Monthly Archives: September 2009

Broadband leader Smart Bro gives away 10,000 modems to UAAP and NCAA students

A total of 10,000 high school and college students from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member schools will get the chance to receive, for free, their very own limited edition Smart Bro Plug-It modems on Saturday, 19 September at the “B Free” event organized by leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART).

Through “B Free”, to be held from 9am-4pm at the Megatent along Meralco Avenue in Ortigas, Pasig City, SMART-subsidiary Smart Broadband, Inc. (SBI) is officially making available the specially-designed, logo-emblazoned Smart Bro Prepaid Plug-It modem the broadband leader first introduced back in July.
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Posted by on September 19, 2009 in Smart Communications


Samsung Electronics Captures Most Market Share for A4 Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printers (MFPs)

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading name in consumer electronics and information technology, continued to make strides in the global market for multifunction printers (MFPs) in the second quarter despite strong global economic headwinds.

According to market research firm, IDC, Samsung Electronics captured 23.4% of the market for A4-sized machines in the second quarter of 2009, regaining the top position for the first time since the first quarter of 2006.
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Posted by on September 17, 2009 in Samsung


HP Introduces New Cost-efficient Imaging and Printing Solutions for Enterprise Customers

HP announces its expanded portfolio of imaging and printing devices, solutions and services to help enterprise customers drive efficiency, cost savings and environmental responsibility.

Designed to help enterprise customers optimize and manage their imaging and printing environments and improve document workflows, the new offerings include a new networked printer, extensibility platform capabilities, fleet management software, information management solutions, and five large-format devices.
“With the current economic environment, companies are facing an increasing need to make everything spent count, reduce costs, and increase productivity while promoting eco-saving initiatives. Through HP’s imaging and printing offerings, a growing number of organizations have already been cutting costs and increasing their output efficiency,” said Jenny Sotto-Siquioco, Country General Manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Philippines. ”HP’s new and expanded imaging and printing portfolio will enable customers to meet requirements while helping spur long term growth as the economy recovers.”
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Posted by on September 11, 2009 in HP


LCD turns Green: AOC 36 Series

Admiral Overseas Corporation (AOC) has continually lived by the “art of colors” in bringing beauty to your digital lifestyle by offering a wide range of top performing CRT & LCD monitors and LCD TVs.

But more than this advancement in technology, AOC has maintained an environmental-friendly mindset towards gearing up for the preservation of resources. AOC being a green company have set the standards of manufacturing products that do not need to sacrifice quality performance and great display for energy efficiency.

“AOC is positioned to be one of the top global players in providing the best value display technology.”

AOC added to their widescreen LCD range monitors that bring green, entertainment, human-element life experience: 936Sw, 2236Vw and 2436Vw.

Highest Standard Awardee
Winning the EPEAT Gold Award, the AOC’s latest addition of visually striking new monitors has achieved the highest standard of “Green” monitor.

EPEAT is a system that evaluates electronic products through its environmental attributes so that purchasers may be able to assess their respective product choices.

“Desktops, laptops and monitors that meet 23 required environmental performance criteria may be registered in EPEAT by their manufacturers in 40 countries worldwide. Registered products are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze depending on the percentage of 28 optional criteria they meet above the baseline criteria. EPEAT operates an ongoing verification program to assure the credibility of the registry.” (

Low energy consumption
AOC Monitors require low energy consumption; it offers premium picture quality for graphics-intensive applications. These competitively priced high performance monitors have unique external design, framing the screen in a glossy piano black finish with sea shell texture and seamless controls to maintain the elegantly smooth exterior design.

When switched to Power Saving mode, the monitor only uses 50% of the power, this without affecting image quality and saving up to 104,000W per year. Up to 75% of the energy used in a typical LCD monitor can be saved while using the 936Sw compared to CRT monitors. Meanwhile, AOC’s market leading i-Bright technology reduces backlight CCFL for lower power consumption and less mercury substance. A USB connector is also conveniently placed for easier attachment of devices.

AOC 936 Sw
The 936Sw is a 19″ LCD Monitor, with analog D-sub input. It requires low energy consumption making it ideal for those looking for technology that shares their commitment to sustainable technology.

AOC 2236Vw
The 2236Vw is a 22″ LCD Widescreen HD Monitor, with both analog D-sub and DVI-D inputs. It has a super-fast response time, its wall-mountable and requires low energy consumption.

AOC 2436VW
The 2436Vw is a 24″ Class LCD Widescreen HD Monitor, with both analog D-sub and DVI-D inputs. It has a super-fast response time and it’s wall-mountable.

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Posted by on September 11, 2009 in AOC


Industry Analysts and Customers Recognize HP’s Managed Print Services

HP has announced that industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. placed HP in the Leaders Quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS).

HP believes this placement, coupled with the latest multifunction printer (MFP) market share standings and customer adoption, demonstrates its ability to provide customers with a robust MPS offering that delivers continued cost savings and increased productivity in the office.

In the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, HP was evaluated on “completeness of vision” as well as its “ability to execute.” According to the report, Gartner classifies leaders as “providing MPS to a wide range of customers, including the largest and most geographically dispersed, so they must demonstrate a truly global reach. They must demonstrate not only the skills to deliver today’s MPS, but also the understanding, initiative and resources to prepare for tomorrow’s. Leaders characteristically augment the full scope of MPS with a wide range of added-value services. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 10, 2009 in HP


GIGABYTE Unwraps Latest P55 Series Motherboards

P55_UD6 - MB+box photo
GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards was pleased to launch their latest generation P55 series motherboards. Based on the Intel® P55 chipset, GIGABYTE P55 motherboards built upon the success of their Ultra Durable™ 3 design featuring 2oz copper PCB and delivered a host of cutting-edge features including the industry’s first 24 phase VRM design, innovative Smart6™ PC management tools and Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 power saving utilities just to name a few.

Supporting the latest Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™i5 processors featuring LGA 1156 socket (code named Lynnfield) GIGABYTE P55 series motherboards set a new standard in high performance computing.
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Posted by on September 9, 2009 in AsianTech


SMART launches SMART Mobile DeveloperConference and Competition

Leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) partners with HTC in bringing together mobile application developers, though the SMART Mobile Developer Conference, on 11 September 2009 at the Science Discovery Center, at the SM Mall of Asia.

The SMART Mobile Developer Conference features Google’s latest mobile platform Android(tm). The whole-day conference aims to encourage the Philippine mobile developer community to become Android(tm) experts by exchanging knowledge and sharing their experiences and tools in developing mobile applications for Android.

The conference is slated to have guests and experts from SMART, HTC, Google and the developer community to talk about Android through presentations including an ‘Introduction to Android’, ‘Android in the Changing Mobile Ecosystem’, ‘Android SDK’, and ‘Programming Environment’ among others. There will also be demonstrations on local Android development samples, hands-on workshops on using Android and other developer tools, and a panel discussion on ‘What makes a killer app?’ with guests and experts from SMART, HTC, and leading Android developers.
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Posted by on September 9, 2009 in Smart Communications