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Aerial & Satellite Systems

Every TV needs a way of receiving a signal, whilst some services now have the ability to ‘stream’ over the internet such as Netflix and Amazon, the most popular method is still via and aerial or satellite dish.

Our engineers install both options, whether for a single residential home or a hotel that requires in excess of 1,000 TV’s connecting to a single aerial.

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MATV
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IRS
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SMATV
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IPTV

MATV

A MATV (Master Antenna Television) system is a network of cables and specially designed components that process and amplify TV and FM signals and then distributes them from one central location.

The most basic aerial and satellite system available, this simply carries Freeview and Radio signals to one outlet or ten thousand outlets. Normally installed by developers, landlords and local authorities when budget is a constraint.

The end user simply plugs in their Digital TV or Freeview receiver and then can receive the free-to-view programmes that a TV licence provides.

IRS

Our most popular TV system and the system that doesn’t discriminate as it provides all signals straight to the TV location, allowing the end user to make the decision on how it is received.

Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Sky Q, BT Vision, FM and DAB radio signals are all available through one outlet installed in the customers apartment.

A simple upgrade can also allow for signals to be received from satellites all over the world. This is the system of choice for Property Developers, Social Landlords and Managing Agents as it gives the end user complete choice on how they watch their TV.

SMATV

Or Satellite Master Antennae Television, is the same as a MATV system, however this time our engineers will introduce channels that are not available through Freeview, for example, if a customer wants to receive Sky Sports 1 on their Digital TV but didn’t want a Sky receiver at the location of every TV.

These types of systems are normally installed in hospitals, prisons and hotels and between 5 and 20 channels could be installed at a centralised location and then distributed to 1000’s of locations. It also gives the client the ability to lock certain programmes down, for example, in a prison the guards may not want inmates watching a film that could be blamed for incitement.

IPTV

The main benefit of IPTV is that it utilises structured cabling to distribute TV and Radio services which is useful in office complexes where existing infrastructure can be utilised.

The content can also be customised such as digital signage and in house video channels can all be distributed seamlessly on the network.