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TAPCO Launches Extension to LegendViz Product Line

July 26, 2023


TAPCO Launches Extension to LegendViz Product Line



The New Signs are MUTCD-compliant and Larger in Size for Improved Sign Legibility Distance


BROWN DEER, Wis., July 26, 2023  — Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO), manufacturer, distributor and service provider of roadway safety innovations is excited to announce the launch of a LegendViz® line extension.

The new additions to the LegendViz® line are the 36-inch-by-36-inch Stop and 48-inch-by-48-inch Do Not Enter signs. The new sizes are MUTCD-compliant and suitable for use on multi-lane roads, expressways and in states where oversized sign applications are desired. LegendViz® technology can also be applied to private roadways.

TAPCO LegendViz® DO NOT ENTER sign, 30" and 48", illuminated legend at night

Initially launched in 2021, the LegendViz® line was driven by customer feedback requesting traffic signs that motorists could see without headlights. Ever since, the innovative, LED-illuminated design has quickly become a popular addition to TAPCO’s range of traffic sign offerings. The latest extension is designed to address the growing need for larger-sized traffic signs that are highly visible regardless of factors such as speed or traffic volume.

“We are excited to expand our product line to align with state standards and regulations nationwide,” said Amanda Schulz, TAPCO’s Director of Sales. “By providing larger signs that comply with Federal and State MUTCD standards, we are meeting the demands of our customers and continuing to increase safer roadways for all.”

The new 36-inch-by-36-inch Stop and 48-inch-by-48-inch Do Not Enter signs are now available to purchase. As with all LegendViz® signs, the new sizes are designed for simple, single-person installation and offer the flexibility of AC or solar power options.

Charlie Collins
Marketing Manager
Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO)

Hawa Dawa’s AI-based Air Quality Monitoring Solution Successfully Competes with Traditional Methods

February 21, 2023




Hawa Dawa’s AI-based Air Quality Monitoring Solution Successfully Competes with Traditional Methods


Revolutionizing Environmental Monitoring through Cutting-Edge Technology and Innovative Approaches


Munich, February 2023: OpenAI’s ChatGPT has made artificial intelligence more accessible to the public, enabling people to witness the capabilities of AI in their daily lives. Recognizing the potential of AI in environmental monitoring, Hawa Dawa has integrated AI into the core of its air monitoring method from the very beginning. The Hawa Dawa solution leverages the advantages of AI, including increased efficiency, improved accuracy, and better decision-making, to provide a comprehensive and accurate picture of the environment.

Hawa Dawa’s innovative approach to environmental monitoring has resulted in significant cost savings, full scalability, and continuous improvements to the product. TÜV Süd and multiple direct comparisons with alternative solutions confirmed the reliability and accuracy of Hawa Dawa’s method.

Hawa Dawa’s Sentience System recently faced a critical challenge when it won a tender in one of Europe’s largest capitals. The solution was benchmarked against competitive hardware products from two traditional hardware manufacturers, comparing Hawa Dawa’s AI-based solution with air quality monitoring relying on pure hardware. Despite the constraints of the evaluation, which did not allow further training of the AI after deployment and the loss of the training station in Munich, Hawa Dawa’s solution outperformed the competitors in two of three accuracy-related categories.

The conclusion of the evaluation is clear: AI-based air quality monitoring can replace traditional, costly, and bulky hardware-centric measurement methods without compromising accuracy. The robust AI developed by Hawa Dawa delivered acceptable results even under unfavourable conditions and has the potential to provide even higher accuracy levels with full leverage of the AI-based models and continuous improvements through machine learning. The results of this comparison are available upon request.

“At Hawa Dawa, we believe in the power of AI to revolutionize the way we monitor air quality,” says Karim Tarraf, CEO and Co-Founder of Hawa Dawa. “Our recent evaluation against two traditional hardware manufacturers, even under challenging conditions where we were unable to further train our AI algorithms or calibrate our devices, confirms that our AI-based solution can deliver robust and accurate results that rival traditional methods.”

Hawa Dawa is proud to revolutionize the field of environmental monitoring through its cutting-edge technology and innovative approaches. To learn more about Hawa Dawa’s solution, please contact  sales@hawadawa.com.

About Hawa Dawa:

Hawa Dawa forms the basis for a new digital knowledge network for resilient and climate-neutral cities and future-oriented companies. The focus is on facilitating the use of meaningful environmental data in decision making. Hawa Dawa compiles air quality data from all available sources, from satellites to ground-based public monitoring stations to IoT sensors, and correlates it with use case-specific data, such as traffic. These insights are made available on intuitive dashboards, annotated APIs and deep-dive analytics reports. The data covers the full range from historical to real-time to predictive and simulation.

Hawa Dawa leverages state-of-the-art sensor technology, IoT, AI, machine learning, and cloud services to provide A-class air quality data at high spatial and temporal resolution.

The international team consists of engineers, software specialists and data analysts, experts in sensor technology, satellite and traffic modelling, and business developers.

Hawa Dawa covers the entire spectrum: from consulting and data management to analysis and forecastings, complemented by proprietary hardware that enables enhanced coverage with relevant measurement points both temporally and spatially.

For more information, www.hawadawa.com .

Not “NIMBY” – PIE 2022 and ParkNews.biz Feb 1st- 7th, 2022

February 07, 2022



Not “NIMBY” – PIE 2022 and ParkNews.biz Feb 1st– 7th, 2022




“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”  – Marcus Aurelius.



Sometimes, I read an article that makes my jaw drop in amazement. Not in wonder nor in awe, but simply in disbelief about our human nature.  I do have an expressive face and my jaw has dropped often, especially in these last two years.  In this case, I have read an article in this Sunday LA Times titled “Rich Town Wants a Big Cat as a Buffer”. LA Times online, has it under the title as posted on ParkNews.biz: Feb 7, 2022 – Wealthy town has an answer against building affordable housing: Mountain lions

“Last week, officials in the enclave of 5,500 people announced that all of Woodside was exempt from a new state housing law that allows for duplex development on single-family home lots. The reason? The entire town is habitat for potentially endangered mountain lions. …”

“The new state law, Senate Bill 9, generally allows property owners of single-family parcels to build duplexes and, in some cases, fourplexes on their land. But lawmakers gave local governments discretion to add parking requirements or size limitations, among other restrictions.” …

“We love animals,” Woodside Mayor Dick Brown told The Almanac local newspaper, which first reported the town’s decision. “Every house that’s built is one more acre taken away from [mountain lions’] habitat. Where are they going to go? Pretty soon we’ll have nothing but asphalt and no animals or birds.” … Read more if you want your jaw to reach the floor.

After I picked my jaw off the floor, I thought oh well, it is a Year of a Tiger after all.  So along with the cat theme, mountain lion preservation works better than any sort of parking requirements or restrictions, or honesty.  Apropos of the new Chinese Year: Do LA Rams even have a chance when they go against those ferocious Cats, Cincinnati Bengals? And there is no Chinese Zodiac sign for a sheep except in the mirror.  Either way, if you are attending the Super Bowl it looks like parking will be costly. Check it out here: Feb 4, 2022 – Super Bowl Parking Plentiful, But It’ll Cost You Big Bucks

Yes, ladies and gents, the world is upside down.  Nevertheless, on the upside, we have our PIE 2022 in Reno, NV.  Marcy Sparrow is a visionary to have picked up this gem of small American town, as a location for our conference and expo.  Thank you Marcy!

Reno is simply beautiful!  And considering that all of us are dealing with inflation, high prices, post lockdown challenges and so on, in Reno, your buck goes much further than in other cities.

Our conference is at the most hospitable Grand Sierra Resort.  This hotel has everything, such as great restaurants, bars, a movie theater, a casino, an ax throwing ring, a spa, a night club with a pool, a bowling alley and more.  The best part, the newly remodeled and cozy rooms are around $96.  I stayed in one and enjoyed it immensely.

Once again this year, we are excited about our annual Parking Today Awards.  This awards’  lunch, is going to celebrate not only your accomplishments but also emphasize laughter, magic and fun.  We have a special guest MC who will keep your jaw dropping from belly laughs.

Because it is Reno, and because we want every company in YIMBY, that is our Parking Industry, to Thrive and become stronger than ever, we have special offers on our Awards’ Sponsorships.  Through the Sponsorship, you can showcase your organization and tell your story.  And you can help to celebrate your peers and colleagues.

Please reach out to Marcy Sparrow at marcy@parkingtoday.com  to secure your sponsorship.  This deal from Reno might not be available ever again.  And these opportunities will sell out fast!

I can’t wait to see you in this awesome little town in May for PIE 2022.  And I am sure you will be in amazement.  Not on account of the insanity of this world, but because the joy, the wonder and the success you will find at our conference.

Thank you.

Have a blessed week.


Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9




Iowa Department of Transportation Conducts Online Sale of Vehicles and Equipment on GovDeals

May 04, 2021

Iowa Department of Transportation Conducts Online Sale of Vehicles and Equipment on GovDeals


AMES, Iowa, May 04, 2021  — The state of Iowa’s Department of Transportation, is currently conducting a large sale of surplus assets to the public on GovDeals. A longtime seller on the platform, Iowa’s DOT surplus auctions feature nearly 60 surplus assets across multiple categories, including heavy equipment, tractors, heavy trucks, compressors, and more.

GovDeals is a leading online auction marketplace for government agencies and educational institutions and plays a vital role in powering the Circular Economy by selling valuable surplus, seized or confiscated items online to more than 1 million qualified, registered buyers. GovDeals supports its seller’s sustainability goals by helping them extend the life of their assets, with a focus on zero waste through reuse and recycling.

Interested buyers have until May 10th to bid on these auctions, some highlights from this sale include:

In order to bid on these auctions, future buyers must first create an account and complete the free and easy bidder registration form. New bidder registration can be completed at GovDeals.com/Register.

About GovDeals and Liquidity Services, Inc.
GovDeals is a marketplace of Liquidity Services. Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) operates the world’s largest B2B e-commerce marketplace platform for surplus assets with over $8.5 Billion of completed transactions, more than 3.8 million registered buyers and 15,000 corporate and government sellers. We support clients’ sustainability efforts by helping them extend the life of assets, prevent unnecessary waste and carbon emissions, and defer products from landfills. Through our vital mission of Building a Better Future For Surplus we’ve played an integral role in many of our clients’ zero-waste initiatives and worked with corporations, federal and municipal government agencies to pioneer some of the largest green initiatives to date, deferring billions of pounds of surplus assets from landfills.


Media Contact:

Angela Jones

Todd Cogdill
Fleet Manager
(515) 290-5890

Tattile provides advanced vehicle tracking in Turkey

March 31, 2021




Tattile provides advanced vehicle tracking in Turkey




The Turkish governmental forces invested in technological systems to grant the everyday life citizens’ protection and to facilitate the resolution of criminal acts. For this purpose, Tattile, together with the great experience and certified knowledge of its trusted local partner,provided an advanced vehicle tracking network all over the country, using its sophisticated ANPR cameras.



Several hundred Vega Smart 2HD ANPR cameras double head family have been installed aiming to prevent crime offences. The embedded ANPR software of the traffic monitoring camera read the license plates of all vehicles passing in front of the device.



The on-board intelligence also enables to recognize vehicle features regardless of the plate number: the traffic monitoring cameras are equipped with an embedded BCC software to allow comparison between the license plate and the brand, colour, class of the vehicle. This enables the public security forces to verify if the collected data (licence plate and vehicles features) matches those registered on the provincial police archives. This feature is very useful to identify vehicles which license plate has been replaced with another one.



March 16, 2021








PINNER, MIDDLESEX, 16 MARCH 2021 – Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CCTV traffic enforcement and management solutions, has integrated its market-leading Digital Video Platform with ZatPark’s end-to-end parking management software. Used in conjunction with Videalert’s Mobile Enforcement Vehicles (MEVs), this integration will enhance the ability of local authorities to manage permit parking and deliver significant productivity improvements.


According to Rob Kinch, Videalert’s Technology and Innovation Director: “We are pleased to announce this integration with ZatPark further extends the capability of our MEVs in reducing the burden on back-office staff and alleviating frustration for vehicle owning residents.”


This integration will allow ZatPark data relating to applications for new resident and visitor parking permits to be synchronised to Videalert MEVs via 4G/5G ensuring that the vehicle’s onboard systems are always up to date.  It eliminates the need for operators to manually upload or download data onto USB drives and improves efficiency by ensuring MEVs are using the latest data, reducing the incidence of false reads.


This functionality is now available throughout Videalert’s expanding range of multi-purpose MEVs which includes fully electric cars, vans and bikes as well as hybrid and other fuel variants.  It can also be retrofitted to existing vehicles regardless of supplier.


“Videalert’s integration with ZatPark allows real-time synchronisation of data throughout the enforcement chain,” added Gavin Manger Head of Solutions at ZatPark.  “We know our clients will gain real value from this partnership, helping teams to ‘Work Everyday Better’ for residents and motorists.”



About Videalert

Videalert is part of Marston Holdings, the UK’s largest transportation and enforcement services group.  It is also one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions. Videalert is the only company able to provide its own suite of attended, unattended, and Mobile Vehicle CCTV enforcement solutions using the same intelligent digital video software platform.  The platform supports the widest range of traffic management and enforcement applications as well as clean air and low emission zones using the same infrastructure.  This unique, future-proofed solution combines sophisticated video analytics with ANPR and offers a full range of deployment options including wired LAN, Wi-Fi LAN and 4G WAN as well as supporting all analogue and ONVIF compliant digital megapixel cameras.  For further information, please visit www.videalert.com or contact:


Paul Jennings, PJMC Limited, Tel: 01926 312886, Email: paul@pjmc.com


Envision Solar Announces Rebranding as Beam Global

September 15, 2020

Envision Solar Announces Rebranding as Beam Global

The name change reflects the Company’s continued commitment to lead the world to clean mobility



SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2020  — Envision Solar International, Inc., (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW, formerly EVSI, EVSIW) (“Envision Solar,” “Beam Global,” or the “Company”), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, today announced that it is changing its name to Beam Global. The new name, along with new branding and visual identity, reflect the Company’s continued commitment to lead the cleantech industry as the developer of products, solutions and business models that accelerate the global transition to a clean transportation sector.

The rebranding comes as the Company continues to meet the growing demand from governments and companies seeking to ensure their EV charging capabilities are scalable, robust and cost effective, as well as easy to use and install. The release of a new version of Beam Global’s flagship product, the EV ARC™ 2020 (Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger) —  which generates and supplies electricity to EV chargers without the need for construction, electrical work or a grid connection —  exemplifies the Company’s contribution to the rapid scaling of EV charging infrastructure. The Company is also preparing to launch new products tailored for the medium and heavy-duty vehicle and UAV markets. As Beam Global, the Company is establishing its position as a pioneer in enabling the rapid scaling of clean transportation infrastructure beyond its signature transportable, renewably-energized charging units.

“The transportation sector is rapidly becoming electrified. No matter the vehicle type, charging infrastructure will be essential across all sectors globally, and millions of EV chargers will be needed,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Governments and enterprises are eager to provide charging infrastructure that is scalable, reliable and cost effective while avoiding hurdles like lengthy construction and electrical projects that are typical of grid-connected charging units. Beam continues to meet these needs — while securing our energy supply and supporting global climate commitments. Starting today, we are thrilled to lead the world to clean mobility as Beam Global.”

The Company’s brand name and visual identity have been updated to convey its mission to lead the world to clean mobility. Drawing connections to beams of energy, sunlight and steel, the new visual language emphasizes sustainability and strength. The debut of the Beam Global brand will be accompanied by the launch of the Company’s new website and a change in its Nasdaq ticker symbol (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW).

About Beam Global
Beam Global produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption, and costs of grid-tied solutions. Our products are founded upon our patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® lines and include BeamTrak™ patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology™ energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media, and disaster preparedness packages.

From start to finish, we develop, patent, design, engineer, and manufacture unique and advanced renewably energized products that help the environment, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW (formerly EVSI and EVSIW). For more information visit BeamForAll, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

All Traffic Solutions Debuts Give Back Program to Donate Message Signs for Police Departments to Create Safer Communities

August 20, 2020

All Traffic Solutions Debuts Give Back Program to Donate Message Signs for Police Departments to Create Safer Communities


The leader in traffic safety becomes the go-to tech for public safety communications during COVID-19


HERNDON, Va.—-All Traffic Solutions (ATS), a leader in traffic safety and data analytics for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and smart parking applications, today launched the ATS Gives Back program to expand its support during COVID-19 to create safer communities. Smaller police departments that do not qualify for grant funding can apply to ATS for a chance to receive either a free radar or message sign. Two radar/message signs will be donated each month for the next 12 months to support the growing challenges facing local police departments.


“We have been donating free signs and support for years, especially during natural disasters, but we are taking it up a notch during this global crisis with this new program that is formalizing what we were already doing,” said Andy Souders, CEO of ATS. “We are always looking for new ways to collaborate with our law enforcement partners and give back to those in need right now. This program will bridge the gap between stretched police budgets and limited grant funding.”

The pandemic has spurred an increase in demand for message boards that share public information as cities are looking for ways to communicate with the public about best practices to flatten the curve. ATS has quickly responded by supporting local city officials and law enforcement with new signage, which provide emergency updates, COVID testing sites messages, park closures and hazard alerts. Communities can promote coronavirus safety measures broadly and safely. ATS’ solutions have grown to more than 5,000 municipalities and law enforcement programs in all 50 states.

“As a public safety provider, communication is a key component of our everyday operation,” said Sheriff Jay Jones of Lee County Sheriff in Alabama. “The InstAlert24 Message sign has enhanced our ability to provide information to our citizens at high visibility locations and at incident-specific scenes. We believe it has given us an additional component to work toward the goal of providing for the safety of our community.”

ATS continues to be focused on road safety in addition to public safety messaging. The company recently provided a report showing the effectiveness of radar message signs in keeping speeds in check, resulting in safer neighborhoods during COVID. Leveraging data from TraffiCloud, ATS conducted an extensive analysis of a handful of communities and found that an overwhelming majority are still responding to digital signs that show a driver’s speed. The report shows that average speeds have decreased along with the decrease in traffic volumes.

Local police departments can get more information on the program at: https://www.alltrafficsolutions.com/atsgivesback/

About All Traffic Solutions

All Traffic Solutions (ATS) is a leader in traffic safety and data analytics for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and smart parking applications. We help law enforcement, municipal agencies and commercial organizations use data and cloud-supported devices such as web-enabled radar speed displays, conditional messaging technology, and lidar technology to calm traffic, optimize parking availability, share notifications, and improve traffic safety— while maximizing resources and budget. For more information, visit http://www.alltrafficsolutions.com.

Tattile: First ITS highway system in Serbia

June 15, 2020





Tattile: First ITS highway system in Serbia




In 2019 the Republic of Serbia put the first highway ITS system into operation covering about 200 highway kilometres on the Belgrade – Nis highway in central Serbia. The system of traffic surveillance smart cameras is aimed to improve control and surveillance of highway traffic, reduce accidents with casualties and material losses, and generally improve highway user safety. Additional responsibilities of the ITS system are to detect and sanction oversized vehicles as well as average speed control.



Along the highway, the ITS system has 28 gantry spots with in total 56 installed Tattile Vega Smart 2 HD traffic monitoring cameras – 14 spots from each direction and 2 cameras for every spot. Another part of the entire system is six variable message signs (VMS) which are installed on gantries above all three lanes of the highway and display information from the traffic monitoring cameras about the traffic situation on the highway and at the toll stations ahead.


The system is embedded into a larger project which includes a tolling system on the highway exits. Data generated by the Tattile smart traffic cameras along the highway is shared with the tolling stations. One of them, Plaza Smederevo is already equipped with a Weigh in Motion (WIM) system where measuring of gross and axle weights of vehicles is done without stopping and thus with a minimum influence on traffic flow to maintain a free flow tolling system. The WIM systems are installed on a lane at the Tolling plazas making use of already existent toll equipment, like optical curtains and ANPR (ALPR) cameras, and to potentially be used in future for tolling by weight.


The system operator plans to constantly expand the ITS system across the entire Serbian highway network; and to further improve the system capabilities by adding functionalities such as automatic incident detection algorithms, automatic number plate recognition as well as brand color and class recognition; functions which can be executed by the already installed Tattile Vega Smart 2HD cameras.





Bentonville Street Department chooses web-based data solution from All Traffic Solutions

March 16, 2020



Bentonville Street Department chooses web-based data solution from All Traffic Solutions



HERNDON, VA – MARCH 16, 2020 – In Arkansas, the Bentonville Street Department is using TraffiCloud from All Traffic Solutions (ATS) to determine how to solve current road safety challenges and plan for the future.



The implementation of technology from the Herndon, VA-based traffic safety and data analytics leader is enabling better-informed decision making and optimized allocation of budgets and other resources to handle traffic-related community issues. A significant development is that TraffiCloud will also provide data that will be used to measure and plan road capacity needs in line with future economic expansion.

The Street Department, together with the Traffic Safety & Signage Committee, handles the majority of community speeding complaints within its locality. Responses have to meet an agreed set of criteria and between them the Department and the Committee were looking for a way to ascertain whether complaints are valid and their responses appropriate.

“Before TraffiCloud, our traffic-calming measures were complaint-driven but you’ll always have a certain percentage of speed violators. The challenge was how to assess each situation and put it in context with overall traffic volumes — in some instances, the perceptions of the safety risk can be rather different from the reality. We also needed to be able to gauge how to deploy limited resources to best address any problems,” explains Tony Davis, Street Manager with the Bentonville Street Department and a member of the Traffic Safety & Signage Committee.

TraffiCloud provides accurate, dependable real-time insights by bringing together information from a wide range of sources. It is a web-based data management solution and its open-standards approach enables it to work with sensors and systems from ATS as well as other manufacturers.

Used in combination with ATS’ StatTrak portable vehicle counter classifiers, TraffiCloud is currently enabling the Bentonville Street Department to ascertain its true needs in terms of safety interventions and mitigations — where a legitimate speeding problem is identified, a remotely controlled ATS Shield radar speed sign is deployed as a traffic-calming measure.

TraffiCloud enables wide-area traffic management at minimal cost. It enables both permanent and temporary devices to be networked and so work cohesively rather than piecemeal — for instance, the Bentonville Street Department is also using ATS Shield radar speed signs to govern speeds on diversion routes necessitated by work zones.
The solution is employed by both the Street Department and local law enforcement. This means that TraffiCloud provides a wealth of high-quality data on traffic movements and drivers’ habits and, in the future, it will be employed to help re-work the local Master Street Plan. This will enable Davis and his colleagues to determine how to manage traffic capacity in line with economic development. In particular, it will help to build a picture of what’s going on and what’s needed away from main arterial routes.

The key reasons for the Bentonville Street Department choosing TraffiCloud are its versatility and connectivity, says Andy Souders, CEO of ATS.

“The Cloud means that devices can be accessed from pretty much anywhere. Data can be retrieved and operating parameters changed without having to visit the roadside.

“Remote operation frees up resources and is more cost-effective. It provides a further safety benefit because you’re not unnecessarily placing operatives next to live traffic lanes, and it speeds the collection of information for many different kinds of applications.”
Information about TraffiCloud, StatTrak and other ATS products and solutions can be found on the company’s website.

About All Traffic Solutions

All Traffic Solutions is a leader in traffic safety and data analytics for Intelligent Transportation Systems and smart parking applications. We help law enforcement, municipal agencies and commercial organizations use data and cloud-supported devices such as web-enabled radar speed displays, conditional messaging technology, and lidar technology to calm traffic, optimize parking availability, share notifications, and improve traffic safety— while maximizing resources and budget. For more information, visit our website http://www.alltrafficsolutions.com.

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