Archive for November, 2010

Fuji Xerox Printer Channel (FXPC) has announced the launch of its new DocuPrint series of A4 SLED (Self-Scanning Light-Emitting Diode) printers: DocuPrint CP105 b/CP205/CM205 b (colour) and DocuPrint P205 b/M205 b (monochrome). These new printers ranges from single function to multifunction printers and is one of the industry’s smallest*1 and lightest*1 models in its class. The new DocuPrint series is designed to meet the demands of home users, Small Office Home Offices (SOHO) as well as Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs).

Mr. Vincent Sim, General Manager of Fuji Xerox (ASEAN)

With the launch of this new series, Fuji Xerox has broadened its range of printers by catering to the unique requirements from the SOHO and SMB customers. Fuji Xerox believes that, with more affordable total cost of ownership, higher reliability and better performance, more SOHO and SMBs are opting for laser or laser-class printers instead of inkjet printers. To reinforce this belief, IDC had in its CY10 Q1-Q2 Printer Tracker Report, noted a sharp increase in the sale of single-function laser printers in Philippines (by 29%) during the same period last year. On the contrary, the sales of single-function inkjet printers saw a growth of only 15% during the same period.

Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Lync, the next generation of communications that connects people in new ways. Starting today, anyone can download a free trial version of Lync at, and business customers can purchase Lync beginning Dec. 1.

Lync is a single platform that integrates instant messaging, presence, audio, video and webconferencing and voice to bring people together in the ways they communicate best, with one interface that works with the applications businesses know and use today, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange.

Femee Cruz, Information Worker Product Manager, Microsoft Philippines


Luichi Robles Country Manager, Symantec Philippines

Symantec Corp. announced the evolution of the Symantec Partner Program, designed to help partners build competitive advantage, improve recognition, and increase profitability. The enhanced Symantec Partner Program is based on a specialist model, rewarding the knowledge and expertise a partner has in a solution area or market. With its enhanced Partner Program, Symantec also introduced a Master Specialization category and rolled out a further three new Specializations, designed to empower partners to deliver greater value to customers.

The enhanced Symantec Partner Program recognises partners’ investment in Symantec, as well as Symantec’s commitment to its partners. Specialized partners will be rewarded with increased rebates, access to enablement resources, and recognition by Symantec and customers. Specializations and revenue will be a requirement for attaining Silver, Gold, and Platinum partner level status in the Symantec Partner Program. Some partners may already possess accreditations toward Specializations. In Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), partners will have until April 2011 to transition to the new program requirements, which will include achieving the number of Specializations and revenue needed to maintain their partner level.

Two new brands of after-market accessories made for Apple mobile devices have been introduced in select Apple stores, just in time for the peak Christmas shopping season. Expected to appeal to trendy tech enthusiasts who consider their iPads, iPhones and iPods as integral parts of their lives, MiLi power solutions and OPT armor cases are sure winners.

MiLi Power Solutions

MiLi is a line of external power packs that have been certified as meeting the quality standards worthy of the much sought after “Made For Apple” label. Its flagship line is a range of charging cases made specifically for the Apple iPhone, which give additional battery life. Equipped with a USB port, the MiLi Power series can be charged directly through a USB wall charger or by plugging into a computer’s USB port. These also double up as an attractive casing for the iPhone, and can also be used to sync your iPhone to your laptop.

Schneider Electric’s executive vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan, Eric Rondolat recently visited the country and discussed Schneider Electric’s business outlook, Q3 FY10 Earnings results, the recently opened Energy Hub in Singapore, rate of adoption and global /regional trends on energy efficiency.

Philippe Reveilhac, President – Schneider Electric Philippines, Eric Rondolat, Executive Vice President, Power Asia-Pacific Business, Alex Santos – ECCP, Stuart Thorogood – Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric South East Asia

According to research, world energy consumption has risen 45% since 1980 and it is projected to be 70% higher by 2030.

Schneider Electric offers a comprehensive response for residential, building, energy and infrastructure and data and networks markets with energy efficiency solutions that help companies turn energy saving into growth.

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. (SEPCO), a leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the launch of the SF series of ultra-portable notePCs and NF series netbooks. Without compromising on powerful performance and enhanced features, the Samsung SF Series notePCs and NF Series netbooks set a new standard for design in mobile computing.

Coupling a unique, streamlined design with optimal features for mobile convenience, the new lineup of SF series notePCs and NF series netbooks have been designed to match the dynamic and ever-changing lives of mobile users. Smooth and refined body design attracts the most sophisticated of today’s computer users.

Seongwoo Nam, Executive Vice President and Head of IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “Inspired and elegantly crafted, this new lineup is truly representative of our efforts to come up with a new style in mobile computers.” He added, “I believe that Samsung’s new mobile computer designs are fresh and will drive design trends across the computer industry and satisfy style-conscious users.”

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. (SEPCO), a leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, launched its QX series notebooks, a premium addition to Samsung’s comprehensive mobile computing portfolio. These top of the range notebooks are crafted from the finest materials to deliver high performance and mobility in three screen sizes – 13.3” (QX310), 14” (QX410) and 15.6” (QX510). Today’s upwardly-mobile professional will be drawn to the notebook that mirrors their passion for performance, with its impressive feature range and uncompromising design.

Seongwoo Nam, Executive Vice President and Head of IT Solutions Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “The QX series is the masterpiece of Samsung’s computer business. The QX series incorporates premium design, powerful performance, and the latest multimedia and communication features.” He added, “With the QX series launched, we can offer consumers the freedom to choose their computer from a full range of Samsung note PCs.”

Mr. Mark Sergio, Country Manager of HTC Philippines

HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, unveiled a new HTC Sense experience with the new HTC Desire HDTM and HTC Desire ZTM Android-based smartphones. The new HTC Sense experience continues HTC’s strong focus on the customer, placing people at the center by simply making its phones work in a more personal and natural way. HTC Sense introduces a number of key innovations including a series of free connected services called that enhance people’s mobile experience on HTC phones.

“We’re excited to be taking the HTC Sense experience beyond the phone to a whole new level with a series of connected HTC services we call,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Our customers will value the holistic approach we’re taking to enhance their mobile experience. This customer-first philosophy has resonated with people buying HTC phones and this drives us to continue introducing new innovative smartphones like the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z.”