Bitstop Computers joined the computer industry in mid 1989 as a
single proprietorship. Back then, the enterprise carried a limited
choice of computer supplies and accessories, sold computer systems
and catered to a number of corporate clients. Students, specially,
looked towards Bitstop for their encoding and machine rental
requirements. Steadily, Bitstop Computers became known as a
reliable and affordable computer source in the city.
Barely one year after itís
opening, the devastating earthquake of 1990 struck. The
calamity destroyed most of Dagupan Cityís infrastructure but
fortunately the business, educational and printing community
continued to rely on Bitstop for their computer needs. This
encouraged Bitstop to open in a new business address in the
downtown area. After a few years, Bitstop Computers incorporated
taking on the name, Bitstop, Inc.
Hardware Product Line
seeks, selects and incorporates quality computer and
technology-associated solutions to its product line. This
includes basic and high-end computer clone packages, branded
desktops, servers and notebooks, computer peripherals, storage and
backup devices, office automation products, and point of sale
equipment. To complement these products, Bitstop also carries
consumables or supplies like ink cartridges, ribbons, continuous
forms, and storage media.
Support for Intellectual
Known for firm
principles, a strategic vision and a sense of fair play,
Bitstop decided to invest in original software for its internal
use and for bundling purposes. Bitstop believes that
software is valuable and therefore software developers should be
accorded their due through user investments on licenses.
Despite a drop in revenues
caused by Bitstop managementís refusal to hard-load software
into computer units for sale, Bitstop stuck to this direction of
supporting original software. This sacrifice has paid off with the
passage of the Intellectual Property Rights Law. Bitstop is now
recognized as a valued partner of Microsoft and Autodesk, two of
the respected names and giants in the software industry and an
authorized reseller of Borland, Lotus, Adobe, Network Associates,
Symantec, Novell, Sophos and MYOB software.
Bitstop was recently appointed
as the Philippine exclusive distributor of Keystone
Learning System's line of educational training materials.
Keystone is a veteran in the video/self paced training industry
servicing more than 400 of the top 500 corporations in the US
Aside from selective pickings in hardware and software solution,
Bitstop has continually proven its technical expertise.
Up to today, Bitstop is
recognized as the first and only Microsoft Certified Partner and
Cisco Premier Partner in Northern Luzon. As partners
to these two IT giants, Bitstop proves its worth by designing,
implementing and optimizing networks; deploying and integrating
products into client systems; and serving as industry advisers to
a number of respected colleges and universities. In the
Microsoft Direct Access Briefing in 1999, Bitstop received the
first ever Microsoft Philippine Reference Account award.
Again, Bitstop achieves a first
by being the first and only Comptia Corporate member and A+
Authorized Service Center north of Manila.
Bitstop is proud to have on its
staff several certified professionals that include: Microsoft
Certified Systems Engineer + Internet, MCDBA, MCSE, MCP, Microsoft
Sales Specialist, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP),
Comptia A+ Certified Engineers, CCNAs, CCDA, Cisco Sales
Specialist, Cisco Wireless Specialists, Certified Ethical Hackers
(CEH), Security+ Professional, MOUS specialists and a team of
service engineers certified by HP, IBM and Compaq.
Continuous skills upgrade is a must for Bitstop.
Over the years, Bitstop has been
a member of different respected vendors' programs, to state a few:
the Genuine Intel Dealer program, Microsoft OEM System Builder
program, IBM Business Partner program, HP Business Partner
program, Authorized HP Service Provider program, Epson Service
Provider program and IBM Authorized Service Center Program.
Bitstop also has the distinction of being given a Five-Star Data
Processing Equipment Center accreditation by DTI.
Complementary and Supporting Product and Services
Bitstop was instrumental
in bringing to its home province the once very popular but now
obsolete communication product - the pager. Late 1993 saw Bitstop
inking a marketing agreement with Easycall Communications, Inc.,
the country's top paging company. The pager or beeper as it is
commonly referred to in the Philippines was the primary means of
communication and information dissemination before cellular phones
Pangasinan has been
enjoying the benefits of Internet technology since December of
1995 when Bitstop formally offered Internet access through an
agreement with Mosaic Communications, Inc., the first commercial
ISP in the Philippines.
Bitstop strives to maintain its
reputation as the most consistently reliable, stable, and
proactive Internet service provider north of Manila through:
- 24 hour backup power via 2 UPS
with extended batteries and 15KVA backup generator;
- Multiple E1 lines with Mozcom,
Digitelone, Igate and ETPI;
- Peering links with respected
organizations like Preginet, Comclark, MIX and PHIX;
- Full BGP routing with our
Upstream partners with APNIC assigned AS and IP addresses;
- Support for Microsoft and open
source platforms and applications;
- Constant skills training &
upgrading of its system administrators and support staff;
- Regular upgrading and maintenance
of computer equipment and software.
a mere access provider, Bitstop has improved its Internet product
and value added service offerings.
Value Added Services
We provide a multitude
of hosting services that encompass both open source and the
Microsoft Platform. In
fact, Bitstop is accredited as a registered Web
Presence Provider for Microsoft FrontPage 2000.
With the aim of giving our clients the flexibility and
convenience in licensing their hosted application, Bitstop has
applied and been authorized by Microsoft to license Microsoft
products on a monthly basis to provide services and hosted
applications to our end customers.
latest product offerings of Bitstop, Inc. are in the areas of
audio and video streaming over the Internet, otherwise known as
webcasting. In fact, Bitstop is the only Windows
Media Service Provider
in the Philippines and acknowledged as the pioneer in this field
Web Hosting Service
on our ISP network strength, coupled with our extensive network of
contacts in the industry, Bitstop sought to be one of the most
affordable but effective web hosting service in the country. Our
websites are typically within 1 to 2 AS hops from any Internet
access point in the country.
international access, Bitstop partnered with 22 international Data
Centers to provide for an advanced Content Distribution system
that would effectively route incoming web request to the nearest
IDC server available. Bitstop can boast of being the fastest web
service in the country because of this.
more information systems connect to the Internet, Bitstop sees an
increase in the number of attacks and compromises to system
security. In preparation for increased need for security to our
clients, Bitstop has done the following:
Introduced the highly
successfully Certified Ethical Hacking Courseware that is now
being taught in respected institutions like the Ateneo and
Trained and had our
staff certified in Ethical Hacking, Security+ and various black
testing and network and systems hardening service to our clients.
Anti-Virus and Anti-spam companies known for their expertise like
Sophos and Panda.
with APNIC-APRICOT Conferences, PH-CERT, ISSSP and law enforcement
units like the NBI and the Transnational-Crime Division of the
Adopted a proactive
network monitoring system that alerts administrators not only on
outages but also on likely trouble spots.
This allows us to do preventive maintenance to eliminate
costly down times.
Late 2001, Bitstop, Inc.
decided to form a new corporation to handle the Internet services
and Keystone distribution. This newly formed corporation is Bitstop
Network Services, Inc.
Today, BITSTOP INC.
services not only Dagupan City but also reaches out to neighboring
towns and cities. Bitstop looks after clients as far north as
Baguio, La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte; to the west to as
far as Zambales; to the east and northeast up to Cabanatuan City,
Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Cagayan; and to the south towards
Manila, to Tarlac and Angeles. A Naga City and Legaspi branches
are also operating in the beautiful province of Camarines Sur,
Bicol Region. Recently, a Manila point of presence is
operating through I. Mind, an Internet cafť under Bitstop Network
Services. With the
power of the Internet, Bitstop aspires to be globally
competitive with new products and service offerings that will be
supported with the unique and high quality Bitstop expertise,
commitment, and dedication.