Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PhilCare Health Care Availment via NFC Cards

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 0 Comments

PhilCare revolutionizes health care availment with NFC cards
NFC, the radio frequency technology considered by experts worldwide as “the next best thing” in mobile transaction, continues its integration in the Philippines – this time providing much needed upgrade in the way healthcare is delivered to thousands of Filipinos.

This after leading health care provider PhilCare came up and put in operation NFC-capable membership cards designed to make availment of health services from hospitals faster, more efficient, and close to paperless.

PhilCare is the first health care provider in the Philippines to adopt and actually put into use cards with near field communication NFC technologies.

“We are proud to introduce this new technology to the HMO industry. We’ve been looking for the best technology to make medical services smoother and more convenient for our clients and providers and NFC seems to be the perfect fit for this goal,” said Noemi G. Azura, PhilCare’s President and CEO.

The NFC-capable card means to do away with the usual tedious process of availing health services from health maintenance organizations (HMO). With a single tap, hospitals and clinics can now determine coverage and benefits of a member, as well as other details of the member’s account.

Basic consultations and procedures will also be processed faster with just a single tap, since it will no longer require long waiting times just to confirm coverage.  Thanks to this new innovation, members only need to hand over their NFC-enabled health cards to any of the 200 service providers of PhilCare with NFC-capable phones from Samsung.

PhilCare NFC Card: Just a single tap.

Making this transaction possible is NFC, a form of wireless, radio-wave technology that allows two objects – a reader device and a storage device – to send and receive information via brief contact.

The NFC technology is used by banks, retail, transport, and service providers worldwide and has been deployed to accommodate wireless payments.

This new technology is the first of its kind in the Philippine health care industry and allows patient information to be updated in real-time, ensuring quick, efficient, and accurate service.

“We are very excited with this technology and in the future we hope to set up a rewards program for members with the NFC cards,” Azura said.

“All these innovations are geared towards providing best-in-class customer service to our members. This is just the start of our foray into NFC technology, which will be part of an ecosystem all intended to bring a new brand of bridging access to health care for our members,” Azura added.
Unveiling of the All New PhilCare NFC Card
The launch of its new membership cards is only one of the many innovations PhilCare has set up to affirm its position as a pioneer in the health care industry.

In 2013, PhilCare launched its mobile application GO! Mobile, becoming the first HMO provider to bring the service to its members.

PhilCare’s Go! Mobile app is designed as a quick reference guide for members on their coverage and benefits while also giving access to complete lists of PhilCare-affiliated hospitals, clinics, and doctors.

Just last year, the mobile app introduced various updates in addition to being made compatible with iOS devices alongside Android devices. With GO! Mobile, PhilCare members no longer need to call any hotline for provider information since it is made available right at their fingertips.

In addition to its mobile app, PhilCare also recently launched its eCommerce website, becoming the first HMO provider to offer online purchases for its health care packages.

PhilCare Masquerade Party

Saturday, September 26, 2015

JBL® Sport Headphones: Designed for The Distinctive Needs of Athletes

Saturday, September 26, 2015 0 Comments
Launching the JBL Reflect Mini BT, JBL Reflect Aware and JBL Grip; 
designed to cater to the distinctive needs of athletes in any situation 
JBL Sport Headphones
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, marks leadership in the sport market segments – fitness, endurance and action - with new additions to the JBL sports headphones series. 

JBL Reflect Mini BT– a small lightweight Bluetooth sport headphone designed for ultimate comfort and stability in combination with great JBL signature sound.

JBL Reflect Aware™ - the world’s first sport headphone that delivers both best in class active noise cancelling performance and the ability to mix in sound from the environment for greater awareness of the surroundings when the user wants it.

JBL Grip – a new line of durable and comfortable headphones to enjoy JBL signature sound for action sports. Designed to never fall out and stand strong after every flip, grind and crash.
Whether in the gym, on the slopes, pavement or mountain trails, JBL provides the soundtrack for every athlete.

Lightweight Bluetooth sport headphones
The JBL Reflect Mini BT is a lightweight sport headphone designed for ultimate comfort and stability in fitness. The Bluetooth-compatible sport headphones provide wireless freedom, a lightweight feel, secure fit and premium JBL signature sound to push through your workout.

The JBL Reflect Mini BT connects wirelessly to any mobile Blu etooth-enabled device, allowing athletes to enjoy JBL quality sound and the freedom to move without wires. Fitness enthusiasts can sprint, climb and push their way through a workout knowing their headphones won’t get in the way. The compact and agile design affords athletes optimal mobility, helping user’s stay light on their feet and conquer any fitness challenge at hand. These sport headphones also feature ergonomically designed eartips that stay in place during intense training. The JBL Reflect Mini BT offers pure JBL signature sound, up to eight hours audio playback, and a three-button in-line microphone for music and call control.

The JBL Reflect Mini BT will be available in four colours - red, blue, teal and black.

World’s first sport headphone with Ambient Aware and ANC
The JBL Reflect Aware is the world’s first sport headphone that gives athletes the ability to mix ambient sounds with active noise cancelling performance. The Ambient AwareTM technology allows any athlete to optimize their audio performance for every workout.

With conventional in-ear noise cancelling headphones, today’s athlete is limited to only full noise reduction or no noise reduction. Extensive research with athletes of all levels shows that workout locations vary, and therefore the ideal headphone needs to be able to adapt to varying environments. The new JBL Reflect Aware headphone delivers both best in class active noise cancelling performance and the ability to mix in sound from the environment for greater awareness of the surroundings when the user wants it. Giving the athlete better contr ol of what they hear, they can remain focused on their workout knowing that they will hear important sounds when they needs to. For full adaptive noise control, the JBL Ambient Aware app not only gives the athlete control of the ambient noise level, but also custom EQ settings to create the perfect audio sound for your workout.

Another distraction common to conventional in-ear noise cancelling headphones is the battery box. Designed to draw power and audio directly from the lightning connector on Apple devices, the JBL Reflect Aware headphones are not burdened by the bulky battery box. It comes with a small 4-button remote control to enable standard play/pause and volume controls in addition to ANC on/off.

The JBL Reflect Aware is designed as a piece of sport equipment, with a rugged, sweat-proof design and patented ergonomic eartips for hours of comfortable wear, not to mention powerful sound you expect from JBL. Now, you can stay in total control of your zone with the world’s first ANC sport headphone on the market.

JBL Grip headphones for action sports
The new line of JBL Grip headphones provide the soundtrack to keep the momentum going through every flip, grind, and crash. The headphones are created through collaboration with action sport athletes, extensive consumer testing and with support from professional snowboarder Ben Ferguson.

The JBL Grip line includes the JBL Grip 100 and JBL Grip 200 headphones. They allow action athletes such as snowboarders and skateboarders to perform at the top of their game without interruptions, while addressing all extreme athletes’ concerns:

·         Award-winning Twist-LockTM patented design ensures these in-ear headphones never fall out, especially while in motion, allowing athletes to focus on their tricks and performance; Provides up to 10-hours of playtime with its built-in rechargeable battery
·         Durable build of the JBL Grip products is made to stand up to the extremes of action sports, so athletes don’t need to worry about replacing their gear after each session;
·         FlexSoftTM eartips ensure a comfortable fit while the headphones are in use, enabling pure enjoyment of a session and music experience;
·         Cord Pinch Technology allows one- or two-bud use and custom cord control to offer settings unique to each athlete and enables better awareness of surroundings to maintain safety during a session;
·         Integrated controls on the JBL Grip 200 headphones, the advanced model within the line, allow easy access for music and calls, and minimize disruption during a session, allowing athletes to continue to perform at the top of their game.

JBL Grip offers both models in three colour combinations: navy/orange, charcoal grey and olive green and features a 2 X 14mm transducer, 20Hz-20kHz frequency response, and a 114 cm cord with pinch capability.

For updates on pricing and availability,

 Twitter: @JBLPH | Instagram: @jblph

As the leader in revolutionary sound, JBL continues to push audio boundaries through innovation and personalized sound technology. The JBL brand offers unprecedented wireless speaker performance for authentic audio experience. 
harman / kardon
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Disney Baby: Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start

Friday, September 25, 2015 0 Comments
Disney Baby Launches in the Philippines
Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start
Disney Baby
MANILA Philippines, 24 September 2015 – Yesterday, Disney unveiled the new Disney Baby brand and range – a collection of feel-good, unique products organized around key moments of the day, including Dressing Baby, Mealtime, Playtime and On-the-Go. The entire range of Disney Baby licensed consumer products offering for expectant parents, new-borns and toddlers will now be available in the Philippines. 

Disney Baby provides Filipino parents with quality products they need for creating magical moments right from the start, enhanced by the positive family-bonding and magical connection that only Disney brings. The range of products available spreads across nursery linens, feeding time, apparel, toys, bath-time and home-ware.
Disney Baby is distinctively more design-led, particularly the apparel offering, featuring a contemporary colour palette and beloved Disney characters and stories which parents and gift-givers recognize and treasure. The creative direction ensures ranges are coordinated with the emphasis on mixing and matching Disney character accents across ranges, especially within the nursery and home-ware collections. Characters which feature in the Disney Baby range at launch include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other classic Disney characters like Dumbo.

“With Disney Baby, families can connect and grow a special lasting bond with our stories and characters. Our unique emotional connection with Filipino families and kids differentiates Disney Baby, when compared to other baby brands as a trusted choice for expectant and new moms,” says Veronica Cabalinan, Country Director, Retail and Licensing, The Walt Disney Company Philippines.

The Walt Disney Co. Country Director Retail and Licensing Ms. Veronica Cabalinan
 “The Disney Baby is a brand that parents can trust. It provides numerous gifting opportunities for extended family and friends who want to share in the Disney magic,” she adds.
New product collections include:

Dressing baby is easy with our collection of Disney Baby clothes. From bodysuits to adorable outfits, we have all the clothing your cuddly baby needs.

Baby's favorite time of the day! Mealtime can be messy, 
but usingthe right products can make it a breeze. 
Disney Baby’s Mealtime range includes feeding bottles, tableware, booster seats 
and even transitional items like sippy cups and boosters.

Make every moment fun and magical with Disney Baby's Playtime collection. 
You'll find
everything you can imagine to bring oohs and awwws, including toys, plush, books, 
music and activity gear to stimulate Baby through every stage.

 On-the-Go – 
Take your little one on a trip, whether it's to the grocery store or the Disney parks!
From strollers and diaper bags to toys to entertain baby, you’ll have all the essentials for everything on-the-go.

For 90 years, Disney has been a leader in family time and togetherness and Disney Consumer Products has been licensing in the infant space since 1930’s. Disney Baby launched in the United States in early 2012 and since then has also opened dedicated Disney Baby Stores throughout the US.
our baby bunso (^.^,)
In the Philippines, Disney Baby works with licensees including Ban Kee Trading, Hello Dolly, Polyfoam, MBC Clothing, Mirsael Sutus, Lamoiyan, Mothercare and Unicharm. There are plans to expand Disney Baby distribution across the Philippines and explore bespoke Disney Baby retail experiences that have been developed with the parents’ shopping journey in mind. 

Disney Baby is available in SM Department Stores Nationwide

Thursday, September 24, 2015

OPPO Launches the Style in a Flash R7 Series

Thursday, September 24, 2015 0 Comments

Not too long ago, Oh wait...was it just last month that the Mirror 5 of OPPO Philippines was launched? And now here's another great big thing from OPPO? continuing to bring more in the table with the launch of the R7 Series that comes in two variations, the R7 Lite, 5”-screened and the  R7 Plus, more powerful 6”-screened.

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Big in Size; Big in Performance

The OPPO R7 Plus offers a plethora of unique features that enhances the mobile experience of its users. The unit employs a magnesium-aluminum unibody design. Inside is 3GB of RAM and the Qualcomm MSM8939 1.5Ghz processor, which promises robust performance with minimal power use. The R7 Plus is backed by a 4100mAH inbuilt lithium-polymer battery and is supported by OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge, ensuring longevity with regards to its battery life. 

It also features a touch-type fingerprint sensor on its back that can store up to five fingerprints that corresponds to various commands, such as screen unlock and software encryption.

The R7 Plus’ camera is equipped with a laser autofocus system that focuses precisely on a subject in under 0.3 seconds. As you prepare to snap a photograph, the laser will intuitively scan the scene or subject and find the perfect focal point, which enables users to capture fast moving objects and sceneries.The main camera is coupled with an OPPO-first RGBW sensor which adds a white pixel to the usual RGB layout to substantially enhance photos under low-light conditions with a 32% higher light sensitivity and 78% noise reduction, delivering a more powerful performance in indoor low-light and dark conditions.

R7 Plus Specs:

Operating System: ColorOS 2.1, based on Android 5.1
Processor: Qualcom 615, Octa-core 1.5 GHz
Storage: 32 GB (Expandable up 128 GB)
Battery: 4100mAh Li-polymer
SIM Card: 2 Nano-SIM Card
Screen Size/Pixel: 6.0", Arc Edge Screen FHD (1920x1080)
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 8 MP
Key Selling Points: Full metal unibody design, ColorOS 2.1, Pure Image 2.0+, VOOC Flash Charge

SRP: 21,990.00 PHP

Sophistication and reliability
With its sophisticated full metal body, the OPPO R7 Lite is for users who are looking for a simple, yet powerful phone. With 2GB of RAM and the Qualcomm 615 Octa-Core 1.3Ghz, the device runs smoothly on OPPO’s latest OS, the ColorOS 2.1 (based on Android 5.1). The R7 Lite’s Security Center ensures stable performance with its data monitoring and memory clean up.

Taking high-quality photos is a breeze with its 13MP Schneider-verified rear camera with PDAF auto focus system, capable of taking 50MP-quality photos with its Ultra-HD mode. Like its older brother, the R7 Plus, the R7 Lite is also equipped with the flash shot technology which enables crisp and clear images of fast moving objects.  Selfies look natural and vibrant with its 8MP front camera and beautify options.

R7 Lite Specs:

Operating System: ColorOS 2.1, based on Android 5.1
Processor: Qualcom 615, Octa-core 1.3 GHz
Storage: 16 GB (Expandable up 128 GB)
Battery: 2320mAh Li-polymer
SIM Card: Micro-SIM Card and Nano-SIM Card
Screen Size/Pixel: 5.0", HD (720x1280)
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 8 MP
Key Selling Points: Full metal unibody design, ColorOS 2.1, Pure Image 2.0+

SRP: 13,990.00 PHP

More value with your phone

The OPPO R7 Series will be available in all retail and OPPO stores nationwide with the R7 Lite at 13,990.00 PHP and the R7 Plus at 21,990.000 PHP. The phones will also be availablethroughLazada, the country’s biggest online store.