DSL without Ragnarok Service
(July 10 , 2004) In response to numerous
inquiries, Digitel DSL subscribers has been without Ragnarok traffic
for about a week now.
This has been affected by Level-up's recent
decision to shut off international game play access. It is not
due to Ragnarok servers being down. Digitel DSL subscriber
traffic to LevelUp servers were using this international link.
The good news is that Digitel has a fiber link
that is currently being activated to provide a smoother gameplay
experience once the link is activated. When? The un-official word is
: within 2 weeks..
Bitstop dialup subscribers are not affected by
this issue as we have direct links with LevelUp in Vitro and PHIX.
VP quoted @ inq7.net
(July 9 , 2004) Mr John Ang, BNS Vice president
was interviewed by respected IT journalist, Mr Erwin Oliva of INQ7,
regarding the prevalence of SPAM.
Read all about it in the Infotech section
of today's online INQ7 under the title:
frustrates RP firms but
few are buying solutions.
(July 3 , 2004) Our best wishes and good luck to
Mr Rolly Celzo, who is now with Broadband Philippines in Makati.
now @ Eradioportal
(July 2 , 2004) Listen to Jam 88.3 as we webcast
its signal out via eRadioportal.com!
Gains 70-299 Credential
(June 30 , 2004) Mr Wilson L. Chua, Bitstop
president, passed the Microsoft 70-299 Implementing and
Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network.
This certification exam measures the ability to implement, manage,
maintain, and troubleshoot security in a Windows Server 2003 network
infrastructure and also plan and configure a Windows Server 2003
Public Key Infrastructure.
Microsoft Unlimited Potential
TJ Javier, Microsoft Philippines country manager at the Microsoft
Unlimited Potential launching in Don Bosco
Computer donations made by Microsoft Learn.ph Foundation
of Microsoft Unlimited Potential
(June 26 , 2004) The Manpower Skills Training
Center of Don Bosco will be launching the Microsoft Unlimited
Potential project on June 29, 2004 at the Don Bosco Academy, Green
Meadows Subdivision, Mabiga, Mabalacat, Pampanga at 10:30 am.
Picture shows the computer and software
donations made by Microsoft Philippines to the project.
Schedules @ Bitstop
(June 26 , 2004) Bitstop is honored to have been
tapped by the Office of the President and the Office of
the Press Secretary to webcast the presidential
inaugural on June 30, 2004. The video feed is courtesy of NBN. Here are the links:
Bitstop is also going to stream the WIZ Launch
on July 1 (6:00 p.m.) and Wedding Sponsorship on July 2-4 at
Lahug, Cebu City. Watch for the link here. Click here to view
Freedom Concert sponsored by Globe in Cebu.
(June 21 , 2004) Bitstop has just received our
shipment of hard to find Privacy Filters. These are screen filters
you put over your LCD or Computer CRT monitors that effectively
blurs the screen when it is viewed from an angle. This stops
shoulder-surfers in their tracks. Aside from providing security, it
also has other features as well:
- Available for 15" and 17" LCD flat panel
- Pantented Stretch design guarantees perfect fit
- Break resistant optical acrylic construction
- Reduces eye strain, improves contrast and colour definition
- Available in Grey or Black frame
(June 21 , 2004) ElectronicaManila is a
community of electronic music artists, supporters, and enthusiasts.
links to an
streaming station that highlights the works from members of the
The launch tonight will be at the Temple Bar and Restaurant,
Greenbelt 2, Makati, Metro Manila. Launching is supposed to start at
(June 19 , 2004) Photo shows the participants to
the Network Security Workshop that Bitstop conducted today. The
workshop showcased Microsoft solutions like MBSA (Baseline Security
Analyzer), SUS (Windows Update Server) and Software Restriction
Policy in Group Policy under Active Directory
Additional Lines to be activated today
(June 14 , 2004) Bitstop expects Digitel to
activate another 30 56kbps dialup lines today. Once deployed,
Bitstop will have a total of 375 dialup lines to service its Nitro
and Extreme Dialup users.
The additional lines are expected to cope with
the increased demand for dialup lines brought about by the huge
usage of Netrocket internet acceleration service that provides DSL
like performance for dialup users.
to speak @ Gov CIO forum
(June 14 , 2004) Microsoft is sponsoring a
full-day briefing with Sun Microsystems organized by the CIO Forum.
Dubbed the Government CIO Forum Open Technology Briefing, the
event will tackle the issues involved in the adoption of commercial
software vis-à-vis open source.
It will be held on July 1 at the Rizal Ballroom
of the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Expect an audience of at least 200
government CIOs and ITECC members.
upgrades to Full E1 CIR
10 , 2004) Lyceum Northwestern University has upgraded its internet
from 512kbps to a full E1 (2048kbps) CIR from Bitstop.
LNU is among the newest university to be granted
full deregulation status and AJA accreditation with ISO9001 -2000
The E1 is in line with President Gonzalo Duque's
vision of excellence in education as they prepare their students for
cluster computing and online education initiatives.
to try out Chat-to-Phone interface
(June 9 , 2004)
Bitstop is testing a device that allows every incoming VOICE request
from either MSN, Yahoo, or Skype, to be directly forwarded to a
telephone line such as local telephone or Cell phone.
Construction Estimation Shareware
(June 9 , 2004) Bitstop is currently hosting
the free shareware for estimating construction cost from Arch't
The shareware is a limited edition software that
allows estimators to quickly generate a bill of materials and costs
using an excel spreadsheet. For the full version, interested parties
are urged to contact
George Goyena via email.
9 , 2004) Bitstop is honored to have been visited by Ms Ramie
Joaquin (shown in the middle), Sales Representative of Ensim
Corporation located at 1366 Borregas Ave., Sunnyvale, CA.
Ensim is best known for its web hosting
automation software. Bitstop has deployed both the Windows and the
linux versions for our use.
Photo shows COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2004 exhibition at the Taipei World
Trade Center. Photo was taken by Mr. Wilson Chua.
(June 4 , 2004) Bitstop is currently attending
this year's COMPUTEX in Taipei, Taiwan. On its third day,
TAIPEI 2004 exhibition promises the best IT show in Asia,
offers many foreign buyers and visitors to see the latest and
hottest IT products from exhibiting companies, which continue to
flock in at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). The exhibition
halls of TWTC have a total of 58,730 square meters that set a record
as the biggest floor area in its 24 years of exhibition that
occupies by 1,329 exhibitors.
(June 1 , 2004) Mozcom is launching its online
album service called
Mozcom also recently awarded Mr John Ang as the Hard Rock awardee of
Click to view the winning pose.
Faster Internet Access
(May 30 , 2004) Bitstop is now offering Mozcom's
NetRocket Service. This service will allow users to experience
faster internet access via a combination of compression, ad banner
and pop up blocking, image recompression and intelligent caching.
The Net Rocket service is limited to access speeds lower than 200kbps
Download this here.
Joins 12th TMNS Conference
Mr & Mrs Wilson L.
Chua and John Ang, representing Mozcom Pangasinan, Mozcom Vigan and
Mozcom Zambales, attended the 12th Mozcom TMNS Conference held at
MetroCenter Hotel, Tagbilaran, Bohol.
This year's theme is [Dialup 2.0 Revitalizing Our Core Business] Not
shown in picture is Dr Bill Torres, who took this picture on his
Other Pictures are here.
introduced the POPs to the new services of mozcom like the
NetProtect, NetRocket, Photo.mozcom.com. Mozcom also shared that
they are now hosting pba.ph and pinoyster.ph
attends PREGINET Partner's Meeting in Cebu
(L-R) Denis Villorente, OIC PREGINET; Tim Diaz de Rivera, NCC Director; Sec.
Estrella Alabastro, DOST; Sec. Ver de la Peña, Chariman Commission
on ICT and concurrent secretary of DOTC
Bitstop president, Wilson L. Chua, attends the
1st Philipine research and Education Network Symposium and 2nd
PREGINET National Partners' Meeting held at Montebello Hotel,
include Greenstone library software, the national e-Library
initiative, the virtual classroom using vClass and a host of other
cutting edge technologies developed at PREGINET like NETMON ver 1.0
Preginet website is located at
resells SolarWinds Tools
(May 22, 2004) Bitstop has been approved by Solarwinds as their
reseller for Network management, discovery, Monitoring tools.
Visit their website
hosts TFSCI website
(May 21, 2004) By virtue of a
memorandum dated September 24, 2003, the Task Force for the
Security of Critical Infrastructure (TFSCI) was created to be the
operational arm of the Cabinet Oversight Committee on Internal
Security (COC-IS) to coordinate and implement all government efforts
in the protection of the country’s critical infrastructure.
Click here to visit the
granted SPLA Status (Corp & Academic)
(May 15, 2004)
Known as the Service
Provider License Agreement (SPLA), this program's aim is to simplify
the licensing agreement between service providers and Microsoft,
enabling them to offer more flexible contracts to their customers
and a number of additional benefits for both service providers and
The SPLA provides third-party
commercial use rights to service providers. As such, the service
provider becomes the holder of Microsoft licenses. End customers
receiving services deployed on Microsoft software products have no
need to obtain their own Microsoft software licenses; they simply
use the service provider’s SPLA licenses.
The SPLA enables service providers
to license Microsoft products on a monthly basis, meaning
they can offer ‘pay as you go’ services, Web services and hosted
applications to their customers. In fact, it is the only licensing
scheme that allows hosting and application service providers to
rent Microsoft software to end users on a subscription basis.
Mirror @ Bitstop
(May 14, 2004) Hungry for the latest Namfrel election results? Try
site hosted here in Bitstop.
to Mayor Benjie Lim
(May 14, 2004) Our best wishes to Mayor Benjamin Lim for being
reelected for another term as City Mayor of Dagupan.
It was under Mayor Lim's term that Dagupan got into the Guiness Book
of world records for the longest bangus grill in the world!
tapped by MSN Philippines
12, 2004) Our congratulations to Journal Group of Publications.
Their website content is now seen at MSN philippines! Click
here to view the site.
Security Advisory for Bitstop Internet Users
(May 9, 2004) We have documented several instances over the past
week, where client computers have been compromised and used to
attack our network. Forensics revealed the presence of the
These users were running either WindowsXP or Windows 2000 (Most were
unpatched) and most notably, Norton 2004 antivirus software. Norton
AV was still unable to detect this virus, despite having the
LIVEUPDATE activated. When infected, some units were unable to
connect to anti-virus websites, and had the gt.exe and inetman.exe
surreptitiously installed. Internet browsing stalls when the
infected system tries to infect other systems or contact its
In most instances, the default administrator password was blank. We
used sophos to scan and detect the units. To help prevent the spread
of this virus, please do ALL of the following:
1. Patch your windows systems via the windowsupdate.microsoft.com
2. Upgrade your Antivirus software, and change your administrator
3. Install a firewall, or activate the personal firewall that comes
with Windows XP.
4. Disable the uPNP and SSDP services from your unit.
You may also bring in your unit for inspection.
(May 8, 2004) Monica will be firing a lot of emails containing our
special promo for our Internet users for the month of May.
There are limited stocks so as soon as you get your email, please
act on it. If your name is not on our list,please send an email to
Monica and be included in
the monthly mailers.
Promo for Online Store Orders
(May 8, 2004) Each dealer that orders a minimum amount of items from our online store is
entitled to get one legal license from among the following titles as
their bonus: StarCraft, Alien Vs Predator, Diablo II and Empire
Earth. Offer good while supply last, so place you
online orders now.
Global provides US server for webcast
8, 2004) Mr Ariel Roda, VP for PLDT Global Online has committed to
support the INQ7 Eleksyon 2004 webcast by providing a US based
webcasting server to relay the primary webcasts from the
Philippines. This US server is expected to provide smoother video
viewing. The link to the live webcast can be found at the
Publications Goes Online @ midnite
(April 26, 2004) Bitstop is proud to have been chosen as the website
hosting provider for the Journal group of companies.
site will be
live at midnight tonight. The website is designed by Softrigger.
(April 20, 2004) In a bid to make our service more affordable to our
clients, Bitstop is launching our 50.00 Mini Nitro version.
Nitro Mini is expected to be bundled with the hugely popular
Level-up Ragnarok cards, which at 50.00 also gives 8 hours of fun.
Buyers with 100.00 can now afford both the Nitro Mini and the 50
peso denominated Ragnarok card. The Nitro Mini cards are sponsored
in part by Logitech.
It can now be said that logging online is now cheaper than going to
the movies for entertainment.
Website Hosted @ Bitstop
(April 20, 2004) Bitstop is proud to be chosen as the web hosting
provider for Microsoft Philippines.
Click here to view the
website created by Softrigger.
Website Hosted @ Bitstop
(April 20, 2004) For the next 3 months, San Miguel Corporation, one
of the country's most admired corporation will be hosted at Bitstop.
Click here to view the
website created by Softrigger.
Bundles Anti-virus Solutions
(April 20, 2004)
The Mozcom "100% Virus-Free Guarantee" Program is a commitment to
keep your Internet experience safe from the dangers and
inconveniences of computer viruses (valid only if you subscribe
to Mozcom NetProtect). Regardless of whether you are a
standalone dialup user or a multi-site enterprise, we can bundle an
anti-virus solution with your Internet connection.
now on how you can avail of Mozcom standalone or bundled packages.
performance For Dialups
(April 15, 2004) Mozcom is encouraging its subscribers (Mozcom and
Nitro Users) to try out the NetRocket web accelerator.
Users report speed gains of as much as 6 times!
Download the trial program here.
Republic Site Launched.
(April 14, 2004)
MakeITstrong.org is launched! The objective of this site,
organized by the group of Mr Ricky Cuenca is to encourage people to
help make the Philippines a stronger republic.
soon to be live over Eradioportal
(April 14, 2004) We are currently working on bringing you the live
feed from Jam 88.3 in Manila. Stay tuned!
Patches from Microsoft
(April 14, 2004) Jojo Ayson has alerted us to 4 new security and
critical updates from Microsoft affecting windows Operating systems.
Clients are advised to patch their systems via the
(April 1, 2004) Picture show Mr & Mrs Bonifacio Baniqued of Jeban
Computers (San Carlos, Pangasinan) and Mr Sigfredo Vinluan of
Manaoag.NET (Manaoag, Pangasinan) soon after they ordered AMDG
original game softwares for their respective operations.
Others that have availed of the AMDG-promo package include Peterson
(Dagupan), Austlomb (Dagupan), ComputerWorld (San Carlos)JRS (Malasiqui),
Micklyin (Dagupan), DD'sNET (Calasiao), PCCartel, Lyndon Cybernet (Candon),
ACG Networks (Sta Cruz, IS), Print N Play (Vigan), Candon Computer
Center (Candon, IS).
Bitstop still has few stocks left.
MOUS for Bitstop
(April 1, 2004) Congratulations to Mr. Marlon Macam for passing Word
2002 Expert, Excel 2002 Expert, Outlook 2002, and Powerpoint 2002;
Salve Orpilla and Monica Mirador for passing Word 2002 and Excel
2002; Francis Vidal for Word 2002 Expert, Outlook 2002, and
Powerpoint 2002. Bitstop is proud of you!
CLSU earns 5 MOUS
31, 2004) Prof. Theody Sayco and four students of Central Luzon
State University passed the Microsoft Office User Specialist exam
for Word and Excel last Saturday. Congratulations to Tristan Manzano,
Albert Soriaga, Marlon Naagas, Joey Fernando, and Prof. Sayco! More
power to CLSU!
Philippine Internet Celebration
(Mar 24, 2004) The Philippine Internet
Commerce Society (PICS), together with the Philippine Computer
Society (PCS) and the Philippine Internet Services Organization (PISO)
is commemorating the founding of the internet in the country a
decade ago through a one-day industry event dubbed as
DEKADA : A
Decade of Internet in the Philippines, slated to be held on March
29, 2004 at the Grand Ballroom of the Makati Sports Club, Salcedo
Village, Makati City.
This year's celebration focuses on the 10 years of the internet in
the country and the great future that lies ahead for us. Here are
the video archives of the event from
Infocom and Eastern.
"Broadband for Everyone"
(Mar 20, 2004) Digitel launched Phase II of its aDSL
expansion program and has tapped Bitstop to provide end-user
technical support to all its installed base of aDSL subscribers in
Region I. (La Union will be handled by Basic Internet.)
To download the brochure or aDSL
Please fax the finished aDSL application form for fast processing.
There is a limited number of ports available per location.
This move will bring the
benefits of Bitstop's extensive customer care experience and Digitel's massive last mile infrastructure to the end user.
Bitstop will be in need of 10
additional outbound and inbound customer care specialist and 10
additional marketing research assistants. Interested applicants with
good command of spoken and written English are preferred.
CounterStrike Condition Zero Launch
(Mar 20, 2004) AMDG has invited Bitstop to attend the Press launch
at Cafe Lupe on March 24, 2004. The main launch is on One Luna on
March 27, 2004 at Eastwood Libis.
A lot of eager gamers are awaiting this
game launch. For invites to the affair, a limited number of tickets are
available at Bitstop.
orders 90 additional 56k lines
(Mar 18, 2004) Bitstop placed an order for 1 pldt e1/r2 (5238000)
line and 2 digitel (5147111) e1/r2 lines. This makes for 90
additional 56k v.92 compatible dialup lines.
When installed, Bitstop's total 56k
dialup lines will total 300. The 56kdialup lines are v.92 compatible
which features better compression algorithms and faster connect time
(typically under 3 seconds).
The lines should be up in 14
Join the upcoming 10th year Phil. Internet
(Mar 11, 2004) Plans are afoot as to the 10th year anniversary of
Philippine Internet. Scheduled video conferences are being planned.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact
email@example.com for more
Server @ Infocom Now 100mpbs!
(Mar 9, 2004) Bitstop wishes to thank the invaluable support given
by Infocom (Sp. Tsukimi-san) for upgrading the bandwidth of our
co-located server from 10mbps to 100mbps.
We will now be able to host more
streams on this server!
Basilica Website Hosted @ Bitstop
(Mar 9, 2004) Bitstop is proud to be chosen to host the
Piat Basilica Website.
Chico River, The Basilica of Our Lady of Piat dominates the entire
landscape from ahill that for centuries has been the site of the
Shrine of Our Lady of Piat.
In this Marian
Shrine Our Blessed Mother has been venerated for more than 400 years
since early Spanish times under the title of Our Lady of Visitation.
As you come to visit this special seat of devotion to Mother Mary, we
welcome you with the ardent hope that you will find a strengthening of
your faith, rekindling of your hopes and increase your love for God
and your neighbor.
NLAC Increases Bandwidth to Bitstop Network
(Feb 26, 2004) NLAC (Northern Luzon Adventist College) in Artacho
Sison signed today , a memorandum of agreement to upgrade their
dialup connection to a full 128kbps lease line connection.
Shown in the picture to witness the
event are: Mr Wilson L. Chua, NLAC Pres Arnulfo Castillo, Nemuel
Mostrales , Mel Miranda and Marlon Macam.
Bitstop attends Apricot2004
(Feb 25, 2004) Photo has Francis taking the picture of Jon in front
of the venue of this year's
Apricot 2004 in Malaysia.
Webcast GK Event
(Feb 25, 2004) Click on the graphic below to view the webcast at
1:00pm today. Feed courtesy of NBN's Ed Finlan.
Taps Bitstop for TechSupport
(Feb 24, 2004)
Bitstop to handle the software and hardware technical support for
its line of Supermicro servers in the northern luzon area.
Supermicro servers are the same servers
used by search engine Google, and a host of other universities for
Bitstop is honored to have been appointed
BCF IT Week Activities
(Feb 21, 2004) Bitstop is proud to be part of the Baguio Colleges
Foundations' IT Week celebration. This will be on March 8 to 10,
Bitstop will be conducting a workshop
on Enterprise-wide Anti-virus Strategies and deployment. This is a
hands on workshop that will teach system administrators install an
evaluation copy of Sophos Enterprise Anti-virus system onto a
Bitstop and AMDG will be conducting a
WARCRAFT tournament on March 9 at BCF. Interested participants are
asked to contact Dean Raymund Dilan at BCF.
SIGGRAPH Manila Webcast Today!
(Feb 20, 2004) From 10:00am onwards to 5:30pm today, Ateneo is hosting
SIGGRAPH Manila. This event is simulcast in the top schools here in
the North like St Paul University, Cagayan, Northwestern University,
Laoag, Lorma Colleges, La Union, Lyceum Northwestern University and
University of Luzon in Dagupan.
to join the webcast (GMT+8). You can also join the discussion at this
forum site (Please register in advance)
Congratulations to the
Canon Digital Camera A70 with CP 100 Printer
Manuel delos Santos
Bucana Gapan City Nueva Ecija
Nokia 3300 Cellphone
Maria Victorina Carlos
Poblacion Cebu Starlight Internet Café, Cebu
Sony DVD Player
John Paul Emmanuel T. Manlegro
Don Gervacio Quijada St.
Guadalupe, Cebu City
Creative MP3 Player
D-8 Village Park Apartments
Buena Hills, Guadalupe, Cebu City
Consolation Prize: Palm Zire Handheld Winners
Vincent Montecillo, Poblacion
Cebu, Starlight Internet Café
Gian Uy, 562 2-DH Rotacio St., Pasay City
Leo Andreo Delobrino, Phase II Garden Village,
Sta. Maria Bulacan
Albert Ryan Chua, 58-60 Magallanes St., Cebu
Joel Valentino Chan, PY Chua Bldg. Room 201
Junquera St. Cebu City
Juanito Bariquit, Airview Village Kilometer 10
Sasa, Davao City
Rudy Suasin, 34 Olarena Drive, Taclobo,
Jonathan Rimpillo, 8 and 9 Minesview Park,
Maritess T. Layco, Aurora Quezon St. Caliman
Sherrila Porza, Quirino Avenue Extension
Bankerohan, Davao City
Maricel Serano, Orion Bataan
Raegan Tan, Claytown Dumaguete City, Negros
Edmar Garcia, 168 Sto. Domingo Capas, Tarlac
Ana Lou Lomotos, Calinan Davao City
Reina Aserios, D-187 Fortich St., Malaybalay
City Telco, Bukidnon
SIGGRAPH Manila Simulcast in Northern Luzon
(Feb 13, 2004) Bitstop is proud to be tapped by Ateneo to webcast its
SIGGRAPH manila event on Feb 20, 2004. The webcast will be aired also
at St Paul University in Tuguegarao, Lyceum Northwestern University
and University of Luzon in Dagupan, Lorma Colleges in San
Fernando and Northwestern University in Laoag.
speakers include Mr Alain Chesnais, current president of ACM Siggraph,
the world's leading organization dedicated to the generation and
dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive
technics, and Mr YT Lee, associate professor in the School of
Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
include Real-Time High Fidelity Graphics for Archaeological Site
Reconstructions and Extracting 3D Models from 2D sketches.
info on how to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lamando's Computer Center Invests in Licensed Software
(Feb 11, 2004) Photo shows Mr Marlon Macam and Mr Joseph De Leon
Lamando , owner of Lamando's Computer Center located at #104 Mabilao,
San Fabian, Pangasinan, as he ordered complete licenses of Counter
Strike, WarCraft 3 and Frozen Throne expansion.
Gamers will be able to play online against other players on the 'net.
For more details, please call Lamando's Computer Center at 522-5594.
Players at Lamando's Computer Center can join the clan wars to be
organized by the PNGA.
NU Upgrades link to 512kbps
(Feb 4, 2004) Northwestern University, Laoag, now has the largest
lease line connection in Ilocos Norte with a 512kbps of bandwidth.
Tapped to Distribute Vivendi Software
(Feb 4, 2004) AMDG (Asian Media
Development Group) represented by Mr Ronald Allan M. Aquino, Sales
Manager appointed Bitstop as its distributor in the region for its
Vivendi line of software products like CounterStrike, War Craft and a
host other popular games.
AMDG is currently offering its Extreme Deal Promo for the month
of February and to Network Gaming centers only. This promo allows a
cybercafe to own one license pack (Half Life Counterstrike, War Craft
Reign of Chaos, and its expansion pack, Frozen Throne) for a suggested
retail price of only 2,000.00. The cybercafe can use the license for
up to 2 computers in a LAN play, but only 1 for online games!
All cybercafes/network gaming center that
places orders with Bitstop will automatically become members of the
PNGA. (ABS-CBN interview)
Deploys AI in Anti-Spam effort
(Feb 3, 2004) Mr Francis Vidal, Bitstop CTO announced today, the
availability of 2 email accounts to be used by our subscribers in
dealing with SPAM. (unwanted emails)
email@example.com is used to
forward any copies of spam emails, while
firstname.lastname@example.org is used to
forward copies of mail that should not be considered spam.
Resource Speaker @ PSITE affair
(Feb 3, 2004) The first Regional Student Assembly on Information
Technology Education dubbed as "SAITE 2004" with the theme "The KSP
(Knowledge, Skills & Power) of a Techie" was held on February 2 3,
2004 at the Olongapo City Convention Center, Olongapo City.
SAITE 2004 featured well-known academic and industrial leaders as
plenary speakers. It's aim is to provide a venue for educators,
students and professionals to share and upgrade their knowledge in IT.
Mr Chua's topic covered hacking and countermeasures.
Photo below shows Sec Gordon, Dept of Tourism and former SBMA
Chairman, together with PSITE Region 3 President, Mr Rey Arimbuyutan
and Bitstop president, Mr Wilson L. Chua.
Offer DSL in Region I
(Feb 2, 2004) Bitstop is now accepting reservations for 128k DSL lines
for Pangasinan, Abra, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.
The first 300 subscribers to our 128k DSL will be offered a monthly
rate of 1,500.00. No excess fees. Telephone line is optional.
Interested parties are asked to send email to
Bitstop reserves the right to refuse service should the applicant fail
a credit check.
Upgrades 33k lines to 56k
(Jan 31, 2004) Effective Feb 1, 2004, Bitstop will be migrating our
33.6k lines to 56K.
The following 33.6k dialup lines will no longer be used:
||up to 62
||up to 75
||up to 99
||up to 88
||up to 54
(Jan 27, 2004) Mr Jon Christopher Co was recently invited to be a
resource speaker at STI Caloocan. Picture shows him below, doing his
stuff ( no, he's not singing!)
Also, Mr Wilson L. Chua, was the recent resource speaker for the 1st
PSA-PSU joint seminar held at PSU Urdaneta. Picture is shown below:
Bitstop conduct WSS
(Jan 23, 2004) Sir Sonny Santiago of the PMS (Presidential Management
Staff) and Francis Vidal jointly undertook a wireless site survey of
802.11 broadcast patterns from Mt Sto. Tomas in Benguet.
The 2 day affair over rough roads generated enough wealth of data for
us to process and plan for future wireless 802.11 deployments in the
Benguet, La Union and Pangasinan area. Photo is the view from the
propagation site. Notice the Lingayen Gulf in the background.
The survey made use of Cisco BR350 and 13 dbi Omni Antenna mounted on
the PMS site in Mt Sto. Tomas. We were able to get a 50db rating at SM
Baguio in the city of Pines!
Microsoft VB.net Training @ NU
(Jan 23, 2004) Mr Warren Yu, Microsoft MVP was the guest lecturer for
the VB.NET training held at Northwestern University.
The class was fully attended by educators from around the region and
featured full hands on labs for the attendees.
Bitstop wishes to thank Microsoft and Mr Yu for the invaluable time in
supporting efforts of this type in the region. Our kudos also to the
organizers led by Mr Franz Felipe of NU.
Pictures of the events will be posted here.
(Jan 21, 2004) Mr Jon Christopher Co successfully passed WLANSE
9E0-581 ( Cisco Wireless LAN Field
The Wireless LAN for Field Engineers exam (WLANFE
9E0-581) is one of several requirements for System Engineers
supporting a Partner Wireless LAN Specialization.
Bitstop is pursuing this Cisco Partner Specialization
Track as part of our Cisco Premier Reseller requirements.
(Jan 17, 2004) Mr Wilson L. Chua successfully passed the WLANSE
9E0-576 (Cisco Wireless LAN Systems
Engineer) Exam with a score of 930 out of 1000 points.
The Wireless LAN for System Engineers exam (WLANSE
9E0-576) is one of several requirements for System Engineers
supporting a Partner Wireless LAN Specialization.
Bitstop is pursuing this Cisco Partner Specialization
Track as part of our Cisco Premier Reseller requirements.
PLDT installs 3rd E1/R2
(Jan 16, 2004) Bitstop is happy to announce that PLDT has installed
our 3rd PLDT E1/R2. This brings to 7 the total number of E1/R2 lines
we have for servicing our clients.
Each E1/R2 is capable of handling 30 lines. The 7 E1/R2 lines provide
a total of 210 lines. Each line is capable of providing v.92
compression, 56k line quality.
Microsoft to Conduct VB.net Training in Ilocos
7, 2004) Microsoft will be holding a Trainor's training at the
Educational Media Center of Northwestern University in Laoag City,
Ilocos Norte on Jan 22, 2004.
Interested parties should call or contact
Mr Franz Felipe
(Northwestern University) or Mr
Marlon Macam (Bitstop Inc) for registration. Seats are limited and
computer hands on are on a first come first served basis.
Bitstop to attend Apricot 2004
7, 2004) Bitstop will be sending our top gurus (Jonc and Pran) to
attend this year's Apricot 2004 to be held in Kuala Lumpur.
Founded in 1996, the Asia-Pacific Region Internet Conference of
Technology (APRICOT) has established itself as Asia-Pacific's premier
Internet Summit where related organizations converge and host their
annual general meetings plus other special events.
Regarded as a highly technical forum, APRICOT is a platform that
facilitates knowledge sharing among the region's Internet community.
The week-long summit comprises seminars, workshops, tutorials,
conference sessions, Birds of a Feather (BOFs), as well as other
forums, all geared towards spreading and sharing the knowledge
required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
Bitstop to Promote Transcender in the Philippines
7, 2004) Bitstop has been appointed by
Transcender to promote its
line of IT certification exam simulations and various preparation
(Jan 7, 2004) Our thanks to the Digitel Team led by Mr Job Relatore
who tirelessly debugged the 4th E1/R2.
This will provide our internet subscribers with 120 56k v.92 digitel
lines. This is in addition to the existing 60 56k v.92 PLDT lines.
By the way, we are also adding one more PLDT E1/R2. By the end of this
week, if plans do not miscarry, Bitstop will have a total of 210 56-k
PLDT i-Gate E1 installed
(Jan 3, 2004) Bitstop has upgraded our e1 infocom link to i-gate. The
shorter AS path would enable us to more fully maximize the previously
underutilized infocom link.