Patches Index Server Vulnerability
(June 25, 2001) Bing applied the patch that fixed a newly discovered
security hole as detailed in Microsoft
Security Bulletin MS01-033.
Servers In Synch with Atomic Clocks
(June 23, 2001) Bitstop servers and routers are now synchonizing its
clocks with atomic clocks found in the world. This helps us in
accurately logging events in our NOC.
To synchronize your servers to international standards, download the
client and point it to 220.127.116.11
W2k Exam Promo Extended
(June 23, 2001) Microsoft has extended the promotion
period for the 25% discount on MCSE Windows 2000 MCSE exams to
September 30, 2001.
Previously August 31, 2001 was the last date candidates
now have one more month to take advantage of this offer.
Candidates must now register and complete these exams at the 25%
discount using the W2KSEV promotion code by September 30, 2001.
tests Tekram 160mbps SCSI Card
(June 22, 2001) Bitstop R&D is currently testing the Tekram
TC390u3W capable of supporting up to 15 scsi devices at sustained
transfer rates of 160mbps. Bitstop plans to test this device on
multiple platforms starting with Windows 2000, Windows NT and finally
Tests Linksys Wireless
(June 22, 2001) Bitstop OJT, Mr AllanDrew Wilkerson has his hands on
experience on the brand new Linksys Wireless Access Point. The
wireless device is on loan from IMVI courtesy of Mr Peter Maglaya
Attends APNIC and Microsoft DAB
(June 19, 2001) Bistop is happy to have attended the APNIC training
sponsored by Inter.net. This whole day affair was conducted at Cafe J
in Pasay Road. Bitstop also attended the Microsoft DAB (Direct Access
Briefing) at ChatterBox in Robinson's Galleria.
CLC in Butuan City
(June 19, 2001) Another Microsoft CLC project was deployed in San
Vicente National High School located in Butuan City. Shown in the
picture is Mrs. Hossana Jacobe OIC.
PORT Payment Solutions
(June 16, 2001) Bitstop has successfully deployed the UnionBank Port
Payment solution. We had problems with the module for weeks, but were
fortunate to have been visited and assisted Unionbank team lead by Mr Abel Veloria, Electronic Banking
Head at UnionBank.
Click here to
learn how to set it up yourself.
CLC in Maguindanao
(June 16, 2001) Via the magic of Internet, Mr Melvin Bueno sent us the
updated picture of their CLC installation in Maguindanao.
with Cisco & Netmeeting
(June 14, 2001) Bitstop thanks Mr Philip Tan of Cisco for his support
in helping us get our Microsoft Netmeeting to do VOIP (Voice over IP)
with a Cisco 1750V / FXS card.
While Netmeeting can do VOIP with Cisco machines, it will do so using
the default 64kb bandwidth (g711 ulaw). You have to tweak the system
into using g729r8 instead to be able to do VOIP using 8kb of
bandwidth! Next Target? g723.1 ACELP with 5.3kb!
Print Services for Unix
(June 13, 2001) Pran and Wilson teamed up to send print jobs from a
unix client using LPR to a windows 2000 server running LPD. It works!
The Print Services for Unix is shipped as part of windows 2k cd.
All unix based computers can now use your company's printers on
windows based machines.
Communication via IPSEC
(June 12, 2001) Bitstop successfully deployed an end to end secure
communication using windows 2000 built-in IPSEC
feature. This allows communications between any 2 computers to be
authenticated and encrypted.
Discount on MCSE2k Exams
(June 9, 2001) There's no better time than now to earn your Microsoft
Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification or upgrade to the
Microsoft Windows 2000® track. From June 1,
2001 to August 31, 2001, take selected Windows 2000 exams and receive
a 25 percent discount on the regular exam price. To receive the
discount, register with Prometric
or VUE beginning June 1, 2001.
Provide the promotional code W2KSEW when you
register, and then you have until August 31, 2001 to take the exams.
retake policy still applies. Click here
to learn more!
Beta Server build 1680
(June 8, 2001) We have a beta version of the Half-Life
Server we'd like to begin testing.
Issues we have addressed with this version:
This version should fix the problem of clients crashing because one
client changed his name to invalid characters ("~%?%?%?").
Counter strike servers: 18.104.22.168,
Passes Win2k Network Infra Exam
(June 8, 2001) Medelyn Berces, Senior Software support
staff, recently passed the Windows 2000 Designing a MS Windows 20000
Network Infrastructure. 70-221. Our congratulations!
Tours ChungHwa Telecom's IDC
(June 8, 2001) Bitstop thanks Mr Chung Yung Kang,
Director, Internet Services Dept, Mrs. I-fang Wu Associate Engineer,
IS Dept, and Mr Kuo-an Tseng Systems Engineer Marketing Dept,
for the warm welcome Mr and Mrs Wilson Chua received while on tour in
ChungHwa's IDC (Internet Data Center).
Arena Server is up!
(June 8, 2001) Try our Quake3 Arena server at
gamer.dagupan.com port 27960
fast tracking Microsoft's Connected Learning Communities
(June 7, 2001) Bitstop is currently deploying
Internet-ready computer workstations and servers loaded with Windows
2000 Professional and Server respectively, digital and web cameras,
scanners, and multimedia sets to the following areas:
San Isidro National High School
San Isidro, Sta. Ana Pampanga
Cahbriva Alternative School Foundation
Los Baños, Laguna
Maria Cristina National High School
Fuentes Maria Cristina
South National High School
of Pangasinan is now online!
(June 7, 2001) The University of Pangasinan and its
Valle Verde office in Pasig, Metro Manila is now online. The UPang
campus is now connected via a 128 kbps leased line. Bitstop assisted
Albert Aquino and Mr. Frank Plopinio in configuring UPANG routers.
Attends Cisco University Seminar
7, 2001) Mr. Francis Vidal of Bitstop attended the Cisco University -
Secured WLAN Aironet 350 series seminar last May 29-30, 2001. The
seminar focused on WLAN & VPN security using the newest Cisco
Aironet 350 series and VPN concentrator. It also covered setting up of
a wireless client to an access point (AP) with per user/per session
encryption using ACS 6.2 Radius Server, and installation of VPN client
to enable IPSEC communication to VPN3000 concentrators.
Patch, Exchange & Groupshield Problem
(June 1, 2001) Thanks to both Microsoft Phils and
Microsoft Shanghai, we were able to verify that applying the security
patch for sandmind/iis will result in exchange startup failures due to
the McAfee Groupshield that is running on our Mailserver. The
solution? Remove the Groupshield, and if it fails, re-install and
restore from backup tapes.
Site Hosted at Bitstop
(May 30, 2001) Click here for the official webpage of ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation.
The ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity
Conservation (ARCBC) serves as the central focus for networking
and institutional linkage among ASEAN
Members Countries (AMCs) and between ASEAN and European
Union (EU) partner organizations to enhance the capacity of ASEAN
in promoting biodiversity conservation
(June 1, 2001) Bitstop has launched our CS Stats Page
click on the link found in the lower right portion of the home page to
view it. It has several features, notably the ability to list your
clan stats also.
The link is located under Gaming section. This system
was deployed by Pran!
your IIS 4.0 and 5.0
(May 30, 2001) Bitstop IIS servers were among those
hit by the SandMind/IIS
worm. We just found our webpages defaced with Anti-Us propaganda.
To avoid this fate, please update your IIS4.0 with this
patch, and IIS 5.0 with this patch.
You may also want to review the ACL by limiting Everyone access
thanks Cisco, IBM and MSI for Seminar
(May 29, 2001) Bitstop is happy to have organized the
recently concluded back to back workshops sponsored by IBM, CISCO and
MSI Digiland. Click
here to view the ABS-CBN coverage
Awards from Mozcom
(May 28, 2001) Mozcom gave out 2 awards to Bitstop in
the recently concluded Mozcom Franchise Conference held in Maribago,
Cebu. The first award was given to Bitstop for ...
'maximizing the benefits of the TMNS mailing list
as a learning tool for the TMNS online community by way of regularly
posted questions, suggestions and comments that help enhance
everyone's participation and knowledge about Mozcom Internet
The second award was given in recognition of our E1
connection to Mozcom. Both awards were given by Dr. William T. Torres,
and Cisco Presentations Tomorrow
(May 28, 2001)
Bitstop is reminding registered participants that the IBM and Cisco
Presentations are scheduled for tomorrow at Leisure Coast Resort in
Bonuan, Dagupan. For details call +6375-522-5089
deployes 2 CStrike Server
(May 24, 2001) Pran
has made a total of 2 gameservers for Counterstrike Games. These are:
here to download the client software to connect to our BATTLE.net!
This allows you to play other popular games like RedAlert, Starcraft,
Age of Empires etc.
(May 26, 2001) Bitstop FTP
server now has the files for Linux 7.1. Click
here to download the enormous files
Mailing List Facility
(May 24, 2001) For a
limited time of 2 months, Bitstop Inc is offering its mailing list
facility to the computing community of the North. A mailing list
allows one email to be 'broadcast' to all members of the list. This
makes communication among peers much easier.
Those that will avail of
this FREE facility must agree to the following:
The mailing list
conforms to internet etiquette and adhere to strict standards of
decency, morals and must be completely legal
Bitstop assumes no
responsibility for any content or discussion that passes thru our
Bitstop reserves the
right to terminate the service at any time and from time to time,
post messages to the mailing list
Boasts 256KB Internet Access
(May 24, 2001) Lyceum
Northwestern signed a memorandum of agreement with Bitstop Inc for
the latter to supply the former with 256 kilobits of Internet data.
When operational, Lyceum Northwestern will have the biggest internet
connectivity in the Northern Luzon area. Atty Gonzalo Duque,
President of Lyceum Northwestern and Mr Wilson L. Chua,
President of Bitstop Inc signed the contract.
bandwidth provisioning is part of the ambitious IT infrastructure and
modernization plans of Prof Brian Bevan, Dean ,College of
Engineering and Mr Michael Tanedo, (MCSE+I,MCDBA, CCNA)
LN IT Consultant. The agreement also calls on Bitstop to train
LN’s Top 5 IT graduates each year by accepting them into Bitstop’s
OJT program for ISPs and Network Managers. Bitstop Inc was tapped due
to its numerous IT certifications (Microsoft Certified Solutions
Provider and Cisco Premier Partner) and commendations.
Add'l Dialup Lines
(May 24, 2001) Bitstop
released to the public today, 5 additional dialup lines for our
subscribers as follows: 2 for dagupan.com and 3 for Mozcom/Pangasinan.com
(May 23, 2001) Pran just
upgraded our FreeBSD from 4.3 beta to 4.3 stable and our squid proxy
from stable 2.3 to stable 2.4 using the newer diskd daemon that
significantly increases the throughput and responsiveness of proxy
(May 23, 2001) Previsous
versions of Media Player had some bugs when it came to playing our
Online Jukebox. But this new version seems to have complete
Download the new version here.
2000i and the Internet
(May 22, 2001) Our AutoCAD
engineer, Mr Adolfo Laguardia, a Civil Engineering graduate of
University of Pangasinan, was able to do this with the help of AutoCAD
2000i. Click on the image to see what AutoCAD can do with designs!
(you may also want to right click the resulting image)
Welcomes our new Member!
(May 22, 2001) Mr Francis
Vidal, formerly the Sys Ad of University
of Saint La Salle Bacolod, today joins Bitstop as part of our NOC
team. Mr Vidal brings with him, solid experience and expertise in
FreeBSD, PHP, mySQL, Linux, Perl, Web design and programming,
that complements Bitstop current skillset.
Welcome to Bitstop Pran!
Adds 2 Great Stations
(May 22, 2001)
Eradioportal just added 2 more great FM stations from Manila. These
are KLite and Wave89.1.
Click on the links to visit them.
N. gets 4th CCNA in the North
(May 21, 2001) Bitstop
congratulates Mr Michael Tanedo, MCSE+I, MCDBA for passing the
Cisco 640-507 exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam).
is 3rd CCNA in the North
(May 19, 2001) Bitstop
congratulates Mr Genesis Esteban, MCSE+I, MCDBA (aka Dinky) for
passing the Cisco 640-507 Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. This
makes Dinky the 3rd CCNA in the North! (Bitstop also says hi to
Dinky's Mom who is a regular visitor from California!)
successfully deploys DSLPipe
(May 12, 2001) Bitstop
thanks Mr Alvin Dalmacio of Lucent Phils, for loaning us a pair of
DSL-HST 2.3mpbs CellPipe DSL router/bridge units.
Bitstop will pilot this
DSL setup with DigitelONE in Dagupan on May 17, 2001.The pilot aims to
connect digitelone transmission office to Bitstop's office in downtown
Dagupan over a pair of ordinary cooper line! If all goes well,
Bitstop/DigitelONE/Lucent project will be the very first wired
broadband deployment in Pangasinan.
tests Windows XP beta
(May 11, 2001) Bitstop
labs would like to thank Microsoft Philippines (Mr Emmanuel San
Agustin) for the Windows XP evaluation copy he loaned to us.
Initial test show marked improvement in speed and reliability over
Cisco VOIP/WIRELESS Seminar @ Bitstop
(May 10, 2001) Cisco Channel Manager, Mr
Renato Garcia confirmed today the holding of a Cisco Wireless and VOIP seminar and
Networking Academy Accreditation briefing on May 29, 2001 from 2-4pm.
Educational Institutions interested in
applying for the much coveted Networking Academy Accreditation are encouraged to email
their reservations to the seminar to email@example.com
IBM Summer Extravaganza
(May 10, 2001) Bitstop is proud to announce
IBM's Summer Extravaganza Tour. This will showcase IBM's impressive line of desktops,
servers and notebook computers together with their aggressive financial support package.
The financial package features a 3 year leasing option with NO downpayment that is
tailored for institutions wishing to upgrade their existing IT facilities.
The seminar will be held on May 29, 2001
from 9-12 am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.
Mustard Seed appoints Bitstop as MYOB Reseller
(May 10, 2001) Bitstop was appointed by
Mustard Seed Systems Corporation to be the Authorized Reseller for MYOB in a meeting today
at Mustard Seeds office in Manila. The meeting was attended by Mrs Jane Chua of Bitstop
and Mr Osler Fajardo, Director-Sales& Marketing for Mustard Seed.
Mustard Seed is the country distributor for
MYOB (Mind your own Business) one of the easiest to use accounting program adapted for
Philippine conditions. Mustard Seeds also carries POS system and Payroll software.
Canon Launches New Model
(May 9, 2001) In a lavish party held at Edsa
Shangrila, Canon Philippines launched several new models of printers and scanners. The new
printers boast of dual inputs (parallel and USB), faster speeds (15ppm), 25 year color
fastness, and higher resolution printing at 5pl! The scanners introduced the FARE
Bitstop was impressed to learn that Canon
printers are now the #1 printer in the Asia Pacific region.
Lucent Appoints WSI as Disti
(May 9, 2001) In a cocktail hosted at the Conservatory in Manila Peninsula,
Lucent Philippines announced the appointment of Wordtext Systems Inc (WSI, Phils) as its
distributor for various networking products. On hand to accept the appointment was our
friend, Mr Juan Chua, President of WSI.
Aironet 340 Demo and Site Survey
(May 8, 2001) Bitstop demonstrated the Aironet
340 at Lyceum Northwestern today. The
demonstration also included a site survey of potential locations where wireless broadband
connectivity is needed.
solution is capable of providing high speed internet and network traffic of up to
PISO Membership approved
(May 8, 2001) Bitstop
has been informed that our application to be a member of the prestigious PISO has been
StreamQuestAsia Ties up with KLite
(May 7, 2001)
StreamQuestAsia, a newly
incorporated company owned by Bitstop and NetQuest,
announced today their memorandum of agreement with KLite. The agreement calls on
StreamQuestAsia to webcast Klite's popular radio program onto the internet.
Congratulations to Infocom's eLIFE Launching
(May 6, 2001) Bitstop is proud to be part of Infocom's eLife Section.
Bitstop together with partners Infocom and DigitelONE were instrumental in streaming the
country's top radio programs like Crossover, MonsterRX, DWRT, KY91 and DZBB over the
Bitstop remains the country's only accredited
Windows Media Service Provider.
Check your IIS Permission
(May 3, 2001) Two (2) of Bitstop's NT 4.0 sp6a
IIS servers were hacked and default.htm, index.htm, default.asp on those machines
were replaced with anti-US comments. Please change the permissions on the /inetpub/script
to disallow [everyone] group from having full permissions.
MCT and Win2k Cert Prof @ bitstop
(May 3, 2001) Mr Wilson L. Chua, MCSE+I
received his confirmation from Microsoft today regarding his acceptance as a Microsoft
Certified Trainor. At the same time, Mr Chua took and passed the Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional Exam 70-210 (Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000
Download Namfrel Audio/Video Materials
(May 3, 2001) Lets do our part for our
country. Please download and share the Namfrel's Voter Advocacy Campaign Materials with
here to download them
is On for CLC 3rd Year
(May 2, 2001) Microsoft is
fast-tracking its search for nominees for its CLC(
Connected Learning Community) Program. Interested high schools can
apply by sending email to Ms
Mae Rivera of Microsoft Phils.
Target areas for this year
- Batanes (Taken)
- Region 6 - Bacolod/Roxas/Capiz
- Region 9 - Zamboanga City/Dipolog
- Region 12 - Iligan/Cotabato City
- Region 13 - Siargao/Surigao del Norte
- Butuan/Surigao City
- ARMM - Sulu/Maguindanao/Tawi-tawi
accepted by Microsoft will get hardware, software and internet access
donations from Microsoft Philippines. Click
here to learn about the 1st year rollout of Microsoft's CLC
here to learn about the 2nd year rollout.
Partners with INQ7 to rush Rebellion Scenes
1, 2001) Bitstop was asked by INQ7 to rush the webcast of events aired
over GMA7 covering the events that lead to the State of Rebellion in
deploys 11mpbs Broadband in the Region
(Apr 30, 2001) Bitstop
thanks Cisco for their support in allowing us to test and deploy their
Aironet 340 wireless broadband solution. The Aironet was tested to
provide internet at whooping speeds of up to 11mbps!
Bitstop is currently doing
site surveys around Dagupan's Business and commercial district to
determine the optimal number of, and placement of additional Aironet
Wireless access to the
internet provides our subscribers with internet connectivity while
roaming the streets of Dagupan with their handhelds, palms, and
has Pangasinan's 1st Windows2k MCSE
(Apr 28, 2001) Bitstop is
proud to announce that Mr Benedict Cuison of Luzon
Colleges, is the first Microsoft Windows2000 MCSE in Pangasinan, and only part of a handful in the entire
Election Heating Up
(Apr 28, 2001) Bulacan
elections has never been like this. Take a look at how the internet is
shaping Bulacan Politics. Election
Fever in Bulacan! The site is hosted by Mozcom Bulacan.
Click here to view the debates: 1
to Launch Partner Program in Baguio
26, 2001) American Power Conversion will launch the APC Channel
Partner Program for dealers and will present a Product Orientation and
Updates seminar for endusers in Baguio Country Club Ballroom on May 11, 2001.
Attendance is by invitation only, so please contact Bitstop (APC's
liason for Region 1) for more info.
Pampanga Peering Now Up!
(Apr 25, 2001) The
province of Pangasinan and Pampanga are now fully interconnected via
our frame relay link between Mozcom-Pampanga
and Bitstop. This follows our earlier peering with the province of
Bulacan thru Mozcom-Bulacan
Our thanks to Mr Paul
Pongco and Mr Arnold Castro, the superb sysads at Mozcom for setting
up the entries.
E1 link to DigitelONE UP
(Apr 25, 2001) Our thanks
to Mr Patrick Palacios and his team for sending a rapid response team
over to dagupan to fix our broken e1 modem. The modem was traced as
the root of the problem. A spare modem was also left behind by the
team to solve similar problems in the future.
E1 link to DigitelONE Down
(Apr 24, 2001) Now its
Digitelone's e1 link that went down at 4am today. But our router
gracefully switched the routes using BGP protocol. Our E1 links to
Mozcom and Infocom took over the demand normally serviced by the
soon a member of Bitstop Internet Family
(Apr 24, 2001) Bitstop
welcomes UPANG to our internet family of users! University of
Pangasinan formally signed today a memorandum of agreement with
Bitstop to upgrade their lease line connection to the internet.
Training from Keystone
24, 2001) Getting Certified on Windows 2000 just got easier with
Keystone's new CDROM arrivals! Bitstop has on stock Windows 2000
Designing Directory Services (exam 70-219) $450.00 , Windows
2000 Network Infrastructure (exam 70-216) $599.95 and Windows 2000
Server (Exam 70-215) $ 599.90.
Internet featured in MB Article
(Apr 23, 2001) Bitstop is
proud to have been featured in one of the country's leading
newspapers. Please click
on this link to veiw the article.
Aironet Test Kit Arrives
23, 2001) Bitstop received today the test kit from Cisco Systems
containing one Aironet 340 series and 2 PCMCIA wireless networking
cards. We are calling on interested parties to schedule the free
FM 89.1 Soon!
(Apr 21, 2001) Station Mgr
Joe D Mango and John Ang of Bitstop signed today, a memorandum of
agreement for Bitstop to stream its fm broadcast over on the internet.
Watch for this! Soon!
(Apr 21, 2001) Our thanks
to PLDT for their prompt response and to Mozcom Bulacan for the
transit of our authentication packets whilst our LL was down. Internet access speed is back
to normal after almost 24 hours! Thanks to all for your
(Apr 20, 2001) There was a
slowdown experienced today due to one of our leased line provider's
node going down mid morning. Fortunately, due to Bitstop's redundant
links, internet access was continuous.
The downtime affected not
only Bitstop's connection to Mozcom but other PLDT corporate clients
in Manila as well. We have been informed that the outage will
last until tomorrow. PLDT is confident that normal operations
will be restored before lunch time.
to show first live webcast
(Apr 19, 2001) Bitstop
congratulates PLDT on the occasion of the country's first live webcast.
Logon to http://www.pldt.com.ph
tonight April 19,2001 at 6:30 pm.
at Hardrock Cafe
(Apr 18, 2001) Bitstop
and Infocom were guests of DWRT during the rage night at Hardrock
Cafe, featured performer is the Freestyle. Click
here to listen.
passes Microsoft W2K Accelerated Exam
(Apr 17, 2001) Bitstop
congratulates Mr. Benedict Cuison for passing the Microsoft W2K
Accelerated Exam 70-240. This exam is the equivalent of 4 exams
for the new MCSE certification track. Win NT4 MCSEs are required to
upgrade their skill sets and pass 7 exams by the end of year 2001.
So far, according to
unofficial sources, Benz is only the 2nd person to pass the exams in
the Philippines. The first one is June Tabadero of DbWizards.
(Apr 6, 2001) Bitstop is
proud to be part of the Town Fiesta Celebration of Bayambang by
hosting its Official Webpage.
We have also re-designed the webpage for Our
Lady of Manaog.
picked as Technical Consultant
(Apr 6, 2001) Bitstop is
honored to have been chosen by Colegio San Jose De Alaminos,
Pangasinan, as its industry technical advisor. Under the terms of the
agreement, Bitstop not only provides technical advise on IT related
matters, but commits to accept the top 5 graduating students of the
school for On the Job training. Photo shows Mr Wilson L. Chua and
Sister Eterna after the signing of the MOA.
Launches CLC 3rd Year!
(Apr 6, 2001) Microsoft
formally announced the opening of CLC (Connected Learning Community)
Year 3 at the Rockwell Club in Makati. This was announced by Microsoft
Phils country Manager, Mr Richard Francis.
High schools that are
selected by Microsoft under the program will receive donations of
computers, MS software, scanner, color printer, digital camera and 1
year internet connection from Microsoft!
Prize Winner of Intel's Madness Sale Raffle
Photo shows Mr. Glen Guira
who won a Sony VCD Player during the Intel's PC Madness Sale.
Our Congratulations and happy viewing.
Demo @ Bitstop!
31, 2001) Bitstop is now showcasing a variety of Logitech
Internet Servers Upgraded
29, 2001) As part of our expansion plans, Bitstop's main servers
were upgraded to rack mount versions. This gives us more space in our
network operations center.
The rack mounts feature
shock mounting for the hard drives, dust filter for inlet fan, dual
redundant, hot-swappable power supply and heat-dissipating aluminum
Mounting our servers on a
rack also gives us more room for our coming
APC Netshelter rack enclosures!
While we were at it, we
also added more memory to the servers (768mb and 1gb). We also upgraded
older Pentium IIs to Pentium III.
99.5 Now Online!
(March 28, 2001) DWRT 99.5
is now online. Click
here to listen. The agreement was entered into by Mr Eric Eloriaga,
President of DWRT and Mr Wilson L.Chua, President of Bitstop.
Studes Create Virtual Jukebox
(March 22, 2001) Bitstop
is proud to have some of AUF's
top IT students as On the Job trainees at bitstop. The team has
created the Virtual Jukebox
prototype as part of their project. Picture shows the team composed of
Ben Penell Jr, Genie Joy Marfa, Alexis Cortes, Lea Mangio, and Gio Bautista, together with Mrs Jane
Chua, MCSE and son
Keith. The AUF team has put together a Virtual Jukebox backed by MS
SQL 7.0 database server backend.
Wireless LAN Premier Test Drive Program
21, 2001) Bitstop will be test- deploying Aironet 340 WLAN kit
consisting of one access point and two
pcm342 cards. These products utilize direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS)
technology to deliver up to 11 Mbps throughput, and offer up to
128-bit wired equivalent privacy (WEP) for data security that is
comparable to traditional wired LANs.
This test kit is provided by Cisco as
part of their Wireless LAN Premier Test Drive Program.
Region I attends Mozcom Training
(March 20, 2001) Bitstop,
the Mozcom POP for Pangasinan, conducted an internet training seminar
for the regional offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
This training will
maximize the BIR's utilization of Bitstop's internet usage. As part of
the training, Bitstop introduced the use of digital certificates as a
means of countering mail-related frauds like: man-in-middle attacks,
mail spoofing and mail snooping.
Verifier Demo @ MotherGoose
19, 2001) Bitstop will demonstrate the BIOLINK fingerprint verifier
system that also doubles as a mouse in MotherGoose this Wednesday, Mar
Taps Bitstop as Technical Consultant
(March 17, 2001) Bitstop
recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Saint Louis College in
San Fernando La Union. The agreement calls for Bitstop to provide SLC
with its networking and internet expertise in the form of consultancy.
The MOA was signed by Dra Remedios Marinas, President of SLC and Mr Wilson L. Chua,
President of Bitstop, witnessed by Dra. Dag-0 ,
Dean of Academic Affairs, SLC and Mrs Jane A Chua of Bitstop
Students Visit Bitstop
(March 15, 2001) Bitstop
was visited by students under Prof
Joel Adawe of UP Baguio. We hope that their visit to our Network
Operations Center provided them with an overall idea of how Internet
Service Providers deploy 24x7 high availability networks. Picture
shows the students with Mr John Ang, (CCNA):
(March 13, 2001) We had a
one hour outage from 8-9 am to update our mail server running on
Microsoft Exchange 5.5. We updated the service pack from SP3.0
to SP4.0 and changed our MX records to use the APNIC assigned IP
address. This will allow our mail to come in and go out using all 3 of
III Arena @ gamer.dagupan.com
(March 13, 2001) Quake III
Arena game is now hosted at gamer.dagupan.com.
Peers with Pampanga
(March 13, 2001) In the
next 30 days, Mozcom Pangasinan (Bitstop) will interconnect its
systems with Mozcom-Pampanga (Angelcomm). Mozcom-Pampanga is the
market leader in their area with 4mpbs satellite link and an upcoming
E1 link to Mozcom.
With these interconnected
links, Bitstop subscribers will only be one (1) hop away from hosted
sites in Pangasinan, La Union, Bulacan and Pampanga, including parts
of Ilocos Norte!
3rd E1 now operational!
(March 12, 2001) Bitstop
is happy to announce that our 3rd E1 is up! This E1 (2048kpbs) link
connects us to Mozcom's 72 POPs nationwide plus ABONE! Our
thanks to Mozcom sysads for helping us with the BGP router entries!
(Arnold and Paul)
attends Seminar on Future High Speed Networks
(March 5, 2001) Bitstop
attended the seminar conducted by Dr Peter Tomsu of Cisco EMEA on the
future of Multispeed networks held at the Networld +Interop in Sydney.
Picture shows Dr Tomsu with Mr Wilson Chua
attends BGP Multihoming Seminar
(March 1, 2001) Conducted
by Dr Philip Smith, Cisco, this seminar teaches the various
scenarios facing ISPs and the suggested approaches to handle these in
BGP. Bitstop also learned about how unicast reverse path forwarding
can be used to enforce non-transit policies among peers. Overall, Dr
Smith makes the complicated BGP entries look simple! Picture below
shows us together with DigitelONE's Stephen Ngo
Postcard from CyberJaya
(Feb 26, 2001) Mr. Wilson
Chua visited Cyberjaya, a model intelligent city for Malaysia's
Multimedia SuperCorridor vision. Click on the postcard to learn
more. Bitstop is attending the Apricot 2001 in Kuala Lumpur.
Win at VMUF by VMU-CCS team
(Feb 23, 2001)
Bitstop's 'manok' in VMUF won the grandslam intramurals at Virgen
Milagrosa Educational Foundation. This happy news was relayed to us by
no less than Dean Efren Y. Ignacio. Congratulations!
Game Server Demo
22, 2001) Calling all Mozcom and Pangasinan dialup subscribers! We are currently testing our counterstrike game server. This
optimized server should give you the lowest ping rates. To Join, you must
have your counterstrike installed , up and running. Use 22.214.171.124 (PUBLIC) as the ip
address of the server.
Pictures from http://www.counter-strike.net/images.html
Press Con well attended
(Feb 17, 2001)
Bitstop thanks all the people that supported us during the E1 contract
signing with Mozcom. Among them are: Dr Willy Gan (who
walked several kilometers to get past the traffic); Ging Cardinoza of
Manilatimes and Leu Paragas of Dzrh, who helped us organize the
press conference. All the Mozcom POPs that attended, Ms Tech
Valmonte of IT works, Mr Joey Esguerra of 3com and finally , Mr
Mike Wilkerson for the facilities at their great beach resort, Lazy A
in San Fabian. Click to see:
Full Coverage Part I
Picture shows the group after the beers and the inihaw
(Picture courtesy of Mr Ben Pennel, a Mozcom
subscriber using a Mustek MDC800)
Welcomes Mozcom Chairman
16, 2001) Mozcom Chairman, Dr Willy Gan, is scheduled to arrive
tomorrow for the formal contract signing of Bitstop's E1
The affair will
be held at City De Luxe Hotel and Restaurant at Tapuac Dist, Dagupan,
(Feb 12, 2001)
For every ten (10) MS Office MOLP licenses purchased from February 1
until April 30, 2001, a company availing of the promo receives one (1)
Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) exam voucher. (worth 25
vouchers are given for purchases under the Microsoft Open License
Program (MOLP) of MS Office products limited to Office2000 Standard,
Professional, Premium editions for new users and upgrades, excluding
Upgrade Advantage SKUs, Small Business, Developer, OEM, Government,
Academic, and Charity editions.
Pushes MOUS Certification
(Feb 10, 2001)
Bitstop is proud to be part of Microsoft's push for MOUS (Microsoft
Office User Specialist Program) Certification.
"A (MOUS) certificate proving your
proficiency or expertise in Microsoft Office productivity applications
will serve as proof to your employer that you can really handle the
task. The certification would prove your skills and qualify for the
job," Sam Jacoba , Business Development Manager, Microsoft
to read the Manila Bulletin article.
E1 Press Briefing on Feb 17, 2000
(Feb 10, 2001)
Bitstop will hold a press briefing on Feb 17, 2000 at City Deluxe
Hotel , Tapuac District, Dagupan City, to witness the contract
signing for Bitstop's 3rd E1 (2048kbps) link with Mozcom.
Dr Willy Gan,
Chairman of Mozcom, together with Northern Luzon Mozcom Franchisees
are expected to grace the affair.
Official! Bitstop is 1st Cisco Partner
(Feb 10, 2001)
Bitstop is happy to announce that we are the first and so far, the
only Cisco Certified Premier Partner north of Manila.
attained this status by having staff who are Cisco Sales Expert, Cisco
Certified Network Associate and Design Associate.
XV3 a Sellout Success!
(Feb 10, 2001)
Martin Nievera's concert in Baguio was a huge success judging from the
SRO crowd at the SLU gym. Bitstop and our friends were lucky enough to
get a picture with Martin, courtesy of our friends from Crossover, Mr
Louie Villar and Mr Rey Santos.
to Sandy FM
(Feb 9, 2001)
SandyFM's broadcast is a joint collaboration between Infocom, Bitstop
and Datacom in Cagayan De Oro.Click here to listen.
Seminar @ New World
(Feb 6, 2001) e-TRENDS, INC. will
be launching the first module in its Networking and Integration for
Professionals Series (NIPS 1) on March 7, 2001 at New World
Renaissance Hotel. This series aims to provide an overview not only to
IT Professionals but to any interested individual who wishes to learn
more about “Networking and Integration Services” in layman's
The topics to
be covered in the launching seminar will be:
– From Hubs to the Latest Intelligent Devices
ISP Operations –
Traditional Services and New Innovations
New WAN Talk – ATM
& Frame Relay – Is it applicable to your setup?
– Is our WAN setup heading this way?
please call 753-1796 or 753-1797 and look for Dodi or Angel or
Grants BGP routing
3, 2001) After months of negotiations, Mozcom and Bitstop will
announce on Feb 17, 2001 their agreement to do BGP routing and
additional E1 of bandwidth. Bitstop will have a total combined
capacity of 3 E1s from 3 separate sources. This capacity will help
Pangasinan position itself as the premier location for IT related
businesses in the North.
Dialups Supported @ Bitstop
27, 2001) Multilink is the process of combining 2 or more internet
connec tions into one. Bitstop internet support staff, Bing and Sheila
has tested and deployed Multilink technology over Bitstop's USR
Total Control Chassis equipment. This Multilink demo was requested
by Mr Joseph Gille of Wired (Dagupan)
You can use 2 or more dialup connections and bundle into one virtual
circuit/connection for even faster surfing! MultiLink gives you the
performance of a lease line and the convenience of dial on demand!
27, 2001) Mr Genesis Esteban, again passed his Microsoft Certified
Exam and completing all the requirements to becoming an MCDBA
(Microsoft Certified Database Administrator). He is also MCSE +I. His
Wife, Lani, also passed her Visual Basic Certification Exam. Our
Wishes to NU
26, 2001) Our best wishes to Northwestern
University (Laoag) on the occasion of its 69th Foundation
Anniversary. Bitstop is proud to be part of its celebration by
providing Video Conferencing Demo and various Film Showing. Photo
Shows President Ben Nicolas, cutting the ribbon to the exhibit
Gains 2nd CCNA
21, 2001) Mr. John Ang Jr. has attained his CCNA status after successfully passing the required exam. Congratulations,
John and a Prosperous New Year.
this certification, Bitstop has completed all requirements to be a
Cisco Premier Partner.
For those of you that haven't seen Mr
John Ang, here is a photo taken at the Autodesk Sales Seminar in
Island Cove. John is the second from the left on the back row.
20, 2001) Mr Wilson L. Chua has successfully passed the Cisco
Certified Design Associate Exam (640-441) He took this exam right
after the DCN course conducted by Training
Partners and sponsored in part by Cisco
and TAP. In behalf of Sir Wilson and Sir John, Bitstop wishes to thank
the course instructor, Mr Jerry Mahinay.
19, 2001) Would you like to take a peek at what's happening in EDSA? Click on this site
courtesy of our webcam http://126.96.36.199:8080/webcam/
and experience EDSA vicariously. Note: You might have to
refresh your browser for the most recent webcam shot.
now up but under observation
18, 2001) After more than a week, our 56k Digitel Trunkline 5147111
has been restored. Please help us by testing the line through
your dial up connection and sending feedback through email@example.com.
Please bear with us as the line is still being observed for
thanks to Digitel Field Support Engineers Ojie Lopez, John Lugtu and
Job Relatores and the Dagupan switch engineers for reactivating the
18, 2001) We would like to congratulate Mr.
Jude P. Labasano, Chief Technical Supervisor of Computer Access in
Angeles City for passing the exams for Comptia A+ Core Service and
Windows Service Technician. He passed with flying colors and he
did it in record time!
Router Memory Upgraded
11, 2001) Bitstop recently doubled all memory modules on all its Cisco 3600
series routers. This will allow our routers to accept more BGP route
advertisements and make better routing decisions.
Digitel Frame Relay Service Restored
10, 2001) After more than 48 hours of downtime, DigitelONE was able
to rush the re-activation of our vital Frame Relay service.
of this writing however, none of our digitel dialup lines including
our e1/r2 (56kb) were operational. Please visit our site for updates
on this situation.
Wishes on BSU's 85th Anniversary
10, 2001) Bitstop wishes to congratulate Benguet
State University on the occasion of its 85th Foundation Day.
Digitel Frame Relay and e1/r2 down
(Jan 7, 2001)
Frame Relay connections and Digitel dialup lines went down tonight from
onwards. Bitstop has already re-routed the major systems to use bitstop's other
links-- mozcom via PLDT and Infocom via smart.
to sources in Digitel, the construction work being done on the Dagupan
bridge had drilled into a major link in Digitel's distribution
network. This caused the outage. Repair work will start early tomorrow
to restore the service which is expected to last until noon.
All subscribers are advised to
use PLDT dialup lines instead. Our thanks to Mr Deepak for alerting us
FREE Goodies from Bitstop
(Jan 5, 2001) Each
student that visits bitstop and presents their student IDs get to avail of one box of
5.25" diskettes for free! (We are in the process of cleaning out our old stocks and
are giving these away!)
Zenshin Presents Tandberg Backup Solutions
(Jan 3, 2001) Mr Roger
Lim , President of Zenshin was a guest at Bitstop where he shared with us the new
technologies from Tandberg Data.
Click here to listen to his presentation.
Bitstop Gets BGP support from DigitelONE, INFOCOM
(Jan 2, 2001) Bitstop
thanks Mr Stephen Ngo of DigitelONE and Mr Rolando
Marasigan of INFOCOM for helping us complete our
router entries for our APNIC assigned Autonomous System Number (AS#). We appreciate also
the routing updates sent to us from the DigitelONE and Infocom networks.This BGP
programming will help Bitstop's routers make more intelligent routing decisions compared
to our previously made static entries.
Note: Bitstop will be closed for the holidays and will open on Jan 2, 2001
Bitstop Gets Cisco Sales Expert
(Dec.28, 2000) Mrs
Jane Chua passed the Cisco Sales Essentials:Small-to-Medium Business v 2.0 from
Bitstop's PowerPoint Expert Gets Certified
(Dec.27, 2000) Mr
Marlon Macam, Bitstop's resident MOUS, recently passed his PowerPoint 2000 Certifcation
Exam. Our congratulations!
Attends IBM Training
2000) IBM conducted a series of seminar in Baguio Country Inn. The
seminar featured workshops on maintaining and repairing IBM
Thinkpads and NetFinity Servers. Our chief engineer , Mr Ed
Casiquin, together with Francis Mejia attended this
City Gains 2 MCDBA
2000) Mr Wilson L. Chua and Mr Boni Baniqued, both successfully passed the Designing and
Implementing SQL 7.0 (70-029) exam today. This completes all the
requirements to make them MCDBAs
(Microsoft Certified DB Admin).
Jam site of Bitstop Xmas Party
2000) Here is a picture of us during our Xmas Party held at Blue
Jam. The food was great, the group presentations were hilarious
and John was finally able to do a microsecond of dance step/s?
passes Effective Presentation Skills
2000) Bitstop completed one of the requirements for
Microsoft Certified Trainors. Mr and Mrs Wilson L. Chua, both
successfully completed the requirements of Microsoft Certified
Trainor. They passed the Effective Presentations Skills course
conducted by Ms Bettina Cruz of Guthrie-Jensen.
Dagupan Official Webpage
2000) Dagupan's Finest now has its own webpage. It is at http://www.dagupan.com/dagpnp.
Please also drop by its community portal and leave
deployed for Bitstop Portal
2000) Our thanks to Mr Francis Vidal for setting up a FreeBSD
server to run our forum.dagupan.com
Community Portal. Please try this out!
Extends NT Exams
NT 4.0 exams and other exams scheduled for retirement on
December 31, 2000, will continue to be offered to candidates
worldwide through February 28, 2001. The additional two months of
availability will accommodate candidates who are experiencing
difficulty scheduling testing times because of limited capacity at
testing centers in some areas, especially around the holidays
gets Microsoft Accreditation
2000) Bitstop is happy to announce that we have been accepted into
the Windows Media Service Provider Program. As a member of this
program, Bitstop can expect to receive many opportunities, both
technological and business, from Microsoft.
will be receiving regular communications that will keep us posted
on any upcoming promotional opportunities, technical and product
information from Microsoft.
Infocom,Digitelone and INQ7 in joint Project
Bitstop is proud to be part of a public service project led by
INQ7.net to provide live feeds of the senate impeachment hearings.
The participating networks are Infocom
project is only for a
limited time and is not projected to cover the entire length
of the proceedings. Part of the project includes live webcast of DZBB
594 am and on-demand webcast of GMA 7's highly rated Saksi.
attends SQL 2000 Training
Mr Wilson L. Chua is currently undergoing training at DB wizards
in Makati on SQL 2000. This is a five day course.
course was led by Mr June Tabadero Jr, one of the finest
instructors Mr Chua has had the privilege to meet!
Content on Eradioportal
Want audio and video streaming content from the Philippines? Check
You can also come back to it by clicking on the eradioportal.com
link on the Testdrive section of this page.
Wins Web Awards
24, 2000) Photo shows Bitstop with Mr Jim Ayson,and Ms Franchette
Soriano of Philmusic, minutes
before they won the coveted WEB awards. Our warmest
congratulations for this 3 in a year feat!
Lani Misalucha Webpage Launched
24, 2000) Photo shows the formal signing agreement between
Bitstop, Compulogic and Mr & Mrs Noli Misalucha on the design,
hosting and launching of Ms Lani Misalucha's Official Website.
Looking on is Mr Emmanuel San Agustin of Microsoft. Click
here to view it!
In Collaboration talks with Infocom
24, 2000) Photo shows Mr Dino Pineda, VP Content for Infocom
together with Bitstop in discussions over infrastructure support
to extend Bitstop's Multicast projects in the South.
Hosts Nat'l Basketball Meet
23, 2000) Dagupan City Gov't headed by Mayor Al Fernandez and
Councilor Chito Samson, Regional Director,BAP Region I hosts
the National Millennium Open Basketball Championship at the
People's Astrodome. The event kicks off on Nov 24 and ends on Nov
provides the internet connection for the Media Pool.
22, 2000) Bitstop wishes to extend our best wishes to the
management and staff of Dagupan Tony's Lumber for the opening of
their newest showroom.
here to see it!
gets coveted APNIC membership
20, 2000) Bitstop is proud to announce that our application into APNIC
has been granted. We now have our own IP Address block and
Autonomous System Number!
Chairman @ LaSalTech's Anniversary
18, 2000) Picture shows Dr Willy Gan, Chairman of Mozcom during
LaSaltech's Anniversary Celebration. Microsoft was also a sponsor
of the event. Notice the Microsoft Banner in the background? Click
here to see streaming video of the event
for Ms Lani Misalucha's WebPage
18, 2000) Mr Emmanuel San Agustin, Microsoft Phils,
introduced Bitstop to Mr Noli A. Misalucha.
talks are under way to create an official home page for Ms Lani
Misalucha that will showcase her talents via Microsoft Streaming
Invited as Panelist at DLSU Affair
18, 2000) Mr Wilson L. Chua, President of Bitstop was invited as a
panelist for DLSU's Media
Speaker Series 2000. The theme for this year's affair is "New
Media Technologies and Mass Communication Education Issues and
met Professor Collis Davis, Visiting Professor and Fullbright
Scholar. Prof Davis presented a paper on Enhanced Broadcasting: Content in the Idiot Box.
Chua also stayed on for the wonderful presentation of Mr David
Content Director, K2 Interactive. The panelist of
presentation included Mr Raymund Red, the critically-acclaimed
film director of Sakay and Bayani, and who recently won the Palme
d'Or for the Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival 2000. Ms
Digna Santiago of Premiere Entertainment Production and
Vice-Chairman of the Films Ratings Board was the other panelist.
premiers Exchange 2000 VidCon in TSU
16, 2000) Bitstop Computers is honored to be invited to Tarlac
State University in presenting Exchange 2000 Video Conferencing
taps Bitstop for Online Broadcast Training
13, 2000) Bitstop is honored to have been tapped by the country's
leading IT school to deliver the course on Microsoft Media Server
Technologies. The skills from this workshop will enable De
La Salle (Taft) to develop their own online educational
materials, campus e-radio and live webcasting capability.
included Brother Mike Rapatan, FSC , Chairperson, Department of
Communications and Sir Sammy Mallare, Director, Information
Technology Center at DLSU
passes 3rd Oracle Exam
15, 2000) Bitstop is happy to announce that Mr Eugevar Silang, of
Luzon Colleges passed his 3rd Oracle Exam last Nov 10, 2000. The
exam he passed was for Oracle8. He needs to pass 2 more exams to
complete the full Oracle requirements
Upgrades to Gigabit Switch
9, 2000) Bitstop upgraded its ageing Catalyst 1924a with the newer
Catalyst 3500 XL. We experienced immediate improvement in our LAN
and WAN access from deploying the upgrade!
8, 2000) Mr Ed Casiquin, head of Bitstop's technical service
division successfully passed the requirements for Comptia's A+
certification. We are proud of you!
and Worldnet Interconnects
6, 2000) Bitstop is happy to announce that we have completed the
interconnection of Mozcom Pangasinan with Mozcom
Bulacan. This allows both Mozcom POPs to have fault tolerance
and redundant links to Mozcom for our internet needs. The link
uses 128k frame relay and uses OSPF routing to select the optimal
routes. Our thanks to Mozcom Sysads for helping out in the OSPF
Exchange2000 for Video Conference
6, 2000) Exchange Conference Server allows video conferences to be
setup via ip multicast. MADCAP support allows the video streams to
be multicast thereby saving on bandwidth. Unlike Netmeeting video
conferencing, which uses only unicast, Exchange Conference server
allows ISPs to save on bandwidth
Attends Exchange 2000 Tech Training
27, 2000) Mr Wilson L. Chua attended the 4 day Exchange 2000
Technical Training held at DBWizards in Makati. The class was
conducted by Mr JayJay Beltran MCSE, MCT.
Police Provincial Office
21, 2000) Get to know more about your province's Police office.
Click here to view the power point
slide presentation with narration by Col. Leopoldo Bataoil, our
21, 2000) Mr Wilson L. Chua, MCSE+I can now add another
certification title to his credit. He has successfully passed the
604-507 Cisco CCNA 2.0 exams
Laoag Gains 1st MCSE+I
21, 2000) Bitstop congratulates Mr Genesis Esteban for having
completed all the requirements for becoming a Microsoft Certified
Systems Engineer with Internet Specialization (MCSE+I)
Photo shows Mr Genesis
Esteban 2nd from the right
Licensing for Enterprise and Schools
20, 2000) Find out how you can take advantage of Microsoft's
Enterprise Agreement and/or School Agreement to license your
software at a minimal cost per unit and still get the most current
versions. If you are a school with at least 10 computers, or
an enterprise business with at least 200 desktops, then this is
for YOU! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your contact details.
to Conduct Terminal Server Seminar
17, 2000) Bitstop, together with Lasaltech
of Bacolod is holding a series of lectures and events organized
around Lasaltech's Anniversary. Bitstop will conduct a seminar on
Microsoft Certifications and another workshop for showcasing the
remoteboot and terminal server capability.
workshop will show how schools can offer the leading edge in
computing education while at the same time, holding down
investment costs by being able to use legacy (386/486) systems to
run Office 2000 and Microsoft Windows 2000 server and
Expo @ BCF
17, 2000) Bitstop is inviting all computer enthusiasts to visit
our booth at Baguio Colleges
Foundation on Oct 23, 2000. You can expect to see new
Microsoft Games, Softwares and devices to be on display there. We
are also planning to display our Terminal Server 2000 test lab.
See you there!
Asia Fusion Event
17, 2000) Bitstop was fortunate to have attended the Microsoft
sponsored Asia Fusion 2000 event. This event is held yearly for
Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider in Asia.
Microsoft Products on display
is now displaying some items in our offices like:
Optical Intellimouse, Age of Empires - The age of Kings, and its
expansion pack, The Conquerors, Encarta Reference Suite 2000,
Encarta Deluxe, Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike (good for 3d action/adventure
games), Microsoft Starlancer, and Asheron's Call
also have available limited stocks of boxed operating systems
Windows Me, Windows 2000Pro and Office 2000 Premium and Office
Developer at very attractive prices!
Joins TAP initiative
15, 2000) Photo was taken last September 28, 2000 at Manila Peninsula
for the Technical Alliance Program (TAP) Program initiated by
Accent Micro Technologies Inc (AMTI).
Gains 1st MCDBA
14, 2000) Our congratulations to Mr Michael Tanedo, IT Consultant
for Lyceum Northwestern for completing the requirements to become
the province's first--MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Admin)
Welcomes SPNHS to CLCPhils.org
8, 2000) San Policarpo
National High School is one of this year's recipients of
Microsoft's Connected Learning Community Awards. This donation
enabled the school to offer Windows 2000 and Office 2000 courses
to its students.
Policarpo is located in Calbayog, Western Samar.
Conducts Crash Course on Win2k Deployment
8, 2000) Sunday, saw most of our technical, software and Internet
support groups reporting for work to attend the 4 hour crash
course on the proper installation and deployment of Windows 2000
After Concert Party
1, 2000) This picture was just sent in by Mr Rey Santos showing us
with the Crossover People, Jaya and Side A in a party hosted for her after
the highly successful JAYA on Fire concert in SLU Gym, Baguio
for Laoag Residents
1, 2000) Mr Franz Felipe, SysAd at NULAOAG.com has this to
Our intention is to keep a database of all
laoageneous worldwide. If a desired number will be reached, a
"people search" will be
added. A feature of this also includes an autoresponder"
"We created a site that offers free
Video Titles Available
1, 2000) Bitstop is proud to announce the availability (ON Stock)
of the following titles from Keystone Learning Systems: PowerPoint
2000, Windows 2000 Server and Professional (Set of 7 each) and
Implementing Microsoft SQl 7.0 (4 VIDEOS), and finally 6 sets
AutoCAD 2000 BASIC and 3D.
29, 2000) As part of Microsoft's CLC program rollout in Libertad,
Misamis Oriental, Bitstop had the opportunity to not only visit
the place but also to chance upon our friends in the Mozcom
network from the south. Picture shows Mozcom Pangasinan with
Mozcom Cagayan De Oro, Butuan and Pagadian!
Photo Below shows Marlon
and MaryJane as they disembark from PAL plane.
THE POWER OF DESIGN AND INTERNET!
(Sept. 29,2000) WSI Channel
Sales Manager, Mr. Robert Pacifico conducted a seminar for Bitstop
Technical and Sales personnel for the software features of AUTOCAD2000i
PHILS. Authorized Service Center!
(Sept. 29, 2000) Mr. Roy Catana,
Head of the Technical and Support division of EPSON Philippines Corp., conducted
a training seminar for the service Engineers of BITSTOP.
Bitstop is proud
to be appointed as authorized service center of Epson PHILS.
22, 2000) Please drop by and visit Hans'
Handicraft. This site is hosted at Bitstop using Frontpage
server extensions. Hans uploads via ordinary ftp program to update
Gets Intel 1st Prize
21, 2000) Photo shows Dr Angelo Juan and Dean Efren Ignacio,
receiving the DVD player that Virgen Milagrosa University
Foundation won as 1st prize in the recently concluded INTEL
deploys diskless workstation
20, 2000) Bitstop conducted a hands on seminar that helped PHILCST
, Calasiao, deploy their internet laboratory using diskless
technology. The Bitstop system allows PHILCST to run Win95 on all
their workstations without having to use a hard disk.
not only saved on the harddisks, but they can also expect fewer
maintenance costs, as the frequent brownouts will not cause
windows 95 boot up problems.
accredited as Epson Service Center
14, 2000) Bitstop is proud to have been appointed as Epson's
service center in Dagupan. Photo shows Mr Jino Alvarez, Manager,
Sales & Mktg Dept together with Ms Loida Aquino of ABENSON
while visiting Bitstop.
2000 Apps on Diskless Workstations
13, 2000) Bitstop is proud to announce that our R&D has
successfully run Windows 2000 applications on Diskless
workstations with minimal hardware components.
workstations are older machines running on 16mb of ram and Pentium
"accelerated" Exam for eligible MCSEs
13, 2000) Microsoft is offering exam 70-240 free as a
benefit to eligible MCPs. Eligible candidates (only individuals
who have passed all three Windows NT 4.0 exams) may order a
voucher good only on exam 70-240 through December 31, 2001. (See
the MCP secured site for more information on how to avail of the
Gains 2nd MCSE
(Sep 12, 2000) Our
congratulations to Mrs Jane Chua for passing her 6th exam (IIS
4.0) and becoming the 2nd MCSE at Bitstop Inc. She now plans to be
the first Windows2000 MCSE!
Collaborates with Sequel Solutions
(Sep 11, 2000) Click
on this site to find out how to access sql 7.0 database using
flash! This sample is made by Sequel Solutions headed by Cliff
7, 2000) Director Edgar F. Padilla , Department of Science and
Technology, together with the Philippine Council for Advanced
Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD), and in
cooperation with the Information Technology Foundation of the
Philippines (ITFP) is implementing the 3rd National Search for
Product Excellence in Information Technology (IT SEARCH).
total of 3.1 million pesos
in cash prizes is at stake to the winners, with the grand
prizewinner garnering a total of 1.1 million pesos!
more info, click here
hosts BSU R&D Video
5, 2000) Bitstop is proud to host the Research and Development
Video materials of Benguet State University.
are the low bandwidth files 1
These are the high bandwidth files 1
Tests VOIP Gateway in Lab Simulation
5, 2000) Bitstop thanks our supplier for providing us with demo
units of Planet's VOIP Gateway shown below:
have a small network lab consisting of Cisco 1750, 1600 and 2620
to form the simulated routing environment. This is our prep lab
for taking the Cisco CCNA 2.0 exams.
Gets 1st MCSE
4, 2000) Bitstop is proud to announce that Mr Michael S Tanedo , Lyceum's
top IT consultant, has passed his IIS4.0 exam. This completes all
the requirements for him to become an MCSE (Microsoft Certified
MCSE title is achieved after taking 6 very hard Microsoft
Certification exams here at our testing facilities.
1st Oracle Certified Professional
4, 2000) Bitstop wishes to congratulate Mr Eugevar Silang,
of Luzon Colleges for having
passed 2 Oracle Certified Exams here at Bitstop.
Silang is the only Oracle Certified Professional here in the
North! He passed both 'Introduction to Oracle SQL and PL/SQL"
and "Developing PL/SQL Program Units"
1, 2000) Luzon Colleges is now operating the biggest fixed line
internet service in Dagupan. Bitstop has just finished the
activation of Luzon College's 128k link with compression.
compression on the 128K lease line will give LC an additional
30-40% bandwidth making its theoretical maximum close to 160k.
to RiverMaya's Newest Album
31, 2000) Visit
Philmusic.com's Site to listen to RiverMaya's Newest Album
that is hosted by Bitstop at Infocom's network.
Madness Raffle Results
30, 2000) Intel
Philippines is pleased to announce the final results of the PC
Weeklong Madness raffle draw:
prize: Sony DVD Player VMUF
2nd prize: Sony VCD Player Glenn Guira
3rd prize: Jazz
submit a photocopy of your ID and Official Receipt to your
respective GID's (Genuine Intel Dealers-Bitstop or Complex)!
Bitstop congratulates and thanks all who participated and
patronized the first ever Intel Madness Sale in Pangasinan and
Philippine Science Fair
26, 2000) Bitstop joined the Intel-sponsored Science Fair held at
the Oasis Hotel in San Fernando, La Union on August 25.
Bitstop provided 10 sets of computer equipments running on Intel
processors while Basic Internet (Moscom-LU) provided internet
connectivity for the surfing experience of the attendees.
25, 2000) Learn more about the newest release from Autodesk--
Autocad 2000i. The i stands for internet. Among its neat features
include software lock (as opposed to the dongle) and the ability
to grab templates from the internet. Smaller file sizes also makes
it a zip to send online! See
try out their Free online courseware by clicking here.
up your Webpage
14, 2000) Bitstop is using Streaming media to liven our webpage.
We can now add video footage in a multi-bit rate environment. This
means, that a single stream will serve video and stereo content to
28.8, 56k and LAN users!
here to see a sample.
20, 2000) MiroVideo, the worldclass video capture and special
effects card was the proud sponsor in the recently concluded 1st
Pangasinan Film Workshop.
would like to thank Jason Cheng of MiroVideo for providing the
needed MiroVideo Cards for actual hands-on of the workshop
and Bitstop in Webcast Tieup
15, 2000) Mr Jim Ayson and Mr Wilson L. Chua are shown here,
signing the memorandum of agreement where Bitstop will house
all of PhilMusic's great audio and video content using Microsoft
Media Server Technology. Also present is Mr. Emmanuel San Agustin
of Microsoft Philippines.
server uses Windows 2000 and is co-located at SNMI-PLDT-Infocom
with an E1 pipeline. Bitstop has reserved 30gb of storage for this
Router Simulation Program
14, 2000) Bitstop is proud to announce the availability of
Keystone Learning systems' Cisco RouterSIM CCNA
product was mainly developed to be an instructional tool that you
can use to learn how to configure a Cisco router based network
without having to buy the routers and the switches. The simulation
program allows you to work with 6 Cisco 2621 routers and 2 Cisco
comes as part of the complete package containing 6 Cisco video
training tapes for only 799.95 USD! (Regular Price is 939.95)
Plus, a special 15% discount to the first 3 buyers.
Colleges Upgrades Bandwidth
14, 2000) Mrs Aurora Samson-Reyna, VP for Academic Affairs
recently approved Bitstop's proposal for an upgrade of LC's
existing 64kb lease line to 128kb with compression.
with additional IBM workstations, this bandwidth upgrade will
position Luzon Colleges as one
of the IT centers of the region.
E1/R2 Lines now Interconnected with PLDT
10, 2000) Mr Ed Macam of Digitel has sent us the good news that
our E1/R2 lines (51471111) are now interconnected with both PLDT
and SMART. Subscribers with PLDT and SMART lines can now dialup
into the 514-7111 lines without getting the busy tone!
is for mozcom and pangasinan.com subscribers only.
8, 2000) Bitstop is proud to be part of the online webcast of
Monster RX 93.1. Bitstop also wishes RX a happy Anniversary! The webcast is hosted by Infocom-SNMI-PLDT
7, 2000) How many of you are interested in subscribing to
Britannica Online? You may test drive their site at www.eb.com
Mozcom is planning to offer the subscription at a very low rate of
less than $10.00 a Year if you access the site using your mozcom
account! This is a very big savings of $40.00 a year! Please
email email@example.com if
you are interested.
Tape Drive Upgraded
2, 2000) Bitstop upgraded its tape backup to using HP SureStore
24ie DAT drive. This model is capable of backing up 24GB of data
data in both its internet & internal servers have grown during
the past few months. With further planned increases in harddisk
capacity deployment, the older 8gb tape drive was not enough for
2000 SP1 is now out!
2, 2000) Microsoft has released windows 2000 service pack 1 and
Bitstop has already downloaded the network version for our
subscribers. The 82.3mb file is located at ftp://master.dagupan.com/nt2000/sp1network.exe
or visit Microsoft's
6.0 Certified Professionals Needed
31, 2000) Bitstop has received numerous enquiries about Visual
Basic 6.0 Certified Professionals from Germany, Singapore and
has informed the premier schools in the region about this, most
notably, Informatics, AMA, Lorma, BCF and STI. These schools have
promised to help promote the benefits of certification, specially
Promises E1/R2 Interconnection
31, 2000) Bitstop met with Mr William Pamintuan, Senior VP for
Legal and Inter-Carrier Services of Digitel and asked for his
support in interconnecting our E1/R2 with PLDT.
Pamintuan together with Mr Edgardo Macam, Senior Manager, National
Carrier Business then promised on the spot that our problems will
be resolved in 2 weeks!
means that in 2 weeks, Bitstop internet subscribers can access our
56k digitel lines via PLDT phone lines.We wish to thank Digitel
First! CrossOver Baguio Webcast
29, 2000) Crossover Baguio is now using signals that are encoded
using Microsoft Media Server from Quezon city and transmitted via
DigitelONE's broadband network.
Philippine first was made possible only by the combined efforts of
Bitstop, CrossOver and DigitelONE. Bitstop and Mr Rey Santos of
Crossover were particularly impressed at the scale of support given
by DigitelONE to the project. Several teams were on standby in GCC,
Banawe QC, Roces (TELOF) and Baguio.
broadband VPN network consists of NTUs, FRADs and Radio link. The
implementation took only 48 hours! We would like to mention the
participation of DigitelONE's VPs,Managers and field support
||Erwin Bunao (24hrs!)
||Arman Narciso (24hours!)
Upstream Providers Upgrade Links
29, 2000) Bitstop is fortunate to have partnered with the best
1st-tier Internet Service Providers in the country!
has added another feather in its cap by being one of only 2
ISPs in the country to have a direct E1 link to A-Bone of
Japan. Bitstop is also linked to the other one!
in cocktails held yesterday at Robinson's Galleria, Digitelone
announced the deployment of a 45mbps link via MCI/UUNet. 60-70% of
all internet traffic pass through the UUnet network! This makes
Digitelone the biggest ISP in the Philippines in terms of
fiber-based internet bandwidth.
directly connected to these 1st-tier ISPs allows bitstop to offer
its subscribers the very best in internet service in the region!
and Philmusic in Collaboration Talks
29, 2000) Mr Wilson Chua of Bitstop and Mr Jim Ayson of Philmusic
met yesterday and are finalizing plans for adding streaming media
technologies to Philmusic's current and upcoming music content.
Telephone hosted @ Bitstop
29, 2000) It is with pride that bitstop was chosen as the host for
Bell Telephone's web site. The
move was facilitated by Mindtrends. Bitstop was recommended
by Mindtrends for its speed,
reliability , flexibility and overall value for money.
Video Arrival: IIS5.0
26, 2000) Bitstop has just received its shipment of VHS Training
tape from Keystone
for IIS 5.0 This video features Mr Robert
MacHale who has over 8 years of experience developing online
systems. He has taught courses on using the Internet, online
services and communications software.
VHS tape comes in a set of 3 tapes (Levels 1,2,3) Click
here for the price list.
upgrades to 128k!
24, 2000) Northwestern University is now running under 128k frame
relay. The upgrade allows NULaoag.com to serve its students and
clients with faster link.
Guestbook hosted @ bitstop
24, 2000) Bitstop is proud to announce that we are hosting the
guestbook of DWID fm (98.3) using Exchange 5.5 sp2. DWID listeners
can view the guestbook
by clicking on the Guestbook/bulletin Board found in our member's
utilites section on the right. Then choose the [DWID] folder.
can also use their gsm cellphones to send in their request. Simply
use your cellphone to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and your request will be posted automatically to the guestbook!
our streaming proxy server
22, 2000) If you access a lot of real player streaming media, then
you would be interested in using our real proxy server. Fire up
your realplayer (ver 6.0 up) and choose [view],
both PNA and RTSP by selecting it and using this ip address:
188.8.131.52. (Use the default ports)
for 2 Sundays
20, 2000) Bitstop is pleased to announce that we will be open this
succeeding 2 Sundays to accommodate PC Buyers that will come for
the Intel PC Weeklong Madness Sale. Get great bargains,
freebies and giveaways!
E1 Contract Signing
19, 2000) Photo shows the 2 parties signing for the
deployment of Bitstop's second E1 to the Internet via DigitelOne.
(L-R) Mr. Dotsie Ducanes, DigitelOne Corporate Account Manager,
John Ang Jr., Bitstop Internet Manager and Mr. Patrick Palacios,
DigitelOne VP-Corporate Solutions.
PC Weeklong Madness Sale
18, 2000) Bitstop is honored to be the sole participating outlet
in Pangasinan for Intel's PC Madness Sale on July 21-30, 2000.
of special promo from Intel when you purchase a computer unit with
Intel microprocessors like:
14, 2000) Bitstop wishes to congratulate the officers and members
of DFCCA Dagupan Filipino Chinese Community Association and
Dagupan Panda volunteer Fire Brigade Inc on the occasion of their
20th anniversary and 11th induction ceremonies.
affair will be held on July 22, 2000 at Star Plaza Grand
Ballroom here in Dagupan, Pangasinan.
Revives FREE KALI Game Server
14, 2000) KALI is an online gaming system that allows players to
compete against others in the internet. Bitstop's private KALI
game server allows our subscribers and affiliates to use the kali
client for free!
about using the KALI license is located near the bottom right
corner of this web page. This private license will not work with
worldwide kali game servers. To be able to play the worldwide KALI
game servers, you will need to buy a separate kali license
Word College Laoag Upgrades 128k
13, 2000) Sir Joseph Vidad is now currently testing the upgrade of
DWCL's frame relay link from
64kbps to 128kbps.
upgrade is in line with the college's desire to provide quality
internet to its students. The previous 64kbps was originally
designed for 50 computer units. As the student population grew,
the number of computers linked to the internet grew to more than
200. This unprecedented growth required the upgrade.
Con Moved to
11, 2000) Mr Brian Go and Mr. Patrick Palacio of DigitelONE have confirmed
at the formal signing of Bitstop's 2nd E1 link to MCI USA. With
the deployment of the 2nd E1 in September, Bitstop will have a
combined bandwidth of 4,256kbps for the entire region.
Press Conference will be held at Star Plaza on
July 18, 2000
July 19, 2000 from
12:00 noon to 2:00pm.
hosts StarFM100.7 Guestbook
11, 2000) Bitstop and Mr Dennis Gutierrez, StarFM100.7 station
manager are happy to announce that StarFM100.7's guestbook is
click on our guestbook
and choose the StarFM folder.
sponsors Film & Video Workshop
11, 2000) Bitstop and MIRO has been tapped to be the sponsors for
the 1st Pangasinan Film and Video Production Workshop to be held in
separate venues on Aug 12-13.
parties may contact Mr Jonathan L. Castro, manager FAVC at
Look - (Yes this is still Bitstop's Home
7, 2000) Our thanks to Francis Vidal for Bitstop home page's New
Look. Tell us what you think thru our Guestbook.
(July 6, 2000)
Find out more about the Province' plans to promote our native industries.
Panangidayew 2000 will hold a trade fair sometime in October , 2000 at SM
megamall trade hall.
To find out more, please click
E1 Press Conference Postponed
(July 6, 2000)
Bitstop and DigitelONE decided to postpone the press conference to announce the formal
acceptance of the former to an additional E1 (2048) link from Dagupan to
MCI US due to the weeklong monsoon rains being experienced.
The first stage of the
deployment will be
activated in September of this year, with the rest being activated on a
scheduled basis. This will provide a total bandwidth of 4256kbps link to
Bitstop's internet service in the region.
PC Madness Sale Invades Dagupan
(July 4, 2000)
A special one weeklong Intel PC Madness Promotion will be happening only
in Bitstop. This in-store event sponsored by Intel Philippines will
have very exciting offers to All Intel PC buyers such as special gifts
from Intel, free internet hookups and raffle prizes! Watch for the print
and radio ads regarding this event!
RX to be aired Online
(July 3, 2000)
After concluding talks with Mr. Raffy Barrera of Monster RX 93.1, Mr.
Wilson Chua announced that the popular radio station will be enjoyed
internationally thru the internet. Watch for this development which
will happen very soon.
attends Moscom Conference
(July 2, 2000)
Wilson and John attended the 8th Annual Moscom conference at the Dos Palma
Resort in Puerto Princesa Palawan. The conference tackled various
topics held from June 30 to July 3, with the theme Delivering
Awesome Applications Across MosCom Broadband Infrastructure.
Review Course at PUP
(June 24, 2000)
Mr Marlon Macam took this picture of the MOUS review course participants
at the PUP in Sta Mesa, Metro Manila. The review course prepares the participants
in taking the Microsoft Office User Specialist examinations. Most of the
participants are trainors from various government agencies.
Our congratulations to the successful examinees!
Media Server Briefing
(June 22, 2000)
Bitstop is honored to be the speaker for Microsoft's Tech Briefing on
Media Server Technologies. Please
click on this link to register.
MOUS Certifications in Word 2000
(June 12, 2000)
Our congratulations to Mr. Marlon Macam who passed his MOUS certification
in Word 2000, expert level. Ditto to Mr. Wilson Chua who passed the
Word 2000 core level exam. Bitstop is proud to have in its staff the
first 2 people certified in Word 2000 and Excel 97 in the
(June 7, 2000)
Microsoft is calling
its proxy 3.0 as Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000.
Features include ram caching and faster I/O. It also supports stream media
splitting and firewall and NAT features.
Our thanks to Mr Emmanuel San
Agustin of Microsoft Philippines for sharing this info with us.
IT Facilities Impressive!
(June 7, 2000)
Bitstop had the opportunity to visit PUP (Polytechnic University of the
Philippines) at Sta Mesa and was very impressed with the IT facilities
there. Our warmest regards to Mam Mely Luya , PUP IT Center Director.