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AV2
Handheld Gaming System
User Manual
Table of Contents
1. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2. PACKAGE CONTENTS
3. PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS
4. SETUP AND INSTALLATION
4.1 RECHARGING
4.2 POWER ON AND OFF
4.3 SETTING THE DATE/TIME
4.4 COPYING MEDIA FILES TO THE AV2
4.5 CONNECTING HEADPHONES
4.6 CONNECTING TO A TV/PROJECTORSPEAKERS
5.1 MAIN MENU
5.2 MUSIC APP
5.3 MOVIES APP
5.4 GAMES APP
5.5 IMAGES APP
5.6 EBOOKS APP
5.7 CAMERA APP
5.8 VIDEO APP
5.9 VOICE RECORDER APP
5.10 FILE MANAGER
5.11 ALARM
5.12 SYSTEM SETTINGS
5. BASIC OPERATION
6. TROUBLESHOOTING
7. SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
8. WARRANTY
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AV2 Handheld Gaming System
Thank you for purchasing the Califone® AV2 Handheld Gaming System.
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1. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Before using this product, read the instruction manual for important safety
information. Please retain this manual for future reference and warranty
information.
Troubleshooting & Servicing
Do not attempt to service or repair the device yourself. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel. Do not attempt to modify the device in any
way. Doing so could invalidate your warranty.
Moisture and heat sources
Do not use this apparatus near water (for example, sinks, baths, pools) or
expose it to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing liquids. Do not expose
the unit to high temperatures, high humidity or direct sunlight.
Cleaning
When cleaning the device, please use a soft, dry cloth. Never use
benzene, paint-thinner, or other chemicals on the device.
Location
Place the device in stable location, so it will not fall causing damage to
the device or bodily harm.
Intended use
The product may only be used with the original parts intended for it.
The product may only be used in closed and dry rooms. The intended
use includes adherence to the specified installation instructions. The
manufacturer accepts no liability for damage arising due to improper use.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
IMPORTANT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
The unit’s circuitry may cause interference to nearby radios. To prevent
interference, either switch the unit off or move away from the affected
radio.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply within
the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for
help.
NOTE: Shielded cables may be required to be used with this unit to
ensure compliance with the Class B FCC limits.
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2. PACKAGE CONTENTS
AV2 Handheld Gaming System
AV2 Silicone Cover (Pre-installed)
Power Adapter
3’ USB Cable
3’ 3.5mm to RCA A/V cord (for connection to TV/Projector)
Micro-SD to Mini-SD Card Adapter
3060AV Stereo Headphone
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AV2 REAR VIEW
3. PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS
AV2 FRONT VIEW
HOLD
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TV OUT
USB
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A
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C
B
D
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OK
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1. RESET Button
2. HOLD Switch - Slide to ON
position to temporarily disable
all other button functions.
Useful when listening to
music with the AV2 in a
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Power On/Off Button
PHOTO Button
A Button
B Button
C Button
D Button
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3.5mm Headphone Jack
3.5mm A/V Output Jack
USB Jack
Mini-SD Card Slot
Built-in Speaker
Hole for Lanyard
ESC
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SD CARD
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7. OK Button
8. ESC Button
9. LCD Screen
10. Joystick
11. D-Pad (Up/Down/Left/Right)
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4. SETUP AND INSTALLATION
4.1 RECHARGING
1. Before use, for best performance be sure to recharge the AV2
using either the USB connection to a PC or the included power
adapter.
2. Connect the power adapter to the wall outlet and then to the
USB port on the back of the AV2 using the included USB cable.
3. The AV2 will immediately begin charging. A red LED behind the
ESC button indicates the unit is charging. When charging is
complete, the red LED will go off.
4. The battery level indicator in the upper right of the LCD screen
indicates how much battery power is available. When the
indicator is low, the battery should be recharged.
NOTES:
• The AV2 may be operated while recharging using the wall power
adapter.
• The AV2 may also be operated while recharging using a PC. To
do this, first turn on the AV2 power and then plug it into the PC
for charging. The USB logo will be displayed on the AV2 screen.
Then turn off the AV2 power and an icon showing a battery
charging will be displayed. Then press the OK button. The AV2
can now be operated normally.
4.2 POWER ON AND OFF
1. To turn on the AV2 power, hold the power button for 2-3 seconds.
The LCD will then show the startup screen. A green LED will
light behind the OK button to indicate the power is on.
2. To turn off the AV2 power, hold the power button for 2-3 seconds.
The LCD will then show the shutdown screen and then go black.
4.3 SETTING THE DATE/TIME
1. To set the date/time, go to Settings -> System settings -> Set
Date/Time.
2. Then set the time zone and Date/Time as appropriate.
5. Note the AV2 content directories are as follows: EBOOKS,
GAMES, IMAGES, MOVIES, MUSIC.
6. Copy media files such as music (mp3) and movies (avi, mpg,
etc.) into the appropriate directory in the AV2 memory.
4.5 CONNECTING HEADPHONES
1. Connect the included 3060AV headphone to the headphone jack
on the bottom of the AV2.
2. Adjust the volume to the desired level in the Music or Movie
mode by playing music or a movie file and using the D-Pad Up
and Down to increase or decrease the volume level.
3. By default, the 85 dB limiter is enabled and set for the included
3060AV headphones. To disable or change the 85 dB SPL limiter
setting, go to Settings -> System settings -> Audio Limiter. Then
select the desired preset. By default, Preset 1 is enabled and set
for the 3060AV headphone included with the AV2. Preset 2 is set
for use with the 3060AV-S and Preset 3 turns off the limiter. To
use the limiter function with other Califone headphones, contact
Califone Technical Support.
CAUTION: Avoid excessive volume for long periods of time as
this can result in hearing damage.
CAUTION: The 85 dB SPL Limiter will only work with
headphones/headsets specifically sold by Califone for use with
the AV2. Check with Califone to see if your headphone/headset
is compatible with this feature.
4.6 CONNECTING TO A TV/PROJECTOR/SPEAKERS
1. The AV2 may be connected to a television, projector and/or
amplifier/speakers using the included 3.5mm to RCA A/V cable.
2. Connect the cord to the TV OUT jack on the bottom of the AV2
and then connect the RCA cables to the desired device.
3. Open Settings -> System Settings -> Video Output and change
it to TV_NTSC or TV_PAL depending on the local television
standard (Note: USA uses NTSC and Europe uses PAL)
4.4 COPYING MEDIA FILES TO THE AV2
1. First, ensure the AV2 power is on.
2. Plug the AV2 into a PC using the included USB cord.
3. The PC will automatically recognize the device and the internal
flash memory will be listed as a removable external drive.
4. If an SD card is installed, it will also show up as a removable
external drive on the PC.
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5. BASIC OPERATION
5.1 MAIN MENU
Use the D-pad up/down/left/right to move between items in the
menu. Use OK to select an item and ESC to return to a previous
menu. Note that once inside an application such as the music player,
movie player, or game player, the buttons will function differently.
These differences are explained in each mode description below.
• View/Play Menu: This menu includes the playback apps for
music, movies/videos, games, images/photos, and eBooks.
• Capture Menu: This menu includes the apps for taking
photographs, recording video, and recording audio/voice with the
built-in camera and microphone.
• Settings Menu: This menu includes the File Manager, Alarm
Clock app, and System Settings.
5.2 MUSIC APP
There are many ways to play music files once in the Music App. The
following submenus are available:
• Now Playing: Opens the Music Player to the song currently
playing.
• All Music: Shows a list of all the music files in the MUSIC folder
on the AV2.
• Artist: Lists all the music files by artist.
• Album: Lists all the music files by album.
• Genre: Lists all the music files by genre.
• Favorites: Lists only those files that have been selected as
favorites from the Music Player.
• Directory List: View the files by directory on the internal memory
or SD card.
• Playlists: Lists all the music playlists in the Music directory.
• Play Mode: Allows different playback such as normal playback
(no repeat), Repeat (repeats one song), Repeat All (repeats all
songs in the current list continuously, Shuffle (plays songs from
the current list at random.
• Background Play: Enable or disable this function as desired.
When enabled, the song will play even when exiting to the main
menu and performing other functions on the AV2. Playback will
stop when playing a movie/game/etc.
• Equalizer: Select different equalizer settings between Normal,
Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Speech.
MUSIC PLAYER
Once playback of a music file starts, the Music Player will open. The
following functions are available to control the music player:
• Use D-Pad Up/Down to increase/decrease volume.
• Hold D-pad left/right to rewind or fast forward in a song
respectively.
• Press D-pad left/right to skip backward to the previous song or
forward to the next song respectively.
• Press OK to Pause playback and OK again to resume playback.
• Press ESC to enter the Music Player submenu. The submenu
includes functions to set the current song as a favorite, change
the Equalizer setting, enable/disable Background Play, and
return to the previous menu.
PLAYLISTS
This section describes the playlist files that can be used to play
audio and video files in a specific order. Create playlist files on a
computer by creating a plain txt file with a name such as such as:
“playlist1.txt”. Open the file and put the text in the same exact format
as the example here:
[Playlist]
NumberOfEntries=3
File1=nfl:\MUSIC\file1.mp3
File2=nfl:\MUSIC\Folder1\file2.mp3
File3=nfl:\MUSIC\file3.wav
1. Replace the folder/file names in the example above with the
actual folder/file names.
2. Ensure the files are in the location specified in the AV2 internal
memory or SD card.
3. Once finished editing the playlist, rename the txt file with a “pls”
extension, such as “playlist1.pls” and then put it into the MUSIC
folder on the AV2.
NOTES:
• For video files, replace “MUSIC” with “MOVIES” and put the
video files and playlist file into the MOVIES folder instead.
• Adjust the NumberOfEntries as appropriate to the correct
number of files.
• Continue to increment the X in FileX based on the number of
files in the playlist.
• For files located on an SD card, replace “nfl:\” with “mmc:\”.
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5.3 MOVIES APP
The Movie App allows playback of movie /video files. Upon entering
the app, the following submenus are available:
• All Movies: Shows a list of all the movie/video files in the Movie
folder on the AV2. Use the OK button to start playing a file.
• Playlists: Lists all the movie playlists in the MOVIE directory.
• Resume Playback on Shutdown: Enable this function so that
the movie will resume from the point that playback was stopped/
paused even after the AV2 power is turned off.
• Display Mode: Change the setting between Original, Normal, or
Full Screen to best fit the display or TV. Default is Normal.
• Display Bar Option: Switch between displaying the Play Bar
with the play buttons, the Time (shown in the upper part of the
screen), or Subtitle (when available).
MOVIE PLAYER
Once playback of a movie file starts, the Movie Player will open. The
following functions are available to control the movie player:
• Use D-Pad Up/Down to increase/decrease volume.
• Hold D-pad left/right to rewind or fast forward in a movie
respectively.
• Press D-pad left/right to skip backward to the previous movie or
forward to the next movie respectively.
• Press OK to Pause playback and OK again to resume playback.
• Press ESC to enter the Movie Player submenu. The submenu
includes functions to change the video size setting, change the
display bar, and Stop Display (return to the previous menu).
PLAYLISTS
For information, see PLAYLISTS section in 5.2 MUSIC APP.
5.4 GAMES APP
This Games App allows playback of many Adobe Flash swf format
files. Open the app to show a list of all the Adobe Flash games in the
Games directory.
1. Select the desired game and press the OK button. The game will
start to play.
2. To exit the game, hold the ESC button for about 3 seconds.
NOTE: Some games require buttons to be mapped to specific keys
or functions so that they will operate the same as they would on a
PC. On the AV2, this is called Key Mapping. To change a game’s key
mapping, using the following procedure:
1. Select the desired game and press the A button. The Key
Mapper will open.
2. To change a button mapping, select the button you wish to map
on the top of the screen. Press the OK button to confirm the
selection.
3. Then, select the keyboard or mouse function to map it to and
press OK. Multiple pages of functions are available. Use the
Next Page button to traverse between pages of functions.
4. To exit the Key Mapper, hold the ESC button for about 3
seconds. All changes are automatically saved.
Note the default keymapping is as follows:
AV2 Control
Keyboard/Mouse Equivalent
D-pad Up/Down/Left/Right
Keyboard Up/Down/Left/Right
Joystick
Mouse movement **
** Note that this mapping cannot be
changed.
A Button
Backspace
B Button
Tab
C Button
Shift
D Button
Spacebar
OK Button
Enter (Return)
PHOTO Button
Mouse Left Click
5.5 IMAGES APP
1. Upon entering the Images App, the thumbnail images of all the
files in the Images directory will be displayed.
2. To view an image, use the D-pad to navigate to the desired
image and press the OK button.
3. Use the D-pad to go to the previous or next image.
4. Use the PHOTO button to rotate the image.
5. Use the ESC button to return the thumbnail display.
6. To return to the main menu, continue to press the ESC button
until the main menu appears.
5.6 EBOOKS APP
1. Upon entering the eBooks App, a list of all the files in the eBooks
directory will be displayed.
2. To begin reading, simply select the desired wile with the OK
button.
3. Press the D-pad Right to open the eBooks submenu. From the
submenu, many items are available. Go to a saved bookmark, or
create a new one. Change the D-pad up/down scroll speed, auto
scroll speed, background, text color/size/etc., or go to a specific
page.
4. Press the OK button to Auto-scroll. Press the OK button again to
stop.
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5.7 CAMERA APP
The Camera App allows taking of still photos using the built-in
camera. The following options are available in the menu:
• Take Photo: Select to start taking photos.
• Once in Take Photo Mode, open the Photo Settings
menu by pressing the D-pad Right. Press the ESC
button to Save/Exit the Settings Menu. The Settings
menu includes the following items:
• Delay: Select Off, 5, 1, 15, 20 seconds of delay
until the photo is taken. (Default: Off)
• Resolution: Select from 320x240 to 1600x1200
resolution. (Default: 640x480)
• Shutter Audio: Enable/Disable shutter clicking
sound. (Default: Enabled)
• White Balance: Change between various white
balance settings (Auto, Cloudy, Sunshine, etc.)
(Default: Auto)
• Brightness: Change from -3 to +3 (Default: 0)
• Special Effects: Change between various
settings (Off, Black & White, Yellow, Negative)
(Default: Off)
• Day/Night: Change between Day and Night
mode (Default: Day)
• Contrast: Change from -3 to +3 (Default: 0)
• Saturation Change from -3 to +3 (Default: 0)
• To take a photo, press the PHOTO button. Once the
photo is taken, it will be displayed on the screen for 2
seconds. NOTE: Photos are saved in jpg format in the
CAMERA folder inside the IMAGES folder.
• To exit Take Photo Mode, press the ESC button.
• My Photos: List all the photos already taken.
• Save Path: Select this item to choose between saving photos to
the internal memory or SD card.
5.8 VIDEO APP
The Video App allows recording of video using the built-in camera
and microphone. The following options are available in the menu:
• Record Video: Select to start recording video.
• Once in Record Video Mode, open the Video Settings
menu by pressing the D-pad Right. Press the ESC
button to Save/Exit the Settings Menu. The Settings
menu includes the following items:
• Special Effects: Change between various
settings (Off, Black & White, Yellow, Negative)
(Default: Off)
• Brightness: Change from -3 to +3 (Default: 0)
• Video Size: Select 320x240 or 640x480
resolution. (Default: 640x480)
• White Balance: Change between various white
balance settings (Auto, Cloudy, Sunshine, etc.)
(Default: Auto)
• Day/Night: Change between Day and Night
mode (Default: Day)
• To start recording video, press the PHOTO button. To
stop recording, press the PHOTO button again. NOTE:
Video recordings are saved in avi format in the VIDEO
folder inside the MOVIE folder.
• To exit Record Video Mode, press the ESC button.
• My Videos: List all the videos already recorded
• Save Path: Select this item to choose between saving videos to
the internal memory or SD card.
5.9 VOICE RECORDER APP
The Voice Recorder App allows recording of audio using the built-in
microphone. The following options are available in the menu:
• Start Recording: Select to start recording audio from the built-in
microphone. Recording will start immediately. Press OK button
to stop recording and automatically save the file. To start a new
recording, press the OK button again. Press the ESC button to
exit. NOTE: Audio recordings are saved in mp3 format in the
VOICE folder inside the MUSIC folder.
• My Recordings: List all the saved audio recordings.
• Save Path: Select this item to choose between saving videos to
the internal memory or SD card.
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5.10 FILE MANAGER
Under the settings menu, the file manager allows basic manipulation
of the files on the internal of SD card memory.
• Once inside the File Manager, locate the files to modify/delete.
• Press the OK button to select put a check mark next to those
files.
• Once done selecting files, press the D-Pad Right to open the
menu.
• If a single file is selected, the menu options are “open”,
“copy”, “delete”, or “move to”.
• If multiple files are selected, the options are “copy”,
“delete”, or “move to”.
5.11 ALARM
Under the settings menu, the alarm allows the user to set a built-in
alarm clock. The menu options are as follows:
• Enable Alarm: Enable/Disable the alarm clock.
• Alarm Time: Set the time for the alarm to activate.
• Alarm Sound: Set the audio file to be used for the alarm.
• Enable the Alarm while shutdown?: If enabled, the alarm will
activate at the designated time even if the AV2 power is turned
off. If disabled, the AV2 power must be on for the alarm to
activate.
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Reset to Default Background: Select to reset the menu
backgrounds to their default.
System: View System Information, reset the AV2, format the
memory, or update the firmware.
6. TROUBLESHOOTING
Issue
Resolution
The unit does not power on.
Hold the Power button for 2-3 seconds. If
the unit still does not power on, the unit
may need to be recharged.
The buttons don’t function.
Check if the HOLD switch is in the
ON position. If so, switch it to the OFF
position.
5.12 SYSTEM SETTINGS
Under the settings menu, the System Settings allows modification to
basic system settings. The menu options are as follows:
• Menu Animation: Modify the animation when opening the
menus.
• Timed Shutdown: To save battery, automatically turns off the
AV2 (when not in use) after 10, 30, or 60 minutes (Default: 10
minutes)
• Backlight Auto Off: To save battery, automatically turns off the
AV2 backlight after non-use. Set to 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 seconds, or
Always On. (Default: Always On)
• Brightness: Set from 1 to 5 (Default: 4)
• Video Output: Set to output to the built-in LCD or the A/V output
(NTSC or PAL). (Default: LCD)
• Audio Limiter: Set to one of 3 presets to limit the audio output
level.
• Bootup Screen: Set to always load the Home Screen or go to
the previous screen when the AV2 is powered on.
• Set Date/Time: Menu for setting the date and time as well as
Date/Time display formats.
• Languages: The AV2 currently only supports English menus.
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7. SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Features
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Built-in Camera, microphone, and speaker for
audio/video recording
Support for many audio and video formats
Supports pls format playlists for audio/video
files
Support for many Adobe Flash games
Rechargeable via USB or power adapter
Power Requirements
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Uses 3.7 V / 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Included 100-240VAC~50-60Hz switching-type
power adapter with USB plug (DC 5V/1A output)
Supported Video Files/Codecs
MPG, MP4, WMV, RealVIdeo, ASF, AVI
** Note that some files with these extensions/codecs
may not be supported.
Supported Audio Files/Codecs
MP3, AAC, WMA, RealAudio, Quicktime, wav
** Note that some files with these extensions/codecs
may not be supported.
Supported Adobe Flash Formats
Partial support for ActionScript 2 class/function
names. Custom SDK for additional classes/functions.
Supported eBook Formats
TXT files
Operating System Compatibility
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit,
Mac OS
USB Compatibility
USB 2.0
Photo Format
JPG format (Resolution selectable from 320x240 to
1600x1200)
Video Recording Format
AVI format (320x240 or 640x480 @ 15 fps)
Audio Recording Format
MP3 format (128 kbps stereo)
Battery Usage Time
> 3.5 hours
Battery Recharge Time
< 4 hours (AV2 power off while charging)
< 7 hours (AV2 power on while charging)
Recharge using power adapter or USB connected
to PC.
Product Dimensions
6” x 3” x 0.75”
Product Weight (incl.
accessories)
??? oz
8. WARRANTY
Califone warrants this product to be free from defective material
and workmanship for one year from the purchase date. Our “Project
Intercept” Customer Satisfaction program will replace defective parts and
repair malfunctioning equipment under this warranty when the defect
occurs under normal use.
All Damage Claims Must Be Made With the Freight Carrier
Notify the freight carrier immediately if you observe any damage to the
shipping carton or product. Repack the unit in the carton and await
inspection by the carrier’s claim agent. Notify your dealer of the pending
freight claim.
Returning Your Unit for Service or Repairs
Should your unit require service, contact our Customer Service
Department online at califone.com/techsupport or via email warranty@
califone.com or by phone at 800-722-0500 / 818-407-2400 to first obtain
an RA (Return Authorization) number before returning it to Califone. The
unit must be returned to our factory via prepaid transportation only after
the factory issues an RA number, which must be clearly written on the
outside of the box.
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1145 Arroyo Avenue, #A
San Fernando, CA 91340 USA
Toll Free 800.722.0500 | Toll Free Fax 877.402.2248
International Customers call 818.407.2400 or Fax 818.407.2405
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