Nanocarbon Materials, LLC (a part of the Technopolis GS innovative cluster, an investment project from the GS Group holding company) has established mass delivery of the in-house NCM Chrome nanocarbon additives to the Motordetal plant in the city of Kostroma, Russia. The nano-additives are used for filling baths for chroming and for production of corrosion- and wear-resistant coating of piston rings for passenger and heavy vehicles.
The GS Group investment and industry holding company and the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) are planning to launch a joint accelerator program for developing startups in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) until the end of 2016. It will be focused on projects developing mobile applications, web services, detecting devices, sensors, portable devices, information and analytical systems. Each of the selected companies will be able to raise investment funds in the amount of 300 mln Rubles from GS Group to launch large-scale production at the facilities of the holding company in the Kaliningrad region, Russia.
February 2016, marked the start of sales of the first Russian game console with HD set-top box functions – GS Gamekit. The new device, which is developed and manufactured by the GS Group holding company, is now available from the authorized dealers of the General Satellite equipment and Tricolor TV digital television service providers. Unique online video game tournaments on GS Gamekit with grand prizes will be launched in the second quarter of 2016, and will be available for users and sellers of the game console.
In January 2016, the GS Group investment and industry holding company presented the first Russian digital TV set-top box to support the Ultra HD (4K) broadcasting called the GS A230. This new model under the General Satellite brand means that 4K video content can now be viewed on modern Ultra HD TV-sets. The GS A230 STB is equipped with a Wi-Fi modem for wireless connection to the home network and features an internal 1TB hard disk. The first Ultra HD television channels in Russian are already available to subscribers of the leading digital television provider in Russia, Tricolor TV.