MiraOS v2.1 new features released - low energy mesh, BLE beacons, Mix&Match formation and high precision time synch

MiraOS release 2.1: Ultra low energy mesh redefined – getting high on going low!

Wireless technology provider LumenRadio has released an update of their embedded operating system for wireless connectivity – MiraOS. One of the main features is the improved ultra low energy consumption for battery operated solutions where they have broken new ground.  

MiraOS enables products to become smart and connected through large-scale wireless mesh networks. With LumenRadio’s patented technologies and radio development expertise, product manufacturers can get an ultra-reliable and Future-Proof wireless solution with the most resilient technology on the market.

In addition to decreased energy consumption, the main new features in the MiraOS v2.1 are BLE beacon support, high-precision time-stamping of data and the (patent pending) Mix&Match formation™ technology.

 

Ultra low energy mesh, >15 years in routing mode
At LumenRadio, low energy meshing mode has been a dedicated focus for their research and development department and their goal has been to reach the lowest consumption possible. With the upgrade to MiraOS v2.1, the energy consumption in meshing mode for battery powered devices has been reduced to half compared to the 2.0 version earlier this year. This means it is reduced to less than 16uA, which enables more than 15 years operation in routing mode from an AA-sized battery, and a leaf node running on a coin cell battery can easily last for 10 years. This consumption is calculated when sending a 160B data message every minute. No other wireless technology can today match this ultra low energy offer enabling Zero Wire technology. In fact, the limitation is based on the lifetime of the battery which today is maximized to 15 years due to self-discharge.

 

 

Mix&Match formationTM
Another unique new feature in MiraOS 2.1 is the patent pending Mix&Match formation technology which enables unique interoperability and allows low energy consumption and high data rate configurations to communicate in the same network.

Mix&Match formation gives the possibility to use battery powered meshing nodes in a local network and then build a backbone with mains powered high capacity nodes with long range to send the messages to the gateway. The patent pending Mix&Match formation™ gives a unique flexibility in building large networks with different speed and energy consumption demands. No other wireless technology provider can offer this today.    

 

Support for BLE beaconsMiraOS v2.1 has support for BLE beacons witch gives possibilities for device diagnostics, network status or any kind of one way communication. Beacons can be used for indoor positioning, sending out sensor values, mobile marketing or any other advertisement based data. By combining beacons with MiraOS IPv6 mesh technology it is easy to remotely update the data and contents broadcasted through the beacons.

 

High precision times stamping of data
High-precision time-stamping of data using multiple wireless sensors enables advanced correlation analysis. In MiraOS 2.1 the relative precision of timestamps is below <+/-5μs /hop for any size of the network which is exceptional. This is important in for example industrial sensor networks and gives extreme accurate time synchronization of events and data.   

 

New features in MiraOS 2.1

  • Ultra-low energy, <16μA for routing nodes
  • Mix&Match formation™ technology – patent pending
  • BLE beacon support
  • High-precision (<+/-5μs) time-stamping of data
  • Increased network speed performance – 1200 data messages (160B) per minute
  • Hardware support for Nordic nRF52840, NXP MKW41x and LumenRadio
    MLE / MWA modules.

Want to know more about our technology? See our collection of Whitepapers and guides here:   

 

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Low Energy Mesh – an unofficial world record?

Reduced energy consumption in wireless connectivity is a strong demand in many industries. LumenRadio’s focus in perfecting wireless has led to unique results within low energy mesh. Having wireless products running on the same battery through the whole lifecycle is a demand which could, by some, be considered a dream – we just made it a reality.

 

For manufacturers within HVAC, Building Automation or Industrial Sensor Networks, the main drivers of low energy mesh technology in battery powered devices is retrofit. Old buildings need to be retrofitted with modern technology to meet the requirements within energy efficient buildings, and industrial machines needs to go Zero Wires to attain lower installation cost, lower product costs and to have a increased service life of the product.  

 

At LumenRadio this has been a focus for our R&D department for some time. When we launched the MiraOS v2.0 in April we were proud of the results within low power mesh but today, five months later, we are even more proud since we have reduced the energy consumption even further in the MiraOS v2.1. We have not only outperformed the competition, but also set a new standard for low energy mesh technology.

 

MiraOS v2.1 enables ultra low energy consumption for battery operated solutions. The current consumption for meshing nodes is now reduced to less than 16uA, which enables more than 15 years operation in routing mode from an AA-sized battery. And a leaf node on a coin cell battery can easily last for 10 years. This consumption is calculated when sending a 160B data message every minute. This low energy consumption gives manufacturers the possibility to significantly lower their product- and/or their maintenance costs either by reducing battery size or having long maintenance intervals of the sensors.   

 

Meshing mode Leaf node
Coin cell battery 3 years 10 years
AA-sized battery 15 years* 15 years*

*Battery life will be limited to 15 years due to the self-discharge rate of batteries.

 

No other wireless technology can today match our ultra low energy mesh offer. Some have succeeded with 5 years of battery life when you have a 5 minute interval on your data collection, but we have gone far beyond that. In fact, with MiraOS, the only limitation is the pure shelf-life of the battery; as of today’s specifications, no AA-sized battery can last longer than 15 years, due to self-discharge. So, when the lifespan of batteries increases, we will gladly accept the challenge and provide you with an even longer running time! We call our dedicated low energy focus Zero Wire technologyTM.  

 

As shown above, this is significantly better than any other competing wireless technology. And in fact, the best possible with today’s batteries. Could it be a new unofficial world record? We think so.

 

 

Want to know more about our technology? See our collection of Whitepapers and guides here:   

 

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Industry 4.0 | Creating self-predicting electric drives with ABB and Ericsson

LumenRadio is excited to start collaborating with ABB, KTH, Ericsson and Imagimob to tackle the Industry 4.0 vision of Self-predicting, inter-communicating electric drives.

The project is coordinated by KTH (Royal Institiute of Technology) and involves a number of industrial partners (ABB AB, Ericsson AB, Imagimob AB and LumenRadio AB) with competences in electric power, artificial intelligence and communication systems in order to build a value chain that completes each other’s core competence and business.

 

Improving energy efficiency
As a continuation of the Vinnova-financed feasibility study “Smart current sensor for a network of electric drives”, this project aims to realize a proof of concept of a new way of achieving industrial process reliability by using wireless mesh connectivity, smart electric drives and Edge AI.

In broad terms the project outcome shall improve energy efficiency and reduce down-time of industrial processes by focusing on increased intelligence, inter-communication capabilities and autonomous operation of electric drives in an industrial process.

 

Cutting edge predictive maintenance
It is expected that achieving a proof of concept will show the possibility of performing condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of winding insulation ageing in the drive control board. By using new predictive maintenance algorithms based on artificial intelligence in combination with wireless mesh inter-drive connectivity information does not have to be sent to a higher cloud to be processed. This aspect is important when talking about autonomous electric drives.

Finally, it is an honor for LumenRadio receiving this opportunity to show the greatness of wireless mesh in the quest for self-sensing and self-monitoring electric drives.

Sincerely,

Christian Sahlin

Niclas Norlén, Christian Sahlin and Peter Lindkvist

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Our Help center is open

Our new Help Center is open for you!

No product is better than the support that comes with it, the saying goes. At LumenRadio we believe this is true, and that’s why we’ve updated our support services with a brand new Help Center!

 

We continuously strive to help our customers and improve our services, and we are always open to feedback. If any questions regarding your product should occur, our team is happy to help you out.

If you need help using, configuring or troubleshooting your product, want to report a bug or maybe have a new feature you’d like us to evaluate – let us know!

 

The Help Center can be found at https://support.lumenradio.com
Or if you want to send us an email; help@lumenradio.com

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LumenRadio celebrates 10 years of reliable wireless connectivity

2018 marks the 10-year anniversary for LumenRadio. We’ve accomplished a lot in one short decade, and there is without a doubt more to come.

 

The light-bulb moment

In the middle of the night, while driving on an empty highway, LumenRadio’s founder Niclas Norlén couldn’t help but notice all the street lights. They we’re blasting at full capacity, even though there were no other cars in sight. This was a true light-bulb moment (pun intended) for Norlén who realized that lighting could (and should) be made smart – and so he did.

After the initial idea formed back in 2008, LumenRadio quickly became the wireless partner in professional lighting. Our wireless DMX technology was requested at numerous occasions; from festivals and Hollywood productions to royal weddings and architainment illuminations.

 

Exploring new possibilities

This proven versatility and the successful results generated a great deal of confidence in the LumenRadio team, and we humbly decided to become the wireless partner in even greater areas. Thus, entering the world of IoT.

With the new Mira module, LumenRadio’s patented reliable connectivity reached new customers and enabled even more companies to connect their surroundings. In 2016 Swegon launched their new wireless climate control system built on LumenRadio’s technology, and it proved to be just as reliable in this area as in professional lighting.

 

Frequencies and coexistence

We are witnessing a massive increase of wirelessly connected things. In fact, we have been for a while. With these congestions in the frequency spectrum, you need to find a way through the frequency noise of today, as well as adapt to the congestions of tomorrow. Otherwise; no communication.

The LumenRadio Cognitive Coexistence technology works like a weather forecaster; predicting on a millisecond basis how the frequency spectrum will be utilized going forward.

Adaptation to a new reality is the key ingredient of being future-proof, and we have been practicing this for a decade.

 

The wireless future

When it comes to technology, the accelerating expansion of possibilities semes to surpass the expansion of the universe itself. With over 75 billion devices predicted to be connected by 2025, reliable and Future-Proof connectivity has never been more important. This is what makes us so passionate about what we do, and we always aim to expand and improve. With our trademarked Cognitive Coexistence (and our equally trademarked humble confidence), we believe that with LumenRadio in the mix, 2018 will be a pivotal year for the technology of the future.

 

Niclas Norlén at the celebrations at Prolight and sound 2018

“It has been an amazing 10 years! I’m so thankful to the people I’m working with that makes LumenRadio such a great company. When I started I was convinced that wireless technology could change the world and to see that we keep developing and perfecting a technology that revolutionizes industry after industry is just fantastic” says Niclas Norlén, founder and CTO of LumenRadio.

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LumenRadio presents MoonLite™ – the ultimate “Swiss army knife”  of wireless DMX

LumenRadio, the world’s leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, will be presenting a brand new wireless lighting control product at Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

Introducing , MoonLiteTM, LumenRadio will show how new, unique, wireless concepts will make life easier for lighting technicians. Built on LumenRadio’s award winning, ultra-reliable CRMXTM technology and combined with new features such as Bluetooth connectivity, built-in battery and the possibility to be used together with the new CRMXTM Toolbox app will make MoonLiteTM a unique tool in a lighting technicians toolbox.

Ready to ship in Q4 2018, MoonLiteTM will have the same reliable functionalities as all LumenRadio’s CRMXTM products but comes in a much smaller package and at a lower price. By being a wireless DMX transmitter and receiver, offering patent-pending DMXmeshTM, functionality, as well as the ability to act as DMX tester and RDM controller, MoonLiteTM is truly the Swiss army knife of the wireless DMX world!

With built-in support for Bluetooth connectivity, MoonLiteTM enables tablet and phone based lighting control softwares to connect directly without the need for extra hardware.

MoonLiteTM can also be used together with the new CRMX Toolbox app. Some of the key features are:  

  • Troubleshooting using the DMX tester functionality
  • Simple RDM controller that lets you discover, patch and monitor RDM compatible devices
  • Firmware updates of CRMX devices
  • Configuration of CRMX products

MoonLiteTM is a state-of-the-art transceiver; thanks to it’s small size, built-in battery and dual XLR connectors it is ideal for use in clubs, small stage events, in theatres or any temporary event where wireless DMX connectivity is needed” says Robert Larsson Sales Director, SmartLighting.

“MoonLiteTM is not only an easy to use wireless DMX transceiver it is so much more. It is a great tool for troubleshooting through the CRMXTM Toolbox App. Furthermore, Bluetooth connectivity. adds a new dimension to wireless light control” says Niclas Norlén CTO of LumenRadio.

Visit us at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, April 10-13

We are participating at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on April 10-13. You will find us in Hall 3.0 booth C76 – make sure to stop by to learn more about our brand new MoonLiteTM product and to catch up on other new things we are showing off. If you just want to have a coffee and chat for a while, we are fine with that as well.

For more information read here or contact:

Robert Larsson, Sales Director, SmartLighting

robert.larsson@lumenradio.com

+46 709 10 24 20

 

or

 

Niclas Norlén, CTO

niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com

+46 766 278 728

LumenRadio – Ten years of reliable wireless DMX

This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary and that LumenRadio’s patented CRMXTM technology for wireless DMX is today the de-facto wireless lighting control standard in Motion picture lighting, Stage lighting and Architectural lighting industries.

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TimoTwo™- the next generation of wireless DMX – presented at Prolight + Sound

LumenRadio, world leader in providing reliable wireless DMX  is taking their patented technology to the next level with the release its new TimoTwoTM module.  The new TimoTwoTM will be showcased for the first time at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

The TimoOneTM platform was launched in 2014 and enabled unprecedented reliable wireless DMX for fixture manufacturers. TimoTwoTM will be available for purchase in Q4 2018 and with patent pending DMXmeshTM option, reduced RF footprint and Bluetooth compatibility TimoTwoTM will be the most reliable and useful radio module for wireless DMX.

TimoTwoTM is a fully integrated wireless DMX/RDM module that offers Bluetooth connectivity, DMXmeshTM technology and improved coexistence. Furthermore TimoTwoTM offers over-the-air firmware updates, and just like it’s predecessor its a SMD module that has the options for either internal or external antenna.

Bluetooth prepared

Bluetooth enables easy commissioning and lighting control using portable devices, firmware updates over the air and support for DMX over Bluetooth (in TX mode). You can also build your own lighting control app using LumenRadio’s open Bluetooth API.

Meshed network support

In a meshed network setup, all your fixtures are connected to each other. This enables extremely flexible setups, easy installations and fixture control without having to plan for transmitters, repeaters and receivers.

Improved coexistence

TimoTwo has a dynamic RF transmission resulting in reduced RF footprint as well as improved disturbance detection and improved reliability

About DMXmeshTM

The patent pending DMXmeshTM technology from LumenRadio is a game changer for wireless connectivity. With DMXmeshTM every receiver and fixture will also act as a repeater, where all devices coordinate among themselves to make sure that the coverage is expanded in the most optimal way.

Time for installation and wireless commissioning will be greatly reduced for architectural and architainment illumination, no more site surveys or complicated planning for the wireless DMX distribution. The DMXmeshTM technology will let you focus on what is important; illumination, not on DMX distribution.

 

Visit us at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, April 10-13

We are participating at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on April 10-13. You will find us in Hall 3.0 booth C76 – make sure to stop by to learn more about TimoTwoTM and to catch up on other new things we are showing off. If you just want to have a coffee and chat for a while, we are fine with that as well.

 

For more information read here or contact:

Robert Larsson, Sales Director, Smart Lighting

robert.larsson@lumenradio.com

+46 709 10 24 20

 

or

 

Niclas Norlén, CTO

niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com

+46 766 278 728

 

LumenRadio – Ten years of reliable wireless DMX

This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary and that LumenRadio’s patented CRMXTM technology for wireless DMX is today the de-facto wireless lighting control standard in Motion picture lighting, Stage lighting and Architectural lighting industries.

 

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LumenRadio’s technology enables smart building emergency and evacuation lighting

Wireless technology provider LumenRadio, developers of Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity, announces that emergency lighting manufacturer Ledolight has chosen to use LumenRadio’s reliable wireless network system Mira for its new, connected emergency signage and lighting system.

Ledolight’s system, called LedoWireless, uses a mesh network which creates an extremely robust network that doesn’t require any expensive extenders, cables or other existing networks, which in turn ensures that LedoWireless always works regardless of how congested a building’s radio environment is.

The LumenRadio enabled LedoWireless lighting system replaces the previously manual task of checking and performing maintenance on each and every lighting fixture, with a single “point of contact” control panel. The control panel provides a complete overview of the status of all batteries and lighting sources, making facility professionals’ job much easier as it becomes simpler to monitor and do maintenance, and eliminating the risk of missing any light fixtures.

Ledolight’s system fits small and medium-sized properties, where you want local emergency lighting monitoring. The simplicity and low initial cost makes the Ledolight system optimal for real estate with 20 up to 100 emergency signs and emergency lighting fixtures.

“Ledolight is known on the Swedish market to be a high end producer of Emergency lighting. For them to choose us as their supplier of reliable wireless mesh networks feels great. We really believe that they have found the right offer towards small and medium installations. This is a segment that until now haven’t been able to use wireless systems due to the high installation costs” says Joakim Wikland international sales manager at LumenRadio

“This is just the first of several wireless products in the future. I have followed LumenRadio’s technology for a long time, and I have enjoyed participating in a project that is so beneficial for us as a company, but also for the property owner and the end customer says Dennis Karlsson CEO at Ledolight

LedoWireless was shown at the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt in  March with a great response from the market.

 

About Ledolight

Ledolight is a Sweden-based leading manufacturer of energy efficient emergency and evacuation lighting. As true front runners, they have received several awards for technology as well as for design. Their new wireless product family, LedoWireless, consists of emergency signs and emergency lighting accompanied by a controller that has a simple and intuitive interface. Ledolight’s system is easy to install, easy to monitor and with a price to fit the small and midsize customer.

For more information, click here:

Or contact: Rickard Johansson , Product owner. Ledolight 

rickard.johansson@ledolight.se

+46 322 198 00

 

About LumenRadio

LumenRadio develop, market and sell low-power and ultra-reliable systems for wireless IoT-applications based on our patented Cognitive Coexistence technologies. For more information about how LumenRadio’s patented technology enabled LedoWireless to become smart and connected, click here:

Or contact:Joakim Wikland, International sales manager

joakim.wikland@lumenradio.com

+46 733 55 11 15

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MiraOS brain

Unique new features in operating system for smart products

LumenRadio takes ultra-low power wireless connectivity to the next level with breakthrough new features for smart products

PRESS RELEASE: Wireless technology provider LumenRadio, developers of Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity, has released an enhanced operating system – MiraOS. With a new set of unique features to support ultra-reliable and future proof meshed networks, the upgrade includes many highly anticipated features such as multi-standard and IPv6 support, easy commissioning by NFC and Bluetooth* as well as exceptionally high precision time-stamping of data.

LumenRadio’s patented technologies and the enhanced MiraOS are specifically tailored to enable products to become smart and connected. The technology is easy to integrate and allows manufacturers to develop the application software needed to control and collect data from their products.

MiraOS operates on a wide range of radio chips using state-of-the-art algorithms for mesh, coexistence, ultra-low power, over-the-air firmware updates, supporting standard IPv6 communication. By eliminating interference and adding the ability to co-exist side-by-side with other wireless technologies, smart building product manufacturers can Future-Proof their offerings in a whole new way with MiraOS.

“In addition to our existing patents, I dare to say that our new features make us a strong contender when it comes to ultra-reliable and future proof wireless connectivity”, says Alexander Hellström, CEO of LumenRadio. With this release we aim at making it easier than ever to implement an ultra low power device-to-device connectivity solution for IoT-products at the edge”, he continues.

“As we can also provide hardware in addition to our software we have a full-service solution that offer product manufacturers everything in one bundle – from help to adhere to full sustainability requirements and complete technology certifications to the actual deployment. I firmly believe that we have now positioned ourselves as a leading provider of innovative wireless connectivity on the global market”, says Niclas Norlén, CTO of LumenRadio.

 

The new features

Ultra-low power consumption for battery operated solutions:

  •      5 years operation in meshing mode from a AA-sized battery
  •      15 years operation in non-routing (leaf) mode from a AA-sized battery

Multi-standard support  

LumenRadio’s system allows future upgrades/compatibility to any standard communication stack based on the BLE or 802.15.4 physical layer, which provides future-proofing out of the ordinary.

Full IPv6 support

The upgraded operating system has full IPv6 support to facilitate easier and more rapid development of applications on top of MiraOS.

Easy commissioning using NFC or Bluetooth*

Up until now commissioning has presented a big challenge for installers. LumenRadio’s MiraOS has solved this by making it possible to do efficient and easy commissioning by using a smartphone distributing network credentials to devices over NFC or Bluetooth*.

Extreme accurate time synchronization in industrial sensor networks:

  •     Wireless high precision time-stamping (<50us)
  •     Enable advanced correlation analysis by data aggregation from multiple sensors

 

Get the demo at Light + Building in Frankfurt, March 18-23

We are showcasing MiraOS and the new features at the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt on March 18-23. You are welcome to stop by for a demonstration and consultation on how to implement our contemporary connectivity solutions into your lighting system. Stop by at stand 4.1.B71 for a coffee and a chat!

 

About LumenRadio

Lumen Radio is a wireless connectivity company based in Gothenburg. We develop, market and sell low-power and ultra-reliable systems for wireless IoT-applications based on our patented Cognitive Coexistence technologies. From high-profile professional lighting to heavy-duty industrial equipment, we have a solution that works in environments where others fail.

 

For more information about LumenRadio’s solutions, please contact:

Niclas Norlén, CTO

niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com

+46 766 278 728

or

Alexander Hellström, CEO

alexander.hellstrom@lumenradio.com

+46 703 77 24 15

 

*) Coming soon

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With AirGlow LumenRadio brings the future of light controls to Light + Building

PRESS RELEASE: LumenRadio, one of the world’s leaders in reliable wireless technology and developers of Future-Proof Coexistence Connectivity, will showcase a unique wireless lighting control solution at Light + building. The product, called AirGlow, comes packed with powerful and easy-to-use features and will revolutionize the commissioning of Dali fixtures.  

AirGlow is a multi-standard lighting control solution with both DALI and 1-10V interface and since it is compatible with both Bluetooth Mesh and LumenRadio’s own ultra-reliable Mira Mesh technology, AirGlow can be used for light control of individual rooms but can also be programmed to be part of a larger meshed network and therefore scalable to allow for full building light control.

“AirGlow is a small, versatile, and powerful light control product that will allow fixture manufacturers of all sizes having their fixture becoming truly wireless” says Robert Larsson, Sales Director, Smart Lighting at LumenRadio. “With AirGlow’s multi-standard support, ability for sensor input, combined with an app for easy commissioning and configuration, we think AirGlow is the future of light control.”

“AirGlow is based on LumenRadio’s many years of wireless experience, both from the professional lighting industry but also from IoT-enabled products within the smart building industry. “ says Niclas Norlén, CTO of LumenRadio. With AirGlow we will not only help our customers to solve the light controls problems of today but we also offer a solution that,  virtually overnight, will make the luminaire IoT ready.

Sign up for your free pair of AirGlows at Light + Building in Frankfurt, March 18-23

We are showcasing AirGlow at the Light + Building trade show in Frankfurt on March 18-23 and invite you to sign up for your free pair of AirGlows, when released! Become an “AirGlower” in hall 4.1, booth B71.  

Features:

  • Minimal footprint and extensive interfaces for easy integration into luminaire or gang box.
  • Easy and hassle free commissioning for operation through app
  • Stand alone system, no need for cloud service or gateway for operation
  • Bluetooth Mesh and Mira IPv6 Mesh multi standard support
  • 2 DALI interfaces for control of DALI driver/ballast and DALI sensor input
  • Integrated DALI power supply on both interfaces
  • 1-10V analog control output
  • 2 standard switch inputs for scene select or manual dimming
  • Light control and commissioning through app
  • Live mains switching output

Read more about AirGlow – Click here:

Or contact Niclas Norlén, CTO, niclas.norlen@lumenradio.com+46 766 278 728

 

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