HI-TECH BUILDING 2011 in Moscow


10th international exhibition HI-TECH BUILDING 2011 will take place in Moscow, Russia, in the Expocentre (Pavilion 1) from November 8 till 10. It will cover building automation and control, integrated security systems, hvac controls, light controls, electrical engineering systems, it systems, smart home control systems, energy efficiency systems (passive house, green building). If you’re interested in Z-Wave technologies you may visit stand 1-312 where companies Z-Wave.Me and Wunderdom will show their solutions and new Z-Wave devices from Fibaro, Everspring, Fortrezz and Horstmann.

Together with exhibition you may visit conferences and seminars. One of them will cover smarthome subject and another energy efficiency systems – passive house, green building.

So, if you’ll be in Moscow this time don’t miss the HI-TECH BUILDING 2011.

The first live 3D broadcast of ballet from Mariinsky Theatre, Russia


Mariinsky Theatre, General Satellite and Platforma HD present tonight, April 15, the first live 3D broadcast of ballet in the world! It’ll include fragments of the legendary ballets of the “golden fund” of the Mariinsky Theatre in a performance of world ballet stars Ulyana Lopatkina, Irma Nioradze, Victoria Tereshkina, Alina Luba and Igor Zelensky, Leonid Sarafanov, Vladimir Shklyarov, Anastasia and Denis Matvienko and others.

The broadcast won’t be encrypted. So, everybody who have 3D equipment and will able tune channel 3DSAT TV may enjoy famous Russian ballet! Here is parameters to tune:
Frequency: 11747 MHz
Polarization: Horizontal
Modulation: DVB-S/QPSK
Symbol rate: 27500,
FEC = 3 / 4
Channel: 3DSAT TV

As you remember the English satellite operator Sky opened era of 3D broadcasting by football game between Manchester United and Arsenal. But Russian satellite operator Platforma HD chose ballet. You may understand who is strong in football and who – in ballet 😉

The first 3D channel in Russia and Eastern Europe


PlatformaHD, one of the bigger Russian satellite TV provider, has announced together with Samsung Electronics and General Satellite the first 3D channel in Russia and Eastern Europe! Subscribers will be able to use modified satellite receiver HD-9300 from General Satellite and 3D TV Samsung – PS42B450B1W, PS42B451B2W, PS50B450B1W, PS50B451B2W, produced and available in Russia, or active 3D-glasses SSG2000.

Currently there is no any information about the date of starting 3D broadcasting and the price for subscription. Hope it’ll be available this Summer at the latest. Also it’d be interesting to see what another big player on the Russian satellite TV market NTV+ will do.