Destinator PN User Guide Table of Contents Chapter 1 Welcome To Destinator PN ................9 1.1 Introduction ........................9 1.2 Getting Help........................9 1.3 Technical Support......................10 Chapter 2 Installing Destinator PN ................11 2.1 Introduction ........................11 2.2 Install Destinator Console....................11 2.3 Install Destinator PN To Pocket PC ................12 Prerequisites ......................
Destinator PN User Guide Selecting by Sub Region..................41 5.8 Loading Newly Created Maps to Pocket PC..............41 5.9 Removing Map(s) from Memory ..................42 5.10 Activating New Maps .....................43 5.11 Removing Navigation Software ..................44 5.12 Exit From Destinator Console..................45 Chapter 6 Navigating a Route ..................
Destinator PN User Guide Table of Figures Figure 1 - Installation Language selection Pop-up ............11 Figure 2 - Install TMC Dialog..................13 Figure 3 - Install to Default Directory ................14 Figure 4 - Status Window for Installation............... 14 Figure 5 - Refer to Device Screen .................
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 45 - Turn by Turn Dialog ..................80 Figure 46 - GPS Status Screen..................85 Figure 47 - GPS Settings Dialog ................... 85 Figure 48 - Home Button Settings Screen..............87 Figure 49 - General Settings Dialog ................88 Figure 50 - Map Settings Dialog..................
Destinator PN User Guide Note: Some smaller (sub-) municipalities may not contain street data. In such cases, please choose the larger (super-) municipality displayed in parentheses to search for these streets. Alternatively, you can change the search order to Street>City or ZIP/Postal Code>Street to find street data for the smaller municipality.
Destinator PN User Guide Welcome To Destinator PN 1.1 Introduction Destinator PN is a full-featured mobile satellite navigation system. It utilizes GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites to pinpoint your location utilizing the latest mapping data technology to get you to your destination in the most efficient and timely manner.
Destinator PN User Guide 1.3 Technical Support In Europe For answers to common questions and quick assistance see the Destinator FAQ for Registered Users online at: http://www.destinatoreurope.com, click Community, login and choose FAQ. If you have other questions about Destinator PN, please contact your supplier or Destinator Technical Support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org...
Destinator PN User Guide Installing Destinator PN 2.1 Introduction This chapter will guide you through Destinator PN installation, map installation, and activation. There are four steps for installing Destinator PN: • Install Destinator Console on your PC • Install Destinator on your Pocket PC •...
Destinator PN User Guide From the Select language pop-up– highlight your language preference and click OK. After reading the Welcome message click Next. We recommend that you use the default directory on your PC and click Next. Or, if you wish to install to a different installation directory click Browse and follow the onscreen instructions.
Destinator PN User Guide Install Destinator Insert the Destinator Disk 1 into the PC’s CD-ROM drive. Launch the Destinator Console from the start menu on your Start > Programs > DestinatorApps > Destinator Console Click the button to install the Destinator Navigation System to your PDA.
Destinator PN User Guide You are asked to which directory you would like to install. Select Yes to install to the default directory, which is your Pocket PC’s main memory. Figure 3 - Install to Default Directory A status window indicates the progress of the installation.
Destinator PN User Guide Install TTS (Text To Speech) The TTS feature lets you hear street names as part of the voice prompts. Click on the button on the toolbar at the top of your screen. Select your language preference for the voice prompts, and click OK.
Destinator PN User Guide A status window indicates the progress of the TTS installation. Figure 8 - Status Window for TTS Installation You will be prompted when the installation is complete. 2.4 Install The Map(s) This Section Covers: • Where to load maps •...
Destinator PN User Guide In the Select Target Device dialog, highlight where to install maps (eg: Storage Card) and click OK. The Target Device window displays the size of the map(s), and the available room on the storage card or main memory.
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Destinator PN User Guide Activation 3.1 Introduction After the map(s) have been installed, Destinator PN must be activated before you can begin navigating. 3.2 Voucher For License Key If you received a Voucher to evaluate Destinator PN, note that it is not a License Key.
Destinator PN User Guide Start the Destinator program on your PC. From the toolbar at the top of the screen, select the button. The Quick Activation screen appears. Click Next to continue. Figure 10 - Quick Activation Dialog The User Information screen is displayed. Fill in the required information to create your account on Destinator Community, and click on Next.
Destinator PN User Guide The message “Congratulations, your Destinator license key has been successfully activated” is displayed. Click on Done to close the screen. Figure 13 - Quick Activation Completed 3.4 SMS Activation Note: SMS Activation is available only if you have a PPCPE device.
Destinator PN User Guide Key in your License Key number and press Next. The following screen is displayed: Be sure you read the text in the upper portion of the screen. Sending an SMS might mean that you will be charged by your carrier.
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Destinator PN User Guide Hardware Installation 4.1 Introduction This Chapter will guide you through the Destinator PN hardware installation procedure. Warnings Carefully select a safe location to install the Pocket PC device and GPS Antenna. DO NOT INSTALL the Pocket PC Device or GPS Antenna in any place that could: ♦...
Destinator PN User Guide 4.2 Connecting the Hardware Installing Hardware. Pocket PC device. GPS antenna/receiver. COM connector. Cigarette Lighter Adapter. Figure 14 - Sample Hardware Installation If you are choosing a suitable location on the dashboard to install the Pocket PC device (1) mount, ensure that it does not obstruct the driver's view or interfere with other vehicle controls.
Destinator PN User Guide Plug in the Cigarette Lighter Adapter (4) to power up the GPS Receiver and charge the Pocket PC. Check that the Cigarette Lighter adaptor power LED is ON. Note: The GPS may take a few minutes to find its current location initially.
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Destinator PN User Guide Using Destinator PN Console 5.1 Introduction This chapter will guide you through: • Toolbar Overview • Removing previous versions of Destinator • Loading more map(s) into memory • Selecting and loading pre-cut maps • Activating new maps •...
Destinator PN User Guide • Text to Speech – This function inserts street names into the voice prompts at 200 meters prior to a turn, as well as when you reach the turn. Once installed, the TTS feature must be enabled from the Alert Settings screen.
Destinator PN User Guide Tool Menu • Select Target Device – Select where to load map • Remove Maps – Remove old or unused maps to save on memory • Refresh map data – Load new map(s) and refresh installed map window •...
Destinator PN User Guide • Manual Registration on the Web – Destinator Community Registration web page • Quick Activation – To activate your Destinator product with Quick Activation • About Destinator Console – Version of Destinator Console Exit from Destinator Console...
Destinator PN User Guide Press the Yes button to completely uninstall the previous version and re-install the new version. If you press No, Destinator will not install and you are returned to the Destinator Console main screen. Press the Yes button to continue to install the latest version of Destinator.
Destinator PN User Guide A Confirmation Dialog is displayed, press the OK button to install the map(s), or the Cancel button to exit map installation and return to select map(s). The selected map is temporally loaded to hard disk. The map is displayed on screen - Then Zoom In on a section, zone, selected area or city of interest.
Destinator PN User Guide 5.5 Cutting Maps Click Cut Map to create that selected zone (map). Figure 19 - Entering a New Map name Pop-up Enter an unique name as the new map name eg: San_Frisco1. Note: No spaces between words are allowed, but you can use underscores to separate the words (16 character maximum).
Destinator PN User Guide 5.6 Route Cutting Destinator supports route cutting, which allows you to create a map composed of a travel route. To create the route, you specify two or more points. After the route has been created you can create a map from it and download the map to your Pocket PC.
Destinator PN User Guide - Click on this icon to delete all points from the route. - Changes the numerical order of the points on the map and in the right-hand pane. First, highlight a point in the right-hand pane, and then click one of these icons.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 20 - Pre-Cut Selection Window Do you have a specific Address, POI or Region that you need to map? On the In Destinator Cutter, on the Toolbar select Address POI, zoom or sub-region to Cut.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 21 - Select Address Sub Region Window In the Destinator Map Cutter main view the map is updated and selected area to be cut is centered and marked. From Toolbar, click Crop , select on the map where to draw rectangular zone to be cut.
Destinator PN User Guide First, click City then the 1 Street and then Intersection. From the list, click 2 Street. The map view is updated and area to be cut is centered. From Toolbar > Crop , then on the map select where to draw rectangular zone to be cut.
Destinator PN User Guide Selecting by Sub Region (If you are ready using the Destinator Map cutter see step 3). On the Destinator Console select the main map to load from, eg: Italy. Click Cut Map . The Destinator Map Cutter is displayed.
Destinator PN User Guide Confirm that there is enough memory to install map. Click . A pop-up message requiring confirmation appears. Press OK to load map. Destinator Console will display a progress window to let you monitor the installation’s progress.
Destinator PN User Guide Press the button to remove the selected map. Destinator requires that you confirm that you wish to remove the selected map(s). Press Yes, the selected map(s) are removed from memory. 5.10 Activating New Maps If you have purchased extra maps or upgrades, you may need an addition(al) activation key(s) before you can use them.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 24 - Destinator Activation and Congratulations Dialogs Click +New to add a new license. The Congratulations Page is displayed. Do not enter anything on this screen yet. Leave it as is. in Chapter 3. Online Activation 5.11 Removing Navigation Software...
Destinator PN User Guide 5.12 Exit From Destinator Console If you need to exit the Destinator Console File > Exit. You will need to confirm that you want to Exit the Destinator Console. Press Yes and you will exit. Page 45 of 118...
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Destinator PN User Guide Navigating a Route 6.1 Introduction This chapter will help you to define and plan a route. You will be able to select a destination, set your origin, or plan a journey. The route calculated in real time is from your current GPS position.
Destinator PN User Guide 6.2 Map Description There are various buttons and icons on the map screen that are used to plan and view a route. Exit Button Driving Directions Button View Selector Button Zoom Scroll Bar Compass Button Current Location...
Destinator PN User Guide Dynamic cursor Destinator PN's screen cursor has the capability to automatically change its appearance so that you will be informed of several important navigation conditions: • The cursor indicates if you are in Car or Pedestrian mode •...
Destinator PN User Guide Displays GPS–generated information, such as UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator), geographic position, current location, altitude, and speed. The icon indicates the next item to be displayed. Displays GPS status, such as information about your satellite fix, and the latitude, longitude and altitude of your position. The icon appears green when there is a GPS fix, and red when there is no GPS fix.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 26 - Menu Structure Landscape View Destinator PN supports full landscape operation that is compatible with Windows Mobile SE devices. This view is particularly useful for navigation when you want to see more of your lateral surroundings.
Destinator PN User Guide • Address list • Point of Interest (POI) list • Favorites list • History list • Contact list • SMS Inbox From your current position, the route is calculated and displayed as a blue line. The green triangle represents your Origin (or departure point).
Destinator PN User Guide 6.4 Navigate To An Address (or Intersection) When you navigate to an address, there are several ways of defining your destination. You can navigate to a destination by selecting an address, a ZIP/Postal Code, or an intersection.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 28 - Address Screen with Region Feature The default order for entering your destination is City -> Street -> Number, but by clicking on the button, you can cycle through the different ways of specifying your address.
Destinator PN User Guide Lets you search for an intersection by entering the City, the first Street, then the intersecting Street. For example, to navigate to an address using the City -> Street -> Number search order: Press Region if you are navigating a route across several maps.
Destinator PN User Guide Allows you to add the destination to your Favorites Folder, or to set it as your Origin. If you are using a PPCPE device, you can also send (as an SMS message) the location to someone in your Contacts list.
Destinator PN User Guide The Points of Interest (POI) list is a collection of potential destinations of interest in predefined categories. POIs are identified on the map by various icons (eg: Restaurants). POI navigation is especially handy when you need to find a facility, attraction or amenity by category or type.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 31 - POI Categories At this point, you can display all the items within a category on the map screen by tapping the button beside any of the categories. When selected, the button will appear as .
Destinator PN User Guide your Contacts list. Click on Send Location. The SMS message will automatically include the location of the highlighted POI. See Appendix C for more information about sending locations. As you drive, Destinator PN provides you with turn-by-turn voice and visual directions, letting you know when your next turn is due.
Destinator PN User Guide your Contacts list. Click on Send Location. The SMS message will automatically include the location of the highlighted Favorite. See Appendix C for more information about sending locations. As you drive, Destinator PN provides you with turn-by-turn voice and visual directions, letting you know when your next turn is due.
Destinator PN User Guide Enter a name and comment that will help you recognize the item in future. Enter a new category name (eg: Must see) or select an existing one and press Save. Your favorite destination has now been stored for future use.
Destinator PN User Guide Highlight your selected History item and click to calculate your route. The route is shown on the map as a blue line from your current GPS position. You can also select to preview your destination on the map, or press...
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 34 - Contacts List Highlight the contact you want to navigate to, and press Info to display detailed information for your contact. Confirm that this is the address you want to navigate to. Figure 35 - Contact Info Screen 3.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 36 - List of Possible Addresses 4. Highlight your selection and click to calculate your route. The route is shown on the map as a blue line from your current GPS position. 5. You can also select...
Destinator PN User Guide The item at the top of the list is the most recent SMS message. When you highlight this item, information about the location is displayed at the bottom of the screen. With the SMS message highlighted, click to calculate your route.
Destinator PN User Guide Dialog Box on the Map Screen Figure 37 - Map Cursor Dialog Use the stylus to scroll or drag the map to a specific point, and then tap the desired location. A dialog box displays the address of that point, and...
Destinator PN User Guide 6.12 Trip Planning Trip planning is useful when you have more than one destination along your route. This process is similar to the procedures used to enter or select a destination and initiate navigation, except that you must be in Planner Mode.
Destinator PN User Guide At the map screen, press the button and select from the Destination menu. Trip Planner Note: If this is the first time you are using Trip Planner you will need to create a Trip Folder in which to store your trip details. You can use any name.
Destinator PN User Guide Select the address of your first waypoint – be it an Address, POI, Favorites or History – and press In the Edit WayPoint Properties screen, you can change the name or details of the waypoint. Press Save to add to your trip.
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Destinator PN User Guide 6.13 Avoid Roads You can specify that certain roads be excluded from your route calculations. For example, you may prefer to not travel on any toll roads. From the Destination Menu, press the Avoid Roads button to display a list of road categories.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 41 - Avoid Roads (Items) Once you have specified your road restrictions, press to return to the map screen. 6.14 TMC Destinator PN supports TMC (Traffic Message Channel). TMC messages are national and regional public radio FM transmissions that are used to inform drivers of traffic, weather, and other driving conditions.
Destinator PN User Guide Follow the procedure below to configure TMC settings. Be sure you have first enabled TMC by pressing the button, clicking on , and placing a check mark (√) in the box beside TMC GPS. From Destination menu, select to display the TMC Inbox.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 42 - TMC Inbox To search for TMC events that are being broadcasted by other FM channels, select the arrows in the upper right and left corners of the screen. The outside left and right arrows scan FM stations continuously for TMC information.
Destinator PN User Guide you avoid a TMC event in manual mode, the Avoid button will not be available for that TMC event again. TMC Banner Whenever Destinator PN receives a TMC event that occurs within the effective radius, a scrolling banner is displayed on the bottom of the map screen.
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Destinator PN User Guide Options 7.1 Introduction There are various route and map options available from the Options Menu. This chapter contains the following topics: • Showing your Route • Displaying Directions • Canceling your Route • Recording and Playing Back a Route •...
Destinator PN User Guide 7.2 The Options Menu The Options Menu provides choices for displaying your route, displaying your driving directions, canceling a route, playing and recording a route, switching maps, selecting your mode of travel, and getting help with basic navigation.
Destinator PN User Guide Voice and visual prompts (displayed at the top of the screen) are provided at varying intervals to indicate your next turn or change of direction. Figure 44 - Driving Directions The Driving Directions screen also gives you several route...
Destinator PN User Guide Avoid Turn Will recalculate your route to exclude this particular turn or maneuver. 7.5 Turn By Turn This view indicates the distance to your next turn, and the name of the next street immediately after completing the previous turn.
Destinator PN User Guide 7.6 Cancel Route Cancels and clears the route from the map screen. 7.7 Play This feature allows you to record your route as you’re traveling, and then to play it back on the map screen at a later time.
Destinator PN User Guide Pedestrian Mode or Vehicle Mode. In Pedestrian Mode, the navigation radius is restricted to 10 kilometres (6 miles). 7.10 Help This button launches an abbreviated help file with basic navigational definitions and instructions. 7.11 About Displays software version and details about your Destinator PN application.
Destinator PN User Guide Settings 8.1 Introduction You can easily change the default settings of maps, views and route parameters to suit your personal preferences. This chapter contains the following topics: • GPS Status • Home Button Settings • General Settings •...
Destinator PN User Guide 8.2 The Settings Menu The Settings Menu allows you to change the settings which determine how your route is calculated or displayed. 8.3 GPS Status And Settings Destinator PN uses GPS signals to pinpoint your location.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 46 - GPS Status Screen To view your GPS configuration, click on the button. You can access this button via the Settings Menu > GPS Status, or by clicking on the button on the map screen.
Destinator PN User Guide 3. Protocol - Default is NMEA. Automatic reconnect – Select this option to ensure automatic reconnection whenever the GPS signal is lost. TMC GPS (Real Time Traffic) – Select this option to enable the TMC function. See Section 6.14 TMC for a detailed description of this feature.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 48 - Home Button Settings Screen Press the button to save and return to the map screen. Now, when you press the button, Destinator PN will automatically calculate a route to this destination. 8.5 General Settings The General Settings screen allows you to choose the unit of measurement for your route.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 49 - General Settings Dialog All distances are displayed in imperial or metric units. 1. Imperial (Miles and yards) 2. Metric (Kilometers and meters) Press the button to save your selection and return to the map screen.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 50 - Map Settings Dialog Map Orientation Forward is up – orients the map so that your forward direction is always at the top. North is up – orients the map so that north is always at the top.
Destinator PN User Guide 8.7 Route Settings The Route Settings screen lets you choose the parameters for route calculation. Figure 51 - Route Settings Screen Routing Mode Navigation Mode – Provides voice instructions as you drive. This mode is the one you will use most frequently. Destinator PN uses the satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) to constantly detect your current position.
Destinator PN User Guide not keep track of your driving progress. Use Planner Mode for trip planning. Route generation Quickest route – Destinator PN calculates the route by picking the shortest distance and highest speed limits. Shortest route – Destinator PN calculates the route by picking the shortest distance.
Destinator PN User Guide Figure 52 - Alert Settings Dialog Voice Prompts 1. Speed Limit - Gives you a voice prompt when your car exceeds the speed limit on this section of the road. 2. Route Recalculation - If you deviate from the original route, Destinator PN automatically recalculates a new route and updates ETA and distances.
Destinator PN User Guide 8.9 Visual Notifications The Visual Notifications screen lets you choose how Destinator PN notifies you of your upcoming turns. Figure 53 - Visual Notifications Screen 1. Text – Visual notification is displayed in written form. 2. Symbols – Visual notification is displayed in pictorial form (as an arrow diagram).
Destinator PN User Guide 8.10 Look & Feel The Look & Feel screen allows you to customize how Destinator PN looks and sounds. Figure 54 - Look & Feel Screen Voice Prompts – Default or change to different voice. See Destinator Community at www.destinator1.com.
Destinator PN User Guide Changing Map Views 9.1 Introduction You can change your view of the map, and the way in which the map is displayed on the screen. This chapter contains a description of the following topics: • How to Zoom and Scroll •...
Destinator PN User Guide 9.2 How to Zoom and Scroll Zoom Scroll Bar Figure 55 - Zooming Scroll Bar Window The Zoom scroll bar can be used to Zoom In (+ Magnify) or to Zoom Out (- Expand) on the displayed map.
Destinator PN User Guide 9.3 Types of View button on the map screen toggles between 4 types of views: 2D, 2D Night, 3D and 3D Night. The icon indicates the next view to be displayed. 2D View The 2D view is the straight-forward two-dimensional view.
Destinator PN User Guide 3D View The 3D view is a simplified three-dimensional view showing the map in a basic 3D relief. It shows the basic relief (outline) and details of the surrounding roads and general area. Origin Figure 57 - 3D View...
Destinator PN User Guide 3D Night View The 3D night view is a simplified three-dimensional view with high-contrast colorization optimized for night driving or adverse weather conditions. Origin Figure 58 - 3D Night View Page 99 of 118...
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Destinator PN User Guide Auto & Favorites Alerts 10.1 Introduction An Automatic Alert refers to an item that you configure so that Destinator will alert you when you are within a certain distance of the item’s location. You can configure two distances for each Automatic Alert.
Destinator PN User Guide To display the map position of items in the Auto Alerts category, check the box to the left of the category name, just as you would to display map positions of items in any other category.
Destinator PN User Guide Favorites Importing 11.1 Introduction Destinator PN Professional Edition also lets you download a list of locations from your PC to any category within Favorites on your PDA. Creating information about locations in this way is much faster than entering the information via the PDA keyboard.
Destinator PN User Guide Select the file (*.csv format) containing the automatic alert. About the *.csv file: Appendix A describes csv format. Basically, the *csv file contains addresses and longitude and latitude values for locations. The file must contain exact street address, ZIP/Postal Code, and city data.
Destinator PN User Guide Glossary This glossary describes terms and abbreviations used with Destinator PN. Abbreviation Name Description Communications In Computer systems, the name of a COM PORT Port serial communications port - Eg: COM1, COM2, COM3, and COM4. End-User License...
Destinator PN User Guide Abbreviation Name Description Satellite A man-made object, or device that orbits See also GPS the earth. Eg: a GPS Satellite which orbits the earth in a fix pattern, height and speed Secure Digital A Secure Digital (SD) card is a tiny flash...
Destinator PN User Guide Appendix A - Favorites Importing File Structure The Favorites Importing file structure must be in CSV (Comma-Separated Values)* Format The file contains the following fields: 1. Name of the point. 2. Comment. 3. Longitude. 4. Latitude.
Destinator PN User Guide Appendix B - Manual Activation of Destinator PN • Obtain the Device ID of your Pocket PC • Obtain your Activation Key online at http://activate.destinator1.com/ • Enter your License and Activation Keys into your Pocket PC...
Destinator PN User Guide The Activation Successful screen indicates that your Destinator has been activated. Click on Finish, then Done to close the Activation window. Note: Destinator is copy protected and will only run on the Pocket PC device (PDA) you originally registered.
Destinator PN User Guide You will be emailed a copy of your chosen Login Name and Password. When you complete the registration screens, you are prompted to enter your License Key or Voucher ID number then press Next. Enter your Device ID then press Finish. (Found on your Pocket PC in the Destinator Activation window).
Destinator PN User Guide Appendix C – Sending a Location as an SMS Message Destinator PN allows you to send a location to someone via an SMS (Short Message Service) message. In order to receive the SMS message, the recipient must have a PPCPE device that is running Destinator PN, or a Destinator SP (SmartPhone).
Destinator PN User Guide The Mobile number of your contact is automatically entered into the first box. You can add a message of up to 20 characters in the second box. The third box displays the location of the destination you have highlighted.
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Destinator PN User Guide Index 2D View..........96 Favorites..........59 3D View..........97 Glossary ........... 104 Baud Rate........84 Check..........85 Activation..........43 Current Position Icon ...... 48 Quick ........19, 22 Not Found ........91 SMS ......... 22, 30 Ports ..........
Destinator PN User Guide Maps New Origin ........65 New ..........43 Settings Registering ........43 Alert ..........90 General ........... 86 GPS ..........83 Map Orientation ......87 Navigation Mode Route ..........89 Origin Icon........51 Units..........87 New Origin ......... 65 Shortest route ........
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