CenTrak RTLS (Hardware & Software) Commentary
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We are using the product for staff tracking. The ID badges are coded so that we can follow resources...

Jan 2024
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Product

The product is not very easy to use sometimes. The weak point of the system is the batteries for the...

Jan 2024
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For us, the product has been good. We use it to track devices. The hardest ones to find are the ones...

Jan 2024
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The vendor has been very helpful. When we were doing our go-live for the system, CenTrak spent a lot...

Jan 2024
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Operations

The vendor has been very good with helping us with the software. We have had a couple of issues...

Jan 2024
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Manager

Product

The vendor's old model was that they made hardware and provided an API, and then other people...

Jan 2024
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Manager

Product

Lots of products do temperature monitoring, but CenTrak RTLS also measures things like humidity, and...

Jan 2024
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Manager

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There is so much information in CenTrak RTLS that it is rather hard to figure out sometimes, but it...

Jan 2024
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Manager

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CenTrak lets us know about the development items they have for both technology and software. They...

Jan 2024
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Manager

Product

The thing that CenTrak has done recently that has moved the needle has to do with the accessibility...

Jan 2024
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Manager

Value

When we deploy projects, we want to do more itemized travel expenses, but the vendor has a set price...

Dec 2023
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Manager

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We are not super happy with CenTrak anymore. They have been lacking in project management,...

Dec 2023
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Relationship, Product

We have been doing improvements and system tweaks for environmental monitoring protection. Many...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Product

On the software side, we have implemented some bug fixes that don't really address some of the...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Operations

When we implemented a certain module, there was training, but CenTrak could not make it on-site. The...

Dec 2023
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Manager

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We do have an account manager, and they are really thorough and a really good addition to the team....

Dec 2023
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Manager

Product

CenTrak’s tag technology for staff badges is completely different and outdated for the basic...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Product

With CenTrak, we have modules for environmental monitoring, RTLS, and asset tracking, so we have to...

Dec 2023
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Manager

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The product works within our environment, but CenTrak is trying to take legacy technology and...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Relationship

CenTrak's support has improved immensely. It is easier for us to get ahold of the vendor's people...

Dec 2023
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The vendor's Staff Duress Badge has been a huge help, but we are still putting money into the...

Dec 2023
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Relationship, Operations, Product

The vendor always has to do a lot of updates for us. The vendor hasn't kept their promises about...

Dec 2023
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Analyst/Coordinator

Value

CenTrak tries to charge us for everything. Centrak charges for project management even though the...

Dec 2023
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Operations

Our organization has been asking CenTrak for training on their hardware for a while now. We would...

Dec 2023
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Analyst/Coordinator

Loyalty, Relationship, Operations

Overall, my satisfaction with CenTrak RTLS will probably stay the same. Honestly, CenTrak just needs...

Dec 2023
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Analyst/Coordinator

Relationship

CenTrak needs to improve their scheduling and project management. Their quoting system is also an...

Dec 2023
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Relationship

I don't know whether there are too many layers or too many departments for CenTrak’s technical...

Dec 2023
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Operations

There was an implementation project we did with CenTrak that did not go well. The first person...

Dec 2023
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Analyst/Coordinator

Product

CenTrak RTLS is working. The software is actually very long lasting. For the most part, the hardware...

Dec 2023
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Manager

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CenTrak has to go through some paperwork in order to be able to jump onto our network from the...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Loyalty

There are some improvements that we have suggested to CenTrak. I think we will probably see them in...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Loyalty, Value

CenTrak RTLS has allowed us to reduce some of our staffing overhead. CenTrak RTLS allows us to not...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Loyalty, Relationship

I would tell others that I am really excited to see what different outcomes the RTLS can offer us....

Dec 2023
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Manager

Value

For CenTrak RTLS, there is a big initial investment of both cost and time to get things set up...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Value

The cost of CenTrak RTLS is just the hardware. We had to do a server migration fairly recently, and...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Operations

All the upgrades have been really good. Our initial implementation was a little rocky. That may have...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Product

There are a couple of limitations in CenTrak RTLS that we have had to work around. CenTrak has a...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Operations

There really wasn't any CenTrak RTLS training for administrative end users. I got what I needed by...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Operations

One thing I say consistently about CenTrak RTLS is that when users go into an implementation project...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Loyalty, Relationship

CenTrak doesn't keep all of their promises. They should do a better job of addressing their support...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Operations, Product

We have had some issues with failed upgrades. I would be more satisfied if the vendor were...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Value

For the most part, CenTrak avoids excessive charges. The system's major value driver is cost...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Relationship

Our contacts are sometimes able to get what they need from the vendor's organization, but we don't...

Dec 2023
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Manager

Product

I believe that CenTrak has a better product than other vendors. There are times when CenTrak RTLS...

Dec 2023
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Analyst/Coordinator

Loyalty

We don't have any issues with the product. I like its functionality, and I’m extremely satisfied...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Operations

One thing that we had problems with when it came to CenTrak RTLS was getting it working properly...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Operations

We have had some actual technical problems with CenTrak RTLS, and people don't like the product....

Nov 2023
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Manager

Product

Things have recently improved with CenTrak RTLS. However, we did have an issue where we were short...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Relationship, Product

CenTrak doesn’t really have any interoperability, and they haven't done anything new in a few years.

Nov 2023
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Manager

Relationship

We get a regular report from CenTrak, and they come out and do maintenance for us fairly regularly....

Nov 2023
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Manager

Product

The vendor's software is very touchy. Half of the reason the alarms are going off inappropriately is...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Culture, Relationship, Value

I wouldn't buy CenTrak RTLS again. We have had some pretty challenging issues with it. The vendor...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Value

CenTrak nickel-and-dimes us for everything. They will charge us every chance they get. We made a...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Relationship

CenTrak's platform is solid when it is working. The concept is there. When we can get ahold of them,...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Operations

I could give CenTrak a horrible score for proactivity. We have been a CenTrak client for many years,...

Nov 2023
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Manager

Product

We like the way CenTrak does what they call Stars. With the way they make their infrastructure, we...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship, Product

There are a few pieces of functionality that don’t work in the way they are advertised. Sometimes...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Operations

CenTrak’s training is not bad. When we have actually done training courses with them, they have been...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

We would like CenTrak to make their platform easier to integrate. Not using their data stream would...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product, Value

Features like temperature monitoring and things like that have been pretty effective. The product...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Value

CenTrak RTLS is able to handle a lot with the number of use cases that we have, and when we are...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship

I cannot get any customer support from CenTrak. I cannot even figure out who I'm supposed to upgrade...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Loyalty, Product

The CenTrak product is easy because it uses RFID. I just log in to the program, and it will tell me...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship

CenTrak's tendency to keep their promises is different in certain cases or scenarios. There are some...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Value

The charges from CenTrak have been pretty much the same with the exception of whatever changes at...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Operations, Product

With CenTrak’s upgrades, some of the versions are not yet complete and tested. There are so many...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Operations

We really don't have much training from CenTrak. They only offer location services for our...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Product

As far as the product functionality is concerned, it does meet expectations. There are always some...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Operations, Product

The CenTrak application is quite easy to use for the end user. But there are some functionalities in...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship

I only work with an account manager at CenTrak. I rarely have to escalate to the vendor's leadership...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship

One of our bigger gaps with CenTrak is on the customer support level. There are some gaps when it...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Loyalty, Relationship

We have had some issues with CenTrak recently, and we have been struggling to work those issues out,...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship

We have a really good customer service person at CenTrak right now. We are having regular meetings...

Oct 2023
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Manager

Relationship, Product

Having correct mapping and updating hardware connected to the product have been issues recently. If...

Oct 2023
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Nurse

Product

When sealing the sensors, the batteries go out, and when we need to replace them, there is no email...

Sep 2023
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Nurse

Relationship, Operations

We had to work a lot with our engineers to make our product work. Sometimes that was a little...

Sep 2023
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Nurse

Product

We would like the ability to recycle or reuse the tags. We used to be able to replace the battery...

Sep 2023
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Director

Loyalty

We are disappointed with the longevity of CenTrak's tags and battery usage. The batteries only seem...

Aug 2023
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Director

Relationship

If the vendor has delivered new technology, they haven't communicated that to me. I have not heard...

Aug 2023
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Director

Product

We are not 100% happy with the product. Some of that is CenTrak’s fault, and some of it is ours....

Aug 2023
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Director

Value

The product did not cost a lot of money. The price was definitely a low entry point for what we got....

Aug 2023
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Director

Operations

CenTrak did their job with training. They did what was necessary. After the initial go-around, we...

Aug 2023
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Director

Product, Value

The system is invaluable for my department. It is a great tool for the volume of equipment that we...

Jul 2023
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Director

Operations

CenTrak is very diligent with tracking and replacing devices if necessary and simplifying their...

Jul 2023
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Director

Loyalty

We haven't really expanded on the system's capabilities. We don't necessarily blame the vendor for...

Jul 2023
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Director

Relationship

CenTrak's support is really responsive. I assume that the vendor will be proactive. However, we...

Jul 2023
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Director

Product, Product

CenTrak RTLS seems to be rock solid. The system is live in only one of our facilities, and it works....

Apr 2023
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Director

Value, Value

With CenTrak RTLS, we need to keep support on the hardware, and that can get expensive. But we do...

Apr 2023
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Director

Product, Product

We have struggled with some of the hardware for environmental monitoring. Some batteries die within...

Apr 2023
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Director

Relationship, Relationship

Several CenTrak people are very engaged with our staff. CenTrak wants everything to go through their...

Apr 2023
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Director

Product, Product

We have had a lot of CenTrak upgrades lately. We expect an annual or maybe a biannual update. We...

Apr 2023
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Director

Product, Product

We use an add-on called CenTrak Engage that allows us to send data, and the vendor gives us very...

Apr 2023
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Director

Loyalty

We are going to let the nurse managers and supervisors on the floor access the system to find what...

Apr 2023
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Director

Product

Our big issues with the system are with the batteries for the tags and with the ownership of the...

Apr 2023
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Director

Loyalty

The system's tags are big. We hear that CenTrak is working on smaller tags. We have a good Wi-Fi...

Apr 2023
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Director

Relationship, Operations

We have had good interactions with the transition team that has been training our users. The team...

Apr 2023
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Director

Culture

We bought CenTrak's system to make sure that we had good policies, procedures, and coverage and to...

Apr 2023
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Director

Loyalty

At one site, we actually looked at replacing CenTrak's system with another product. We were leaning...

Apr 2023
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Director

Operations

We had some issues with the implementation. At one hospital, the exciters were delivered but never...

Apr 2023
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Director

Operations

We weren't happy with some of the training that the vendor did at some of our sites. The training...

Apr 2023
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Director

Culture

CenTrak sells the idea that none of our equipment is going to hide from us again, but that is not...

Apr 2023
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Director

Relationship

The vendor is better now than they were before when it comes to working with us on integrations.

Apr 2023
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Director

Product, Value

I would like to see some different tags. I would like smaller tags because sometimes the tags are...

Apr 2023
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Manager

Product

The strength of the product is the way it tracks all of the temperatures and pressures on one screen....

Apr 2023
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Manager

Operations, Product

CenTrak rolled things out well. We had to recalibrate, and there were some issues because the vendor...

Apr 2023
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Manager

Relationship, Product

The CDC does not allow us to use a method of temperature recording for vaccination, but CenTrak...

Apr 2023
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Manager

Loyalty

It would be really nice if CenTrak added some additional offerings on the temperature monitoring...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Product

CenTrak RTLS’s strengths are the multiple functionalities that the product gives us. We use it for a...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Operations, Product, Value

CenTrak RTLS is easy to use once people get it installed, but keeping CenTrak RTLS up and running...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Culture, Operations

When people implement CenTrak's product, the vendor gives them training and education during the...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Relationship

CenTrak has not communicated their vision or plans as a company. There was a big change with CenTrak...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Relationship, Operations

CenTrak’s project management and support could be much better. There is a lot of room for...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Product

CenTrak has a phenomenal product. Their hardware and infrastructure are reliable and accurate, and...

Mar 2023
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Manager

Relationship

I struggle with CenTrak’s support team. Often when we call in with an issue or open a ticket, there...

Mar 2023
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