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Systems Integration 2016 Highlights Business Solutions And Technologies

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Huwebes, Hulyo 28, 2016 | 8:29 PM






































Those who still view the Philippines as a technological laggard were surprised when the country jumped 17 places in the 2015 Global Innovation Index (GII), placing 83rd in worldwide rankings and 12th for Southeast Asia and Oceana. This August, one expo is treating tech enthusiasts to a showcase of innovations. Now on its 14th year, Systems Integration Philippines (SIP) will take place from August 11 to 13 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

“We want businesses to see what innovative solutions, products, and services are out there in the market,” shares Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP Events International, Inc. (GLMP), organizer of the event. “SIP is about emerging technologies and it is subdivided into different sections depending on industry. We have pro-AVL for events and film; entertainment technology; consumer electronics; advertising and media; IT; unified communications; education and office solutions. There will be more than 150 solution providers at the show so people really have a lot to look forward to.”

Aside from the expo, the organizers have conceptualized exciting opportunities for trade visitors, such as Technical Seminars; Business Matching Sessions; Zone sections for Innovation, Drones, Virtual Reality; and Digital Raffle Draws.

SIP 2016 will open its doors from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm daily. For hassle-free claiming of IDs during the event, pre-register online via www.globallinkmp.com/SIP. Entrance is free. To inquire, call GLMP at (02) 893 7973 or check out them out on Facebook.


Showcasing the latest technologies for events, advertising and film, Systems Integration Philippines serves as the country’s brainstorming hub for creative directors, media planners, organizers and business developers.


Business owners, managers, and consultants are expected to visit the show to consult with internationally qualified ICT engineers and systems integrators as well as acquire the latest solutions in the market.


With the increasing need to optimize productivity in companies, Systems Integration Philippines allows a first-hand experience of the most efficient equipment to achieve total product and service quality.


Industry decision makers and key players all over the country come together to do business partnerships in the country’s largest and longest running trade show that are changing the way we live, work and play.

This year’s SIP will also be held alongside Wire and Cable Philippines 2016. With the country gaining recognition as Asia’s center for manufacturing and production, this trade event marks its 3rd year as the networking hub for key industry players from across 20 countries.

Don’t miss on this opportunity to consult with systems integrators of the most trusted companies today!

Some of the show sponsors include Avolution, Big Pix Graphics Systems, Kensonic Inc., Inewvation Philippines Corp., Microdata Systems & Management Incorporated, Multistiq, Inc., Norde International Distributors, Stagecraft International, Sun Cellular, ABS-CBN, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, Business + Class, InAVate APAC, Lighting Audio Visual Asia (LAVA) Magazine, Speed Magazine, PC Buyer’s Guide, McGuire Publishing, Asia Signs, Heartshaper Asia, NegoSentro, Eagle Broadcasting Network, DZEC Radyo Agila 1062, NET 25, Light Network, My Pinoy TV, WhenManila, Giz Guide, Geeky Pinas, AstigPh, Pinoy Tekkie, Wazzup Pilipinas, Tekkie Pinas and many more.

Next In Tech: Home Technology For The Future

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Martes, Enero 12, 2016 | 7:50 PM


What’s in store for household tech in the Philippines for 2016?

Internet-connected washing machines, lightbulbs and devices of all kinds - the home automation trend has swept the world, and the Philippines is no exception.

Smart homes have arrived in the Philippines, with developments such as Twin Oaks Place offering housing for the future: incorporating state-of-the-art technology that allows you to control and monitor your home on the go. Forgot to turn off the lights? Now you can do so remotely using just your smartphone.

With a range of new smart devices again on show at global consumer electronics show CES held in Las Vegas last week, it appears this trend is here to stay. So what’s in store for the connected household for the new year? Property portal Lamudi Philippines takes a look at five new gadgets that are set to change the way we live in 2016.



The connected refrigerator

Samsung’s Family Hub Refrigerator was one of the highlights of CES 2016. With its huge built-in touchscreen, this smart fridge acts as a command center for the whole family. You can update the family calendar and leaves notes for each other, all while keeping track of what groceries you need and which products are about to expire. Plus, cameras inside the fridge take high-quality photos every time the doors close, which you can access on the go - so you can check what you have at home while out shopping for groceries.


The smart vase


Wulian’s Dream Flower smart vase is not just for decoration - it also doubles as a multifunctional environment detector. The device can monitor your home’s temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide levels, PM 2.5 levels and even noise. The device can be connected to multiple devices, including your smartphone and air conditioners. It can also be used as an LED light and wireless router.


The futuristic locking system

Soon unlocking your devices could be as easy as looking in a mirror. EyeLock has launched its first iris module for PC products. This will bring the company’s iris-based user authentication to the PC, allowing you to unlock applications with just a glance. The company says the module will work from up to 60cm away. As EyeLock’s tagline goes, only your DNA could be more secure.


The smart home hub

Billed as a gateway for connected appliances, LG’s Smart ThinQ Hub will monitor and connect a range of devices within your home. Data collected from devices, from your washing machine to air conditioners, is displayed on the LCD screen or broadcast through the device’s speakers. The hub can also display calendar reminders and stream music.


The voice-driven smoke detector

Halo is a state-of-the-art device that combines both a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide alarm in one. Voice alerts will instantly notify you when the device detects a problem. At the same time, the device lights up in different colours to warn about any danger and also sends an alert to your smartphone. Plus, a built-in weather radio keeps you up-to-date about any major threats such as a hurricane in the area.

LBC Pushes Innovation with Impact Hub Fellowship

Written By Hanz Krashen on Huwebes, Oktubre 15, 2015 | 3:49 PM


THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY, IN THIS ERA OF DIGITIZATION, CONNECTEDNESS AND PERSONALIZATION IS LOOKING BRIGHTER THAN EVER. AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO HIGHLIGHT THE PROMISE OF INNOVATION THAN WITH LBC SUPPORTING TODAY’S PIONEERS AND ORIGINAL THINKERS THROUGH THE IMPACT HUB FELLOWSHIP.

“Impact Hub began in London in 2005, has expanded to become a global initiative spanning Amsterdam to Dubai, Singapore to San Francisco, and now, Manila. To date, it has more than 11,000 members in 73 Impact Hubs. Impact Hub Manila is an incubator, co-working and events space for entrepreneurs, activists, creatives and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change. The incubation program, the Fellowship, is a topic focused entrepreneurial idea award and one-year incubation program designed to attract, select and support impact entrepreneurs to grow their innovations. 23 Fellows in 10 Cities around the globe were already chosen,” explains LizAn Kuster, co-founder of Impact Hub Manila.

As part of the fellowship, Impact Hub seeks out a partner organization that will allow them to address social and ecological issues anchored on a specific theme. This year, following the theme of Mobility, LBC in partnership with the Impact Hub Fellowship hopes to provide a solid foundation that will grow these ideas into scalable, innovative, impactful ventures.

The key is to provide a holistic approach where partners can help tailor-fit solutions for impact makers locally. The program provides opportunities for networking through thought-provoking events, and community-driven programs anchored on a global member platform that allows participants to work, meet, learn and connect. 

Chevrolet Philippines: The Covenant Car Company Inc. Company Profile


Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year.  Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality.

Chevrolet Philippines - The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI) is a Filipino owned company and the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the Philippines.

Appointed by General Motors Southeast Asia Operations, Chevrolet Philippines – TCCCI was incorporated on July 1, 2009 and assumed full business operations for Chevrolet on October 1, 2009.
At the helm of the Board of Directors is TCCCI’s Chairman H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the U.S.A. and Management Association of the Philippines’ 2007 Management Man of the Year, whose professional expertise as former Central Bank Governor of the Philippines and current Vice Chairman of the Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company ensures that the company is run with excellence and integrity. Governing the company together with H.E. Cuisia is TCCCI’s Chairman Emeritus Mr. Richard L. Lee who lends his close to 40 years of automotive expertise and keen financial and business sense to the company.

TCCCI’s management team is led by its current President and Managing Director, Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla. With more than 20 years of automotive experience, Atty. Arcilla has led the company to re-ignite the passion for Chevrolet in the Philippines; hence, becoming the solid, customer-oriented Chevrolet distributor in South East Asia today.


Introducing the New Yahoo Mail App, Multiple Mailbox Management and Password-free Sign-in


Most people have an email account from more than one provider. So starting today, Yahoo Mail users can connect and manage their email accounts from Outlook.com, Hotmail and AOL Mail, right from Yahoo Mail on mobile and desktop. Once connected, users can access Yahoo Mail’s features across all their mailboxes. (The ability to manage multiple mailboxes is rolling out globally today in the Yahoo Mail app. The desktop experience is currently available for U.S. English users, and will be coming soon to users outside of the U.S.)

“Email is the most prevalent way people communicate online. However, what we want from our inbox is evolving. Mobile use requires a faster and smarter inbox,” said Jeff Bonforte, Senior Vice President of Communication Products at Yahoo. “Both of these needs are at the center of our new app.”

In addition to speed, smarts and support for multiple mailboxes, the new app marks the introduction of Yahoo Account Key – a more secure and simple future alternative to the old password. This new feature simplifies the sign-in process with a secure and easy-to-use interface to access a Yahoo account with the tap of a button.

Why 3LCD Projection Delivers Superior Brightness And Color Performance

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Miyerkules, Hulyo 22, 2015 | 1:21 AM

Epson projectors use a 3LCD projection engine to deliver bright, clear images that are rich in detail and color. Here’s why 3LCD is superior to 1-chip projector technology:

Accurate color with no ‘rainbow effect’ can be seen in the image above.

1-chip projectors use a rotating color wheel that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors one at a time sequentially. A viewer’s visual system combines the series of colored images into a full-colored picture. With this, viewers will sometimes see an artefact known as the “rainbow effect”.

The rainbow effect is most noticeable with fast moving video, especially bright objects on dark backgrounds. It is also apparent when moving your eyes from side to side, such as when reading text.

The image below is an example of the rainbow effect that was captured by a moving camera while the shutter was open. This is equivalent to what you will see when your eyes move quickly across the screen.
Epson’s 3LCD technology avoids this visual artefact by using mirrors to separate white light from the projector lamp into red, green and blue light. Each of the three light colors is then passed through a LCD panel and recombined using a prism before being projected onto the screen.

The result: accurate color that’s easier on the eyes.

Systems Integration Philippines 2015: The Biggest Brands In Business Solutions

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Huwebes, Hulyo 16, 2015 | 4:41 PM

 

Now on its 13th year, the Systems Integration Philippines expo is all set to showcase the biggest brands in IT & Telecoms, Gifts & Promotional Products, E-Learning Technologies, Pro-Audio, Lights, Music & Movie, Signage & Multimedia, Office Products, Services and Technologies. The event will be held on August 20 to 22 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

“When we launched this show in 2004, the market was just starting to adopt IT and integration technologies into their businesses. We had about 60 exhibitors,” shared Patrick-Lawrence Tan, CEO of Global-Link MP, organizers of the said show. “This year, there are over 250 local and international companies participating, over 400 booths occupied 9,000 sq.m of exhibition space and 10 countries represented.” 

Due to the strong growth of the systems integration market which is expected to grow through 2020 and be worth USD 377.59, the government has been strongly supporting the market, “This occasion is a vital opportunity for you to create meaningful linkages and partnerships that will foster greater development in workplace solutions, so that our institutions may more readily face the challenges in their respective fields. May your expo serve as a marketplace of next-generation technologies and concepts that will fuel our journey towards lasting, equitable progress.” remarked H.E President Benigno Aquino III in his welcome message for Systems Integration Philippines. 

For more info, call the event organizers, Global-Link MP Events International Inc. at tel no.: (02) 893-7973, email: info@globallinkmp.com. Visitors may pre-register to http://www.globallinkmp.com/SIP

Angara on DICT Bill: Is The DOST-ICTO Not Enough for All ICT Initiatives?

Written By Pinoy Tekkie on Linggo, Hunyo 28, 2015 | 2:59 PM


Senator Juan Edgardo Angara at the 2nd day of the National ICT Summit 2015 held at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila from June 23 to 24.

The senator made the keynote speech for the 2nd day and tackled the DICT Bill which proposes to setup a dedicated department in the government to manage ICT requirements in the country.

"Nakakatawa" to again mention how poor our Internet speed ("mabagal at di mapagkatiwalaan na Internet service sa bansa") and stating that we are placed at the 176th position out of 202 countries according to the Ookla household download index. "Hindi po natin pwedeng ipagmalaki 'to" according to Angara. Pati na rin ang pagiging 19th place of the Philippines for viewing the most Internet porn.

"Nakakatuwa" that even the issue about the Valkyrie dance club regarding its antiquated "No Crossdressing Policy" was also mentioned to stress how viral issues similar to it are more prominent online.

"Hell hath no fury like a person whose gender identity has been scorned and whose Twitter account has many followers."

True enough, the Filipinos are more popular backing up online sports figures like Manny Pacquiao or celebrities like the KathNiel love tandem. They tweet, post, share, and do everything on social media until they favorite personalities goes viral or trending.

I wish we could be as passionate for more urgent and critical concerns and issues of the country.

More at http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com

Cloud Access: Too Slow in the Philippines?


This Reynaldo Lugtu Jr, VP of IT Enabled Services Group of Globe Telecom, was laughingstock earlier at the NICT Summit 2015.

He was boasting that their cloud service passed industry standards after some testing. But when a guy from UP asked him if they have documentations of the testing, he said they don't have any, but he is willing to discuss it off the stage.

The guy from UP said something like this: That's the problem with you telcos, you are not transparent to the public, it would be better if you will publicly disclose the findings so everyone will benefit.
The questioning stopped and they resumed with a raffle instead where Globe Telecom gave away some electronic weighing scales and smartphones.

This happened after an earlier concern that the local cloud provider has speed or latency problems thus users are worried that access to data in the cloud may be too slow. Some are contemplating on using out-of-country cloud service for reliability. But this guy from Globe Telecom insisted that their testing has revealed that their cloud service passed industry standards. However, it is baffling that they couldn't show any documentations on this claim.

Which standard is he referring to?

Our broadband in the Philippines couldn't even pass global standards (this is why we have one of the slowest Internet connectivity as compared with most countries), what more their cloud service.

More on http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com

Net Neutrality: Does It Still Exist in the Digital Market


PLDT Alpha Enterprise's Head of Corporate Business Solutions, Mr. Benedict Patrick Alcoseba, was questioned about how SafeZone is very much anti-net neutrality.

PLDT's SafeZone gives preference to big companies who can afford the service. How about small to medium enterprises who don't have the money to join SafeZone?

We must understand that telcos should just provide the "pipe" without any preference to any type of content, or company, for that matter. PLDT is using its market power to benefit only a few and blatantly disregards how openness the Internet should be. If you don't have the dough to pay the necessary cost of shouldering the expense incurred by your customers on the PLDT pipeline, then the customers might just make use of the competitors services.

We also cannot use SafeZone if we are not using a PLDT, Smart or Sun line because it is limited only to their subscribers.

As a telco company, what has PLDT really have done to encourage utilization of services over the Internet? There's 46K public schools out there but only 17% are accessible via Internet.

What is PLDT doing to address the lack of broadband infrastructure, and with regards to the Internet speed that is not at par with our neighbors?

More at http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com

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