SMART brings Boundless Connectivity

SMART brings Boundless Connectivity with their new SatSleeve and XT a stand-alone Satellite Phone

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) launched the SmartSAT, together with a new devices for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S4 the SatSleeve and  the XT, a stand-alone satellite phone unit that is specially made to withstand tough environments.

Under SmartSAT, the mobile leader now offers the SatSleeve, a portable dock that transforms a smartphone into an instant satellite device. Smart also offers the XT, Both the SatSleeve and XT give users access to voice calls, emails, text messages and data services even in areas where cellular coverage is compromised.

SmartSAT package
SmartSAT package worth Php 38,500, inclusive of a special satellite SIM with an initial airtime credit load of about $225 or around PHP10,000, valid for one year.

A voice call from a remote area costs about $0.57 per minute to Smart, Sun and PLDT numbers, and $0.80 per minute to other networks. International calls range from $0.57 to $5.75, depending on the location.

On the other hand, SMS service costs $0.23 per message, while data service is charged $0.015 for every 10kb. Contacting the customer care hotline on satellite mode is free of charge. Prepaid load cards will be available to subscribers to maintain the satellite services.

Vital lifeline in extreme scenarios
“SmartSAT seeks to empower Filipinos with boundless connectivity and addresses a need that was dramatically highlighted by recent disasters,” said Orlando B. Vea, Smart Chief Wireless Advisor.

Vea cited the country’s experience in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, which toppled power and communication lines and rendered many parts of Eastern Visayas out of reach for days except through the use of satellite devices.

“The disaster brought about greater awareness of satellite communications as a vital lifeline in extreme scenarios,” said Vea. “The benefits of satellite communication became perceptible, setting off a demand for this technology to be made available to a wider public – and fast.”

Satellite coverage across two-thirds of the world
“The advent of compact satellite devices like the SatSleeve and XT with affordable service rates reinforces the case to owning a personal satellite device,” said Tina Z. Mariano, head of Smart Global Access group.

Smart offers both devices under its strategic partnership with mobile satellite services provider Thuraya Telecommunications Company (Thuraya), which was forged in September last year.

The deal expanded Smart’s satellite coverage to over 160 countries or two-thirds of the world, including major sealanes in Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Indian Ocean.

Following its partnership with Thuraya, Smart’s satellite business arm launched Smart Marino Phonepal, a prepaid, IVR PIN-based calling service that allows seafarers to make voice calls from their ships with the lowest satellite rates at PHP18 per minute.

Smart has since deployed Marino PhonePal terminals to over 1,000 vessels and forged deals with over 100 manning agencies, maritime organizations, schools, and training centers to promote the service.

Showing the devices during the press launch at Makati Shanri-la are (from left to right) Thuraya VP for Distribution Bilal El Hamoui, Smart Global Access Group head Tina Z. Mariano and Smart Public Affairs Group head Ramon Isberto

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The Elabram Systems Group

The NEXT will be Mobile Explosion according to Elabram Systems Group- Grace Bondad

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Barcelona, Spain-The Mobile Industry is getting stronger because of the overwhelming demand of the consumers around the globe. According to statistics, 50% increase in demand last year of mobile phones in China alone, imagine the quantity and bulk in manufacturing companies. Operators around the globe must be preparing already on how to maintain and support the overwhelming demand.

Elabram Systems Group (ESG) Founder and Managing Director Mikel Yaw at Barcelona, Spain now for the Mobile World Congress (#MWC14) event from February 24-27, 2014.

According to the #MWC14 website, “Mobile is a catalyst of change and innovation. Mobile is creating the next connected device that transforms communication. Advancing the next payment system that alters commerce. Launching the next must-have app that changes how we interact.”

Elabram Systems Group is the manpower behind all global telco and directly coordinating with global vendors like Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, Ericsson, Alcatel, U Mobile, Wataniya Telecom, Too Turan Telekom and a lot more. Now participating at #MWC14, ESG knows the advantage of attending such events, ESG likes to meet the innovators behind the success of the equipments and to check the powerful and award winning exhibition.

After 15 years in the industry, ESG is the preferred service provider of these companies. The different offices abroad and  HQ in Malaysia only determines the credibility and strength of ESG with a bigger expansion in the Philippines for 2014.







  I personally met Mr. Mikel Yaw sometime in February 2014 to have a photo shoot and at the same time lunch with him together with Elabram Mangers at Misono Restaurant in jupiter avenue, makati city.

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How grateful are we when we have a boss someone like him, a good character that mikel posses a good looking guy that can rob your heart, also he is celebrity on his own office here in philippines…


Mr. Mikel Yaw visited Elabram System Philippines to give honor to his three Filipino Engineer’s, which was given a honor in Beijing China. I hardly know mikel yaw, but i can tell that he have a good heart on helping people.     


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ASUS Announces GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Graphics Cards


ASUS Announces GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Graphics Cards

High-value 3D-gaming cards combine superior components with innovative design for enhanced stability and performance that’s up to 52MHz faster than reference

Philippines, Manila (19th February, 2014) — ASUS today announced GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, two new high-value 3D-gaming graphics cards equipped respectively with the powerful GeForce® GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics-processing units (GPUs) and overclocked for performance that’s up to 52MHz faster than reference.

The new GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 cards benefit from many exclusive ASUS technologies and tools including dust-proof fans for improved card lifespan and Super Alloy Power components for superior stability. They also include GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use tuning software that helps users to squeeze every last drop of performance out of their graphics card and stream on-screen action over the internet in real time — great for boasting rights.

GTX 750 has a 1059MHz overclocked base clock that runs as fast as 1137MHz when boosted, while the GTX 750 Ti flies along with a 1072MHz overclocked base clock that ratchets all the way up to 1150 MHz when boosted — so the latest 3D games can be enjoyed at very high detail levels of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels with no slowdown.

Advanced dust-proofing and Super Alloy Power components for extended lifespan

Both GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 benefit from a unique fan design and layout that dissipates heat efficiently while offering highly-effective resistance to the intake of dust and other particulates. GTX 750 has one of these dust-proof fans, while GTX 750 Ti is cooled by two — extending both cards’ lifespan by up to 25% compared to reference designs. GTX 750 Ti’s dual dust-proof fans improve airflow by up to two times (2X) compared to the reference design, for even better cooling.

The new cards also feature exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power components. Super Alloy Power’s concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs withstand much greater stress and heat thanks to the application of specially-formulated materials, while minimized power loss, enhanced durability and cooler operation ensure that GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750’s components last much longer than references — up to two-and-a-half (2.5X) times longer, in fact.

Exclusive overclocking advantage with GPU Tweak

GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 are supplied with GPU Tweak, an exclusive ASUS tool that helps users to push the cards’ GPUs to their limits — easily and safely. The utility includes the ability to control finely GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds in real time, all via an intuitive interface.

As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time, so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

Graphics with incredible detail and realism

GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 offer support for the latest DirectX® 11.2 standard (up to API feature level 11_0), which allows on-GPU tessellation that delivers more and incredibly detailed geometry to be packed into every game scene — characters come to life with detail levels that rival blockbuster movies.

The cards also include NVIDIA PhysX® technology that enables games to provide much more accurate simulations of real-world physical interactions, including brilliant dynamic effects such as blazing explosions, rippling water and debris that reacts just as it would in the real world.


GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 are available in the Philippines.


GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 PHP 11,690

GTX750TI-PH-2GD5 PHP 11,090

GTX750-PHOC-1GD5 PHP 9,990





· NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 750 Ti

· PCI Express® 3.0

· DirectX 11.2 (up to API feature level 11_0)

· OpenGL® 4.4

· 2048MB GDDR5 memory

· 1072MHz base clock speed (overclocked)

· 1150MHz boosted speed (overclocked)

· 640 CUDA cores (stream processors)

· 5400MHz GDDR5 memory clock

· 2 x DVI-D dual-link output

· 1 x D-Sub output

· 1 x HDMI output

· NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 750

· PCI Express® 3.0

· DirectX 11.2 (up to API feature level 11_0)

· OpenGL® 4.4

· 1024MB GDDR5 memory

· 1059MHz base clock speed (overclocked)

· 1137MHz boosted speed (overclocked)

· 512 CUDA cores (stream processors)

· 5010MHz GDDR5 memory clock

· 1 x DVI-D output

· 1 x D-Sub output

· 1 x HDMI output

1 Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

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ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.



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Huawei praises Elabram Systems Engineers


Huawei praises Elabram Systems Engineers for the job well done

Just recently, Elabram Systems received an email from their client (Huawei ) praising three of the Elabram Engineers for the great job done in their projects. The three Engineers are working here in the Philippines under Huawei for the two operators and they are Andrew Gabiosa, Melchor Barracas and Greg Bolaton. Idea is for the Filipinos to know that there are companies such as Elabram Systems who are helping them to have a good and better connections and that because of ever increasing of mobile phones consumers, the Telecommunication companies will expand too in no time and that good, empowered and skilled ECEs will be in demand for sure in the near future and that Filipinos are empowered and skilled and can make a difference.

Meet Elabram Systems Group and was established in 1999 in Malaysia. We have 26 footprints around the globe and business offices in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and in Philippines with core expertise in providing Network Planning Optimization (NPO), Talent Acquisition & Deployment (TAD), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

Introducing the manpower behind your good mobile and network connectivity, the people behind the optimization of network are all Electronic and Communication Engineers (ECE) who literally checking the signal of each cell sites, going up literally to the cell sites to move the antenna on top even it’s located on top of the mountain, monitoring the performance of each equipment at operators headquarters (Globe and Smart) and closely coordinating with the vendors; Huawei, ZTE, NSN, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Digi, U Mobile…in other words, you will not have a good signal without Elabram Systems.

DSC_0051 Our difference and success are based on the reliability, adaptability, expertise, on target as always in our projects and as the total on shore- off shore service provider. We own our growth to our clients who are given us the opportunity to prove our worth. We started as a Telecommunication Engineering and IT service provider specialized in Specialist Resource Provision, Project Management and Engineering Services of advance telecommunication in wireless network solutions but because of the trust of our partners and clients, we are now in our Offshore Outsourcing and Nearshore Outsourcing expansion in Indonesia and in the Philippines but we don’t settle, we are still looking for new opportunities in other countries.

Our clients demand quality solutions, ideas and competencies in all areas of wireless network solutions technology, and we take pride in providing them.
We owe our growth to many of our clients — global players in telecommunications equipment manufacturing and telecommunications operations — who have given us the opportunity to prove our worth in providing such solutions.







I was so surprise with this news, after all the incident killing in Quirino Grand Stand and despite of all the other negative issues with china, China manufacturing of LTE and Huawei three of Elabram Engineers based here in the Philippines were appreciated due to excellence of hard work.

And with this appreciation Elabram Managing Director Mikel Yaw ( above photo ) visited Elabram Philippines to personally congratulate his three ECE namely Andrew Gabiosa, Melchor Barracas and Greg Bolaton.

Congratulations to our dear ECE friends in Elabram Philippines and to Elabram Managing Director Mikel Yaw of Elabram Malaysia.


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Five Different Ways….

Five Different Ways to Make a Difference:

Philips rallies the public to vote for the best idea to improve quality of life of Yolanda-affected communities in the Visayas

“Innovations that Matter to You” program teams up with the government, NGOs, and Filipinos to determine the very first ‘meaningful innovation’ in the Philippines

Manila, 2013 – Over three months have passed since super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) ravaged the Visayas region – leaving the archipelago with thousands of lives lost, infrastructures destroyed, sources of lifelines such as power and network knocked out, and billions worth of livelihood washed out – causing an unimaginable effect to the surviving communities in the area. According to the latest situation report (SitRep No. 104) of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), total cost of infrastructure damages alone are now pegged at P19.5 billion.

In response to the needs of these communities affected by Yolanda, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) in the Philippines decided to refocus its ‘Meaningful Innovations’ program in the country to define and deliver meaningful innovations to affected communities in the Visayas through idea generation and sharing.

Initially a health and well-being campaign, the outcome of the Philips Innovations campaign will result in a meaningful and sustainable project that will focus on three core issues facing the Visayas today: the need for sustainable infrastructure for displaced families, immediate access to quality healthcare services, and addressing health and nutrition-related concerns.

To further amplify the campaign, Philips Philippines partnered with the Department of Health (DOH), World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines), I Can Serve Foundation, and key social media influencers such as Kim Atienza, Kelly Misa, and Jim Paredes, to invite Filipinos to submit their ideas.

In addition, Philips also visited major universities in Metro Manila over the past months to rally support from the youth for the crowd sourcing initiative. As a result, a total of 1,057 ideas have been contributed by the public to help address the needs of affected communities in the Visayas.

Last January, a group of Philips executives and representatives from its institutional partners, screened, deliberated, and shortlisted the top five (5) ideas from all contributed entries based on a set criteria. “After listening and defining the needs of the people, families, and communities in the Visayas region, this is where the power of co-creation comes in – to curate these brilliant ideas and deliver the best innovation to Filipinos who need it the most,” shared by Fabia Tetteroo-Bueno, Philips Philippines Country Manager. “The partnerships that we have forged with the DOH, WWF-Philippines, I Can Serve Foundation, and the public have gone a long way to create innovations that can rebuild lives and rekindle hope of Filipinos. This is what Philips stands for – innovations that matter to you.” The ideas were judged based on its impact to communities, feasibility, use of innovation, and relevance to category.

Here are the top five (5) innovations proposed by Filipinos, to be chosen by Filipinos, to be built in collaboration with Philips (in no particular order):

· Rural Healthcare: Deploying mini-clinics for Yolanda survivors by Paolo Fajardo and Johanne Morales, Metro Manila

“We propose the creation of mini-clinics, powered by Philips healthcare equipment, to provide Yolanda-affected communities who do not have healthcare facilities with easier access to medical treatment. Depending on the prevailing condition(s) in the affected area(s), the clinic can either be done using old but reusable buses, to allow it to be mobile or situated in an area that people can easily go/travel to.”

· Empowering lives through sunlight: The Solar Charging Station Project by Geoffrey Panganiban, OFW from Dubai

“Until now, energy distribution in Yolanda-affected areas remains a serious issue. To address this, I am proposing for the creation of a Philips solar charging station to provide Yolanda-stricken areas with alternative power sources. This system, being a clean energy source, can be an alternative to electricity. It is also environmentally friendly since it does not produce harmful carbon emissions.”

· Healthcare Online: The Patient Healthcare Management System by Daniel Galang, Metro Manila

“Health workers are still a scarce resource in Yolanda-affected areas. I propose for the development of a healthcare management system by Philips that can provide local hospitals and medical practitioners with much-needed support. This information system is envisioned to allow for remote diagnosis by allowing medical specialists in the Visayas to input and transmit a patient’s medical information to a pool of health experts in another area, who can provide additional expert advice.”

· The Solar Night Light Project: Lighting up Yolanda-stricken communities by Illac Diaz, Metro Manila

“MyShelter Foundation (MSF) launched the Liter of Light project, a two-step, DIY solar lighting project that makes use of recycled plastic soda bottles and a simple circuit board built from readily available parts and local skills to address the need for day and night lighting in evacuation and off-grid areas.

The goal of this idea is that MSF works together with Philips to find a technical solution to improve this technology, so that more poor communities can benefit from this innovative solution.”

· An interactive take on Healthcare by Marika Lacanilao, Metro Manila

“The onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas has increased the demand for medical-related services in the area, especially since hospitals were damaged, and resident healthcare professionals were displaced. To empower the people with regard to their health, and to increase awareness and education, I propose the creation of the mobile Philips interactive healthcare booths, which will provide information on various illnesses and disease, as well as their symptoms and proposed modes of treatment, through a comprehensive and entertaining application. Ideally, this solution will encourage people to look after themselves better, and become more conscious about their health and well-being.”

“The lingering effects of the havoc Yolanda caused will always be with the people of the Visayas and every stricken city. Pressing concerns are still very imminent in affected areas – from rebuilding destroyed health facilities, following up with the wounded survivors, and providing livelihood to the affected families,” said Dr. Ivanhoe Escartin, National Center for Health Promotion (NCHP) OIC-Director IV of the Department of Health (DOH). “We are happy that part of the criteria in refining and selecting the shortlisted ideas include use of innovation and the feasibility in bringing to life the winning idea within the year. Philips is going in the right direction because they are able to realize the needs of the victims of Yolanda who have survived trying times and are now rising up to the challenge to start living again,” Dr. Escartin added.

As hope and heroism emerge from the aftermath of Yolanda, Philips brings a new light of optimism as it now invites Filipinos to vote for the best innovation at The most voted idea stands a better chance at implementation, with social media votes accounting for 30% of the total score. Philips strives to implement the winning idea within 2014 by working in close coordination with the idea proponent(s), as well as the necessary government units and NGOs.

Public voting period will start on February 19 up to March 2. For more information on the “Innovation that Matters to You” program in the Philippines. Please visit or




About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at





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The Baofeng UV-5R can transmit on both VHF and UHF. It has a range of136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz.

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This handheld radio is very small and lightweight, and is about the same size as a deck of cards.

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Baofeng UV-5R Plus and UV-5R transceivers can operate on manybusiness, public safety, ham, GMRS, FRS, and MURS frequencies.

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The UV-5R has one of the lowest prices of all handheld radios. Usually$50 or less, it is half the price of similar radios.

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