Monday, May 30, 2016

Acer blazes the tech fast lane with Aspire V Nitro laptops

There are those who like their laptops to be like a well-oiled machine in terms of efficiency, but there are those who want their laptops not only efficient but powerful as well, like a well-oiled dynamo that it should be.

And this is where the Acer Aspire V Nitro is all about, where it exudes not just power and clockwork efficiency but also speed, durability, design, performance, and a whole lot more for both serious and adventurous laptop users to appreciate in this latest laptop offering from global tech titan Acer.

For the Acer Aspire V Nitro series laptops, it’s all about having overwhelming power and eye-popping style in one excellent laptop that’s designed to burn the tech fast lane. Its top-end hardware bristles with unmatched superiority that totally suits those who live an adventurous computing life at work or play.

The Acer Aspire V Nitro’s innovative and stylish design cannot escape the discriminating eye and radiates with eye-pleasing features that inspire creativity. The look is totally matched by its first-rate hardware specs using the latest-generation Intel® processors, NVIDIA®GeForce graphics, DDR4 memory, and cutting-edge SSD storage.

Enjoy breathtaking detail as well for your documents, video presentations or personal movie favorites using the Acer Aspire V Nitro’s magnificent displays, which include a 4K Ultra HD option for four times the clarity and resolution of a Full HD. Projecting images through the Acer Aspire Nitro is outstanding as well, with the Acer ColorBlast™ technology for 100% Adobe RGB or more than twice as many colors found in an average laptop for those superior and vivid color features that’s closer to the source image.

Aside from these exceptional features, the Acer Aspire V Nitro also has Thunderbolt™ 3 port that delivers amazingly fast data speeds that’s 8 times faster than USB 3.0 but can also be used for regular USB, DisplayPort and PCI-E connections. The Thunderbolt™ 3 port allows you to stream 4K-resolution videos to up to two 4K monitors, as well as charge other connected devices.

When it comes to connectivity, the Acer Aspire V Nitro is likewise dazzling with its super-fast 802.11ac and Multi-User MIMO wireless technologies that work hand-in-hand to maximize internet speeds. To protect the Acer Aspire V Nitro, the Acer DustDefender technology also limits dust build up to a great degree in order to extend its life. The high-tech, dual-fan cooling system has a metal fan with ultra-thin blades designed to flex like aircraft wings for increased air flow but lesser drag and fan noise for superior cooling.

Want something even more interesting? Just buy any laptop under the Acer Aspire V Nitro series (VN7-791G-76ZV, VN7-791G-78U9, VN7-591G-71TP, VN7-591G-78SG, VN7-591G-79HR, VN7-571G-75CH, VN7-571G-737J) at any participating store from May 15 up to June 30, 2016 and you get an Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch for free! Aside from the Acer Liquid Leap Smartwatch, buyers also get a 3-Year Warranty from Acer, a warranty program offered by Acer to express its gratitude for making it the number 1 laptop in the Philippines for 10 years to date.
The ingenious Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch has a 1-inch OLED (128 x 32) touchscreen display and is completely compatible with Android 4.4 systems and above, iOS 7 and iOS 8 and Windows 8.1. It is IPX4 waterproof certified and can last 5-7 days on a full charge. So for those who live an active, on-the-go lifestyle, the Acer Aspire V Nitro and the Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch is such a perfect pair.

To claim your free Acer Liquid Leap Smartwatch, fill out all necessary information in the Promo Claim Form. Present this together with the Official Receipt, cut-out of Box Serial Number, plus two (2) valid IDs at any authorized Acer redemption. To avail of the warranty, simply register between May 15 to July 15, 2016 by emailing the proof of purchase, first name, middle initial and last name, contact number, home address, Serial Number of purchased qualified laptop under the promo, plus digital or scanned copies of the Original Receipt, laptop box Serial Number and two (2) valid IDs to Customer will then receive a Confirmation Email with 3-year Warranty Confirmation Number, list of Acer Customer Service Center and authorized service providers, and a verification call from Acer Customer Care. Customer should then bring a printout copy of the confirmation email and present two (2) valid IDs to the Acer Customer Service Centers and authorized service providers indicated in the email.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Acer Expands its Predator Gaming Line with VR-Ready Desktops

At the Acer next@acer Global Press Conference in New York held recently, Acer announced new notebooks, desktops and monitors under its powerful and award-winning Predator gaming line. The new Predator 17 X notebook and compact Predator G1 desktop include top-of-the line computing technology and are NVIDIA GeForce VR-Ready[1], as well as for virtual reality (VR) devices from Oculus, HTC Vive, OSVR and StarVR.
“The new Acer Predator gaming systems are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming and virtual reality experiences for our customers,” said James Lin, general manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.  “Virtual reality offers unlimited new possibilities, not just in gaming but across a wide variety of industries and applications in professional environments. As we showed in our VR partner demos, Acer intends to give our customers the tools they need for both playing and working in this new digital world.”
“Acer continues to bring innovations to the gaming community through their Predator line,” said Peter Han, vice president Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “With Windows 10 they are pushing the limits of the modern PC experience, allowing gamers a choice in where and how they want to play.”
Predator 17 X Notebook
Ramping up the performance of its successful Predator gaming notebooks, the new Predator 17 X brings overclocking and desktop grade performance[2] to mobile gaming. Powered by a 6th Generation Intel® Core i7-6820HK processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics, and a custom triple-fan cooling system, it delivers an uncompromising combination of power and portability2. With overclocking, gamers will enjoy turbo speeds of up to 4.0GHz for the CPU; up to 1310MHz for the GPU; and up to 3.7GHz for VRAM. Fully ready to tackle virtual worlds, its top-end GPU and the high performance CPU makes it an ideal “VR-to-go” platform.

“The Predator 17 X incorporates the world’s only notebook GPU powerful enough for virtual reality—the GeForce GTX 980,” said Kaustubh Sanghani, general manager of notebook business, NVIDIA.  “Gamers and VR content developers will embrace the Predator 17 X’s performance, design and mobility, allowing VR to be experienced anywhere and everywhere.”
For the ultimate in game play, buttery smooth visuals are delivered on the notebook’s 17.3-inch G-SYNC panel.  Available with either a FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) or UHD IPS (4K 3840 x 2160) display, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology matches the refresh rate of the screen with the powerful GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimize stuttering.
All this muscle is enhanced with DDR4-2133 memory and enterprise level NVMe PCIe solid state drives2 in a three-SATA-SSD RAID 0 array for immense data transfer speeds. Killer DoubleShot Pro enables Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections to work together, so gamers can use Ethernet for gaming or use WiFi for watching, listening to music or Skyping with friends. Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, or up to 8X faster than USB 3.0 and 4X faster than USB 3.1.
The Predator 17 X’s triple-fan cooling system maximizes heat dissipation and ensures extreme overclocking performance. An Aeroblade fan located near the GPU uses the world’s thinnest metallic blades (0.1mm) to simulate aircraft wing flight behavior to enhance fan speed, reduce drag and noise. Together, the three fans optimize air flow while an efficient front intake system brings cool air into the laptop. A vapor chamber, usually used in server environments for high-performance and cooling efficiency, also helps dissipate the heat for better overclocking performance. The Predator 17 X also includes DustDefender and CoolBoost, with reverse rotating, dual high-speed fans to remove dust build-up and improve heat dissipation.
Acer’s PredatorSense software offers advanced customization options for gaming features like overclock modes, keyboard macro profiles and programmable keys for favorite games and adjustable lighting configurations. The Predator 17 X’s backlit keyboard also includes customizable RGB illumination so gamers can change and personalize lighting zone colors for specific game or profile setups.
Predator G1 Desktop – Power and Portability Perfect for LAN Parties and Gaming on-the-Go
The Predator G1 (G1-710) gaming desktop squeezes awe-inspiring power into a compact 16-liter body and is designed for gaming at home or on-the-go. This highly transportable gaming beast easily fits under an arm or in an optional carrying case, making it the ultimate war machine for serious gamers and LAN parties.
The perfect balance between compact size and great power, the Predator G1’s body supports full size NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics (up to Titan X), 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB DDR4 memory for supremely smooth gameplay2. For gamers interested in virtual reality, just plug in a VR headset and get ready to explore new worlds with the Predator G1 leading the way.
“The growing popularity of eSports coupled with the new compute intensive usage models like 4K gaming, game streaming and Virtual Reality put PCs right at the heart of the gaming revolution. The 6th gen Intel Core-based Acer Predator gaming systems provides enthusiasts and mainstream gamers the horsepower for the most immersive gaming experience,” said Frank Soqui, general manager, Desktop Enthusiast Group, Intel Corp.

The new Predator desktop also includes Killer DoubleShot Pro, which picks the fastest network connection (Ethernet or Wireless) and sends all high priority traffic over that interface, while standard traffic is sent over the other to ensure highest priority traffic is always delivered over the fastest and most reliable link.
With support for G-SYNC and 4K2K Ultra High Definition visuals, the Predator G1 provides stunningly smooth high-quality images, delivering games and movies with unparalleled precision and clarity, while Creative Soundblaster X-Fi MB5 and 7.1 channel audio support provide immersive sound.
The Predator G1 also offers massive storage, either via a 4TB (7200 RPM) hard disk drive or a 512GB solid state drive[3], while a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 2 port adds huge expandability and fast data transfer. Acer also offers a range of optional accessories for the Predator G1 gaming desktop, including a mechanical keyboard, headset and wheeled carrying case.
Predator Z1 Display – Curved Monitor with G-SYNC Delivers Total Gaming Immersion
Acer’s new Predator Z1 monitor line introduces mainstream high-performance curved monitors featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to Acer’s gaming line up.  They are available in 31.5-, 30-and 27-inches, and feature a tight 1800R curve to make it easier to get fully immersed and surrounded by the action. The curved display improves immersion by having more depth, provides a wide field of view and broad viewing angle. G-SYNC matches the monitor’s refresh rate with the PC’s powerful GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimize stuttering.

The 30-inch model features an 1800R ultra-wide FHD (2560 x 1080) display with 21:9 resolution and 100% sRGB color gamut, delivering incredible detail for identifying enemies and exploring new worlds. Combined with a fast 4ms GTG (gray-to-gray) response time and up to 200Hz refresh rate, it provides the smoothest possible graphics for unbelievably realistic visuals; fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be all rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting. Lastly, support for 6-axis color adjustment results in beautifully smooth gradation, keeping the intermediate shades of extremely fine colors vibrant and lifelike.
The Predator Z1 series’ 178-degree viewing angles and curved design are perfect for multiple monitor set ups, giving an uninterrupted view free of blind spots. An ergonomically designed stand provides tilt and height adjustments for easy finding of the ideal viewing position, while a useful swivel feature automatically adjusts images from portrait to landscape. A quick-release design releases the monitor from the stand for wall-mounting. Cables can also be hidden inside the stand to keep the gaming area organized and clutter free. Select models include an ambient lighting feature which offers multiple and customizable colors (red, green, blue, white, orange) and styles (fixed, pulsing, flashing or rippling). 
The Predator Z1 monitor also includes AcerVisionCare and BlueLight Shield for less eye fatigue, and GameView for special settings like dark boost, which fine-tunes visuals for more details in darker scenes, and aim point assistance for those perfect shots.
The new Predator line up was unveiled at the next@acer event at 4 World Trade Center in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals.  To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices, visit

[1] VR-ready only for models with GeForce GTX 970 and above.
[2] Specifications vary depending on model.
[3] Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tech Facts: Sizing up MKV and MP4

What's he tdifference between MKV and MP4 via in-depth MKV vs MP4 comparison? How to choose the proper format to play depending on your needs?

MP4 (MPEG-4) files and MKV (Matroska Video) files are two container formats for storing digital video. Both video formats have advantages and disadvantages, which vary depending on their intended purpose and audience. Read Brief Introduction of 10 Popular Video Formats.

Q1 What is difference between MKV and MP4?

This is what i have searched all over and get learnt:
1. both mkv/mp4 can hold multiple streams video/audio/subtitle.
2. both mkv/mp4 can contains MPEG-4/H.264 codec.
3. both mkv/mp4 provide hd video quality.

But what i am looking for is what is difference between MKV and MP4? please help me soon, really greatly appreciate that.

Answer: MKV is a flexible, open standard video file format wildly used for HD videos. MKV is also the basis of WebM video, which is dedicated to developing a high-quality, open video format for the web that is freely available to everyone. That is why MKV has quickly become the preferred file extension for high definition video on the Internet (similar with WebM and VP8, which have highly efficient bandwidth usage and lower storage requirements can help you save both band resources and hard disk storage).

Yet mp4 have best performance on portable devices, that is why there are MP4 player.


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Q2: What is difference between MKV and MP4? I am suggested to rip my DVD library to MKV with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Read Review) because I want highest audio and video quality and confused as to whether MP4 is much suitable for playback on my Android tablet and PS4 or not.

Answer: I have been ripping my DVD/BluRay Library. I am just getting started but I have discovered a couple of things

1. I have ripped test Blu Rays to both MP4 (H.264) and MKV and compared each format on a Panasonic 42" Viera. RESULT: Blu Rays ripped to MKV format stream flawlessly. The same Blu Rays ripped to MP4 are jerky and discontinuous on the same system and TV. Otherwise picture quality is comparable. CONCLUSION: MKV is better for ripping and streaming Blu Rays in my environment.

2. I have ripped test DVDs to both MP4 and MKV and compared each format in the same environment. RESULT: DVDs ripped to MKV format show discontinuous video streaming and continuous, uninterrupted audi. DVDs ripped to MP4 format stream flawlessly. Picture quality between the two formats is equally good. CONCLUSION: MP4 is better for ripping and streaming DVDs in my environment.

After read the questions and answers, you may learn more about MKV and MP4 format. Although many users may have to convert their videos into other formats sometime, the world of video formats can be pretty confusing to them. Actually, it's nothing new that users can hardly figure out the right format from MKV vs MP4, two most common video formats. Here this article gives detailed information about the two video formats to help you choose the one better suits your need.

What is MKV?

MKV, the file format for Matroska Multimedia Container, is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. MKV can hold all of the same digital elements of MP4. MKV can also compress high quality videos into smaller files.

Note: if you want to convert MKV to any mobile device to enjoy on the go, such as MKV to iPad, MKV to iPhone 6/6 Plus, MKV on Gear VR, MKV to PS4, MKV to WDTV and so on, just click the guide and solve your problems.

What is MP4?

MP4 is short for MPEG-4 and succeeds the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats. Like MKV, it's a container format because it includes video, audio, images, playlists, chapter markers and subtitles defined by MPEG. This container format allows to combine different multimedia streams into one file. This file format is created to contain timed media information in a flexible, extensible format in order to interchange, manage and edit multimedia.

Note: If you want to convert your videos to MKV to MP4, you can accomplish your task with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. Built in 300+ video & audio codecs, this video converter ultimate can convert among HD videos like MKV, M2TS, MTS and MP4, MOV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc with 6x faster and no quality loss.

Compare MKV with MP4, we can draw the conclusion below from the above table:

1. MKV is mostly used to store compressed movie files and it's suitable for those who want to get high quality videos (convert HD videos and Blu-ray).

2. MP4 is a compression format/container typically used to get movies into a format for portable players (such as ipad/ipod/iphones).

3. MP4 has more compatibility but lesser quality, while MKV has better quality but larger space and poor compatibility.

Different video formats have their special purposes to satisfy various users' needs. Which one is the most suitable one depends on your own specific requirement. If you expect to backup DVD with extremely excellent quality of movies, TV shows, anime and have a powerful HD video player which can play videos in any formats installed, MKV is a good choice. On the other hand, MP4 is much more appropriate for playing videos on your Android devices and game consoles. Certainly, you can opt for converting your DVDs to H.264 for playback on devices with possible highest quality.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Acer Debuts Switch Alpha 12 Liquid-Cooled 2-in-1 Notebook

Acer announced the new Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 notebook with Windows 10, which delivers a heightened level of mobility with Acer LiquidLoop cooling, excellent performance, and an ultra-slim, flexible notebook-to-tablet design that is both elegant and sturdy – helping people do more.
The new Switch Alpha 12 is the industry’s first fanless 2-in-1 notebook to use a 6th Generation Intel® Core i7, Core i5 or Core i3 processor. It is powered by Windows 10, which is off to the fastest start in Windows history, with more than 270 million active devices.
“The Switch Alpha 12 is part of Acer’s new generation of mobile 2-in-1 products that focuses on providing exceptional performance, while also remaining cool and quiet,” said Jerry Hou, general manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “This new Switch Alpha line takes the best aspects of our award-winning Switch 2-in-1 product line and adds new features such as a fanless design, an ultra-thin attachable keyboard and the latest in mobile computing performance.”
“The 2-in-1 category continues to grow with new innovative designs coming to market,” said Navin Shenoy, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Computing group, Intel Corp. “The new, 6th Generation Intel Core-powered Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a great combination of performance, no-compromise computing and long battery life, making it ideal for work as well as playing on the go.”
“The Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 with Windows 10 allows people to have choice to experience entertainment and productivity as a notebook or tablet, with full PC functionality,” said Peter Han, vice president worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Only Windows 10 can deliver more personal computing, help reinvent productivity and use the power of the cloud to make all of your personal experiences across devices familiar.”
LiquidLoop Cooling Provides Silent Operation; Boosts Performance and Stability
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is ideal for places where quiet operation is appreciated – such as meetings, shared offices, classes and libraries. The silent LiquidLoop Cooling System keeps the Switch Alpha 12 at a stable temperature and running efficiently without fan noise. The device is the industry’s first 2-in-1 with a 6th Generation Intel Core processor to use a fanless design; this combination contributes to the system’s excellent performance and all-day 8-hour battery life1.  The LiquidLoop cooling system also provides improved reliability. Since it has no fan, venting that can be compromised by airflow issues and dust accumulation is not required.
Versatile 2-in-1 Design
Equipped with a versatile kickstand, attachable keyboard, and an optional Acer Active Pen, the Switch Alpha 12 utilizes Continuum to be enjoyed as a Windows 10 notebook and as a tablet with full PC functionality virtually anywhere. Two keyboard options are available: standard and backlit models for improved efficiency in low-light areas. The stable U-shaped kickstand has an anti-slip design to hold the display upright when customers touch or write on the display. It can be adjusted fluidly to any angle up to 165 degrees, making the Switch Alpha 12 comfortable to use on a desk, airplane, or lap. Also, the kickstand has sturdy hinges to handle frequent angle adjustments, an elegant and modern anodized aluminum chassis and a brushed hairline texture that complements the design and enhances comfort during transport.
The Switch Alpha 12’s 5.85mm thin, full-size keyboard is incredibly slim and light with amply-spaced keys. It delivers 1.4mm of travel for comfort and productivity while typing. The large trackpad supports convenient and intuitive navigation with Precision Touchpad supporting Windows 10 gestures for a smooth and responsive experience. The keyboard connects via a secure and easy to connect magnetic hinge, can be adjusted to a suitable ergonomic angle, and protects the screen and ensures easy transport when closed on top of the tablet.
Brilliant Display
The Switch Alpha 12 has a vibrant 12-inch touch display, the ideal size for anyone who creates, edits and enjoys content on the go. With IPS technology[1], an impressive 2160 x 1440 resolution and Intel HD Graphics 520 support, customers will enjoy vivid color and crisp detail. Great for videoconferencing and capturing memories, the Switch Alpha 12’s webcam provides 1080p Full HD audio and video recording, and the Acer TrueHarmony high performance sound system features dual front-facing speakers for a rich and immersive audio experience.
Ideal for Professionals; Optional Dock
Available for home, school and commercial customers, the Switch Alpha 12 combines performance, versatile design and features that can handle all their work needs. It can be used as a traditional notebook, as a display for presentations, and as a tablet with the optional pen for capturing ideas and making sketches.
Acer offers an optional Acer USB Type-C Dock that can transform it into a powerful workstation. This convenient and compact dock enables high-speed video, audio and data transfer and keeps the work area clutter-free with immediate connectivity to multiple displays and other devices simultaneously. It has a DisplayPort, HDMI, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports and three USB Type-A ports, as well as audio input for microphone and audio output for speakers.
Slim, Lightweight Design Packs in All the Latest Technology
The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is thin and light, measuring just 292.1 (W) x 201.4 (D) x 15.85 (H) mm (11.5 x 7.93 x 0.62 inches) and weights 1250 grams (2.76 pounds) when the tablet and keyboard are connected. The tablet alone measures just 9.5mm (0.37 inches) in height, and weighs 900 grams (1.98 pounds). It provides ample storage with a 128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD and can access additional files on the MicroSDXC slot. The device will be offered with 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM[2]. It features a thin and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C port for fast data transfers of up to 5Gbps from connected peripherals, to share video and also to power other devices. The Switch Alpha 12 also connects to peripherals via Bluetooth 4.0.
Fast dual-band 2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi on the Switch Alpha 12 keeps customers connected and in touch with up to three times faster[3] wireless connectivity compared to 802.11n.
The Switch Alpha 12 was unveiled recently at the next@acer press event in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. To learn more about availability and product specifications, contact the nearest Acer office or retailer via

[1] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products
[2] Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)
[3] Based on IEEE 802.11ac draft specification. An 802.11ac wireless equipped computer requires an 802.11ac router to work properly. Actual speed will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network and other factors. Up to three times faster comparing 802.11ac with 802.11n.

Innovative and pioneering media enhancement technology now in the Philippines

Photo shows (right) Vijay Vasandani, Marketing Director of Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc., as he demonstrates how AR technology works
Pinoy smartphones users and netizens has something to look forward for with an introduction in the country of a new technology that is becoming a hit worldwide.

Innovative media enhancement technology “Augmented Reality” or simply “AR,” which integrates digital information into a real environment in real time, is now available in the Philippines.

This was announced by the executive of Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc., the exclusive partner of AR-based technology in the Philippines that is under license from Toppan, a 115-year-old company and is one of the largest global printing companies in Japan.

Augmented Reality is a technology used to superimpose virtual images onto photos taken by a smartphone in real time. Compared to an earlier technology called “virtual reality,” which is more of creating an artificial environment, AR utilizes an existing environment and “superimposes” new information on top of it.

This technology is a hit all over the world upon its introduction since it adds extra value to any existing media platform by providing a realistic spectacle and a true-to-life sensory experience. The technology is highly personalized according to requirements and can be changed from time to time. The content can be made trendy and unique in order to attract attention, totally interactive and is vastly accessible due to the high number of smartphone usage in the country.

Any type of content, whether link to sounds or tracking movies. You can also create your own 3D CG or provide links to web pages.

Among the common uses or applications of AR technology is mainly through media and advertisements, as a form of digital incentives through a smart device, interactive print campaigns, food packaging, promotional videos, 3D animation, 3D flyers, guide books with video documentaries, or even a trade show presentation tool and other business-related needs.

This advanced AR technology can be experienced through the “AReader,” which is downloadable via the Apple App Store or Android’s “Google Play.”

Photo shows (right) Rowi Bautista, Managing Director of Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc., as he explains the Augmented Reality (AR) technology – an innovative technology from Japan that integrates digital information into a real environment in real time. AR technology is now available in the Philippines.
"Given the robustness of the media industry here in the Philippines, we are quite excited in bringing AR technology to the country. We know that it will be an exciting proposition to big companies here who want to ‘up the ante,’ so to speak, when it comes to creativity in digital advertising platforms and bringing in a whole new experience. We’re beyond delighted that AR is here right now for progressive companies and businesses to utilize and our team is looking forward to collborating with them,” explains the Managing Director, Rowi Bautista.

Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc. is the exclusive partner of AR technology in the country. The company also offers powerful business solutions through a wide range of technologies such as systems for HR Information, Payroll, Accounting, Sales and Inventory, Access Control and Security, Smart Cards, Research and Development, and even Banking Solutions. With them, ‘Converging Technologies’ of companies in order to go beyond boundaries is now made possible.

Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc. is headquartered at 1805A East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For more information, contact (+632) 5328579 or email or visit