Quick Guide MxSoftPanel
MxSoftPanel
This quick guide covers the initial operation and introduces the
most important features.
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CONTENTS
Initial Operation and Configuration
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Initial Operation
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Adding Door Stations and Cameras to MxSoftPanel
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Setting Up MxSoftPanel
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The MxSoftPanel – Overview
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At a Glance
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The Main Menu
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The Camera Bar
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The Live View
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Event Overview and Event Lists
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The Player
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System Settings
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All Settings at One Location
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Bell Behavior
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MxSoftPanel Settings
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Installation37
Access Control
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Personalized Interface Settings Fast and Easy
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Initial Operation and
Configuration
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Initial Operation
Make sure that the door station and the cameras are using a camera software
release 4.4.0.31 or higher. If this is not the case, upgrade to the most recent
software. See “Compact Guide: Firmware Update” under www.mobotix.com >
Support > Manuals > Software > Compact Guide for more information.
Installing MxSoftPanel
System Requirements
• Mac OS X:
Mac OS X 10.8 or higher, processor with at least 2 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM,
graphics adapter with OpenGL V2.1 support.
• Windows:
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher, processor with at least 2 GHz, min. 2 GB
RAM, graphics adapter with OpenGL V2.1 support.
Download the latest release from the MOBOTIX website: www.mobotix.com >
Support > Software Downloads > MxSoftPanel.
Note: If your door station has already been set up, you can skip the following
section.
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Adding a Door Station
If you want to use the MxSoftPanel as an intercom for a door station, the door station must have been set up beforehand. Setting
up the door station follows the steps outlined in Chapters 2 to 4 of the
“T25 System Manual Part 2”. The T25 System Manual is available at
www.mobotix.com > Support > Manuals > IP Video Door Station.
Overview over the most important steps:
1. Power and Network
Make sure that all devices are connected to the network and that the power
supply has been established.
2. Execute Auto Configuration
Carry out the auto configuration at the door station (see section 2.1.3 in the
“T25 System Manual Part 2”). When using several door stations, choose one
door station as a master and then carry out the auto configuration on that
door station. The auto configuration is completed by entering the Super
PIN at the access modules (KeypadRFID or BellRFID).
3. Configure Access Modules
The access modules of the system will now be set up one by one. This
includes training the RFID cards, entering the contact/people/PIN numbers
(if applicable) and configuring the bell buttons on the BellRFID modules
(see sections 2.2 and 2.3 in the “T25 System Manual Part 2”).
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Adding Door Stations and Cameras to MxSoftPanel
If the initial setup of the door station has been completed, you can add the
door stations and cameras to the system.
1. Start MxSoftPanel
Integrate the computer with the MxSoftPanel installation into the network
with the MOBOTIX door stations and cameras and start the application.
2. Open the Installation Wizard
After starting MxSoftPanel, it automatically shows the date and time in
stand-by mode. Click on the application to start the Installation Wizard.
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3. Complete the Installation Wizard
Click on
in the upper right corner and complete the dialogs by specifying
the following information:
• Language:
The factory default language is English. Select the desired language.
This will change the language of the user interface as well as the default
mailbox messages.
• Camera List:
Add the desired door stations and/or cameras:
–– Click on
and then on
to start the automatic search for cameras
and door stations. MxSoftPanel will list all video sources it is finding.
–– Select the video sources you want to add (use CMD-click on a Mac or
CTRL-click on Windows to select several cameras), then click on
.
–– Enter the camera access data (user name and password of a camera
administrator).
Important: You have to enter the Super PIN (the number you entered
during auto configuration) as the password for the door stations.
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• Camera Configuration
Use this dialog to deactivate the auto configuration and define any installed
door sensors and door lock sensors on all door stations. You should activate recording on all cameras and door stations and adjust the remaining
settings to match your requirements.
• Assign Bells
MxSoftPanel recognizes the bell buttons of the connected door stations and
lists the buttons for each door station. Select the bell buttons that should
trigger the doorbell at this MxSoftPanel by activating the corresponding sliders.
Click on
to close the Installation Wizard.
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Setting Up MxSoftPanel
Next, configure the MxSoftPanel. Click on Settings > Installation > SoftPanel
Configuration in the main menu to do so.
Assign Bells
If you did not assign the bell buttons in the Installation Wizard, you should do
this now (see above).
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Protect Functions
It is possible to protect (i.e., lock) specific functions or even all functions. To do
so, activate the sliders of the corresponding functions. Once protected, the
users can access these functions only after entering a PIN. To assign the rights
for executing specific functions for users and their PINs, open the Access Control dialog (see section Access Control).
Change the Administrator PIN
By default, the administrator PIN has been set to “0202”. If you want to change
this PIN, open the SoftPanel Configuration, click on Administrator, enter the
factory default PIN and then enter the new PIN.
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Copy Settings
Using MxSoftPanel, you can also copy the settings of an MxDisplay device that
is running in the same network. To do so, open the SoftPanel Configuration and
click on Manage Settings > Get from. Select the desired MxDisplay device.
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MxSoftPanel – Overview
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At a Glance
MxSoftPanel automatically shows the date and time in stand-by mode after
starting. In stand-by mode, you see at one glance:
1 The time and date of the operating system.
2 The current temperature of the selected sensor.
3 If, when and how many visitors have rung the doorbell and how many
events have occurred. Click on the corresponding icon to open the event
overview, which lists the event images according to their type.
4 The bell muting status. In this case, the display alternates between the
bell status and stand-by mode.
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Shortcuts of the Stand-By Mode
If the MxSoftPanel is in stand-by mode, you can click or click and hold the
different buttons and icons to quickly access the following functions without
having to open the corresponding menu.
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Click on Home button
Open main menu
Click and hold Home button
Open screensaver settings
Click on Letter button
Open mailbox event list
Click and hold Letter button
Open event overview
Click on Key button
Open Live view of first camera in camera list
Click and hold Key button
Open door of connected door station
Click on application
Open main menu
Click on application and hold
Open date and time settings
Click on Event icon
Open event overview
Click and hold Event icon
Set event filter
The Main Menu
From stand-by mode, you can enter the main menu either by clicking on the
application 1 or on the Home button 2 .
In the main menu, you can activate the Do not disturb function 3 (for
all applications of the system) and the Mute bell function 4 (only for this
installation). In addition, the main menu shows the reference image 5 of the
first camera in the camera list.
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You can select cameras from the camera bar 6 by opening the bar and clicking
on the camera you want to see. 7 shows the different camera statuses, 8
indicates new events and clicking on 9 opens the settings.
The Settings include the basic settings as well as all settings required in daily
use – from bell behavior to camera configuration and access control.
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Shortcuts of the Main Menu
The main menu also provides shortcuts to different functions by clicking or
clicking and holding the different buttons and icons.
Click on Home button
Stand-by mode
Click and hold Home button
Create custom view(s)
Click on Letter button
Open mailbox event list
Click and hold Letter button
Open event overview
Click on Key button
Open Live view of first camera in camera
list
Click and hold Key button
Open door of connected door station
Click on Event icon
Open event overview
Click and hold Event icon
Set event filter
Click on Moon icon
Activate “Do not disturb”
Click and hold Moon icon
“Do not disturb” function: Configure ringing
Click on Bell icon
Mute bell
Click and hold Bell icon
Open audio settings
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The Camera Bar
The camera bar shows the preview images of all connected door stations and
cameras. You can operate one camera using the controls while still keeping an
eye on the other cameras. The controls have the following meanings:
: Open door
: Switch lights
: Activate walk-through message: If the walk-through message is active, a
sound plays when a door opens that has a door sensor.
: Open mailbox messages
: Open event list
: Open Player
The camera bar is available in stand-by mode and in the main menu. Pull down
the bar (see arrow) to see the camera bar. If you click into one of the preview
images, the view changes to show the live image from the corresponding camera
(see section The Live View).
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The Live View
To see the live view of a camera, you can either click on the camera image in
the main menu 1 or you can pull down the camera bar 2 and click on the
image of the desired camera 3 .
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The live view shows the live image of the selected camera; you can use the
sliders to control the camera: change the speaker volume, select preconfigured
image sections, adjust the volume of the ring tone, adjust the ambient noise
level, start a snapshot recording, talk to visitors at the door, open the door and
switch the lights. To show the controls, click on the camera image.
Instant
recording
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Image sections
Volume,
ring tone
Intercom
Open door,
switch lights
Live: Door Bell is Ringing
A ringing door bell will immediately show the live image of the door camera
with an icon to start the conversation.
Live: Intercom, Opening Doors and Switching Lights
To speak to a visitor at the door, click on the large speaker icon. This activates the
door intercom. If you do not want the visitor to hear you, click on the live image
to see additional icons, then click on the microphone icon. To close the audio
connection, click on the speaker icon. To open the door, click on the Door icon
and to switch the lights, click on the Light icon (if this camera can switch lights).
Live: Selecting Other Cameras and Detail View
Click on the Key button to show a different camera. Double-clicking into the
live image shows an enlarged detail view. A second double-click returns to the
regular view.
Note: The camera list can show other cameras than the cameras you see when
clicking on the Key button. Open the camera list, click and hold the Home
button to define the contents of the camera list as well as the “favorites” that
are shown when clicking on the Key button.
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Shortcuts of the Live View
The Live view also provides shortcuts to different functions by clicking or
clicking and holding the different buttons and icons.
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Click on Home button
Stand-by mode
Click and hold Home button
Open camera configuration
Click on Letter button
Open mailbox event list
Click and hold Letter button
Open event overview
Click on Key button
Go to next camera live image
Click and hold Key button
Open door of connected door station
Click on view
Show controls
Event Overview and Event Lists
New events (missed ringing and all other events) are indicated by a red counter
at the event icons in the top left corner of the application 1 . Click on the icons
to open the event overview. The event overview shows all events grouped by
event type: Ringing, mailbox messages, all other events, door opened, access
denied and access granted.
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A red counter at the event type indicates the number of new events detected.
Click on the event type to show the event list. It displays the recorded events
with a preview image, the date and time of the event and the camera name. Note
that you can show the event images not only as a list, but also as single images.
To do so, click on the List/Single Image icon. You can limit the displayed event
images by selecting specific cameras and time ranges. Click on the Search icon,
select the camera(s) and the time range and then click on Search.
Event type
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Event
images
List/single
image
Search
function
Shortcuts of the Event Overview and the Event List
The event overview and the event list provide shortcuts to different functions
by clicking or clicking and holding the different buttons and icons.
Event Overview
Click on Home button
Stand-by mode
Click and hold Home button
Acknowledge all events
Click on Letter button
Open mailbox event list
Click on Key button
Open Live view of first camera in camera
list
Click on Home button
Stand-by mode
Click and hold Home button
Open Settings menu
Click on Key button
Open Live view of first camera in camera
list
Event List
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The Player
You can open the player either from the Event List or from the Camera List. The
player will show the recordings either by event type or by camera, depending
on where you opened the player. If you click on an event image in the event
list, you can play back/fast forward/rewind the recordings to the events of this
event type in the player.
First event
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Play
Volume
Browse
image by
image
If you open the camera list and then click and hold one of the live images,
different controls for this camera appear. Click on Play
to open the player.
In the player, you can play back all recordings of this camera, you can fast
forward and rewind them.
Note that the player always provides quick access to the last four event images –
starting from the current recording. This is done using the Event Info bar at the
bottom of the player. The event info bar shows the time 1 since the last event
occurred on the right-hand side. Click and hold this part of the bar to show a
small event image. Drag the mouse pointer to the left to see more event images.
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Shortcuts of the Player
The Player provides shortcuts to different functions by clicking or clicking and
holding the different buttons and icons.
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Click on Home button
Stand-by mode
Click on Letter button
Open event list for this event type
Click and hold Letter button
Open event overview
Click on Key button
Goto Live Image
Click and hold Key button
Open door of connected door station
Click
Jump to previous event
Click and hold
Jump to first event
Click
One frame backward
Click
Playback | Pause
Click
One frame forward
Click
Jump to next event
Click and hold
Jump to last event
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System Settings
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All Settings at One Location
Regardless of whether you want to change the bell behavior, adjust device-specific settings, configure the cameras or the system, everything is located in one
menu. To open this menu, click on Settings 1 in the main menu.
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Bell Behavior
When adding a door station, MxSoftPanel recognizes the door station’s bell
buttons, allowing you to assign the desired doorbells to this MxSoftPanel.
The Bell Behavior submenu contains the options to set the behavior for each
doorbell button. This includes setting the ring tone and the mailbox announcement. Click on Settings > Bell Behavior to open the submenu. Select the
desired doorbell in the top right corner and change the settings as required.
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MxSoftPanel Settings
Use this dialog to change the program-specific settings. This includes the
language, audio settings of the MxSoftPanel, screen saver and walk-through
message. If you activate the walk-through message in the camera bar (see
section Camera Bar), a sound plays when a door opens that has a door sensor.
Select the sound and set the volume in this dialog.
Click on Settings > MxSoftPanel Settings to open the settings.
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Installation
This menu contains the door configuration that allows creating a bell layout and
provides for setting the bell behavior. It also contains the camera list for adding
and deleting cameras and the camera configuration for setting up recording. In
addition, the SoftPanel Configuration allows managing the settings.
The Installation Wizard opens with the first start of MxSoftPanel; however, you
can open it any time later from the Installation menu. Click on Settings >
Installation to open the Installation menu.
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It is possible to protect the settings of the Installation menu. Click on the red
lock 1 and answer “Yes” to close the prompt. The Protect Functions dialog
opens: Activate the Installation option. From now on, you can only change
settings in this menu if you enter the administrator PIN (“0202” by factory default).
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Door Configuration
All door configuration settings can be changed in this menu. Click on Settings >
Installation > Door Configuration. The door stations are listed. Select the
door station you want to configure.
Bell Layout
Allows configuring the access modules of the corresponding door stations.
Click on Bell Layout. The attached access modules are displayed as graphics,
allowing you to change the settings.
Bell Behavior
Allows setting the desired behavior for each door station and doorbell (main door).
Auto Configuration
Allows locking the auto configuration to avoid accidental reconfiguration.
Door Sensors
Specify the sensors that are used as door sensors, door lock sensors and door
opener (main door).
Note: Since these settings are only needed when configuring for the first time and
only by the administrator, access to these settings may be locked. In this case,
you will have to enter the administrator PIN (set to “0202” by factory default).
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Camera List
Use this list to add cameras and door stations and to edit them later on. Click
on Settings > Installation > Camera List to open the list.
• Adding Cameras Using Bonjour
Click on Plus and start the camera search (search icon). Select a camera,
enter a name, then enter the camera user name and password.
• Adding Cameras Manually
Click on Plus and then on Add Manually. Enter the camera name and the
URL (incl. port), then enter the camera user name and password.
• Editing the Camera List
Click on Edit to delete cameras, to change the sorting order and to select
cameras that are shown in the camera bar
or as favorites
.
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Camera Configuration
The camera configuration is where you configure recording and where you
select the events that will trigger recordings. For door stations, you can lock
the auto configuration to avoid accidental reconfiguration. If required, you can
also change the admin password for accessing the camera. To open the camera
configuration, click on Settings > Installation > Camera Configuration.
Select the desired camera using the
and
arrows and change its settings.
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SoftPanel Configuration
This is where you assign the door bells to the MxSoftPanel, protect functions,
manage settings and where you can change the administrator PIN (“0202” by
factory default). To open the configuration dialog, click on Settings > Installation > SoftPanel Configuration.
Protect Functions
You can lock all or individual functions as needed. To use a protected function,
users needs to enter their PIN code. To assign the rights for executing specific
functions for users and their PINs, open the Access Control dialog (see section
Access Control).
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Starting the Installation Wizard
The Installation Wizard helps you to add and configure door stations and
cameras. The wizard opens automatically when starting MxSoftPanel for the
first time, but you can also use it later on to add door stations and cameras.
To open the wizard, click on Settings > Installation > Installation Wizard.
Complete all steps of the wizard.
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Access Control
This menu allows adding users and assigning RFID cards and PINs to these users.
You can create new tenants and activate/deactivate RFID cards. In addition, you
can set access times for specific RFID cards. You assign additional PIN numbers,
lock cards and assign rights. For example, you can specify which card opens
which doors and which MxSoftPanel functions can be used by the individual
users. Click on Settings > Access Control to open the dialog.
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Click and
hold: Assign users
and PINs
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Create
Save
users/groups, changes
assign PINs
Set access time, Grant
rights
block access
Enlarge
view
Shortcuts of the Access Control
The Access Control provides the following functions:
Add Users
1. Click on and then on .
Add Groups
1. Click on and then on .
Assign a user to a
group
1. Click and hold on user name.
2. Click on Party and then on the camera group.
Create and assign
PINs
and then on , then enter the PIN.
1. Click on 2. Assign PIN to user: Click and hold on PIN, click on User, then
select the user.
Assign RFID cards
to users
Set access rights
for all door stations for groups,
users or PINs/RFID
cards
1. Click and hold on ID of RFID card (alphanumeric code with
up to 16 characters on the back of the card in the center).
2. Click on User, then select the user.
Note: To identify older RFID cards, you can hold them up to an
MxDisplay on the Access Control dialog.
/ /
in the first column.
1. Click on the access icon
grant access,
deny access or
2. Select type of access:
use access times.
Note: If access times are used, the icon in the first column turns
yellow ( ).
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Set access rights
for individual
door stations for
groups, users or
PINs/RFID cards
1. Click on the access icon
/
/
in the column of
the door station.
2. Select type of access:
grant access for this door station,
deny access to this door station or
use access
times.
Delete groups,
users, PINs and
RFID cards
1. Click and hold on the corresponding row.
2. Click on
.
Set rights for users
to use specific
functions
Functions of the MxSoftPanel can be protected. To use a
protected function, users needs to enter their PIN code (see
Protect Functions, section SoftPanel Configuration). To
assign the rights for executing specific functions for users and
their PINs, open the Access Control dialog:
1. Click and hold on user name.
2. Click on Rights and activate the desired rights.
Save settings
If settings have changed in this dialog, the
icon is flashing
red.
to save all settings of the
1. Click on the icon and then on
MxSoftPanel and the door station.
Backup and restore
settings
You can backup all settings to one file and restore the settings
from such a file:
1. Backup: Click on and then on .
and select a file.
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Personalized Interface Settings Fast and Easy
In order to quickly access often-used functions, you can create customized views.
One view can be used to group up to nine functions with the corresponding
icons and customized colors. To move from the main menu to the view(s), simply
click on the main menu and slide it over to the left.
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To define a new view, open the main menu (click on the view in stand-by mode).
Now click and hold the Home key 1 . The edit mode is now active. Click on
the Plus character in the top right corner. This creates a new view in the main
menu. Then click on Plus 2 in the center of the view to add function icons
and to set their appearance for this view.
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Additional Information
You can download the latest release of MxSoftPanel from
www.mobotix.com > Support > Software Downloads.
Support
Please see www.mobotix.com > Support for information on how
to reach our technical support team.
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Phone: +49 6302 9816-103
Fax: +49 6302 9816-190
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