Question regarding preparation for release

Can we get the newest signed binaries 1 week before the official release on 28 October 2016 so we have some time to prepare our mining setup ?

Keep an eye on: Milestones - zcash/zcash · GitHub
The signed binaries are currently under the Beta 2 release milestone, due out late September.

thanks another question. October 28 of 2016 is launch but at exactly what time and what time zone is here meant ?

There’s a technical obstacle (inherited from Bitcoin, which had a much less public launch) to being able to get the binaries before launch of the blockchain, but I hope we can solve it: Release final software in advance of genesis block · Issue #1379 · zcash/zcash · GitHub