Thakral One Awarded HID Partner of the Year, 2013

Thakral One plays a pivotal role in extending HID’s ID Assurance reach across APAC

Manila, Philippines, July 1, 2013 – Thakral One, an IT consulting and services organization focused on emerging markets, today announced that it has won the prestigious Partner of the Year award for the ID Assurance business of HID Global, the trusted source for secure identity solutions.

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) market is growing exponentially and is expected to reach US$ 12.3 billion by 20141, a massive increase from US$ 3.7 Billion in 20102. By the end of 2013 the IAM Asia Pacific market will witness the fastest growth3. “Businesses are eager to adopt the best-in-class IAM and it is Thakral One’s aim to bring world class solutions and services to meet these requirements. The proven methodologies that the HID – Thakral One partnership brings to the table will enable our customers to adapt to the increasingly complex compliance mandates as well as fortify their authentication processes,” Santie Heydenrych, VP – FSI Solutions at Thakral One shared.

Thakral One’s strengths lie in its local presence across Asia Pacific, strong partnerships with leading software providers and a focus on offering end-to-end solutions.

Tim Phipps, VP Sales at HID Identity Assurance, APAC spoke about the relatively new partnership that has emerged to be favourable for both the companies. “The HID – Thakral One partnership aims to deliver the best authentication solutions to our clients, across Asia Pacific. Thakral One’s continuous endorsement and strategic focus to develop the Asia Pacific IT Authentication market in absolute alignment with HID Identity Assurance is much appreciated. We congratulate Thakral One for winning the well-deserved partner award for the business segment of ID Assurance, and look forward to a continued and successful association,” he shared.

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  1. Identity Management Market Forecast: 2007 To 2014, cited on
  2. IAM Market Forecast to 2013 by Market, cited on
  3. Identity and Access Management Market Forecast to 2012 by RCNOS, cited on




About Thakral One
Thakral One aims to bridge the gap between business and information technology in emerging markets by ensuring that its offerings are customized and the applications are well adapted to the needs and realities of emerging markets. Backed by the $1.5b Thakral Group, Thakral One draws on its pan-Asian presence and a specialized pool of skill-sets to offer robust IT infrastructure solutions and services, carefully selected enterprise applications and reliable long-term managed support to its clients. Thakral One is present in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, Bhutan and Afghanistan. To know more about Thakral One, please visit

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications.  Primary brands are ActivIdentity®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit



Namrata Kapur
Thakral One
Mobile No: +65 8299 6997

Jose Konrado Amedo
Ardent Communications

631-0407 ext 25

D-Link Introduces New Range of AC Networking Products with SharePort Mobile Technology

Leverages on new AC standard to deliver and share files instantly

Philippines – D-Link International Pte Ltd, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of networking products today announced its latest suite of AC networking products with integrated SharePort™ Mobile Technology. Complementing the superior new 802.11ac networking standard, SharePort™ Mobile app and web portal allows users to access personal files and multimedia at a fast speed from anywhere through a USB storage device connected to the SharePort™ Mobile -enabled D-Link router.

Mr Jonathan Quek, Product Marketing Director, D-Link International Pte Ltd said, “As wireless connectivity expands and the way people consume multimedia evolves, D-Link has noted an increased demand for devices which efficiently manage their network and content. The D-Link SharePort™ MobileTechnology and app caters to this need, bridging all mobile and desktop devices together and offering a new nimble platform to control digital lives, while creating one’s very own shared virtual storage space.

Host of features for prime network functionality
D-Link SharePort™ Mobile includes a host of features which provide an enjoyable, user-friendly experience.

The layout allows users to search and organise files by category, while the mobile app for tablet and smartphone devices (iOS & Android™) lets users control their media from an intuitive touchscreen interface.

Users will be able to swiftly transfer photos and videos to others without having to go through the hassle of creating emails, or even share files with an audience when giving a business presentation. They will also have the options of streaming and viewing files on mobile devices, playing slideshows of their photos, and even having offline playback by using the favourites option.

More importantly, customers will be able to store and enjoy media from a single point, while saving valuable memory on device.

Advanced wireless speeds
D-Link’s new AC networking products incorporate the 802.11ac – the most advanced networking standard that provides fastest speeds, extended coverage and fewer wireless dead spots. The D-Link routers in this range have cutting-edge wireless speeds of up to 1750 Mbps (combining 1300 Mbps AC and 450 Mbps Wireless N *), which means users can send multiple streams of data up to six times faster** than the previous standard.

Users can enjoy flawless HD and 3D video streaming to multiple devices at more places simultaneously, as wireless ranges are now dramatically expanded for whole home and office coverage. Other than transferring the same volume of data at a much faster rate, battery life of devices is improved, thus resulting in a significant reduction in power used.

*Actual Data Throughput may vary depends on network and environmental factors.
**When compared with Wireless N 300

Product Solutions – Routers
Users will have many choices in the D-Link 802.11ac SharePort™-enabled collection, including routers such as the DIR-868L, DIR-860L, DIR-850L and DIR-820L. Ideal for high bandwidth activities delivering unrivalled speeds and extended Wi-Fi range, these routers offer easy remote network management. All products feature the same elegant simplicity and can be configured or accessed with a few simple taps or clicks.

Product Solutions – Adapters
Other than routers, users can also select from D-Link’s 802.11ac adapters DWA-182 and DWA-171. Designed to fit into standard desktop PCs and servers, customers can delight in high speeds and reduced Wi-Fi interference for faster streaming and access to their data wherever they are.

Team Celerio PH Holds Car Show for Charity

Manila, Philippines. July 10, 2013 – Team Celerio Philippines (TCP) recently brought together various Suzuki models from the vintage Samurai to the latest Alto 800 and Swift Dzire in the first-ever charity fundraiser car show dubbed as “Show Off 2013”. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Tambuli Para Sa Bayan at Diyos, a medical mission foundation based in Quezon City.

Show Off 2013 paraded the best Suzuki cars in over 35 categories including Best Modified Car, Best Engine Display, Best Modified Engine, Best Off Roader, Loudest Engine Roar, and the People’s Choice Award among others, and distributed over 100 different awards and P100,000 worth of gift certificates and goodies to the attendees. James Andrew Olivar’s 2012 Suzuki Swift bagged the event’s biggest award, the People’s Choice Award, after garnering the most votes from the attendees.

Suzuki Auto Pasig hosted this year’s Show Off. Suzuki Auto Pasig President Cesar Asuncion says, “We highly commend Suzuki Philippines for supporting projects such as this. I believe that this engagement will not only inspire loyalty among existing Celerio owners but it will also strengthen the camaraderie between Suzuki Philippines and their customers.”

Photo above shows a modified Suzuki Swift car and a vintage Suzuki Beaver that participated in the competition.

“We at Suzuki are very happy to know that our automobiles stand not only as models for eco-friendly driving, stylish, and efficient driving but they have also evolved and became avenues to bring people and families together to support a very worthy cause. The Suzuki brand has long been a known and trusted name in the market and our involvement in these programs allows us to give back to the communities where we operate. We look forward to implementing more benefit projects and having stronger partnerships not only with Team Celerio Philippines but with other Suzuki car clubs in the country as well,” shares Suzuki Philippines President Hiroshi Suzuki.

For more information about Suzuki Philippines and TCP, please visit and

About Suzuki Philippines, Inc.

Suzuki Philippines, Inc. is a Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the vehicle manufacturing industry. The company specializes in producing and distributing distinguished models of motorcycles and as well as in the distribution of compact vehicles.

Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability.