Epson take lead with new lightscene accent lighting laser technology for projector, benefitting retail, F&B, and hospitality industry

 Epson Philippines has done it again! It is launching this industry leading Light Scene accent lighting laser projector. And it is a specific projector for anyone in retail, F&B, and including, among other industries benefitting, the hospital industry. Inslashout details what this projector can do for business, and even for health sector. Inslashout gives you a sneak preview of this evolving Epson projector technology, its spacial design…

Epson, the world’s leading projector manufacturer, has announced the launch of the LightScene projector, a new category of spotlight-shaped accent lighting laser projectors. The innovative projector is designed to simultaneously illuminate and project dynamic content on virtually any surface or material.
 
The new projectors offer a fresh solution for retailers, restaurants, bars or hotels facing an increasingly competitive environment, by providing an innovative experience for digital art, commercial signage, and spatial design applications.
 
The LightScene EV-100 series is ideal for curated visual environments such as retail showrooms, shop window displays, museum exhibits and art installations where minimal visual clutter is key.
 
“Display technology is changing the way consumers interact with brands and products, with the ability to delight and engage consumers in entirely new and visually compelling ways. The LightScene projector expands Epson’s presence in the signage and lighting sector with its space friendly design and flexible visual expressions. It can enable creative displays to deliver edutainment type content through imagery, motion and information. Retailers and businesses can easily create captivating and immersive environments for a memorable experience,” said Amy Kwa, Visual Products Department, Epson Singapore.
 
The LightScene series are available in two colours– LightScene EV-100 in white and LightScene EV-105 in black. They blend in discreetly and offer an array of configuration, mounting and programming options. The technology offers the best of both worlds – beautiful displays and unobtrusive visuals – while providing performance, versatility and reliability. 
 

Additional features include:
 
3LCD laser technology – Epson laser technology provides up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation[2], plus a sealed optical engine for amazing image quality and outstanding performance.

Robust content tools for ease of programming– The Epson Content Manager software includes templates, effects, colour and shape filters, and customizable options. Users can also create playlists, and schedule synchronized playback for up to 16 projectors at the same time.

Management and control – Control the projector remotely with PC/ smart devices using Epson Web Control via the browser. User can also manage multiple projectors simultaneously using the Epson Management Software such as checking of status, and power on/off scheduling via the network.

Scalable for an array of applications – Install multiple LightScene projectors and utilize Edge Blending technology for versatile, breath taking displays.

Flexible positioning – Includes vertical and horizontal rotation with 360-degree mounting on floors, walls, or ceilings; 1.58x powered optical zoom and powered focus allows for installation in both large and small spaces

Expansive connectivity – HDMI, wired and wireless LAN, and SD card slot for direct content storage when needed.

Bright visual display system – Offers up to 2,000 lumens of color brightness and 2,000 lumens of white brightness for vibrant, rich colours.

 
 
 
More about Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
 
 

‘Black White Red’ animated video gives light to depression

iAcademy entry wins 1st place in Globe, NGF, DLS-CSB Hope in 40 Seconds video animation competition
 

The winning team – Alyssa Marie Misa (center, left) and Ma. Isabella Parca (center, right) with Globe SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto (left) and NGF President Jean Goulbourn (right)
 
What was just a school assignment is now a moving reel of hope to promote mental health awareness and encourage those who suffer from these conditions to seek proper intervention through the 24/7 HOPELINE 2919. 
 
Entitled “Black White Red”, the project won the top prize in the “Hope in 40 seconds” animated video competition of Globe Telecom, Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) and De La Salle – College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) with support from the Department of Health – National Center for Mental Health (NCMH). The winning team received a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of P40,000.
 
The video created by Ma. Isabella Parca and Alyssa Marie Misa, senior BS in Animation students of IAcademy represents the feelings of pain, loss, and loneliness (black), the need to hurt oneself (red), and the realization that there is still hope (white).
 
Parca and Misa’s work was inspired by their personal lives and the script was drawn out of their love for spoken poetry. “We want to share our story and let people know that it is okay to reach out,” Parca said.
 
Misa added they just simply translated their work. “It was an outlet and it was a good opportunity to share our story in the right way” as the duo confessed that there have been times when they felt they were alone in their thoughts.
 
Yoly Crisanto, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communication of Globe, said: “We are the social media capital of the world and yet there are so many people who cannot talk about the things that they are going through. If Globe is to be the network partner of the youth and if we are going to be true to our advocacy and our purpose to be with them, we need to help them. And we’re doing that through technology.”
 
Globe has been providing technological support to people suffering from depression through the initiative of NGF 24/7 Emotional Crisis and Suicide prevention HOPELINE 2919 (toll free for Globe and TM) and 0917558-HOPE (4673) in line with the DOH campaign to promote mental health awareness and well being in the Philippines. HOPELINE 2919 receives an estimated range of 45-60 calls per day or over 17,500 calls since 2012 about possible depression, suicidal thoughts and relationship problems, among others.
 
World data from 2005-2015 revealed that more than 300 million people are battling depression which is the leading cause of ill health and disability. The most vulnerable to this condition are the youth, ranging from 15 to 29 years old. In the Philippines alone, about 3.3 million Filipinos are suffering from depression, yet about a third of this population is likely not even aware they suffer from it. It is also interesting that only one out of three individuals who suffer depression will seek the help of a specialist.
  
Jean Margaret Goulbourn, President of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, said: “I have nothing but gratitude for Globe because without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We hope that the video animations presented and awarded will help the community learn more about mental health and encourage their friends and family who suffer these issues to reach out and talk to us so we can help them seek proper aid.”
 
The other winners of the “Hope in 40 seconds” video animation contest are “Out of Reach” by Maria Marquiala Pellejo and Ralph Reyes (second place), and “Hope in your hands” by Nia Colinayo, Jade Velasquez, Bradd Maesa, Gray Santos and Angelo Sarmiento (third place). They received a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of P30,000 and P20,000, respectively.
 
A Viewer’s Choice Award was also given to Pellejo and Reyes for the “Out of Reach” video for garnering 589 likes and 267 shares on Facebook. They received another P15,000 and a certificate of recognition.
 
The other two videos that made into the Top 5 were “Light Beyond Shadows” by Rex Lynnus Sueno, Elisha Zapara and Khalil Albuainain, and “Hope^4” by Aleks Elizabeth Dolor Isla and Erika Marquez. Both teams were also recognized on stage.
 
To cap off the awarding ceremony, Rofil Sheldon Magto, Program Manager of Globe Citizenship and Advocacy, officially launched a campaign, “Create. Another Day” with the hashtag #SeeYouTomorrow. This campaign, which focuses on mental health awareness, is intended to reach out to the youth and anyone in need of such help.
 

Globe, together with NGF, DLS-CSB and DOH-NCMH, will continue to reach out and use the network to create a positive impact on the world, including providing support to the mental health awareness advocacy. By tapping technology and social media, assistance can be extended to more people.
 
The advocacy is in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 3 which ensures healthy lives and promotes well-being for all.
 
To watch the winning entries, INSLASHOUT (www.inslashout2.wordpress.com) suggest visiting this site https://www.facebook.com/GlobeBridgeCom/posts/789836424538216

Vivo-YouTube join up for hot YouTube FanFest 2018

Here is another topping Vivo event, and it is happening this coming May 2018, every Vivo fans should not miss joining. It is a funfilled event Vivo designed just for fans! Inslashout details.

The much-loved YouTube FanFest is coming back to Manila this May, but this time, global smartphone brand Vivo will be in tow. Vivo Philippines and YouTube have entered into a partnership for the upcoming fanfest to be held on May 11 at the World Trade Center. The smartphone brand is the Manila leg’s co-presenter. 

“Save the date this May 11 for the much awaited Youtube Fanfest which is presented by Vivo”

The event will feature American choreographer Matt Steffanina; American singers Veronica and Vanessa Merrell, also known as the Merrell Twins; Korean musician Sungha Jung; Fil-Am dancer D-Trix (The Dominic Show), Filipino dancing siblings Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero, among others. The YouTube FanFest 2018 in Manila will also be headlined by the internet’s hottest pairing, award-winning vlogger Wil Dasovich and gamer/cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfao. The couple is also known as Wilodia. Wil on April 16 was named Vlogger of the Year for 2018 by the prestigious Shorty Awards in New York City. He has at least one million subscribers on his YouTube channel where he features his travels, adventures, daily life, and recently—his win against cancer.  Alodia, meanwhile, has almost half a million subscribers on YouTube. She publishes videos about her life as a gamer and her elaborate costumes for events. 

What is Vivo?
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.
For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Crowd favorites Julia San Jose, Barbie Forteza lead up Vivo V9 Red Velvet launching

by E. Lorete / http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com 

It was only a matter of time before Vivo launched its mainstream but more premium designed Vivo V9 Android handset with that notched tailing all screen, and this one is Full High Definition (HD), and get this…it now comes in stunning Velvet Red. And this new V9 variant is sure to make heads turn because it looks always good flaunted. “The Velvet Red Vivo V9 is Vivo’s latest handset release, and you will sure to love this beautiful smartphone for summer,” said Vivo Vice President for Marketing Hazel Bascon, who lead launch with a jampack crowd inside the 4th floor of the Cyberzone section in SM North Edsa on a Sunday. Yes, you heard it right! The Vivo V9 Velvet Red packs the same 4GB processing speed, and get this the beautifying feature has been extended not only to selfies but videos – making sure every shot looks good. Making that feature reflect millenials, their unceasing thirst for a winning Android with hight engine and camera features, Julia San Jose and Barbie Forteza demonstrated how efficiently mastering the V9’s rear and, most importantly, it comes with a smacking 24 megapixel selfie camera. “I love selfies so it counts that I am able to take pictures, I mean good images, whenever I feel like doing one. Vivo V9 does that with ease, and I like it,” said San Jose. But what makes it different from previous V series devices? Bascon, with Forteza and San Jose showcasing their best crowd selfie driven poses, is artificial intelligence features that works while shooting any pose – group, selfie or even product shots – adjust to more realistic color and contrast tectures. It does away with that photoshop effect wherein beautified selfies seem padded with foundation. “It (V9) makes you look, your selfies with friends in different lighting conditions, more natural ….and beautiful,” said Bascon. Forteza was impressed by the screen. “It is beautiful how you can shoot photos on a bigger screen, and that is Full HD. It is a feature any celebrity would want having for thier daily exposures,” said Forteza. To make sense of this engaging camera feature, Vivo set up a series of camera posing booths for the public to experience how beautiful V9’s camera features can be for anyone who wants to make good impression in social media – where business and lifestyle are normally celebrated in the Philippines. High on everyone’s teasing interest, and Vivo made sure every basketball cager will enjoy this, that includes the sneakers, jersey and basketball (all autographed) Stephen Curry uses for his winning game streaks. Yes, apart from local celebrity endorsers San Jose and Forteza, Curry is Vivo V9 Red Velvet international sports celebrity endorsers. “This is our (Vivo) way of thanking loyal fans for their continuous support for brand. Vivo will continue bringing you more exciting smartphones in the future,” assures Bascon. The whole day Sunday Vivo affair, which was attended by Vivo executives from other Vivo regional offices in Southeast Asia and China, the Velvet Red launch included activities wherein fans registering during the daylong event can win seven of the launched Vivo V9, and while opening a celebrity meet up that included a funfilled selfie with San Jose and Forteza during show. “Vivo would like to give Filipinos quality yet affordable Android smartphones they can afford. Vivo is your everyday gadget for business, social media and for the best creative selfies,” said Bascon.

Free Fox TV for 6-months for Globe At Home Plans, fly to Paris to watch Roland-Garros finals!

Telco competitions, particularly for data subscription, yields so many good options – particularly for those who long for digital cable TV – that can bring you free options and even a chance to see Paris! Inslashout details what Globe At Home Plans has installed for your this summer.

Globe at Home has committed itself to elevate home entertainment by providing world-class content through its high-speed internet and partnerships with top streaming services. Starting May 1, Globe At Home customers can now experience an even bigger selection of content through its partnership with FOX+, giving them access to blockbuster movies, the latest TV series, inspiring documentaries, live sports and more!
 
“Globe has always been at the forefront of transforming the digital Filipino lifestyle by partnering with top global and iconic brands. Through our collaboration with FOX+, our customers can enjoy the best in entertainment, be in the know when it comes to popular shows, and be able to watch highly anticipated shows and events first and live, with the experience made seamless through our high-speed Globe At Home plans,” says Martha Sazon, SVP for Globe At Home. 
 
FOX+ now joins the wide roster of content partners that come bundled with a Globe At Home plan. Customers can enjoy 6-months of FOX+ when they subscribe to a Globe At Home Plan 1299 and up. Enjoy all your favorite blockbuster movies, TV series, inspiring documentaries from NatGeo, live sports, plus more, with FOX+ app. Binge watch Logan, Good Doctor, Legion, The Voice, Master Chef, Symphony of our World, and so much more!
 
Get a chance to fly to Paris and watch the Roland-Garros Finals Live!
 
As a treat to Globe customers, Globe is giving a chance for customers to fly to Paris, France to watch the Roland-Garros French Open men’s live! Customers simply need to subscribe to any Globe At Home plan and redeem their free 6 months access to FOX+. Promo period is from May 1 to 21, 2018. For more information about the promo, you may visit http://www.globe.com.ph/fox-plus-promo. 
 
FOX is also one with Globe in providing legitimate content to Filipinos and supports its advocacy #PlayItRight. “Illegal distribution of content has no place in the digital world, and we are pleased with FOX’s support for this advocacy. Working with top content providers like FOX allows us to provide our customers an affordable, convenient and worry-free way to access to all the entertainment they love, and at the same time protect our customers, our partners, and the people behind the content from the dangers and effects of illegal content and piracy” says Sazon. “As we provide better services, expect us to put an even stronger fight against illegal content,” Sazon emphasizes. 
 
To know more info visit http://www.globe.com.ph/broadband/fox. To avail of the latest Globe At Home plans, visit shop.globe.com.ph/broadband

First single for Pinoy Boyband Superstar finalist Mark Oblea

Upcoming pop star Mark Oblea is out with a new single ‘Langiy Pag Nandiyan’…and it is being released under Universal Records. Inslashout details…

A Pinoy Boyband Superstar finalist is ready to make his mark into the OPM scene with the release of his debut single ‘Langit Pag Nandiyan’.The 23-year-old singer-songwriter Mark Oblea was first discovered in the hit reality singing competition Pinoy Band Superstar (the show originally aired in 2016), in which he made it as one of the Top 7 finalists. 
Though he did not win the competition, Mark, with his penchant for writing his own songs and playing guitar, still decided to pursue his music career. Having signed a recording deal with Universal Records in December 2017, Mark is now set to release his first single entitled ‘Langit Pag Nandiyan.’ The song was written by Gracenote lead vocalist Eunice Jorge, and produced by hit-making producer Ito Rapadas. Talking about the meaning behind the song, Mark says “The song is about honoring someone [special in your life]. It can be a song for a friend, a loved one, a relative, or [anyone who’s always there to support you despite different setbacks and challenges.] At the same time, it is also a personal anthem for all the people who’ve been a part of my journey to pursue my dreams”. With his rugged good looks, charm, and musical talent, Mark is bound to win the hearts of many fans worldwide. Mark is also slated to sing the theme song ‘Fiona’ for an upcoming indie film “Bakwit Boys,” produced by T-Rex Productions. Next on his list is his debut EP, which feature songs written by Mark himself. Langit Pag Nandiyan is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon under Universal Records. 

Follow Mark on Twitter @iammarkoblea, Instagram @markoblea, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarkObleaOfficialPage/

GCash now available in GMA-7 

One of the country’s leading television network cooperative is now acquiring a cashless payment scheme for its members. GMA-7 Employees’ Multipurpose Cooperative (GEMPC) has forged a partnership with GCash to empower its members through financial tools and solutions.
 

The cooperative’s chairperson, Jose Vernon Jacela expressed excitement over the partnership as it provides more opportunities for their members to be financially responsible through the use of technology.

“Over two decades of the cooperative’s existence, the time is ripe to slowly shift in adopting an electronic payment scheme that will still adhere with our objectives in this humble organization,” Jacela said. “With GCash, our members and future members of the GEMPC will be encouraged to maximize the use of their smartphones and most importantly, their EMV beep cards to multiple uses both here in the company and in the outside world.”

GCash will provide GMA-7 Employees’ Multipurpose Cooperative members with additional services such as disbursement of funds via GCash EMV Beep Mastercard, prepaid load purchases, bills payment, among others. More importantly, GCash will enable a cashless set-up in GEMPC grocery and canteen.

“The move to electronic payment system is challenging, but exciting,” said Victoria Arradaza, Treasurer and former Vice-Chairperson of GMA-7 Employees’ Multipurpose Cooperative. “GCash is paving the way for our members to further use the available ICT solutions for a smarter environment in the work area.”

As part of the cooperative’s mission and vision where they provide excellent financial products and relevant services to improve the economic and social well-being of its members, employees and families, the move to a cashless system is a step toward realizing their overall goal for their group.

Meanwhile, GCash’s CEO Albert Tinio is pleased with the unique collaboration as the terms with GMA-7 Employees’ Multipurpose Cooperative have been really extensive in order to provide the utmost service.

“GCash is not just an online app service on a smartphone but also, can be used in day-to-day transactions through the EMV Beep cards,” said Tinio. These EMV Beep cards are usually used in every day commute in the metro’s unified ticketing transportation system. This card can also be used at any of 33 million Mastercard-enabled shops locally and internationally.

The current Philippine landscape projects that with over 50 percent of the population using smartphones and over 70 percent of these are Globe customers, GCash is the future of payment in the country. To date, it has over 12,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide and a growing number of merchants using GCash as a payment tool.