so that users can move and search the most common and related control screens freely, such as performance and failure screens; and also new functions are provided including On Demand Dashboard so that users can organize their own management index in dashboard style as they prefer.
For existing and new customers, Infranics plans promotion as one of strategies for the launch of SysMater suite 8.0, customer services, and business enhancement. In addition, for customers who are operating domestic and foreign legacy and cloud infrastructure in hybrid style, Infranics plans to launch new product combined with on-premises-type cloud services supplied by itself and to expand the market.
Meanwhile, the SysMater suite is a solution developed independently by Infranics and a support solution for easy and simple monitoring and managing of complicated and various management information in complex and diversifying data processing infrastructure system environment based on IMC (Infra Management Cycle) platform.
In other words, the IMC platform consists of four modules: collecting data from various infrastructure systems; monitoring the collected data to provide intuitive views; analyzing/identifying performance and defects through various analyses; and enforcing/controlling the analyzed information to the operation.
Therefore, the IMC platform is considered its independent circulation structure as well as being an infrastructure management platform for the next generation, because it supports hybrid infrastructure integrated management including existing legacies and clouds.

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A Hidden Champion of Bluetooth Microphone Speaker

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1810E06] CIMA, a hidden champion doing A/V (audio/video) business, is a global manufacturer that sells videowall monitor, LED interactive white board, LED TV and Bluetooth MIC speaker to customers in 38 countries as well as in the domestic market. CIMA has been selected for multiple support projects such as the Promising Export SME selected by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, Idea Product of Hi Seoul Award co-conducted by Seoul Special City and SBA, HIT500 nominated by Small and Medium Business Corporation, etc.
As for the CIMA Bluetooth microphone speaker developed by CIMA, the CM-AMP01 (union jack) and CM-BR01 (all black) have been launched, and this product is attracting public attention to the extent that have been more than 280,000 video views directly by famous YouTube BJs.
CIMA Bluetooth MIC Speaker basically consists of the main product, one wired microphone, a wireless remote control, a charging jack, and an AUX jack. As there are two microphone terminals, when a mic is purchased additionally, duet is possible and the microphone can be connected to an electronic guitar for use. This product can be used by connecting to a mobile phone through Bluetooth. By using the hands-free and free karaoke application (EX.YOKEE, etc.), you can complete your own karaoke. With the built-in battery of 2000mAh, you can also use the speaker outdoors. If urgent, this product can even be used as an auxiliary battery. When inserting USB or SD card, music can be automatically played. You can control track movement, volume adjustment, mode change, etc. with the wireless remote control.
Featuring functionality and economic feasibility, the product is sold out quickly and even sold by subscription not only online but also offline, like at exhibitions. Due to different designs preferred by each country, CIMA plans to research the designs favored throughout the world and then conduct customized promotions. Deep wood, golden wood design and white MIC will be released following the Union Jack and All Black design.
In addition, unlike the competitors, CIMA directly produces over 90% of the product and manages processing, assembly and A/S directly at its headquarters in Korea. Production responsiveness, quality of the product and follow-up management can be selected as CIMA’s strengths.
CEO Kim Byung-uk remarked, “We will make every effort to satisfy our customers under the principle of ‘Creating Customer Value’ and resolve to solidify our brand as a specialty A/V manufacturer.

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The world’s First Braille Smart Watch

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1808E12] Dot Incorporation’s worlds-first Braille smart watch Dot Watch is a stylish, wearable device that displays text in Braille (and its many versions) on the watch-face. It is completely practical and easy-to-use for the wearer. One prominent difference between the existing smart watches and ‘Dot’ is within the usage scope: accessing information in Braille rather than using text or graphics. To achieve this, a state-of-the-art, refreshable Braille Display is used. It utilizes cutting-edge, electrodynamic cells to seamlessly relay information. In such an active era, our device aims to outfit the ones deemed ‘limited’ or ‘immobile.’
The Dot Watch is incredibly easy to operate and beautifully crafted. The company’s innovation allows it to reduce the size and price of its products on a massive scale. Instead of traditional heavy, bulky Braille machines, our technology focuses on the seamlessness of use, and lightness of weight for portability. Although the device may have only four pins, you can still read all of the notifications. By using the touch sensors, you can read up to the last letter, then remove your finger from the display, and the pins will refresh to bring up the next letters. It is truly seamless − like reading a marquee sign, but in Braille. The wearer can read their personal messages across the surface of the 43 mm radius circle, in private. So, users are able to read text messages, social media notifications, and other customizable information in Braille.
The company has created a Dot mobile application where certain applications can be paired with the device. In fact, the possibilities are endless. However, it is still essentially a watch, so naturally it has the ability to display the hours, while being the first Braille watch ever to display increments of time down to the second.


Reliability & Functionality Features

  • Stylish leather band and weighing only 33g
  • Four active dynamic Braille cells that can tell you time down to the second
  • 24 dots relay multiple versions of practical texts seamlessly via smartphone
  • Easily connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth
  • Can be used with either Apple iOS or Android operating systems
  • Gyroscope and touch sensor used in the watch face for operator convenience
  • Lithium polymer 400mAh batteries capable of lasting 10 days on a full charge
  • Cost $359 (free shipping)
  • Ability to read time down to the second
  • Ability to read messages in private

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UV Digital Light Processing 3D Printer

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1806E27] Gooo3D, a UV digital light processing (DLP) 3D printer manufacturer, has recently announced that it concluded an export contract of 3D printers worth US$0.3 million with NOVAC, a professional distributor of electronic products in Japan. Seven months have passed since Gooo3D had an export meeting with NOVAC at CEATAC, a consumer electronics show held in Chiba, Japan in October 2017. NOVAC will now sell its G Printer series throughout Japan, starting with the new product, G Printer Jewelry.
President & CEO Gwang-hyeon Kim said, “This export contract has proved the performance of the G Printer. We will increase our share in the global 3D printer market including Japan by developing excellent products continuously.
Gooo3D’s G Printer Jewelry is a DLP 3D printer applying UV light source for manufacturing jewelry. This printer is the second product of Gooo3D which developed the UV DLP 3D printer for the first time in Korea.
With its high resolution of 62.5 microns, neat design and strong interface, this product is the best UV DLP 3D printer that enables top experts to manufacture premium jewelry in a perfect environment.


Touch LCD screen and 3D preview

This product has adopted the touch screen, maximizing user convenience. The touch screen of G Printer Jewelry creates a synergy effect with the simple interface so that users can handle the product conveniently. Users can check the data before output in 3D through the 3D preview function built into the device. Users can see what data are currently outputted through the 3D preview. Users can check the model currently outputted, modeling and model information, and the output information on the spot without turning on a PC.


Wireless data transmission function

You can transmit data wirelessly without connecting the PC to the printer. Work time is reduced as the 3D data from your PC are directly sent to the device. Besides, data transmission is supported via a USB storage device for use in an environment where there is no Internet connection.
Weighing 11kg, this printer adopts 7” touch LCD. As printing technology, this printer uses UV DLP(Digital Light Processing). For slicing software, G STUDIO is utilized.

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A Global Top Manufacturer in the Field of Expanded Beam Connectors


Maekyung Buyers Guide conducted a personal interview with FOSTECH’s CEO Lee Soo-young who outlined the active expansion of the company in global markets.


Please introduce your company and tell us about your driving forces of growth

FOSTECH has maintained its business history as an excellent company in the field of optical communications for 18 years since its establishment in 2001. It has received wide recognition for the company’s excellent technology and in the field of management, including venture entrepreneur, INNO BIZ, MAIN BIZ, promising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), export promising SMEs, excellent venture entrepreneur, etc. It continues to keep growing as it was selected as the world’s top product manufacturer in the field of expanded beam connectors, which is the company’s main product, especially in 2017. Currently, it gets sales figures of approximately 9 billion won with about 60 employees. It expects to grow with a goal of 20 billion won worth of sales by 2020.
The driving force of growth is constant development of technology and securing of excellent talent.
Securing excellent talent is essential to develop technology constantly. FOSTECH has been performing projects supported by the Korean government every year for research and development and investing approximately 10% of development expenses every year to develop new technology.


Please tell us about your company’s main products

For existing products, it was difficult to secure price competitiveness and the products’ competitiveness weakened due to the low level of difficulty of technology. Therefore, we developed new levels of products. Our company’s main product is a new-concept expanded beam connector. FOSTECH succeeded in commercializing it after about five years of research and development. It secured a stable client until 2025 as it became a key component for the defense program. It also achieved annual export figures of approximately US$2 million from 2016 by diversifying the product based on local demand. Core strategies for securing global competitiveness are to secure price competitiveness compared to other existing advanced products, to secure excellent performance, and also to enhance service. It is expected that overseas clients will continue to grow constantly in the future based on the stable base of domestic demand. For this, marketing activities are being strengthened.


Please tell us about your major export markets and emerging markets

At present, we are directly exporting to about 40 companies in 30 countries worldwide. The market we are focusing on recently is Southeast Asia.


If you have any special management philosophy as CEO, please tell us about it

My goal is to create stable jobs as our company continues to develop the business and to constantly invest and grow in this way. I also want to contribute to society through this.


Please tell us about future vision particularly for overseas buyers and customers

Our mid- and long-term goal is to have over 100 employees by securing 30 billion sales and achieving the 10 million dollar export in 2025 by constantly growing in the fields of communications, broadcasting, national defense and overseas business. For this, we will consistently trying to develop products suitable for the era of the 4th industrial revolution.
FOSTECH grew with the power of customers.
We think of customers as family and we will always remain closely involved in the fields that customers need.
We sincerely appreciate your helping us grow into our current status, and look forward to receiving your continued support.
Thank you!


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A Global Hidden Champion of Al-based Skincare Solution Areas


Maekyung Buyers Guide conducted a personal interview with lululab’s CEO Choe Yongjoon who outlined the active expansion of the company in global markets.


Please tell us about your company and your main engines for growth

lululab was formerly known as C-Lab, an in-house venture company for Samsung Electronics. Based on a concept developed by Choe Yongjoon, CEO of lululab, a team of highly qualified R&D personnel from Samsung Electronics has launched Lumini. lululab’s biggest driving force is that all its staff work in unison with a clear vision to interconnect the beauty market with skin data.


Give us some details about your main products

Lumini is a skin care solution that analyzes the entire face in a single shot to select and recommend a product most suitable for the user’s skin type based on artificial intelligence (AI). The most outstanding feature of Lumini is the application of a self-developed AI technology for all three steps-taking a photo, skin analysis, and product recommendation.
The real-time facial recognition technology produces optimized images for analysis and the deep-learning algorithm steadily enhances analysis accuracy. In order to recommend data, it analyzes the user’s review data as well as basic product data through natural language-processing to find a product suitable for each user’s skin

The purpose of product planning
Lumini was created based on the ideas of how the beauty market will grow in size over time, whereas there is no IT solution or data-based service for it. Besides our vision to collect data on skin types and interconnect the beauty market with Lumini, we have a long-term ambition to expand the skin data into the healthcare sector, and thus to contribute to improvement of the quality of human life.

Competitive edge over other global counterparts
Lumini is distinguished by the fact that this small device can analyze and digitize the entire skin in a single shot by using AI technology, making it a new solution that overcomes the limitations of the existing large machines or small touch-input devices.

Current marketing progress and future outlook
We have participated in the world’s top IT exhibitions including ITU, CES, and Cosmoprof as part of our efforts to advance into the global market. Afterwards, we signed MOUs with major partners worldwide and consultations are under way regarding the initial market launch.


What are your major export markets and emerging markets?

Concerning the utilization of Lumini technology, the most active discussion is centered on the export markets leading the global beauty industry including the USA and France. We are committed to working with the advanced companies that are open to new technologies and leading new trends. In addition, we are mounting a big push into China and Vietnam where K-Beauty has a high awareness and preference and rapid growth is being experienced.


Do you have a particular management philosophy as a CEO?

“Do what can to contribute to improvement of the quality of human life.” That is my management philosophy. Studying bioengineering in the United States, I researched into early detection of various diseases through DNA. As average human life expectancy is increasing, I personally felt dedicated to improving people’s quality of life while minimizing the extended but bedridden period.
Thus, we have focused primarily on the beauty care aspect of Lumini, but in the long run, we are looking to expand it into healthcare. My sincere aspiration is to provide a service to detect diseases early based on the vast skin data accumulated by using Lumini.
In terms of managing the company, as a budding start-up company, we are paying close attention to allowing each staff member to demonstrate their abilities to the fullest. It is my utmost goal as a CEO to share the joy of realizing our common objectives all together.


Do you have any future plan and one last message for your foreign buyers and customers?

We have a vision to interconnect all the units in the skin care market by collecting data on skin types through Lumini solutions. The biggest advantage of Lumini is the adoption of AI technology-the most talked-about issue in many fields lately-for the first time in the beauty industry, allowing consumers to use it easily and conveniently. Starting from this spring, we are providing this AI skincare service that can be applied within ten seconds to our customers worldwide. By offering solutions to suit the skin data, we look forward to fundamental changes in the beauty market.

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A Leading Company in the Heating System


For House, Building, School, Industrial facilities,etc.

[INQ. NO. 1711E09] Since its founding in 2003, Enerpia has been providing solutions for floor heating systems and snow-removal systems, and all other areas that require heat in a one-stop solution from R&D to production & construction, striving to enable people to live warm and healthy lives.
Moreover, Enerpia opened a local corporation in China and a branch office in Russia, doing their best in pioneering overseas markets. As of 2017, enerpia is exporting floor heating systems and various kinds of solutions to around 20 countries worldwide including China and Russia. Enerpia promises to continue to make efforts in order to make “customer support, customer satisfaction” its priority to satisfy all people who use the company’s products.


Heating X-L Pipe

An innovative heating technology which improves heating efficiency using special heat medium and expansion pressure by heating the heating wire in a closed X-L pipe without a boiler or circulating motor which is the medium for floorheating.


Floor heating cable

A system which buries floor heating cable in the floor of the building, using radiation from electric energy to conduct main heating and supplementary heating on the floor in order to make the indoor environment clean and provide convenient heating effect.


Heating film

This is a cutting-edge heating method based on gravure printing of carbon heating element on PET film, electrodes are made of copper foil, and laminated with a film. Film heating is wellꠓbeing heating that emits far-infrared rays and anions, producing warm air using far-infrared radiation.


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Growin into a Leading Provider of Application Security Solutions in Korea


[INQ. NO. 1704E22] The following script is a personal interview with Monitorapp’s CEO Lee Kwanghoo, outlining the growth process of the company and the factors behind the steady growth of the company.

Please tell us about your company and what drives the growth of your business

Monitorapp is an application security solution provider. The name of our company came from the words ‘monitor’ and ‘app’ − meaning that we will closely monitor and protect your applications. When I heard that Israel, a relatively smaller country, was leading the world’s security solution market, I wanted to found a company that plays an important role in the security solution market in Korea. We strive to become a leading provider of integrated security solutions for key corporate applications that require strong security in place.

Tell us about your key solutions

We have seven solution lines including Application Insight Web Application Firewall (AIWAF), Application Insight Database Firewall (DB AIDFW), Application Insight VoIP Firewall (AIVFW), and Application Insight Secure Web Gateway (AISWG) designed to block harmful websites. We are about to launch Application Insight Advanced Threat Protection (AIATP) designed to protect applications from Attack Persistent Threat (APT).
Our products are proxy-based solutions that allow speedy and secure traffic shift. With our patented transparent proxy technology, solutions can be deployed without assigning separate IPs. In short, it is quick with monitoring traffic to block malicious codes, thereby not interfering with the speed of the existing service.

Tell us about your major export markets and emerging markets

We mainly export to Southeast Asian countries, particularly to Thailand. Recently, we have signed a contract with a Vietnamese government agency. We are planning to continue expanding our markets using these experiences of working with governments as a reference.
Moreover, we opened an office in Japan in 2016 to be more aggressive in sales in the Japanese market since the Japanese security market is significantly larger than the Korean market. In February this year, Monitorapp signed an ODM contract with Artiza Networks, a Japanese network and communication equipment developer. One of our products Application Insight SSL Visibility Appliance (AISVA) is a big hit in Japan because HTTPS communication is more popular there than in Korea.

Please share your business philosophy with us

Israel, a relatively small country, which is leading the world’s information security market, inspired me to establish Monitorapp, a small company with such powerful technology. With continuous investments in R&D, Monitorapp has developed leading technology in the information security market. We are planning to continue developing new technology needed by the market and to lead through close cooperation between the business department and research center. We hope that one day people worldwide will say “Monitorapp” when they think of information security.

What is your future vision? Do you have any comments for buyers and customers overseas?

Last year we launched Application Insight ON CLOUD (AIONCLOUD), a cloud-based web fi rewall service. With this solution, we are aiming to increase our international business. Apart from the Southeast Asian market, we are planning to expand our business to Japan, the Middle East, and the USA.
We are currently focusing on overseas business advancement, especially in Japan, because the Korean security market today is very saturated.
Apart from Southeast Asian countries where we are gradually expanding, we are also interested in discovering new markets in India and the Middle East.

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Becoming a Global Leader in semiconductor, Flat Panel Display, Solar Cell, and Lighting Industries

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiry[INQ. NO. 1704E21]
JUSUNG Engineering is a leading processequipment technology provider for the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar cell, and lighting industries. Since its founding in 1995, JUSUNG’s innovations enable customers and partners to produce advanced technology products while maintaining cost competitiveness and shortening time to market.
The company’s emphasis on generating unique and innovative products has led to over 1,850 global patents and multiple prestigious awards such as Korea’s Ten Best Technologies and World Class 300 Company certificate of designation. Its world-class R&D center, manufacturing, and administrative offices are located outside Seoul in Gyeonggi, South Korea, with sales and service centers around the world in China, Taiwan, Japan, the USA, Germany, and France.



Developed by JUSUNG Engineering, SDP-CVD (Space Divided Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition) is considered to be one of the most advanced and promising technologies as the system can handle all of the deposition processes by PE-CVD, LP-CVD and ALD. In combination with newconcept plasma technology, the SDP-CVD provides improved productivity up to twice than PE-CVD and LP-CVD. It is an innovative system designed to manage high-quality film coating even when the temperature is below 400°C by maximizing the merits of the ALD system and tackling PE-CVD system’s drawback of wafer damage from plasma.

OLED Encapsulation (ALD & CVD)

As per thin-film encapsulation equipment, JUSUNG has completed R&D on a hybrid-type encapsulation system suitable for large-scale encapsulation based on PE-CVD that had already been recognized for its mass-production feasibility up to 8G in LCD manufacturing process.
JUSUNG has also completed development of PE-ALD for large-scale thin-film encapsulation in a new structure for the first time in the world. It supplies both large and small equipment to customers on a continuous basis. JUSUNG has proprietary technology for dealing with film deposition equipment in specific processes for semiconductor manufacturing including selective semispheric silicon deposition and atomic layer deposition, which were ranked first in global market share by an international market research organization. As semiconductor devices increasingly become more integrated and smaller, demand for ALD equipment is expected to grow, and poly etchers play a critical role in diversifying the product group as general purpose equipment that can be used not only in DRAM, but also in NAND Flash and Logic, a non-memory area.
JUSUNG has developed and supplies thin-fi lm type solar cell manufacturing equipment as well as crystalline solar cell manufacturing equipment.
Having already built strong TFT LCD technology and infrastructure related to large-scale glass PECVD equipment up to 5G through 8G, JUSUNG has been able to secure a competitive advantage easily thanks to its strong foundation that facilitated access to the solar cell business, which uses similar hardware.
In 2002, JUSUNG succeeded in developing PECVD for 5G LCD which integrates cutt ing-edge technologies and gained a market share of over 55% in 8G equipment in 2009.
JUSUNG is known globally for its excellent technology in LCD PECVD equipment by supplying it to mass production lines of LCD manufacturers at home and abroad. Furthermore, JUSUNG has developed encapsulation equipment in OLED (organic light emitt ing diodes display), highlighted as a next-generation display, and supply equipment to mass-production lines of global OLED display panel makers. With the recent completion of development in OLED TFT equipment, JUSUNG is doing its utmost to become a global top-tier equipment provider in the next-generation display industry.
In the lighting industry, JUSUNG has developed not only GaN MOCVD for LED, but also OLED lighting turnkey technology. OLED lighting is a high-efficiency/eco-friendly light source that is closest to natural light without any artifi cial treatment. Above all, since the spectrum distribution of OLED lighting is not harmful to human eyes, it is gaining much att ention as the next generation of lighting.

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