• All about indoor network racks " The different types of indoor network racks "

    Choosing the right network rack can be quite a challenge. Whether you are running a large data center, a small business server room, or even a home computer setup, There are different options to house your equipment

    So how will you determine which server rack is right for you?

    Those who need a server rack will find that there are many options to choose from. Open frame, enclosed racks and wall mount racks can each enable a person to store one or more servers in an appropriate environment and each one of these racks have their own unique advantages and Disadvantages, and the decision is made mainly according to your needs and space setup

    1. Wall mounted racks

      Wall-mounted racks are physically mounted to a wall rather than resting on the ground. Wall mount racks are mainly used for housing network equipment like patch panels and switches, but servers can also be mounted in the rack. Most of the time, equipment in wall mount racks are mounted vertically or horizontally to save space and maintain access to the front and back.

      Wall Mount Racks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Users prefer the wall-mounted option because it can keep computer equipment up and completely out of the way

    • Pros of wall mounted network racks

      Floor Space for a small home or office that don’t have enough space to justify a full-sized server rack. In this case wall mounted racks are convenient options as they are mounted on the wall of the room, so they do not take up space on a desk or on the floor of the room and allow placing other items on the floor and make a clear path

      Physical Security When mounting your equipment where it may get stolen or vandalized, wall mounted racks can keep it secure. As it can completely enclose the equipment and have it bolted securely to the wall.

      Location near use and maintenance Wall mount racks are often easier to set up and install than other types of racks. Also wall mount rack enables a person to access the server easily for maintenance

    • Cons of wall mounted racks

      • Small in Size – These racks are designed to be secured directly to a wall, which means there are going to be certain size and weight restrictions to consider
      • Specific Location – Placing the racks in a certain location makes it almost as permanent location

    Masar wall mounted network racks

    • 1.1 Masar rack premium

      Masar Premium Wall Mount Racks specially designed for small networking, Domestic application, Audio Video, Telecom and Lab applications. Racks are fabricated out of heavy gauge Cold rolled steel, CNC programmed, punched, bended, welded and Powder coated with highest quality standards. Configuration for standard racks are integrated with side panels and top cover with fan mounting provision, while front glass with lock & key provides the visibility & security, rear side of the Rack is provided with the wall mounting slots for your equipment. Racks are available from 4U to 15U Variants with 450mm and 600mm deep configuration

      Features & Benefits :

      • 19” width standard
      • Removable Side Panels, side locks optional
      • Knock off hole for entering cable on both top cover, bottom panel
      • Turning angle of front door is over 180 degrees
      • Easy mounting installation
      • Fan, PDU and shelf available as optional accessories
      • Grounding & Bonding Options
      • 1 or 2 Fan Mount provision on top cover
      • Flat packaging to save shipping spaces
    • 1.2 Masar rack economy

      Masar Economy Wall Mount Racks specially designed for small networking, Domestic application, Audio Video and Telecom. Racks are fabricated out of medium gauge Cold rolled steel, CNC programmed, punched, bended, welded and Powder coated with quality standards. Configuration for standard racks are integrated with side panels and top cover with fan mounting provision, while front glass with lock & key provides the visibility & security, rear side of the Rack is provided with the wall mounting slots for your equipment

      Racks are available from 4U to 15U Variants with 450mm and 600mm deep configuration

      Features & Benefits

      • 19” width standard
      • Removable Side Panels
      • Knock off hole for entering cable on both top cover, bottom panel
      • Turning angle of front door is over 180 degrees
      • Easy mounting installation
      • Fan, PDU and shelf available as optional accessories
      • Grounding & Bonding options
      • 1 or 2 Fan Mount provision on top cover
      • Flat packaging to save shipping spaces
    • 1.3 Masar double section racks

      Masar Double section wall mounted Racks specially designed for small networking, industrial application, Audio Video and Telecom. Racks are fabricated out of heavy gauge Cold rolled steel, CNC programmed, punched, bended, welded and Powder coated with highest quality standards

      For Racks configuration will be welded frame integrated with side panel / removable side panel is available and vented top cover with fan mounting provision, Associated Front Glass Door with Lock & Key. Front Section will be hinged to back section with high quality hinges. Back section will have wall mounting provision. Front & Back section can be locked with Lock & Key, Racks are available 6U -15U

      Features & Benefits

      • 19” width standard
      • Removable Side Panels, side locks optional
      • Knock off hole for entering cable on both top cover, bottom panel
      • Turning angle of front door is over 180 degrees
      • Easy mounting installation
      • Fan, PDU and shelf available as optional accessories
      • Grounding & Bonding Options
      • 1 or 2 Fan Mount provision on top cover
      • Flat packaging to save shipping spaces

    This is all about wall mounted network racks, In the next blog we will discuss all the types and features of Floor standing network racks

  • All about indoor network racks " Understanding indoor environment "

    Space matters in telecommunications facilities. The right racks and cabinets can help operators maximize the productivity of every square meter

    As network racks provide the centralized location for the network equipment that routes Internet Protocol traffic between end users and data centers

    Racks can keep all this equipment organized, making it easier to access for maintenance and upgrades, allowing for better cable management, and promoting proper airflow to help keep equipment cool

    Therefore choosing the proper indoor network rack that can meet your needs in the most efficient way requires understanding both:

    • The specific requirements for indoor environment

    • The different types of indoor network racks

    First we will discuss the specific requirements that you should take into consideration when choosing your indoor network racks:

    1. Size: The size of the rack should match the amount and type of equipment you intend to store. That’s why they are available in various sizes, typically measured in ‘rack units’ as it varies from 2u to 48 u. Regarding that taller racks allow more equipment to be installed on the same floor area, which can be extremely be useful in high-density or space-constrained facilities.
      Considering not only your current needs but also future expansion requirements

    2. Equipment installation: The ease of installation and accessibility of equipment are important factors. Network racks should have adjustable mounting rails, tool-less installation options, and clear markings for the positions of rack units (U). So, equipment can be installed, removed and replaced conveniently

    3. Cable management: Managing optical cables is critical for ensuring organized and efficient connectivity. Network racks should offer cable management features such as horizontal and vertical cable managers, and patch panels to facilitate proper routing, labelling, and organization of cables

    4. Energy consumption & power distribution: network racks must be designed to reduce energy consumption. Adequate power distribution within the network rack is essential too. The solution involves selecting energy-efficient equipment, using power distribution units (PDUs) with power monitoring capabilities

    5. Air flow and heat management: keeping networking equipment at optimal operating temperatures requires efficient airflow and heat management. It is critical that network racks have proper ventilation, perforated doors, and sometimes fans to facilitate airflow and dissipate heat generated by the equipment

    6. Fire detection: Smoke detectors and fire alarms are essential to safeguard racks and their contents from fire

    7. Physical security: A network rack must include physical security measures to prevent unauthorized access, including locks on the doors, side panels, and cable management systems

    8. IP rating: If the telecommunication rack is deployed in an environment where dust and moisture levels are high, then an IP (Ingress Protection) rating may be required. It indicates the rack’s ability to resist solids and liquids, ensuring it can be used in specific environmental conditions

    After taking into consideration all these requirements and realizing your current and future needs comes the point of choosing between the different types of indoor network racks which we will discuss in the next blog

  • As data centers have grown in complexity and size, alongside the exponential expansion of the internet, server racks have also grown to become an indispensable component of network infrastructures

    Today, more compute and storage are demanded from data centers, which face optimizing performance and cost against maintaining and protecting the servers inside

    Therefore, data center staff must juggle multiple concerns, including network capacity, power redundancy, cooling efficiency, security and performance monitoring, and infrastructure scaling

    Realizing the outdoor (harsh) environment

    Choosing the best server racks starts with understanding all the options available and how they could meet your current and future networking needs

    Applications such as outdoor power/network distribution or indoor industrial automation located at wash-down zone requires taking into consideration thermal management , as the major heat source, or the lack of heat for outdoor cabinets, often originates from external factors like the sun. Therefore it is important for outdoor cabinets to have sufficient insulation built-in for extreme heat in the summer or extreme cold in the winter

    The purpose of these cabinets is to provide a controlled environment for sensitive and expensive telecommunications equipment, thus ensuring that their operation will be reliable, and they will be protected from harsh environmental conditions. In addition to ensuring the level of reliability and security of the network, they are also important in ensuring the longevity of the network

    When choosing outdoor network racks, there are key considerations to keep in mind

    Here are some important factors to consider
    1. Waterproofing

      Outdoor cabinets should withstand severe weather conditions, including rain, snow, extreme temperatures, and humidity. To protect equipment inside, look for cabinets that are sealed, insulated, and ventilated

    2. Security

      The cabinets may store valuable and sensitive equipment. Look for cabinets with secure locking mechanisms, tamper-proof designs and have alarms, access control, or surveillance options

    3. Cooling and ventilation

      A proper cooling and ventilation system is essential for telecom equipment. Passive or convection cooling may not be sufficient depending on the situation, you may require cabinets equipped with fans, heat exchangers or air conditioning and a cooling duty appropriate for the peak heat loads and worst-case ambient conditions to prevent overheating

    4. Cable management

      consider the cabinet cable management features, such as cable entry points and internal cable routing. It simplifies maintenance, reduces cable damage risk, and maintains a clean and organized setup.

    5. Power and backup

      AC and/or DC power supplies and distribution and backup systems should be accommodated in the cabinet. Ensure that the cabinet can accommodate the power requirements of the equipment to be installed

    6. Size and capacity

      Choose the cabinet size according to the equipment you need to accommodate. Determine the number and size of racks. Importantly, ensure that the cabinet can accommodate future expansion needs

    7. Material and construction

      The telecom cabinets should be constructed with robust, durable and corrosion-resistant materials. The most common material is steel powder coated. Make sure that the cabinet is built with a sturdy structure to prevent physical damage and vandalism

    8. Ease of installation and maintenance

      The best cabinets are those that can be easily installed and maintained. Panels that are easily accessible, swing-out racks, and cable management systems make installation and troubleshooting easier, and keep whole life costs down

    9. Compliance and standards

      The telecom outdoor cabinet must meet relevant Government or industry standards and local regulations. This also ensures that environmental protection and safety requirements are met

    10. 10. Weighing up all the options

      When selecting your telecom outdoor cabinets, it’s crucial to consider all of the options so that your equipment will be properly protected and able to perform at its best in outdoor environments. It is also important to evaluate the overall cost of the cabinet, taking into account factors such as upfront cost, long-term maintenance, and durability, in order to make sure that these cabinets meet your needs. As part of the decision-making process, the reputation and support provided by the vendor

    Masar Outdoor racks

    Masar Outdoor wall mounted racks designed for outdoor weather conditions. Enclosures are fabricated out of Cold rolled steel, CNC programmed, punched, bent, welded and Powder coated with highest quality standards as per the required Outdoor Standards.

    Configuration for standard Racks are Welded frame integrated with side walls and down vented top cover, Fan mounting provision on the Front Door for water & dust resistance, rear side of the Enclosure having Pole mounting provision, front glass door with lock and Key provides the security Outdoor Pole-Mount Enclosures are available in 6U t0 12U Variants with 400mm/450mm/500mm depths as per the customer requirements. Width 550mm

    Features & Benefits

    • Conforms to IP55 Outdoor Standards

    • 19” width standard with adjustable 19” equipment mounting verticals provide the better mounting flexibility maximizing the usable mounting space

    • Depth adjustable mounting slots

    • Top Panel with ventilation and cable entry from the Bottom

    • Cooling fans mounted on Front Door with Top cover for Rain Water & Dust resistance

    • Pole mounting Provision on the Rear Side

    • Fan, PDU and shelf available as optional accessories

  • Network racks come in several shapes for different uses, but whatever the kind of your network rack is, you will need to support your rack with a set of accessories that gives your rack the neat and well organized look and achieves the maximum utilization of your network rack.

    1. Blanking panels

      It is a simple and cost effective way to manage airflow, as when cold air is flowing towards your server you want to block off all other possible entries to be certain that the air flow will be absorbed by the server’s intake and not to be lost inside the rack, and keeps hot and cool air separate

    2. Ventilation fan

      As severs are running constantly, temperature can have a residual effect on the performance of your equipment.

      So, you need fans to break up any hot spot caused by any lack of ventilation by pushing cool air towards that spot

    3. Drawers

      Used to store everything that you commonly use for network rack maintenance inside the rack itself.

    4. Power distribution unit ( PDU )

      It’s a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute power between different devices.

    5. Rack shelves

      Shelves are used to make it easy to organize and optimize your rack and they are available in different shapes like sliding shelves and ventilated shelves.

    6. Cable management bars

      To have an organized and neat network rack, cable management bars are considered as a necessity rather than an accessory.

      As you can use horizontal bars to route cables to / and from equipment. Or vertical bars organize cables up or down through the rack

    Regarding all the previous accessories, choosing the right type of network rack that can efficiently meet your specific needs and with the right set of accessorize, you can have the neat and well organized network rack that you dream of with the most optimal utilization

  • Choosing the best network rack starts with understanding all the options available and how they could meet your current and future networking needs.
    As network racks measurement have been standardized primarily (Regarding depth and height) to help unify the design and manufacturing of component parts.
    So, network racks are available in a wide range starting from 2U types that are typical for s mall home or office, to large 48U for high density data center operations.

    And along with dimensions, network racks come in many styles for exceptional customization regarding the environment and networking situation you find yourself in:

    • 4&2 post open frame racks this type ranges from 22U to 46U and it might be the most economical way to organize your network and it offers substantial ventilation capacity but alongside with little security.

    • Fully enclosed racks and this type of racks provides high protection for hardware and it comes in different sizes and types regarding your networking needs:

      1. Slim racks these are also convenient for small spaces and limited networking needs and comes with a capacity of 5U.
      2. Wall mounted / double wall mounted racks this type is good for small computing space and available with capacity of 4U to 15U.
      3. Floor standing network racks these are great for organizing and secure networking with a neat appearance and comes with large capacity extending from 18U to 42U.
      4. Outdoor racks these racks come with the highest level of protection for the equipment from moist and dust particles.

    Finally choosing the right type of network rack and the proper set of accessories can save important resources such as energy, time and above all money when replacing or reconnecting individual components if the cables have been laid neatly in advance in the right network rack for you.

  • Cable tray systems support and protect power cables, it’s considered the easiest way to upgrade, expand, relocate and reconfigure cable systems.

    But, how to choose the perfect cable tray system that can meet all your specific needs?!

    Selecting the type of cable trays depends upon the number of cables, size, spacing and weight of cables in the tray.

    And here we list below the types of cable trays and their uses:

    1. Solid – bottom cable trays

      The best choice for fiber optics installations, where dropping cables may affect system performance. As it provides electromagnetic / radio frequency interference protection.

    2. Cable ladders

      - suited for electric instrumentation and for Telecommunication cables.

    3. Perforated cable trays

      Suited for light electrical and instrumentation cables and tubing.
      The bottom coverage helps reduce electromagnetic interference, while the perforation enables water draining and ventilation.

    4. Wire mesh

      Mainly used for low voltage, telecommunication and fiber optic cables supported on short spans.

    Finally, determining your specific and exacts needs will help you to choose the right cable tray system and get to the maximum utilization of your support system. And we are in MASAR proud to manufacture for you and provide a wide range of options that can match your exact needs with a set of accessories that can enhance the performance of your cable tray system.

  • The need for cable trays is increasing; leading to the need for carefully choosing the appropriate accessories to reach the maximum efficient use of your cable support system, which are system components used to join, And supports the cable the cable tray system to function well and used mainly to connect the cable tray according to different shapes to match the equipment installation location.

    We can conclude the importance of cable tray accessories in the few next points:

    • Make a fixed and sure connection to the cable tray system.
    • Play an important role to ensure the safety of the system during construction.
    • Save time and effort in construction and installation.
    • Save construction area and bring high convenience.
    • Diverse design, high load capacity and high aesthetics for the project.

    But, what are the main types of cable tray accessories?

    1. Elbows / Bends

      It comes in several types :

      • Horizontal elbow 45 used to change the direction of cable trays with an angle of 45 degrees
      • Horizontal elbow 90 used to change the direction of cable trays with an angle of 90 degrees.
      • Vertical elbow used to change the direction of cable trays from one horizontal level to another and it is divided into two types:
        1. Inside vertical elbow that change direction from a vertical level to a higher one.
        2. Outside vertical elbow that change direction from a horizontal level to a lower one.
    2. Tee connection

      Used to connect three cable trays in three directions on the same horizontal level.

    3. Reducers

      Used when there is a change in the width of the cable tray at a certain point. And there are three types of educers:

      • Straight reducer
      • Left hand reducer
      • Right hand reducer
    4. Cross connection

      Used to connect four cable trays in the four directions on the same horizontal level with angles of 90 degrees.

    5. splice plates / connectors couplers

      Used to fix two cable trays together and it comes in three types:

      • straight connector
      • angle connector
      • Adjustable connector (vertical/ horizontal adjustable connector).
    6. Cable tray covers

      Covers are used to cover the cable trays to protect the internal wiring and cables and to protect the conductor from insects and the impact of the external environment. The selection of the cover should consider the characteristics of the construction and construction surface and it comes in three types:

      • Solid cover (plain or flanged) and it provide maximum mechanical protection without ventilation.
      • Ventilated cover (plain or flanged) and it provides high protection with good ventilation.
      • Peaked cover.
    7. Clamps

      This device is used to help in fixing cable trays covers to become safe and limit risks and danger during use. And there are two types of clamps(c-cover clamp and U-cover clamp).

    8. End plate

      Used to seal the end of cable trays.

    9. Dividers / barrier stripes

      Used to separate two groups of cables from different types inside the same cable tray.

    10. Support Brackets

      Used to fix cable trays to the floor, ceiling or on walls.

  • Cable trays are supporting systems that provides support for electrical cables used for power distribution control and communication.

    Cable trays are the perfect solution for running large quantities of power or data cables overhead or under floor, regarding that cable trays are more flexible than conduit pipes and has a simpler and more approachable design.

    And here we list below some of the major advantages of using a cable tray system :

    1. Lower expense as it costs less than other methods of protecting wiring on the production floor.
    2. Maintenance instantly visible for maintenance checks and changing of cables is easy because cables can enter or exit the tray at any point.
    3. Safety regular housekeeping is important is important for safety as cable trays are often installed in hard to reach places.
    4. Type selection as they can be provided in 4 main types according to your specific needs.
    5. But the main point of strength for cable tray systems falls under the word “customization“.
      The ability of customization gives you the flexibility to adapt them to your specific and load requirements.
      • Flexibility of size as they can cast into size and shape based on length and width, and from straight lines to curves and elbows everything is possible.
      • Choice of material based on location and project requirements you can choose between galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminium.
      • Easy arrangement as cable trays can be arranged along both walls and ceilings and recently can be placed under the floor.

    Finally, choosing the right cable support system requires full understanding for you specific needs, regarding cables ‘size, weight ,spacing and the nature of the project.

  • Of course, all users of cable tray systems know they are better than conduit systems buy why?

    here we will show the difference between both them and discuss the benefit of using a cable management tray. The cable tray is an important issue for any business, the same as hiring new employees, setting a business plan, and thinking about the budgets.

    Cable trays became a valuable need for any business even if it is an electrical or IT system. Cable management is the best solution to save cables and provides benefits for any business.

    Let us see the multiple benefits of using cable tray:

    1. Easy maintenance:
      cable tray is not complicated which facilitates the maintenance process. It would save time, effort, and money too.
    2. Fast install:
      installing a cable tray is easy and needs fewer tools and time in comparison with a conduit system. So, it is the best choice for any company.
    3. More safety:
      safety (for employees and machines too) is the top priority for any business. Cable management tray increases the safety rate and decreases the damage to cables. Cable trays are used to fix cables instead of using floor cord covers to avoid tripping hazards.

    Why do Cable tray is the best choice for your business?

    Masar is one of the pioneer companies in Egypt which provides innovative products with low cost technologies. MASAR success the latest in high tech equipment, operations are being under run by experienced Well trained employees at every level. We are electronically linked with our customers from the engineering stage to the final quality inspections prior to shipment, MASAR is as committed to Manufacture what you design and \ or select. Thus, our business is to fulfill your designated need. Give us a call and let us go to work for you

    1. Safe wiring connections

      Cable trays save electric wiring connections and prevent the electric wires to be cloistered. Besides, the cable tray is produced in high-quality materials such as (Aluminum, Steel, and Stainless steel) which could work in hard conditions. In other words; the cable tray provides protection from fire, Electric shock, and other dust particles for wires.

    2. Variety of applications

      a wide range of usage for cable trays such as automobiles and in construction industries.
      The type of cable tray product you will use depends on the budget you set, the size of the place, and the price range.

    3. Save money

      besides the above amazing advantages of Cable management, it increases the life of the cables without needing replacement, and maximizes performance. Because it reduces damage to the cable, where the damage level was high by hanging cables or pilling it up on the floor.

      Masar realizes the need for a Cable Management System As technology develops, in accordance to that the need for effective support systems arises.

      Today plants and buildings are moving more towards automation requiring complex system of wiring and cable reliance.

    4. Get a clean environment

      cable tray systems keep your workspace cleaner, because when the tangled cables are piled, the dust hangs on them.
      It isn’t healthy to find hung dust in the workspace, especially in closed offices or stores. However, the cable management tray keeps the wires and cables above the floor, so it is easy to clean, and no more dust will be accumulated.

    5. Save time

      no more wasting time in cable installment, where in a short time you could use a cable tray, and arrange cables with keeping distance between them for good ventilation and heat disruption. In addition, the maintenance process will be faster than before. Reaching the faulty cables will be easier, otherwise, you will face problems finding the cable and maybe guess which one you need.


    In this article, we discussed the main reasons for using cable trays instead of the conduit system. Masar provides different types of cable trays such as (Ladder type, Perforated type, Solid type, and wire mesh). The specification and features of the cable trays are valid for different purposes. Using a cable management tray is better than the conduit system because it saves time and money, provides easy maintenance, and fast installation, keeps the working area clean, and ensures more safety.

  • The best way to save the electronic equipment is to purchase a rack and organize all the equipment inside. This is the best way to protect the equipment from any damage at the workplace. So, if you want to buy a rack system to put and arrange all components, this article will help you. Here, Masar provides some suggestions you have to take into consideration before purchasing.

    1. Ventilation

      the heat generated from the equipment in a closed area could decrease the lifetime of the equipment and reduce its performance. So cooling is the best solution besides ventilation. You have to choose to decrease the temperature, use an open rack and control the room temp. in case you use an electrical enclosure, you have to fix equipment to measure the temp. such as fixing fans to the rack mount, or adding more ventilation units, this will help to move the warm air outside.

      Suggested cooling methods for the server rack

      The thermal equipment is sensitive to the temp., so to ensure running the operation without any bad effect, you need to take care of server rack configuration and operational expenses.

    There are some methods you could apply to get high effectiveness of the cooling process such as:

    • AC (Air Conditioning): to control the room temp. inside the server rack room, especially we fix many server racks together. Of course, it is more expensive than other types of cooling, but the refrigeration control is tight and precise. Often, it is being used for high-performance computing (HPC).
    • Fresh Airflow: : it is called “air ventilation”, where the cost is less, it depends on natural air flow, or it could be mechanical (by fixing fans or other mechanical parts) or hybrid. The fresh air flow works to transfer the warm air outside and replace it with cool air to ensure great air accumulation
    • Cooling by liquid: it is used for large organizations which have multiple servers with high frequency. Water cooling is the best solution to carry the heat away. This method is applied to cars. It is an effective cooling method but installation is expensive.

    2. Adjustable shelves:

    in case you use an open rack or an enclosure, think well about adjusting the rack system’s shelving. Because good fixing for the shelves will support easy access to equipment. On the contrary, the open rack helps you to reach electrical components faster. You need to check the adjustment capability in case you will use sliding or swing-out shelves at least to ensure an easy maintenance process.

    3. Open or enclosed server rack?

    The rack style is very essential to take into consideration before purchase. If you want to get easy access to your server rack either it is a wall mount rack for a specific room size or the size is large, the open rack will be suitable for you however it is the most costly. On the other hand, to ensure good protection for your components and equipment, no moisture or dust reach them, so the enclosure is the best option at this case.

    Determine which power supply unit will you use for the server rack:

    For data center operation, the power requirements and cooling are significant issues. You need to provide power protection for your equipment. The power distribution unit (PDUs) used to supply the server racks with power, there are two types:

    • Intelligent PDU

      you control the power by the administrators, who have access to the power control, just when you be connected to the internet from any location, you could monitor it.

    • Standard PDU

      It includes powerful features such as output display and fault detection. This type of PDU is managed manually, so the administrator is responsible to detect the fault at the PDU.

    4. Construction

    Check if you will assemble it yourself or if it is welded together.
    Often it is simple to assemble, if you couldn’t assemble it, you could pay for someone to do it for you.

    Some companies do facility management, and one of their goals is to fix sound systems and cameras and prepare theatre components, all of this need installing racks. Masar does that for their customers, The success of Masar depends on the commitment and efforts they made to meet customers’ needs.

    5. Customization

    sometimes the customer needs to purchase special racks, in Masar we customize our products, and we already produce some main products such as cable trays, electrical enclosures, fire cabinets, and metal lockers. However, we have flexibility in customization to manufacture what the client needs. Just we need to know the specifications of the product, the place dimension, and the exact measurements. All what customer needs will be available, Masar provides a variety of options.

  • The customer always searches for low-cost products with high technological production, it is the concept that Masar takes into consideration all the time.

    In Masar, we succeeded to produce high-tech equipment, operations are being underrun by experienced Well trained employees at every level. We are electronically linked with our customers from the engineering stage to the final quality inspections prior to shipment.
    MASAR is committed to Manufacturing what you design and \ or select. Thus, our business is to fulfill your designated need

    What is a cable management system?

    It is the system that organizes the cables during installation, or inside a cabinet, or internal data cabinet. Also, it could be used in outdoor cable systems to prevent tangles between cables and facilitate maintenance process.
    We write this guide specially to help you to choose the best cable management options for your business. Think well about your requirements to see which will be most appropriate for you

    Why do the industries need the cable management system of Masar?

    Technology became a vital part of the industry, so the development of products for different cables such as High voltage power lines, Power distribution cables, Telecommunications wiring, and Optical cables, increased the necessity to use the cable management system. For all these different types of cables, Masar produce high-quality cable management system with competitive prices to achieve the following

    • Provides regular inspections to check the errors allocation
    • Arability to rearranging the current cables or removing some of them
    • A new design which promotes ventilation which is essential to power and similar cables

    What kinds of cable receptacles are used in cable management systems?

    Masar produces different types of cable management systems such as:

    1. Ladder type
    2. Perforated type
    3. Solid type
    4. wire mesh

    1. Ladder Cable tray

      It is one of the common cable trays, it is effective in using, and it offers traightforward accessibility to the cables, from the highest or bottom.

      It has amazing features where it is not covered to permit the utmost free flow of air across the cables. This dissipates the heat effectively; this will prevent the conductor insulation within the cables to decrease its operating temp. also, it permits easy exit or entry of the cables through it. Moreover, it prevents the accumulation of moisture. It could easily install small cables with little diameter. Masar provides 3 types of qualified materials such as; Aluminum with these advantages:

      • Corrosion resistance
      • Easy field Fabrication & installation
      • Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
      • Excellent grounding conductor

      And the other material is steel with these amazing features:

      • Electric shielding
      • Finish options
      • Low thermal expansion
      • Limited deflection

      The third material is stainless where it is superior corrosion resistance with standing at high temperatures.

    2. Perforated Cable trays

      It consists of two parts (the bottom is an aired) and is related to the face rails. It is better than a ladder cable tray in supporting cables

      How do you select cable trays?

      To select the best cable tray which is suitable to your industry, you have to take into consideration these important factors such as a cable receptacle, cable sort, and cable size. But kindly note, the cable receptacle needs enough area to put it on. Don’t forget to calculate the diameters of all cables, and the space between cables.

    What are the advantages of the Masar Cable Management System?

    Maser cable tray system offers the following Advantages:

    • Easy installations
    • Increased cable fills over other wiring methods
    • Saving material costs and installation labor
    • The metal can be used as an equipment ground conductor
    • Less space utilization than other systems
    • Easy inspection of cables
    • Easy errors allocation & quick repair, without any replacements of cables
    • Cables can instantly be added to existing trays at a later stage.

    The summary:

    Choosing the best cable management systems is limited by the type of your industry, and which type of cables and wires you use. The cable management system facilitates upgrading, expanding re-configuring, or relocating networks. Most of the cable trays are open, it reduces the heat, and gives simple access in case of management or repairs. The cable management could be used mounted to walls, suspended from a ceiling, or underfloor. This cable management system ensures the long-life performance of your applications.

  • What is a fire hose reel cabinet?

    A fire cabinet is used to store firefighting equipment like Fire hoses, Fire extinguishers, and Fire hose reels. The main goal of this cabinet is to prevent the surrounding environment from being damage because of fire. Besides, it is used to reduce risks and maintain safety, but the worker or employees have to know how to use it in a correct way.

    In Masar, we produce multiple fire cabinets such as single cabinets, horizontal double cabinets, vertical double cabinets, and fire extinguisher cabinets

    How to use a fire hose reel?

    There are some steps you should follow for safe use of a fire hose reel

    • Pull and swing out the Hose reel drum
    • Open the control (gate) valve
    • Roll out the hose
    • Turn on the nozzle valve
    • Spray water over the fire

    Kindly note that, the location of a fire hose cabinet is very important, try to fix it in a clear and common area of the building facilities. If you will lock it, keep the key within a tenant unit or with the fire protection specialist. Make the fire hose reel easily identified and accessible for use at all times. You could use water direct from the fire hose reel or from a direct PUB supply.

    First of all, for any industry to avoid the hazard of fire, the safety team should know the common reasons of fire at the workplace as follows

    1. Faulty electrical equipment

      It is one of the common reasons that cause the fire at the workplace or offices or stores or warehouses too. It happens because of loose wires, overload plugs, and faulty electrical connections, all which could cause a huge and dangerous electrical fire. The cost of losses resulting from fires is more than 20 times the cost of fire safety equipment. So, fire alarm systems and fire extinguisher cabinets are being used to save money and the humans too. Safety is the priority of any fire system

      “The number of fire accidents increased to 51.9 thousand accidents in 2020, compared to 50,600 accidents in 2019, an increase of 2.6%.” according to CAPMS

    2. Fault storage of Flammable and combustible materials

      This considers the second most common reason for fires at the workplace. If you store both flammable and combustible in an unsafe place as a garage with a limited fire cabinet, if there are any flammable liquids besides, a low spark the fire could be produced. To avoid those dangers from hazardous materials, we include risk assessments. Any place that contains more quantities of materials such as flammable chemicals or oil bottles is a high risk of fire

      “Negligence ranked first for fire accidents with a rate of 50.4%, followed by accidental fire with 47.8%, then arson at 1.8% during the year 2020.” according to CAPMS

    3. Lack of fire fighting equipment

      If the business owner thinks well, he won’t save the cost of fire alarm systems (such as smoke detectors) even if they are expensive. Prevention of the hazards and the expected risks will save people’s life

      You should fix the fire alarm in the proper place, the same you have to do with the fire cabinet. Fire alarm systems can stop the fire before employees are aware of it

      MASAR Fire Cabinets are manufactured to comply with the Egyptian code.”

      it is worth mentioning that, Masar has different products, not just only fire cabinets, but also network cabinets, electrical enclosures, and cable tray systems.

    4. lack of staff training

      Staff training is the secret to the success of fire extinguisher when accidents happen at any time, perfectly trained staff should take smart action to prevent fire. The proper training for all staff is so necessary to avoid any hazards. Keeping the weather always cool for the electrical or mechanical equipment that requires vents. Besides, training the staff on flammable materials should be a top priority for any workplace

    In this article, we will discuss some of Masar fire cabinet products cabinets such as

    What are the features of single fire hose reel cabinet?

    • Hose Reel Cabinet with door made of 1 mm electro-galvanized steel sheet.
    • Recessed type door lock & handle with chrome plating.
    • Hose Reel Cabinet painted with red electrostatic power coating. Other colors are available on request.
    • Solid or with transparent glass door.

    Fire Extinguisher Cabinet:

    Fire extinguisher cabinets offer an impressive variety of door styles, glazing materials, lettering, finishes and mounting configurations.
    In addition to their exceptional versatility, MASAR designs also feature durable, unitized construction for an economical solution that complements virtually any type of construction

  • The main purpose of using enclosures in your application is to protect the equipment and users as well as the environment in which the cabinet is housed. Electrical enclosures are so important for the protection of equipment, but they are especially essential in hazardous areas like petrochemical plants and coal mines or non-hazardous or at specific environmental conditions.

    What is the electrical enclosure?

    It is a cabinet or box that protects electrical or electronic equipment and is used to prevent electrical shock. In general, enclosures are made from either rigid plastics or metals such as steel, stainless steel, or aluminum. Moreover, an electrical enclosure could protect electrical equipment in different working areas such as different designed building and industrial zones. Besides, they work as a safety shield that could save equipment from electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.

    In which application do we often use enclosures?

    • Circuit breakers, contactors, control panels, and switches.
    • Distribution boards and panelboards.
    • Pressurization and purging equipment and systems.
    • Telephone cabinets.
    • Manufacturing plants.
    • Mining, oil, and gas facilities.
    • Utilities.

    In Masar we produce high-quality network cabinets with easy installation, we produce different products of electrical enclosures such as:

    Our product specifications are compatible with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and NEMA ratings.

    In this article, we will help you to know how to choose the best electrical enclosure for your application, where there are many companies in the market. So, you have to study well your needs the available products, and your budget, and based on them, you will select the best one simply.

    1. Determine the needed size of the electrical enclosure:

      This is the basic thought before you buy the electrical enclosure. To know which equipment you will house inside, and the expected size of each component.

      For example, the wall mounted enclosure, Masar provided multiple designs of mild steel wall mounted enclosures. Practical, efficient, and with a wide range of standard sizes, Masar range offers a solution to virtually every application or can be easily customized to suit specific requirements.
      In smaller enclosures, each manufacturer has its own designs and standard sizes which meet the customer’s needs. This makes switching between manufacturer products almost impossible. Besides, there are wall-mounted accessories whose structure is in galvanized steel, welded, and then painted, it is handled with anti-vandal three anchor points inside.
    2. Determine the materials needed for the electronic enclosure:

      To take the right decision on the suitable materials, there are some issues, such as:

      • Weight (plastic or Aluminum or steel, where steel is heavier than Plastic), for the proper use, metal is often selected because it is so strong, and durable, the dimension could be modified with lower costs, moreover, its effectiveness is so high. On the other hand, Aluminum is lighter weight but more expensive and more flexible. Meanwhile, die cast aluminum is lower priced but with less appealing and it can have dimensional variability. Both plastics and die cast tools are very expensive that making any size modifications very expensive
      • Ability to withstand water.
      • Durability.
      • Impact resistance.
      • Flammability

      To facilitate the selection of the materials, just you need to know the location and which application you will use, this will help you to select the optimum one

    3. The type of hazards in the location of your application:

      The level of hazard in the location of using the electrical cabinet or the electrical enclosures will control your selection. For example, now in the technology area, with the spreading of the automation systems in the industries, you have to take some ratings into consideration, such as NEMA and IP ratings. They provide testing for the protection degree to know to which level the enclosure will withstand operational conditions in different environment locations such as water, snow, or high temperature. Besides other special protection required which include flammable ratings on plastics and UV protection.
    4. The specific features or accessories required for the electrical enclosure:

      will your product require mounting provisions or panels to make mounting electrical enclosure easy? There are accessories such as lids that prevent making holes in the box. There is another feature, a lock mechanism on hinged cover boxes to avoid improper entry.

  • The cable tray systems are the best safe solution to meet the requirements of different industrial fields such as power, control, communication, and instrumentation.

    There are a continuous change in wiring system that extends the innovation area for manufacturing new styles with multiple sizes and valid for a long life. A cable tray is replacing the traditional method for pulling cables through a pipe with new technical ways by laying them in a cable tray. So, cable management tray is widely used because of its core features such as safety, dependability, use in a limited area to save space and with adjustable budget. Moreover, it has a large-scale demand in the construction industry, which promotes the global cable tray market. Additionally, it provides the investment in the industrial infrastructure at the global level with a high growth rate.

    “The global cable tray market size stood at USD 2.75 Billion in 2018 is projected to reach USD 5.46 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 9.06% during the forecast period 2015-2026.” According to MarketWatch

    The cable tray could be segmented into three categories:

    1. By type:
      • Perforated cable tray.
      • Trough cable tray
      • Cable duct or trunking
      • Ladder cable tray

      MASAR manufactures all these types of cable Management system, they are available with a full range of fixtures and accessories.

    2. By material:
      Material Advantage
      • Corrosion resistance
      • Easy field Fabrication & installation
      • Excellent strength to weight ratio
      • Excellent grounding conductor
      Steel Electric shielding
      • Finish options
      • Low thermal expansion
      • Limited deflection
      Stainless Steel Superior corrosion resistance withstands high temperatures

      “Aluminum is projected to hold a dominating share for cable tray during the forecast period 2015-2026.” According to fortunebuinesssights

    3. By finishing:

      All Masar cable management are manufactured from prime quality sheet. of protection are offered :

      • Electrostatic after manufacturing
      • Fabricated from pre-galvanized sheets
      • Hot dip galvanized after manufacturing

      The most famous cable types that used tray cables are:

      1. Instrumentation Tray Cable (ITC)

        it is used in construction in two shapes (shielded or unshielded) with many single conductors. It also used with or without metal armor. The maintenance issues of ITC cables occurred by qualified technical persons, where it installed in industrial settings. They could be installed in cable trays in rooms containing industrial equipment, and under raised floors for IT equipment. It is often used with 300 v insulation range.

        On the other hand, ITC cables may be installed with power circuits or non-power limited circuits, but under some circumstances that they must have a metallic sheath connected to the equipment or through junction boxes. In some cases, we use insulating barriers for separation.

      2. Optical Fiber

        Fiber optics or called “optical fiber”, refers to the technology that transmits information as light pulses through a glass or plastic fiber.

        A fiber optic cable contains a different glass fiber, starting from 2 from a few up to a couple hundred. Another glass layer, called cladding, surrounds the glass fiber core.
        The advantage of Fiber optics wire is that it carries more information than ordinary copper wire with low electromagnetic interference. In addition, it is typically coated with plastic layers and housed in a protective tube. Fiber optics are used for multiple applications such as high-speed data transmission or long-distance transmission.

      3. Metal clad cables

        it is often used in 600 v and medium voltage power distribution, lighting, and control applications. It could be installed indoors and outdoors in wet or dry locations.

      4. Cables for communication

        it is usually used to transmit data signals. It contains Coaxial conductors, copper conductors, or twisted wire pairs that can be used to accomplish this. There are different applications for this type of cables, such as studios, data transmission, intercoms, RF shielding, radio transmitters, and electronic circuit.

      5. Cables for fire alarm

        it is fragmented into two types:

        • Limited power
        • Non-limited power

      Sometimes, there is another type called (CI) which is manufactured to meet the requirements specifications to ensure a continuous operation of the fire circuit for a short time. There is a specific product of cable for fire alarm called Power-Limited-Fire Alarm (PLFA, it is like communication and optical fiber cables which is relative to their fire propagation potential. There is also a hierarchy for allowed cable substitution in power-limited circuits, which includes communication cables

  • The cable management system is very important to protect your cables. So Masar created this article to tell you about some important features of the cable tray system.

    A cable tray system is the proper way for effective cable tray management. The majority of cable tray systems are open. Although commonly suspended from roofs or appended to dividers, sometimes the cable tray systems are used for the underfloor.

    Determining the size and length of the cables will help you to plan how to apply and install cables in a cable tray system. There are different sizes and styles of cable trays (such as ladder, perforated cable trays, and duct/trunk cable trays).

    Masar produces high-quality products of cable tray that are rigidly tested to withstand the outside environmental conditions, possess high mechanical and flammability resistance and, finally, are crush and impact tested. You can apply Masar solutions to shield the cables with a plastic jacket or metal armor over conductor insulations and you can use a cable tray system in an outdoor, or indoor environment with high electrical noise.

    Now let us introduce the main types of cable tray:
    1. Perforated type cable tray

      Use with heavy-duty power cables. It is designed with many holes to make a continuous airflow. This will prevent overheating and damaging cables. We can connect the cable trays with coupler holes. This will enable connecting with the required amount of supporting strength.

      Features of Perforated type cable tray:

      1. It is an open cable tray system to dissipate the heat and give enough ventilation.
      2. It is a solid construction which is suitable for many types of cables.
      3. non-Inflammable design with epoxy-covered powder.
      4. a protected edge shield cable tray.
      5. safe and isolated and ready to fight short circuits.
      6. simple design and fast fix it.
      7. long life use.
    2. Duct Type Cable Tray & Trunkings

      Masar provides an ideal solution for the distribution of small amounts of telecommunication and electrical cables

    3. Ladder Type Cable Trays

      It is Preferred especially for industrial applications, with different side heights between 50-150 mm. and various width alternatives between 100-900 mm. It is preferred to be used when presenting large or heavier cables. It is easy to be used by connecting two sides rails on a crossway or rungs on the ladder cable tray

    4. Support and accessories

      Masar manufacture a wide range of support-bracket products such as enabling every type of installation. Such as (Uni start - Brackets - Hanging Supports - Spring Nuts).

    Benefits of cable tray system:
    1. an amazing tray system used to organize wires and cables
    2. safe cable tray installation system that can carry a large number of wires and cables through the metal barrier with a centered line to make a separation between cables
    3. It facilitates tracing cables when needing to change cables or fix faults
    4. The raceway can solve the problem of limited area around the cable tray or the wire trays.
      It could clamp and adapt the terminating raceway through the cable tray system
    5. It is safe in use because it is made of equipment grounding conductors.
    6. It provides mechanical support for electrical cables which are used for different uses such as power distribution, control, and communication.

    So that the cable tray system is so important in the industry, it ensures cable safety and saves the total cost too. Adaptive for use for different cables used to transfer data in the communications through small narrow spaces. Extend cables for a long distance while providing high safety environment that controls the rise in temperature without the need to use high-efficiency air conditions. We discussed the 3 main types of cable tray systems like (ladder cable trays, perforated cable trays, and duct/trunk cable trays). There are different benefits of using cable tray systems such as (organizing wires and cables in an easy and simple way, safe installation, easy tracing and fixing faults, safe to be used, and finally support electrical cables. These are some benefits, we couldn’t include all benefits here may be in other articles.

  • 4 u rack

    However, there are many types of racks in the market you could choose from, but your choice will be controlled by your requirements such as the available space, the amount of money you are assigned to purchase, and the design you need.

    Wall mount rack is one of these types which has many features and benefits we will declare in this article.

    First of all, it is the optimum solution for settings when the availability is limited. Secondly, it is used for network equipment at the shops or offices like network switches, but you can also use a wall mount rack to put servers inside.

    You could mount equipment inside the wall mount rack vertically or horizontally as you like, just you need to save spaces as much as you can and make access easy too.

    It is worth mentioning that, Masar produces different types of the rack as server racks and networks rack, to know the difference kindly read our article.

    “it is important to know the space your equipment needs and make sure everything fits in order to save money. If you end up with too much open space, in this case, you will need blanking panels to keep airflow contained”.
    4 u rack
    What weight capacity do I need?

    Before purchasing the wall mount rack, you need to estimate the sum of your equipment's weight, because this will help you to determine the max. capacity your rack need. Masar recommends purchasing high load weight capacity than what you need, because movable racks have lower weight capacities while in motion. In addition, racks last longer than the equipment itself. When mounting the rack check well of the proper studs on the wall, where it supports carrying the rack and the internal equipment.

    3 tips you have to know when choosing a wall mount rack:

    1. Choosing the rack's height:

      It is necessary to determine the actual height of the wall mount rack cabinets, so you have to know the maximum height of the equipment you will insert. Don't purchase the rack with the current needed equipment, but take into consideration the future growth.

    2. Determine the rack's depth:

      to determine the maximum depth, you need, just measure the depth of the equipment you need to install in, and add at least 3 inches more to make available space for cabling. For example, a cabinet with a max. depth of 16.5 inches will accommodate equipment with max. depth of 13.5 inches.

    3. Take into consideration the special need feature:

      Generally, most wall mount racks are designed with multiple options and special features based on the customer requirements. For example, perforated metal or plexiglass front doors according to your airflow requirements. the front doors are locked to increase security, and heavy rolling casters for easier installation.

    Moreover, at Masar we designed a double section rack with these features:
    4 u rack
    • Amazing design with precise dimensions.
    • Easy installation and maintenance.
    • Equipped with a fan to ensure good ventilation
    • Closable top/bottom entry openings for cables
    • Removable side panels and front/backdoors
    • Good surface treatment
    • Manufactured from steel to afford long-life work
    • Wall Mounting
    • Easy access to cables and adjust equipment.
    • Rare to find it in the Egyptian market but Masar produces it according to your requirements.

    What are the benefits of a wall mount rack?

    • These racks do not need large space on the floor, so you need to use the space in an efficient way.
    • It could be used for IT equipment to optimize your workspace.
    • They are easier to install than other types of racks.
    • Save both your time and money.
    • It provides a smart rack solution for small businesses with an affordable option.
    • It creates an organized system that guards against physical interference or accidental damage.

    The wall mount rack is offering new features instead of a server rack because you can purchase the wall mount rack according to the available space and your budget. With more than one style as fixed or open frame or vertical or horizontal one. It considers the perfect choice for small sizes and unused spaces in your office. From the name of the title "wall mount rack" means it is mounted to a wall in a way that utilizes spaces for a full-size rack. Moreover, it is easy to access the equipment for maintenance. In open frame rack style, security isn't necessary but the moving control of equipment above the floor is mandatory.

  • 4 u rack

    Thinking about a new design for a server rack cabinets, a network server, is important for your business, but what is more essential to determine which racks you need and how you will configure your equipment and how will you know the suitable size of the network cabinet?.

    This will save the cost of the company, and make the best choice.
    To know the importance of the network cabinet, assume you bought IT equipment, such as network switches and servers, and you have the space to put it, without a network rack you will occupy the space randomly but a network rack helps you to organize your equipment in a very limited place which ensures efficient use of space. Moreover, it could enhance the power protection system, cooling system, cable management, and it facilities installation, and protection of your devices.

    What is a rack?
    The most beneficial of the network rack is to arrange and organize the IT equipment into assemblies to use the available space in an efficient way.
    The standard rack, it consists of two or four vertical mounting rails beside the framework to fix the rails which are made of steel or aluminum to collect equipment. In the rails, there are some holes to fix the equipment with screws. the size of the equipment network cabinets and other measurements are standardized.

    The Difference Between Network and Server Racks:

    1. Server Cabinet :

      4 u rack

      One of its types is 42u server cabinet which is generally 19 inches wide to industrial standards. At Masar, there is an extensive range of network rack and cabinet solutions that will allow you to keep your equipment operating efficiently as well as minimize the risk of problems occurring that may negatively affect your productivity. Masar produces amazing features designed specially to save servers such as:

      • Doors are made of steel with 80% air flow surpassing OEM airflow needs
      • Doors and sides can be removed and fixed
      • The doors have swing holders as standard. Side panels have two to four cam locks with bottom holds for location
      • Fan trays can be fixed to the top cover without changing worthy U space within the cabinet, additional removable fan unit can be attached
      • Double, triple or quad sections can be designed to the 48 U Rack
      • Customize designs for the additional doors, casters, accessories, and other options.

      To know more details download this PDF file

      This server is used to organize monitors or similar equipment. It is usually 24 inches for width and 36 inches for depth. One of the amazing features of the server rack is that it has ventilation for the equipment which controls the heat.

      Masar produces an innovated design that has art and high-quality manufacturing styles. It has easy installation and could be set in any server room or data center space. Masar meets the customer needs and all the customer requirements with high quality, short delivery time, and competitive prices.

      In addition, there are many advantages such as:

      • Rigid locked construction
      • Multi depth mounting
      • Many cable access in various sides
      • Left or right hand joined doors
      • Secured side panels
      • Suitable for all major server brands
    2. Network Cabinet :

      >Network Cabinet

      It is usually used for the server rack cabinets. But there is a difference between both of them where the network cabinet is used for the storage of pact panels, routers, switches, and networking equipment or networking accessories. Secondly, a network cabinet usually has a little more depth than a server rack. Sometimes, it has a glass door or a strong plastic door, it often doesn't have perforated enclosures. Regarding the generated heat, it is less than the server cabinet. Masar produces Rack 4u of secure, durable, racking space, which made to save DVRs, Switches, and Routers

      • Racks can be delivered as an assembled type or welded type
      • A single or double sections can be provided as required
      • Doors and sides can be removed and fixed
      • A single or double fan can be mounted as required
      • Customize designs for the additional door, casters, accessories, and other options.

      To know more details download this PDF file

      Why do Masar rack cabinets are the best solution for you?

      • Why do Masar Rack cabinets are the best solution for you?
      • High-Quality Network Cabinet with Competitive Price.
      • Neatly store and secure networking equipment.
      • Ensure easy access and monitoring.
      • Manage cooling and airflow issues.
      • Manage cable issues to reduce clutter.
      • Fit your equipment properly in its space with different sizes and mounting options.
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