yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Windows Azure
Why VDI?
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
TODAY: Hong Kong New Year's Eve Countdown Celebrations
Hong Kong Tourism Board Provides Live Satellite Feed for Broadcasting Worldwide to the Largest Pyrotechnics Show in Event History

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slated to be the largest in the event's six-year history, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is taking its annual Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations to impressive new heights with the city's first-ever pyrotechnics display launched from both land and sea. The spectacular show -- held for the first time in Hong Kong's bustling Wan Chai District on the night of December 31, 2012 -- will stun fellow partygoers as the city's exquisite skyline breathes in the New Year with a synchronized "pyrotechnic musical" -- a light show of shooting stars symbolizing well wishes for 2013.

Taking on the apropos theme "New Year . New World," the highly anticipated show will last for eight minutes -- double the length of the previous year's display -- and commence on the city's world-renowned Victoria Harbour as it moves landward in three separate arrangements. Hundreds of thousands of spectators will marvel as the iconic waterfront Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is framed by a dazzling flurry of explosive lights at the stroke of midnight.

To ensure global audiences can share the excitement in Hong Kong, HKTB will provide satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide as the clock strikes midnight. The following are details of the satellite feed.

1.  Satellite Live Feed Details:

Via IS-21 24C Slot C (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

  • Programme name: New Year. New World – Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations
  • On-air date & time: 12/31/2012 (Local time: 10:55am11:10am EST / 9:55am10:10am CST / 7:55am8:10am PST) – Free to air signal
  • Download link: 4164.5MHz
  • Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s
  • FEC: ¾
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • System: SD NTSC
  • Format: Mpeg 2 16: 9 4:2:0 A1 : A2 Stereo PGM
  • Encryption System: Free to air signal

2.  Event Rundown for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations:

  • Starting at 11:00pm, a pyrotechnic display will be launched every 15 minutes from the rooftops of six participating buildings in Wan Chai (the HKCEC, Harbour Centre, Immigration Tower, Revenue Tower, Hopewell Centre and Harcourt House)
    • The multi-colored stars will symbolize good wishes in four areas: 
      • Silver for Career
      • Green for Health
      • Gold for Fortune
      • Red for Love

Date / Time


31 Dec 2012 11:00pm

  • New Year blessings will appear on the giant LED screen on the facade of the HKCEC.


  • Music and dance performances begin on the HKCC Viewing Deck and will be projected onto the facade of the HKCC.


  • The event will be broadcast live on Television Broadcasts Limited's (TVB) Jade Channel.


  • The numerical countdown of the last 10 seconds of 2012 in LED lights commences on the facade of the HKCEC. 
  • A numeric pyrotechnic display from the rooftops of the other five participating buildings on Hong Kong Island for the final countdown begins.

1 Jan 2013


  • The eight-minute pyrotechnic show officially commences, with the pyrotechnics launched from the harbour and surrounding buildings at the same time.
  • The numerals "2013" in LED lights appear on the facade of HKCEC to the accompaniment of theme music produced by Mr Chiu Tsang Hei.

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
Containers are all the rage among developers and web companies, but they also represent two very substantial benefits to larger organizations. First, they have the potential to dramatically accelerate the application lifecycle from software builds and testing to deployment and up...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest ...
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service plat...
As operational failure becomes more acceptable to discuss within the software industry, the necessity for holding constructive, actionable postmortems increases. But most of what we know about postmortems from "pop culture" isn't actually relevant for the software systems we work...
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, C...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers