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R_volution PlayerMini

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4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10+

​​The best home theater technologies packed into a compact, powerful media player

The R_volution PlayerMini is a compact media player compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ powered by the Amlogic S905X4-K chipset.

The R_volution PlayerMini is a powerful set-top box designed to stream movies, TV shows and concert files from a NAS or USB-connected external hard drive. It includes the popular R_video Media Center application to manage your video library. The R_volution PlayerMini offers compatibility with 4K video files in HDR and delivers stunning picture and sound quality to meet the needs of the most demanding home theater enthusiasts.

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Compact Media Player

A Compact but Powerful Media Player

​R_volution PlayerMini is a compact media player offering excellent performance in stunning 4K UHD resolution for multiroom entertainment.

Our products are designed to provide our end-user customers with convenient and intuitive access to their entire movie collection, in stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution. Your video files are delivered to your home theater with stunning video quality and lossless reproductions of the original movie soundtracks. The R_volution PlayerMini combines excellent performance with a compact design for multiroom entertainment and yacht setup.

​Our amazing R_video user interface provides the best AI available on the market to organize your movie library. R_video along with the PC/Mac app offers advanced customization features that allow you to create custom categories and specific groups of movies, listen to original soundtrack clips while browsing titles, personalize your home page and add custom signature top banners like Director’s Cut or Pure Audio Blu-ray. Use the intuitive PC/Mac app to upload your own title page content, movie covers and backgrounds.

The R_volution PlayerMini supports the majority of digital audio and video formats, including the most modern HDR standards such as Dolby Vision and HDR10+, almost all recent video file formats, including MKV, BD and UHD ISO files with complete and fast BD/UHD menus, AV1 and HEVC video codecs with a billion colors, 4K 60p HDR, high-resolution audio files such as DSD, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, and multichannel audio format such as AC-4, Auro3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for an amazing home theater experience.

PlayerMini
Specifications

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Dolby Vision logo

The ultra-vivid image of innovative visual technology Dolby Vision®, brings characters to life with darker darks, brighter brights, and a remarkable color range you can’t get anywhere else.

Experience a remarkable color palette, sharper contrasts, and incredible brightness that feel more like looking through a window than at a screen. This is HDR like you've never seen it before.

Discover subtle details you simply can’t see with a standard picture, for a viewing experience without compromise, just as the filmmakers and creators intended.

Our media player supports direct playback of full 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc images (BDMV and ISO) with menus in Dolby Vision (MEL and FEL), as well as various file formats including MKV, MP4, TS, and M2TS. All popular Dolby Vision profiles (P4, P5, P7 MEL and FEL, P8) are supported. The extended Dolby Vision metadata is used and transmitted to the TV to improve picture quality.

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Dolby Vision® 
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Video Processing 

The advanced Dolby Vision VS10 video processing engine ensures maximum image quality when playing any type of content (SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision) with any type of video output signal (SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision), improves the SDR/HDR/Dolby Vision conversion quality, minimizes the effect of "posterization" ("banding") due to more advanced 12-bit video processing. This gives benefits even when using the media player with older TVs that do not support Dolby Vision.

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HDR10+

The PlayerMini is compatible with HDR10+ technology. HDR10+ is the latest and most advanced HDR technology, building upon HDR10 to further enhance the viewing experience. HDR10+ signals not just the dynamic range (the ratio of light to dark) of video content on a scene-by-scene (or even frame-by-frame) basis, it also provides, with minimal metadata, the scene characteristics between bright and dark so that important detail can be kept. This enables displays to reproduce images more realistically, adhering to the creator’s intent. Whereas static HDR, such as HDR10, utilizes static tone mapping uniformly across the duration of the content, HDR10+ employs dynamic tone mapping to optimize each scene, individually increasing brightness and adding contrast to fit within a display’s capabilities.

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Bright Pictures
 

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4K UHD

R_volution PlayerMini is compatible with 4K Ultra HD video content in HDR, HDR10 and Dolby Vision with Source-Based Tone Mapping (SBTM). Your videos can be upscaled to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, which is 4 times the resolution of Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080).

Designed for multiroom entertainment

Thanks to its compact size, the R_volution PlayerMini is the ideal solution for streaming video content stored on your NAS to multiple rooms in your home or yacht. Despite its compact size, the PlayerMini delivers stunning picture quality, vibrant colors, and compatibility with leading multi-channel audio formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS X.

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SDR > HDR

The PlayerMini is also capable of transforming any SDR image into ultra-bright, vivid and colorful HDR if your TV is compatible with HDR technology using Dolby VS10 technology.

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Vivid Colors

HDR > SDR

With the integrating VS10 processing from Dolby, any HDR content is converted into traditional SDR with perfect color grading. In addition, the video processing converts Ultra HD video content into extremely high-quality 1080p uncompressed 4:4:4 video for viewing 8K or 4K content on Full HD 1080p displays. This process increases the resolution by about 30% compared to Blu-ray on a 1080p TV or projector. With this amazing technologies combined, you can benefit from the benefits of the 8K and 4K UHD contents on your 1080p TV or projector. Less compression. More colors. More details! 

DVD, Blu-ray & 4K UHD Menu Support

Display the Blu-ray and 4K UHD menus and get access to additional content (director's cuts, theatrical versions, bonus extras, bookmarks, etc.) This feature is compatible with both ISO and BDMV (Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray). Or, if you do not want to display menus, you can start a movie immediately without trailers or warnings. The seamless branching is also perfectly supported for perfect gapless playback on director cut editions. Support for DVD menus is planned for a future update.

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USB Ports For External HDDs

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Thanks to its 2 USB ports, you can connect external hard drives, as well as enclosures for multiple hard drives. And if you use a USB hub (not included), you can multiply the number of connected hard drives. And if you are equipped with an R_volution NAS, the reader will be able to recognize the NAS, create the R_video collection and identify your films, all in a completely automated and simple way. The PlayerMini is also compatible with all brands of NAS but in this case you will need to manually configure the access paths to your folders containing your films, series and concerts.

 

Hard drive not included.

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A Modern Media Center

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R_video offers the possibility of browsing all of your TV show episodes quickly and easily.

The PlayerMini includes R_video for free — the best entertainment hub available on the market, featuring an impressive user interface to explorer your movies and TV shows. R_video scans your video files located on a local drive connected to your  PlayerMini, or on a NAS through the local network. Then R_video collects the cover art, background and various info such as casting, director, release date, rating, etc. Then you will just have to sit back in your home theater with your friends or family, choose your film or TV show easily. Browse a genre. Sort movies by rating, duration, or release date. Read a synopsis. Play the trailer. Then, press PLAY to enjoy your movie. After the end credit roll, wait for the auto launch of the next episode of your TV show. R_video is included with the purchase of the player. There is no need to purchase a subscription.

"Unlike other Media Center systems, R_video is very responsive and fast."

R_video features an automatic top banner (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, etc...), and a special top banner for Final Cut, Director's Cut, Theatrical Cut, Unrated, Disc 1/2, Bonus, Concert, Special Edition, etc. It also features: soundtracks while browsing movies or TV shows, parental control, exclusive R_video AI for the best movie identification possible, exclusive top quality multilingual movie covers, utilization of fanarts database, R_video DB and TMDB, filtering and sorting directly from the side of the user interface, automatic playback of the next TV show episode, search engine with display of movies from a specific actor or director and many more exclusive features.

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Hi-Quality Backlit RC.

The PlayerMini comes with a backlit IR remote control (accessory included).

Direct access & shortcut buttons.

Switch instantly from one application to another (R_video or Explorer) using the direct access buttons: image ratio, resolution switch, subtitles, audio tracks, repeat mode, ... The remote control of the PlayerMini feature true STOP button, and direct playback access to 1 min. forward / backward and 10 sec. forward / backward.

Wide Range IR Sensor

The PlayerMini has a high-sensitivity infrared sensor that covers a wide angle over a long distance (60° / 26 feet). Additionally, the PlayerMini comes with IP control codes. This allows you to place your PlayerMini behind closed doors in a cabinet, behind your TV, or even in a professional installation rack in another room while still being able to control it from in front of your TV.

Great
performance

The PlayerMini benefits from the Hi-End version of the latest S905X4 multimedia processor with integrated Dolby Vision VS10 engine. The main processor includes four ARM A55 cores. Hardware acceleration improves the performance of the R_video user interface and speeds up video indexing. The GPU has been upgraded to Mali G31 MP2. Combined with ultra-fast LPDDR4X and eMMC, this delivers blazing overall system performance. 

DC12 Input.

The R_volution PlayerMini offers a DC12 connector with included power supply. But it also allows the use of an external audiophile power supply (not included) in place of the supplied power supply, to meet the needs of the most high-end home theater users.

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MODERN USER INTERFACE
 

  • Fast and ergonomic

  • Animated Backgrounds

  • Movie Soundtracks

  • Multiroom

  • Parental Control

  • Filters and Sorts

  • Proprietary Database

  • Auto detection of audio codec for each audio language

  • Subtitle Download

COMPACT DESIGN
 

  • HDMI 2.1 up to 4K UHD

  • Dolby Vision & HDR 10+

  • Optical Output

  • Wide Range IR Sensor + IP control

  • 2x USB ports for external HDDs

  • External Power Supply

  • Wi-Fi + Ethernet

  • Power LED

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Real Cinema

Cinema movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps), but most video or Blu-ray files are recorded at 23.976fps. Today, many multimedia players output a video signal at 24,000Hz. However, this conversion generates problems of stuttering, in particular on video projectors. R_volution Real Cinema technology maintains the original frame rate of the file, whether in 23.976fps or 24,000fps until the final display in order to enjoy the same fluidity as in the cinema and preserve the original integrity of the work displayed. On the other hand, thanks to autoframerate, the player automatically switches to the correct output frequency depending on the frame rate of the file, namely: 23.976Hz, 24Hz, 29.97Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz and 59.94Hz (60Hz) depending on the type of file being played.

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Dolby Multistream Decoder MS12

Thanks to the Dolby Multistream Decoder MS12, the R_volution PlayerMini is capable of decoding high-end audio content, including Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby Digital®, HE AAC, all AAC bitstreams and Dolby AC-4. It provides full Dolby metadata support for Dolby AC-4, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, and the Dolby implementation of HE AAC v2 audio formats. Dolby MS12 generates standard Dolby Audio™ bitstreams or LPCM bitstreams up to 7.1 channels based on the content of any incoming audio format. For example, a video file encoded in AAC 5.1 is decoded and converted to an LPCM 5.1 bitstream or a standard two-channel downmix, depending on the audio settings of your R_volution media player. Whith this powerful feature, you can enjoy your AAC 5.1 encoded files (or other codecs) on your AV receiver, even if it is not compatible.

With ISO files from original video discs, the video bitrate is 4x higher than streaming services  — meaning less data loss. Image and sound are crystal clear and more realistic for the best possible home theater experience.

Integration.

R_volution products have been specially designed to operate in high-end installations and integrations using multi-level security locking, IP and IR control codes for ProControl, RTI, Control4, Crestron, Savant, Philips Pronto, Elan, URC and Logitech Harmony, a Middle Atlantic rack mount kit for high-end custom integrations.

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A universal media player.

● 4K Ultra HD: Displays up to 4K UHD resolution, 4x more pixels than Full HD 1080p. The 4K Ultra HD format provides impressive visual experience and delivers a sharp picture.
● Video processing: The VS10 video processing technology offers an outstanding picture quality with improved dynamics, accurate colorimetry, increased contrast, solid deinterlacing and impressive upscaling (up to 4K resolution). Even on a Full HD 1080p TV or a front projector, you will be astounded by the picture of your display! 
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Dolby Vision and HDR10+: Display your HDR, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision video content on a compatible display Source-Based Tone Mapping (SBTM).
● HDR Conversion: Convert your HDR video content into SDR to display it on your 1080p TV or projector managed by a brand new video processing for accurate color grading accuracy and luminance curve conversion.
● 10/12-Bit: Take advantage of powerful 10/12-bit YUV hardware decoding for professional-quality video display and benefit from increased nuance and reduced "posterization" ("banding") effect.
● REC. 2020: Enjoy a wider color space for more saturated and richer colors.
4K 50/60p: Display your 4K 50p/60p video content at 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
● Real Cinema: Advanced auto framerate detection compatible with all video frequencies (23.976 / 24 / 29.97 / 30 / 50 / 59.94 / 60 Hz).
● Direct Output: Display your videos in their original resolution and frequency without scaling processing.
● Widevine L1 DRM: Watch premium online video services in HD and UHD. 
Warning! Netflix and Disney+ are not compatible. Amazon Prime Video is compatible up to 1080p resolution. YouTube is compatible up to 4K resolution. Caution! Streaming services may stop at any time depending on content providers' compatibility requirements.
● 3D Video Support: Enjoy all your 3D video files in SbS (Side-by-Side) and Top-Bottom (TV requires manual switching into 3D mode). 3D MVC Frame Packing not supported.
● Network Player: Connect your media player to your local network and enjoy your content from a PC/MAC or a NAS via SMB or NFS. Caution! NFS is not yet supported by R_video.
● SMB Server: Access the contents located on the internal hard drives of the R_volution Player (or a connected hard drive) from a computer connected via local network.
● MKV Player: Playback SD, HD and UHD video content in MKV and other modern video file containers and formats, including top quality AV1/VP9/HEVC/H.265 video codecs with very high bit-rates (up to 300 Mbp/s in H.265/ HEVC and up to 250 Mbps in H.264/AVC).
● BD ISO / UHD ISO / BDMV: Display Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray menus with full access to additional content, commentator audio tracks, theatrical versions, bookmarks and all extras with seamless branching support. Support for DVD menus is planned for a future update.

● USB Ports: Conveniently connect HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers and other USB storage devices. Large drives up to 32TB are supported in single partition.
● USB 3.0 port: Read or transfer your files in ultra high speed. 
● A/V Connectors: Digital A/V HDMI 2.1 output, S/PDIF optical digital audio output.
● Multichannel home cinema audio: Bitstream up to 11.1.8 channels, downmix stereo.
● Hi-Res Music Playback: Playback Hi-Res Audio quality (up to 192kHz) music files in various formats (DSD, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, WavPack, APE, DTS, AC3, etc).
● Playback Memory: Resume playback from the last position.
● Backlit Remote Control: High quality backlit remote control with convenient direct access and shortcuts, wide range (60° / 26 ft) and recordable buttons to control another device.
● Computer Mouse: Connect a computer mouse in USB to control third-party applications.
● Complete File Management System: Copy, cut, past, delete, rename.
● Open GUI: Add apps and movies in Favorite section.

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Technical Specifications.

● Chipset: Amlogic S905X4-K.
● CPU: 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (4-core).
● GPU: Mali-G31 MP2.
● Operating System: Linux + Android 11.
● DSP: Video and Audio DSP with hardware acceleration. Native hardware 10-bit YUV support. Hardware performance optimizations for R_video UI.
● Memory: 1MB L2 cache, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM eMMC NAN.
● Connectors: HDMI Audio Video 2.1a up to 4K 60p HDR (HDCP 2.2, CEC, Deep Color, 12-bit, xvYCC), 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, S/PDIF optical audio output (TO-slink), Ethernet Gigabit 10/100/1000 Gb/s, Wi-Fi with 2 gold-plated removable antennas, RF with dedicated antenna, DC 12V input, power LED.
● USB Ports: Easily connect external hard drives up to 32TB using the 2 USB ports.
● Media Sources: External HDD (USB), USB devices (USB flash drive, USB card reader, etc), PC and NAS in local network (SMB 2), other Internet and local network media sources. External multi-bay USB storage enclosures supported.
● Easy and Fast File Transfers: Up to 90 MB/s via SATA and USB 3.0 and Ethernet.
● SMB Client/Server: Direct access from another R_volution Player / computer through your local network. Samba Client up to SMB 2. R_share technology.
● Video Codecs: HEVC, H.265, x265 (up to Main10 Level 6.1 High 60p in 4K UHD), AV1 (up to 4K UHD 60p), AVC, MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.264/x.264 (up to 60p in Full HD and 24p/20 Mbps in 4K UHD), FLV, XVID, DIVX (3/4/5/6), RealVideo8/9/10, VP9 Profile 2 (up to 4K 60p and HDR) ; ultra high bitrate support up to 300 Mbps.
● Video File Formats: UHD ISO, BD ISO, BDMV, MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, MPEG, MPE, MPG, TS, TP, M2TS, VOB, ASF, AVI, VC-1, MOV, MP4, QT, WebM, DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS, RMVB, RM, DAT, VOB, FLV, DAT, WMV, AVCHD, 3D SbS/T&B.
● Dolby Vision support: UHD ISO, BDMV, MKV, MPEG-TS, TS, M2TS, MP4. Full support of Dolby Vision Profiles P5, P7 MEL, P7 FEL and P8.

● AV1 video codec support: Get up to 50% video quality improvement compared to HEVC codec. AV1 requires up to 50% lesser bitrate for the same video quality.

● Widevine L1 DRM: Watch premium online video services in 1080p and UHD. Security Level 1 (L1) is a complete processing performed in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). This level refers to the highest level of DRM (hardware DRM) and let R_volution Player to stream premium video services at resolutions up to UHD quality. Level 2 cannot stream videos higher than 480p.
● Video Output Flexibility: Output video in any resolution and format from SD to 1080p and 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160). Up to 4K 60p. Display your movies in true 24p (23,976 Hz ouput). 

● Audio Codecs: AC-3, E-AC3, AC-4, DTS, DTS-WAV, MPEG, MPGA, MP3, ALAC (Apple lossless), APE (Monkey's Audio), Apple CAF, M4A, M4A, AIFF, WAV, WavPack, VSELP, FLAC, AAC, AAC-LC, HEAAC, HE-AAC v2, AMR-NB, OGG (Ogg/Vorbis), RA_COOK, LPCM, PCM, ADPCM, FLA; lossless and audiophiles formats support (up to 32-bit / 384 kHz), SACD ISO, SACD DSF, SACD DFF.
● SACD (DSD)
: Play high-quality Super Audio CD (DSD) music files in all popular formats (ISO, DFF, DSF), including stereo and multichannel files as well as files using DST compression. Multi-channel DSD files can be output to HDMI in bitstream native DSD or in high-quality multi-channel PCM (up to 176.4 kHz). Stereo DSD files can be output to HDMI in bitstream native DSD or in HDMI and S/PDIF in high quality stereo PCM (up to 176.4 kHz).
● Multichannel Audio: Bitstream, decoding and downmix LPCM 2.0/5.1/7.1 (up to
48kHz) of virtually any audio codec such as AAC, MP3, MPGA, WMA, FLAC, WAV, LPCM, OGG, AIFF, DTS, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HRA, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro, AC-4, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby MAT, Auro 3D.

● Playlist file formats: M3U, PLS, CUE.
● Subtitle Formats: SRT (Subrip / external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV, external), VobSub (MP4, MKV, SUB/IDX external), SMI (Sami), IDX, PGS (UHD ISO, BD ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV), DVBSUB (DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C).
● Subtitle Options: ​Option to download subtitles. Forced subtitles support for MKV, ISO and BDMV (simultaneous display of multiple subtitles not supported). Customization of sync, size, color and encoding. Changing the vertical position of subtitles, including on Blu-ray (PGS) subtitles. Multiple external subtitles supported. Customization of the default subtitles.

● Photo File Formats: JPEG (hardware decoding), PNG, BMP and GIF. Slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, browse playlist, repeat, shuffle.
● Supported Formatting: FAT16/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 (read-write), NTFS (read-write), exFAT (read-write), HFS/HFS+ (Mac OS Standard/Extended) (read-only), BTRFS (read-write).
● Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mb/s.
● Wi-Fi: Dual Band 2.4+5 GHz IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), two external Wi-Fi antennas (removable and gold-plated connector).
● Android 11: Install and enjoy additional apps via GooglePlay or APK files. 

Warning! Some Android apps are not suitable for use with the remote control. In this case, use a connected computer mouse or an AirMouse (not supplied).
● Network Playback: Special optimisation of the network, guaranteeing better performances of the local network playback no matter which type of media thanks to SMB protocol (HEVC UHD files included) via Gigabit Ethernet or Ethernet 10/100.
● Universal RC: Integrate seamlessly into smart home installations via IR and IP codes. 

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Dimensions (W × H × D)
6.30 × 0.95 × 4.64in (without carton)
16.0 × 2.4 × 11.8 (without carton)
9.44 × 2.48 × 6.29in (with carton)
24.0 × 6.3 × 16.0 cm (with carton)


Weight

GW: 0.9 Kg / 1.98lbs (with carton)
NW: 0.4 Kg / 8.81lbs (without carton)


Limited Warranty
2 years


Certification
RoHS, CE, FCC

Country of Origin
Design: France
Software: France
Production: China

EAN

3760115010178

TARIC Number

8521900090

Operating Temperature
10~30°C

Operating Humidity
30%~70%

Consumption

Max consumption: 42W
Typical: 39W (Without HDD)
High power standby: 9W
Low power standby: 0.02W

Rack Mount Kit
In option


Power DC Adapter
DC 100-240V - 12V / ≥3A

Accessories

● High Quality Backlite IR Remote Control

● Wi-Fi Antennas x2

● RF Antenna
● Power DC adapter

● User card

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