TV Inn User manual
USER MANUAL
SYSTEM INTERACTIVE HOTEL TV
TV INN
2009
Interactive Hotel Television - TVInn®
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Main features
1.1 TVInn® Interactive Hotel Television System’s Structure
Interactive system “TV Inn” is a hardware-software multimedia solution, designed for hotels, sanatorium-andspa and recreation complexes to support the main feature of the industry – meeting the highest requirements
to stability of the system, full redundancy of the system and comfortable operation. (Picture 1).
The solution structure is shown in the scheme:
DVB / DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ASI, IP
inputs
TV channels receiving/ broadcasting station,
video on demand EVOS®, server, middleware
server
IP STB
IP network
IP STB
IP STB
PMS Server
(Picture 1)
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1.2 TV Channels Broadcast Receiving Head-End
TV channels broadcast receiving head-end which is the part of TVInn® solution is a functional
and reliable device which meets the up-to-date requirements. Its technical characteristics are:
Signal receiving systems’ specification:
IP input
Interface
Maximum data rate
Data format
Transport stream
ASI input
DVB-S/QPSK input
: Up to 850 MBit/s
: UDP Multicast/Unicast, RTP
: SPTS and MPTS
Connector
Number of inputs per module
Maximum bit-rate per port
Management
: BNC female, 75Ω
:3
: up to 213.7Mbit/s
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
Connector
Number of inputs per module
Symbol rate
FEC
Input level
Frequency range
LNB voltage
Maximum LNB supply current
LNB signaling
: F female, 75Ω
:4
: 1-45 MSym/s
: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: -25 to -80 dBm
: 950-2150 MHz
: 0/13/18 Volt
: 500 mA
: LNB voltage + 22kHz continuous
tone
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet:
Management
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: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
and SFP interface
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
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DVB-T/COFDM input
Connector
Number of inputs per module
Input level
Frequency range
Channel bandwidth
Guard interval
Carrier mode
Hierarchy stream
Hierarchy mode
Carrier modulation
FEC rate
FEC
Spectrum
Management
DVB-C/QAM input
Connector
Number of inputs per module
Frequency range
Channel bandwidth
QAM Mode
Symbol rate
FEC
Spectrum
Management
: F female, 75Ω
: 4 demodulators (one connector)
: -20 to -65 dBm
: 49 – 861 MHz (center frequency)
: 7 and 8 MHz (6 MHz optional)
: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
: 2k, 8k
: High and low priority
: All
: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
: 1/2. 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
: Reed Solomon & Viterbi
Fully compliand with ETS 300 744
and
NorDig 2 specifications
: Non-inverted and inverted
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
: F female, 75Ω
: 4 demodulators (one connector)
: 51 – 858 MHz (center frequency)
: 7 and 8 MHz (6 MHz optional)
: 4, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM
: 0.87-6.9 Mbaud
: ITU-T J83 annex A, B and C
And ETS 300 429
: Non-inverted and inverted
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
Descrambling Specifications
DVB Descrambling
Interface
: DVB Common Interface
CA System Support*
: BetaCrypt, Conax, Cryptoworks,
Irdeto,
Number of services per CAM
Mediaguard, Viaccess, NDS Viasat,
(Nagra in progress)
AES Descrambling
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Interface
: 4 (requires multi service CAM)
: Virtual smartcard
CA System Support*
: Latens
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Scrambling Specifications
DVB Scrambling
AES Scrambling
Scrambling algorithm
: DVB-CA (up to 450Mbits per
scrambler)
Number of services per scrambler
card
: 64
Video format
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD
Interface towards CA System
and MPEG-4 SD/HD.
Redundancy
: Simulcrypt interface
Scrambling algorithm
: Support redundancy on ECM
generators
: AES (up to 450Mbits per scrambler)
Number of services per scrambler
card
: 64
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD
Video format
and MPEG-4 SD/HD.
: Simulcrypt interface
Interface towards CA System
Redundancy
: Support redundancy on ECM
generators
Function
: Full regeneration based on input and
Pass-through of scrambled services
operations performed on the signal.
PSI/SI handling
: Yes, on TS level.
Tables Supported
: Automatically regenerated.
Supported on
: PAT, PMT, CAT, SDT, NIT
: ASI output (standard) and IP output
(option)
Processing Specifications
PSI/SI
Multiplexing
Video format
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD
and MPEG-4 SD/HD.
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Output Specifications
IP Output
Interface
: 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet output
Maximum data rate
and SFP interface
Maximum number of services
: Up to 850 MBit/s *
Data format
: 250
Video format
: UDP Multicast/Unicast, RTP
PCR Regeneration
: Transport stream, MPEG-2 SD/HD
Multiplexing
and MPEG-4 SD/HD
: Yes, According to EN50083_9
ASI Output
Connectors
: Yes (Option)
: 4 BNC female, 75Ω
Number of outputs per module
: 4 Different Transport Streams
Maximum bit-rate per port
: up to 213.7Mbit/s
Transport stream output
: SPTS and MPTS
Number of services per card
: 250 (sum of all 4 ports)
Output format
: Constant bit-rate
PCR Regeneration
: Yes, According to EN50083_9
Multiplexing
: Yes, per port
Video and audio Monitoring
Video Output
Connector
: BNC female, 75Ohm
Output format
: PAL and SECAM
Decoding
: MPEG-2 MP@ML (max. bit rate
15Mbits/s)
VBI Insertion
Audio Output
Subtitling
: Teletext (WST/EBU), WSS, VPS,
VITS
Number of stereo outputs per video
: DVB and EBU
:1
Connector
Decoding of the following formats is
supported
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: Mini-XLR or D-SUB (depends on
module)
: MPEG-1 layers 1 and 2 (Musicam)
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Environmental Specifications
Conditions
Powere
Operational Temperature
: 0.C to +40 .C
Operational Humidity
: 0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature
: -20.C to +70 .C
Storage Humidity
Power
: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
: Input voltage 110V/240V, 47-63 Hz
Power supply rating
: 300W each
Fuse
: T250V 5A
Number of power supplies
: 1 or optionally 2
Control
: Power supplies are monitored from
Interface
GUI and via diodes on chassis
: Hot-swappable, mounted on
opposite
Fans
Cooling
side of input/output modules.
: Integrated fans (airflow front-toback)
Number of fans
:4
Control
Interface
: Fans are monitored from GUI and
via
diodes on chassis
Physical
Dimensions
: Hot-swappable, mounted on
opposite
: 19” x 4RU
Mounting options
: Telco – cabling in front
Broadcast style – cabling in back
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1.3
EVOS ® Video on Demand Server
EVOS® Video on demand server from UCT Company is a streamer designed for writing and
transmitting a big number of simultaneous streams. It supports all the international standards and
is compatible with the majority of IP STB existing on the market, and with the equipment made by
leading server equipment manufacturers. Combining several EVOS® streamers one can serve an
unlimited number of simultaneous users. Having a possibility to modify the products’ hardware
and software we are able to change them in accordance with the customer’s demands.
Specification Video on Demand Server EVOS®
Memory
500 Gb
Hard Drive
2x250 Gb SATA
Interface
2 x 1000 Base-T
Dimensions
44x483x700mm
Weight
16 kg
Dining
100В-240В AC, 50/60 G
Power
500 V
Format video
o
o
o
MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-4 (H264)
CBR & VBR
SD & HD
Output format
Multicast and unicast
Output Minutes
MPEG-TS (up UDP)
Options
Record, play, pause, stop (regardless of video format)
Play
Fast-forward and rewind video streams
Encoding Flow
Standard Ipsec
Management
Web interface
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1.4
Middleware TVInn ® Software
Middleware is intermediate software for interactive hotel television system management and
other IPTV complexes management. This is a main component of the solution because it defines
the set of services available to customers. Middleware plays the role of a coordinator in the
process of interaction between almost all the components of the complex.
Subsystem’s core manages all the external components of the complexes, maintains subscribers
and services database, carries out authentication and authorization of subscribers’ units, and
interacts with the hotel property maintenance system (PMS).
The “Main menu” (User interface) is the face of the entire complex, the interface seen by users on
the screen and used for offering services.
Middleware software of TVInn® interactive hotel television is an in-house design of UCT Company.
This product meets all the requirements for availability, full redundancy and comfortable operation.
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1.5
User Equipment
STB Amino AmiNET 130H, included in TVInn® solution is an IP set-top-box with AVC&HD (High
Definition) support, designed to be used in public accommodations. STB Amino AmiNET 130H is
equipped with HDMI port with supported resolution 720p and 1080i and graphic resolution
720x1280, analog AV sockets. Low bit rate codec like H.264 are supported, allowing to use HD
content.
Compatibility with different TV interfaces (TVI) allows using STB for connection and TV
management. This gives a possibility to hide the equipment, to control a TV receiver with the help
of STB, browser or network. TVI interface supports different protocols, like Philips Smartport,
LG/Zenith MPI, Panasonic/Sony MATE and others.
STB is designed to be mounted in hidden places. Its thin black case can be mounted out of the
user’s view that makes impossible the unauthorized access. To save both the interior design and to
control the equipment it is possible to install IR Extender. (Picture 2), (Picture 3)
STB Amino AmiNET 130H – Main functions:
• High performance integrated silicon architecture, 300 MIPs
with dedicated codec support
• Flexible AV options
• HDMI with HDCP up to 720p and 1080i
• Composite, S-Video, Component, RGB and SCART
• Dolby 5.1 multi-channel audio (optical S/P-DIF) and
•
analogue stereo
• 4:3 and 16:9 video stream aspect ratios
• MPEG 1, 2 & 4 (AVC) H.264
• Second, fast Ethernet port for guest Internet connection with
QoS functionality
• TVI support for leading hospitality TVs
• Video Protocols
• Multicast IPTV (IGMP control)
• VoD (RTSP control)
• USB 2.0 master
• IR remote control (combines TV and STB functions)
• Discreet, robust chassis with integral fixings
• Optional remote IR Extender
• Cost effective management and maintenance
• Key-protected, scalable multicast software upgrade
• Remote management via network
• Macrovision
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STB Amino AmiNET 130H - Detailed Specification
Outputs
HDMI, Composite, S video, Component Video, Scart, SD/HD PAL or NTSCM,
Optical S/P-DIF, USB 2.0, TVI port, Ethernet 10/100 Base T
Codecs
MPEG1, 2 & 4 AVC
Inputs
Ethernet 10/100 Base T
Size
190 x 134 x 36mm
Construction
Zintec pressing, black, painted
Power
5.2V, 3A, 8W typical usage
Safety Approvals SSafety certification to EN60950, and ELSVD. CE, CB and CSA Safety approval
(Picture 2)
(Picture 3)
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2. IMPLEMENTATION OF TVINN® INTERACTIVE HOTEL TELEVISION SYSTEM
Design work
Includes project preparation of the interactive hotel television system, agreeing with the
hotel management the list of TV channels, number and format of films for “Video on
Demand” service, the analysis of the hotel network structure, agreeing on interface
customization in accordance with the hotel’s corporate style, agreeing on integration
parameters with PMS system, preparation and getting an approval for the equipment
configuration, preparation of a commercial offer taking into account all the agreed
parameters.
Design and building of Hotel network for the Interactive Television
If there is no LAN yet mounted in the hotel, the project is to be prepared and LAN is to be
built according to all the parameters necessary for IP TV broadcasting.
Testing and/or Updating of Hotel network for the Interactive Television
If the hotel has its LAN, then testing is to be made and LAN is to be updated if necessary,
according to all the parameters necessary for IP TV broadcasting.
Main Station’s (Head End) Equipment Mounting
Mounting and setting of the main broadcast receiving apparatus and EVOS video on demand
streamserver. Installation of Middleware software, integration with PMS system. Setting
and testing of received signals, testing of video on demand broadcasting.
Installing User Equipment
Mounting, connecting, setting, installing of user equipment software, remote controllers
coding (TV receivers coding if needed).
Interactive Hotel Television System Testing
Testing the quality of broadcasting on user equipment.
Personnel Training
Providing all the information, training stuff to use the interactive television system.
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3. CONTROLS
Setting up Amino Remote Console
Initial setting (remote console programming) is made by specialists of the “Ukrainian Computer
Technologies”.
This chapter will tell you how to prepare Amino remote console for exploitation.
Setting Batteries
Remote controller works with two batteries AAA, MN2400, and UM-4 or LR03 type. We
recommend you to use alkaline batteries for long (Picture 4).
Open the cover slightly Put in the batteries, keeping
pushing the cover and move the right polarity:
it up:
Put the cover back into the
case by putting two ledges
on the top of the cap into the
case and snap the cover:
“Snap”
(Picture 4)
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CONTROLS
Amino Remote Controller
Remote controller keys (Picture 5):
STB, TV On/Off
Choosing the controller’s work
Choosing TV channels and text
Return to previous channel
Choosing of one/two-digit
channel number
Sound off
TV inputs switching
Sound *
TV channels switching
Service menu** TV / STB
System navigation keys
Hot navigational keys:
- “Return”
Video playback control
- “Help” (help about system)
- “Change language”
- “Guest balance”
Quick switching to the main page
Refresh the page
Web-pages navigation
(Picture 5)
*- Keys let us regulate volume both in “TV” and “STB” modes.
**- Service menu entrance, used only to setup STB and ТV.
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1. STARTING
After initial setting and battery setting the remote controller is ready for work.
Turning On / Off
To turn on /turn of STB: press the button «TV/STB on/off» on Amino remote controller. The red
LED on the front panel indicates that power is on. In most of the cases the attachment needs 15-30
seconds to load.
STB Control
To control STB attachment press the «STB» button on the remote controller. The «STB» button will
be highlighted for 1 second to indicate chosen mode. When you press any functional key on the
remote controller the «STB» button will be highlighted to indicate that the command is sent in
«STB» mode.
ТV Control
To control your TV press the «TV» button on the remote controller. «TV» button will be highlighted
for 1 second to indicate chosen mode. When you press any functional key on the remote controller
the «TV» button will be highlighted to indicate that the command is sent in «TV» mode.
Greeting Page
Thereafter the greeting page of the interactive hotel television system TVInn® will be displayed.
Let’s examine functional capabilities of the greeting page by example of Picture 6.
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2. Picture 6
3. - This page can be fully adapted to the hotel’s corporate style.
4. - The guest receives a personal greeting based on the data he filled in during check in.
5. - The native language of the guest should be loaded as default.
6. - Pages navigation is carried out with the «System navigation keys».
7. - The «ОК» key from «System navigation keys» block serves as «Enter».
8. - The guest can change the default system language with «System navigation keys».
9. - By using keys from «Hot navigation keys» block the guest can get a help about how to
control the system with « - help», and check the state of his or her account with «
state of the account/guest balance».
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SERVICE CONTROLLING
After pressing «Enter» on the «Greeting page» of TVInn® interactive hotel television system
(Picture 6), the guest proceeds to «Main menu» of services control. «Main menu» is divided into
four main groups of services:
 Multimedia
 Guest’s info
 Services
 Entertainment
The main groups of services are taken out to a special block located in the upper part of the centre
of the screen Picture 7.
The central part of the screen displays the contents of every group of services. Four services are
displayed on each page Picture 7.
The hotel’s logo is displayed in the left upper corner of the screen, in the right upper corner there
is a logo of the developer and/or the integrator. Picture 7.
The clock and date are displayed in the right lower corner of the screen Picture 7.
In the lower central part of the screen there are hot navigation keys of the interactive hotel
television system, taken out to a special block Picture 7.
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Picture 7
- One can switch to a group of with «System navigation keys».
- Choosing a service in every group of services and switching to the next page in one group is done
with «System navigation keys».
- The date, time and time format is set automatically during the system installation, DST change is
made automatically.
- «Hot» keys give the guest a possibility to return to the previous page «
how to use the system «
- back», get help about
- help», quickly switch the language of the system«
language», and check his or her state of the account «
- switch
- guest balance».
- All mentioned functions are applied in all the sections of the interactive hotel television system
TVInn®.
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5. SERVICE CONTROLLING
5.1
Using Multimedia Services
A group of Multimedia services (Picture 7) in the base version includes the following services:
 TV channels
 VoD Movies
 Adult movies
 Internet
TV Channels Viewing
Choosing the TV channels option in Multimedia services group, one can see a list of available TV
channels in the central part of the screen (Picture 8).
(Picture 8)
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- One page contains 16 channels (Picture 8)
- A TV channel can be chosen with «System navigation keys»
- All the channels match their sequence numbers, which gives a possibility to use keys «Choose TV
channels and enter» instead of «System navigation keys»
After choosing and switching to the TV channel one shall see the control panel with the name and
the language of the channel (if available) and the “hot” key «
- back» shall be displayed on the
screen, allowing to cancel viewing and return to the list of TV channels (Picture 9).
UKR
(Picture 9)
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Video on Demand (Movies) Viewing
After choosing Video on Demand /Movies option in Multimedia group of services in the central
part of the screen the list of the available films shall be displayed (Picture 10). This service is
payable.
(Picture 10)
- 8 films from the catalogue are displayed on every page (Picture 10)
- Films are chosen with «System navigation keys»
- To go to the next page press «System navigation keys»
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While choosing a film the guest can watch the detailed information about the film: its description,
information about the producer, actors, genre and cost of viewing (Picture 11). Meanwhile the
preview is being demonstrated. After the film preview is over (2-5 minutes recommended) the film
cover and “BUY” button are displayed instead of the preview window.
(Picture 11)
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Before withdrawing the payment for viewing of the film from the guest’s account the page will be
displayed demanding to confirm the payment. Then the film can be watched (Picture 12).
(Picture 12)
- After paying the film can be viewed during the next 24 hours from the moment of payment.
- When watching the film one can use «Video playback control» buttons like: stop, pause, play,
rewinding.
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5. SERVICE CONTROLLING
5.2.
Using Information Services
A group of Guest’s info services (Picture 13), in its base version includes following services:
 Alarm clock
 Weather forecast
 Current bill
 Your messages
(Picture 13)
- To switch from one main service group to another press «System navigation keys»
- To choose a service in each service group and to switch to the next page within the same service
group «System navigation keys» are used
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Alarm Clock Setting
After choosing Alarm clock in the group of Guest’s Info, the guest gets a possibility to set the alarm
clock (Picture 14). This service is free of charge.
(Picture 14)
- TVInn® Interactive hotel television system uses 24h time format
- The alarm clock is set with «System navigation keys»
- After the alarm clock is set, the TV receiver will automatically switch to the «sleep mode»
- Don’t turn the TV receiver off to hear the alarm signal at the right time
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Weather Forecast
Choosing Weather forecast option in the group of services Guest’s Info, the guest gets a possibility
to get acquainted with the weather forecast (Picture 15). This service is free of charge.
(Picture 15)
- TVInn® interactive hotel television system shows weather forecast in two languages: Russian and
English
- TVInn® interactive hotel television system information shows temperature in degrees Celsius (°С)
- To return to the previous menu use «
- back» or «System navigation keys»
- Information is provided from outer sources, meteorological internet-services
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Checking the Current Bill
Choosing a Current bill option in the group of services Guest’s info, the guest gets a possibility to
check the state of his or her account (Picture 16). This service is free of charge.
(Picture 16)
- Current bill shows data entered at the hotel’s Property management system (PMS)
- TVInn® interactive hotel television system is integrated with different hotel property
management systems
- Bill details are configured according to the hotel’s wishes
- The service is controlled with «System navigation keys» or with a hot key «
- To return to the previous page use «
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- back» or «System navigation keys»
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Sending Messages (e-mail)
Choosing Your messages option in Guest’s Info group, the guest gets a possibility to send e-mail
messages (Picture 17). This service is free of charge.
(Picture 17)
- Messages can be written using wireless keyboard (optional)
- Messages are sent from hotel’s server
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5. SERVICE CONTROLLING
5.3.
Using Services
A group of services "Services" is formed according to the hotel’s demands, and the structure and
their functional capabilities are saved in the same parameters like for other pages. As an example
see(Picture18):
(Picture 18)
A special feature of the group Services and Entertainment is a possibility to work in two modes:
 Informing
Providing maximum information of different hotel services and how to order them (Picture 19)
 Automated selling of hotel services
Selling hotel services on TV screen, forming of the order, adding service costs to the guest’s
account is made thanks to the integration of TVInn® interactive hotel television system with
hotel’s Property Management System (PMS).
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(Picture 19)
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5. CONTACT INFORMATION
UCT Company always tries to satisfy the client’s needs at the highest possible level. Following this
principle we’ve designed our product in the special way to have a possibility to react quickly to
satisfy your demands by improving TVInn® interactive hotel television.
Being aware of the specific character of the hospitability industry enterprises, our developers are
ready to improve the system according to the changes that take place in your hotel. For you we are
always glad to
- add new services;
- alternate design;
- make other necessary changes.
Based on quality requirements as to the services offered by hotels, television system among them,
the powerful support service minimizes malfunctions and in case of their appearance responds
immediately.
Contact information:
As for upgrade and service backup do not hesitate to contact us at:
Krasnopartizanskaya Str., 1/3, office 1
Kiev, Ukraine
Phone/fax +38 (044) 496 2449
office@uct-trade.com
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