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HONK Appoints Tim Maloney as Chief Revenue Officer

January 31, 2023

HONK Appoints Tim Maloney as Chief Revenue Officer

 

Seasoned parking leader joins HONK’s executive team to accelerate growth and expansion.

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 31 2023 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of unattended payments for parking and mobility, announced today the appointment of Tim Maloney as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to lead the company’s growth and expansion. Maloney brings more than 25 years of experience leading enterprise sales and overseeing supply growth and partnerships at parking technology companies.

A parking and mobility expert on both the management and technology service side, Maloney’s background includes leading and managing sales teams, developing strategic partnerships, and scaling a nationwide parking supply footprint. He recently served as Vice President, Mobility at FLASH, a parking and mobility technology company, where he was instrumental in launching and scaling the EV charging infrastructure and network across the US. Prior to FLASH, Maloney was Head of Sales at SpotHero, where he was hired to grow the early stage startup’s supply footprint and succeeded in quadrupling its number of locations in the span of five years.

“Tim Maloney is a dynamic leader with unique expertise in scaling parking supply and generating high-speed growth,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “In 2022, HONK more than doubled its footprint and with Tim’s leadership, we are excited  to continue building on that momentum and execute on our vision of a software driven payments future.”

In his role as CRO at HONK, Maloney will develop and define strategic processes to unlock new pathways and channels by tapping all possible revenue streams. Working with cross-functional teams, he will refine the tools, technology and leadership needed to scale HONK’s payment footprint so it can be leveraged by even more parking facilities across North America.

“HONK is the leader in simplifying parking payments across the board by replacing outdated systems with cutting edge technology,” said Maloney. ”At this unprecedented time of digital payment growth, it is exciting to be called upon to play a key role in propelling the company forward.”

 

ABOUT HONK
HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada.For information, interview and images, please contact:Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing
rachel@honkmobile.com
(416) 574-5832
www.honkmobile.com/press-release/honk-appoints-tim-maloney-cro/

HONK and Sun Country Highway Partner to Create End-to-End Paid EV Charging Solution

April 28, 2022

HONK and Sun Country Highway Partner to Create End-to-End Paid EV Charging Solution

Streamlined paid EV charging is coming to more parking locations across North America

 

 

TORONTO, ON, April 28, 2022 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, and Sun Country Highway, a full service EV solution provider, announced today a partnership that streamlines the paid EV charging experience across North America. Starting immediately, parking operators and real estate owners can install Sun Country Highway EV Charging Stations and run payment processing directly through HONK while utilizing their standard parking enforcement. This eliminates the need for ongoing networking fees and additional contracts with third parties.

“Sun Country is excited to partner with HONK and make paid EV charging more efficient and streamlined,” said Kent Rathwell, Sun Country Highway, Founder. “This partnership gives parking and asset owners greater control over their EV charging initiatives by bundling hardware, installation and point-of-sale payment processing all together into a seamless go-to-market package.”

Sun Country customers gain access to HONK’s back office portal where they can easily set up and manage EV charging rates for their charging stations; while drivers simply scan a QR code on-site and pay using a digital wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay, or PayPal) or any major credit card. Once paid, the driver can plug in and charge their car for the purchased duration.

“It’s important that we arm operators with best-in-class payment technology to better serve the growing shift towards renewable transit and mobility – this partnership allows us to do just that,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled to partner with Sun Country and make paid EV charging better, safer and more streamlined for operators and consumers alike.”

About Sun Country Highway

Sun Country Highway is leading the electric vehicle movement by raising awareness and promoting the adoption of zero emission transportation.  Established in 2011, Sun Country is North America’s full service EV solution provider focused on delivering disruptive and innovative solutions to the marketplace. Sun Country offers a wide selection of EV charging options and delivers a high level of value to customers while never compromising on safety, quality or technology.  With over 10 years experience in the EV charging sector, Sun Country is responsible for deploying thousands of EV Charging Stations throughout North America and has made it possible to travel coast to coast, emissions free.

HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership to Bring Unattended Payments to More Parking Locations Across North America

March 29, 2022

 

 

 

 

HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership to Bring Unattended Payments to More Parking Locations Across North America

 

 

 

By combining HONK’s industry leading contactless payment technology with Southland’s ticketing and transit network, best-in-class unattended payments are coming to more locations across the US and Canada

 

 

TORONTO, ON & SHREVEPORT, LA – HONK, North America’s leading provider of unattended contactless payments for parking, and Southland Printing (Southland), global provider of ticketing and transit solutions, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will bring HONK’s unattended payment solutions to more parking locations, across more geographies, starting immediately.

 

“Southland Printing could not be happier with our new strategic partnership with HONK,” said Jay Manno, President, Southland Printing. “This partnership strengthens the Southland brand – giving our customers & prospective customers more variety in solutions for their parking & transportation needs to go along with a variety of quality products Southland continues to offer all over the world. By promoting a top quality product in HONK we look forward to seeing both our organizations grow together into the future.”

 

Southland has over 60 years experience of ticketing and transit solutions for the parking industry. Serving customers around the globe, in over 49 countries, Southland has been a pioneer in the ever changing ticketing world. HONK’s contactless payment technology is trusted by municipalities, colleges & universities, real estate owners, and private parking operators throughout North America to increase throughput and revenue, while reducing operating costs and redundancies.

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with Southland to bring our suite of contactless payment solutions to more customers across the globe,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Now more than ever, parking operators are seeking touchless, unattended payment solutions to streamline their operations while simultaneously giving their  customers safe payment options. Our partnership with Southland provides an immediate avenue to achieve this goal by expanding our reach and filling consumer demand for quick, safe and convenient parking.”

 

By combining expertise, networks and reach, the partnership between HONK and Southland Printing brings industry-leading unattended contactless payments to more parking facilities across the US and Canada at a time when consumer demand is at an all-time high.

 

About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of Jay Manno, Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high-quality printed parking and transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment is evident through Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships. With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.

 

About HONK

HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada. honkmobile.com

For information, interview and images, please contact:

Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing
rachel@honkmobile.com
(416) 574-5832

HONK and Platinum Parking Partner to Bring Flexible, Contactless Parking to Commercial Properties in Orlando and Cleveland

March 17, 2022

HONK and Platinum Parking Partner to Bring Flexible, Contactless Parking to Commercial Properties in Orlando and Cleveland

Drivers in Orlando and Cleveland will now have access to a better, safer parking experience

CLEVELAND, OH – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, and Platinum Parking, a Dallas-based parking management company, announced today a partnership that will facilitate flexible, contactless parking payments at commercial properties across the country. Starting immediately, properties managed by Platinum Parking in Orlando and Cleveland will offer patrons and residents a safer, faster, and more convenient way to pay for parking.

“Now more than ever, businesses are looking to implement more efficient contactless procedures for their parking facilities,” said Brad Lang, Regional Vice President, Platinum Parking. “Our partnership with HONK provides a direct avenue to achieve this goal by arming commercial properties with a much better – and safer – selection of payment options. We’re proud to continue to deliver on our promise of improving operations and driving maximum financial performance at our facilities.”

With HonkPASS, property owners in Cleveland and Orlando now have the ability to offer their customers a flexible prepaid package of parking credits at their locations – a much-needed alternative to traditional monthly parking. These credits can be redeemed for parking at the driver’s convenience during a specified period of time.

“This new partnership equips more facilities, in more geographies, with the technology to deliver a superior parking experience for their patrons,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Having immediate access to flexible parking options allows operations to quickly adapt to changing customer expectations and needs.”

Drivers have three safe and easy ways to pay for their prepaid parking packages, and hourly/daily rates: (1) scan a QR code on-site – which requires no app, no registration, and no account; (2) download the HonkAPP, or (3) visit www.honkmobile.com/find-parking/. All payment methods are accepted: Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal and all major credit cards.

For more information about HONK’s contactless payment solutions, please visit: www.honkmobile.com

About Platinum Parking
Founded in 2000, Platinum Parking is a boutique garage management and parking consultation company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Operating over 300 facilities in 12 cities nationwide, Platinum Parking manages parking facilities, garages, valet services, and on-street parking operations. To learn more about Platinum Parking, visit www.platinumparking.com.

HONK Revolutionizes Event Parking With an End-to-End Touchless Payment Experience

November 19, 2021

 

 

HONK Revolutionizes Event Parking With an End-to-End Touchless Payment Experience

 

As venues across the North America shift toward a “contactless,” cashless experience, TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES provides a safe, streamlined parking solution for event-goers, staff and parking operators

 

 

 

TORONTO, ON, Nov 18, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments, announced today the launch of TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES — an end-to-end contactless payment solution for parking at event venues. With no hardware to install, no app to download, and no need for any contact, HONK’s cloud-based payment solution facilitates safe and quick parking at venues across the US and Canada. Drivers gain entry by scanning a QR code, while parking operators eliminate labour and the need for cash handling, increasing throughput and maximizing revenue.

“TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES is an innovative payment platform that gives parking operators the opportunity to shift their parking to a contactless operation,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Our latest payments technology has created an end-to-end, cashless solution for venues to sell touchless parking across the United States and Canada.”

The parking industry’s first-of-its-kind cloud-based solution for venue parking, TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES integrates with existing payment infrastructure – gated or non-gated – to reduce traffic congestion around point of entry and departure. Gone are the days of cars lined up waiting to pay – TAP FOR PARKING GARAGES creates a frictionless customer experience where drivers can quickly and efficiently pay for parking. The touchless payment system reduces congestion, while maximizing revenue and providing operators with access to live capacity tracking and monitoring.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Driver scans QR code and is presented with the event rate
  2. Driver selects payment method (Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or any major credit card)
  3. Driver receives QR code as proof of payment to scan in and out of parking facility

HONK’s new touchless technology allows venues to facilitate safe and quick parking payments for event-goers and staff alike, while maximizing parking operators’ bottom line.

ABOUT HONK

HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

For information, interview and images, please contact:

 

Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing
rachel@honkmobile.com
416.574.5832

HONK Brings Contactless Parking to Simon Fraser University Just In Time For Back-to-School

September 15, 2021

 

 

HONK Brings Contactless Parking to Simon Fraser University Just In Time For Back-to-School

 

The SFU Burnaby Campus will now have a better parking experience thanks to HONK

 

 

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept 15, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, launched its parking services at SFU. As the majority of students, staff and faculty return to campus for the first time since March 2020, HONK’s contactless parking solutions will enhance the overall campus experience by making parking easier and more accessible. Starting immediately, drivers can purchase 10-pack parking passes and hourly/daily parking from the safety and convenience of their phone – all without downloading an app.

“SFU’s Parking & Sustainable Mobility Services department is happy to partner with Honk to offer contactless payment and the FlexPass system,” said SFU Parking & Sustainable Mobility Services Director, David Agosti. “For the start of our Fall 2021 term, both offerings will give faculty, staff, students, and visitors safe and barrier-free options that adapt to our changing transportation and hybrid work-study environment.”

Hourly and daily parking can seamlessly be purchased via the scan-to-park option that gives drivers a quick, guest checkout experience. With no app to download or pay station to touch, drivers simply scan their phone on the QR code to pull up a payment screen that is pre-loaded with the rate options. Drivers type in their license plate, select for how long they want to park, and can pay via Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit, and all major credit cards.

Drivers can opt to receive text reminders when their parking is set to expire and can add more time to their parking session directly from their phone – no need to rush back to feed the meter if a study session runs late! The HONK payment system integrates directly with SFU’s parking enforcement – passing paid parking sessions to enforcement officers in real-time.

To reflect the new patterns of in-person and hybrid learning, SFU is offering drivers the option to purchase a digital parking pass – FlexPass, powered by HONK – which is a prepaid bundle of 10 parking passes that can be used at designated parking lots across campus. To use, drivers simply park their car and click ‘redeem’ from the HONK wallet and one parking session will be deducted from the 10-pack.

“We’re thrilled to expand our presence along the West Coast and bring our contactless payment system to SFU,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Parking is a critical piece of the campus experience, and we’re proud to work with SFU to achieve the highest level of safe, convenient and accessible parking for their students, staff and faculty to enhance the overall campus experience.”

ABOUT SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

As Canada’s engaged university, SFU works with communities, organizations and partners to create, share and embrace knowledge that improves life and generates real change. We deliver a world-class education with lifelong value that shapes change-makers, visionaries and problem-solvers. We connect research and innovation to entrepreneurship and industry to deliver sustainable, relevant solutions to today’s problems. With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities—Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey—SFU has eight faculties that deliver 193 undergraduate degree programs and 144 graduate degree programs to more than 37,000 students. The university now boasts more than 170,000 alumni residing in 145+ countries.

ABOUT HONK

Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers and is accepted at over 3,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

For information, interviews and images, please contact:

Rachel Lemkow Director, Marketing

rachel@honkmobile.com

416.574.5832

City of Guelph Partners with HONK to Launch Contactless Parking Pilot

May 19, 2021

 

 

 

City of Guelph Partners with HONK to Launch Contactless Parking Pilot

 

Drivers in Guelph can now pay for parking on their phone — without downloading an app.

 

 

 

 

GUELPH, ON, May 18th, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, announced today a pilot parking program with the City of Guelph. Starting immediately, residents and visitors who park at lower Delhi Street will have access to the safest, most user-friendly contactless payment experience in Canada. Drivers can simply tap or scan their phone on a HonkTAP smart station for a fast, touch-free guest checkout experience or choose to download the free HonkAPP from the App Store or Google Play.

“The City is partnering with HONK to offer a new, easy-to-use payment solution for parking. This pilot project on lower Delhi Street will be the first step in delivering on our digitization strategy by focusing on convenience for our customers,” says Jamie Zettle, Program Manager, Parking. “Supported by HONK’s innovative solutions, patrons will have another way to find and pay for their parking.”

Located onsite, HonkTAP smart stations allow drivers to pay for parking with a quick tap or scan of their phone. With no app to download or pay station to touch, paying for parking is easier and safer than ever. Drivers can also opt to receive text reminders when their parking is set to expire, and can add more time to the meter directly from their phone.

For app lovers, the HonkAPP is another contactless payment option for drivers who wish to pay for parking and manage a session directly from their phone. Users can save their most frequented parking spots for even faster access to pay. As with the HonkTAP option, drivers can pay via Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit, and all major credit cards.

“HONK is thrilled to partner with the City of Guelph to offer our best-in-class contactless payments technology,” says Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “We’re excited to expand our presence in cities across Ontario and give drivers access to the best parking experience in the country.”

About Honk

Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 3,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

For information, interview and images, please contact:

 

Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing
rachel@honkmobile.com
416.574.5832

HONK and Robbins Parking Bring Contactless Parking to the City of Nanaimo

May 19, 2021

 

HONK and Robbins Parking Bring Contactless Parking to the City of Nanaimo

 

 

 

 

Starting tomorrow (May 20), drivers in Nanaimo will have access to the safest and easiest way to pay for parking

 

 

 

 

NANAIMO, BC, May 19, 2021 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, and Robbins Parking, Vancouver Island’s premier parking solutions provider, team up to bring touch-free payments to off-street municipal parking in the City of Nanaimo. Starting tomorrow, residents and visitors can skip the meter and safely pay for parking from the convenience of their mobile device by downloading the free HonkAPP from the App Store or Google Play.

The HonkAPP makes it safe and simple for drivers to pay for parking. Drivers simply select the location, amount of time needed and choose their preferred payment method. HonkAPP accepts all forms of payment, including: Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit and all major credit cards. What’s more, users can opt in to receive a 15-minute text reminder before their parking session is set to expire, with the option to add more time to the meter from afar.

“At Robbins we pride ourselves on creating the best parking experience for our customers,” says Calvin Johnston, Robbins Parking, General Manager. “Our partnership with HONK brings enormous benefits to drivers in Nanaimo as it supports safe, easy and accessible parking options for every driver.”

“The demand for our contactless payment solutions has skyrocketed over the past year – Drivers are seeking out an alternative to high-touch pay stations,” says Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Expanding our availability in British Columbia gives more drivers access to the safest parking experience in the country.”

About HONK

HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 3,000 locations across the United States and Canada.

For information, interview and images, please contact:

 

Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing
rachel@honkmobile.com
416.574.5832

Honk Launches iPhone App Clip Experience for Contactless Payments with Apple Pay at over 100,000 Parking Spots in North America

February 26, 2021

 

 

 

Honk Launches iPhone App Clip Experience for Contactless Payments with Apple Pay at over 100,000 Parking Spots in North America

 

 

Drivers can now pay for parking in seconds – no app installation or account signup needed!

 

 

TORONTO – Honk, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, announced today the launch of a new contactless payment experience at more than 100,000 parking spots across Canada and the United States using App Clips in iOS 14. Now drivers with an iPhone can pay for parking in a matter of seconds, no installation or signup required.

Introduced by Apple with the launch of iOS 14, App Clips are a small part of an app that is discoverable the moment it is needed. Now drivers can use their iPhone to tap the NFC tag or scan the QR code located on parking meters or payment signs on-site to launch the Honk App Clip. Then, simply select the duration of the parking session and seamlessly pay using Apple Pay or another method. Drivers can also opt to receive parking notifications and add more time to the meter using the App Clip experience.

“App Clips are about to revolutionize parking in a very big way — and we are proud to be among the first to be paving the way with our innovative vision,” says Michael Back, Honk Founder and CEO. “By integrating App Clips into the Honk parking experience, we are empowering customers with an iPhone to pay for parking how they want — digitally, no touch — with zero barriers or restrictions. Never before has paying for parking been so quick and easy.”

Customers are calling for fast, simple, and safe ways to pay for everyday goods and services. And Honk has responded with innovative touch-free payment solutions, that make it quick and easy to pay for parking.

About Honk

Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for parking. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search, find, pay for, and extend parking right from their phone, or they can use HonkTAP contactless Smart Stations to safely pay for parking with a simple tap or scan of a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers across North America.

Honk Announces Revamped Reporting and Analytics for Parking Operators

December 03, 2020

 

 

 

Honk Announces Revamped Reporting and Analytics for Parking Operators

 

 

 

Enhancements give operators greater insight and transparency into all aspect of parking operations

 

 

TORONTO, ON, Dec. 3, 2020 – Honk, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, announced today a dramatic update to its back office reporting and analytics — one that heightens transparency and enhances business intelligence for its network of operators. Updates will equip clients with the toolset and reporting system required to better streamline and manage their operations, ultimately saving them time and money.

Honk rolled out the back office enhancements to a subset of early adopters — to incredibly positive reviews. Every aspect of reporting is encompassed in the updates, including: parking transactions, processing volume, and fees. What’s more, the reporting system allows customers to seamlessly slice and dice data to their needs, as well as download reports directly. The latter is a much-loved feature as it supports operators that wish to reconcile statements with various other vendors’ financial systems.

“Our mission at Honk has always been quite simple: to make parking operations operate better — and a critical piece of the payments puzzle is revenue collection,” said Michael Back, Honk Founder and CEO. “Our goal with these updates has been to speed up efficiencies, remove any guesswork, and give operators complete transparency over every element of their parking activity. In the end, these changes will help our customers save valuable time — freeing up resources and allowing them to redirect those hours elsewhere.”

About Honk

Honk is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, Honk has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search, find, pay for, and extend parking right from their phone, or they can use HonkTAP contactless smart stations to safely pay for parking with a simple tap or scan of a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. Honk is trusted by millions of drivers across North America.

For information, interview and images, please contact:

 

Rachel Lemkow
Director, Marketing
rachel@honkmobile.com
416.574.5832

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