What is IRS?

An IRS Digital System allows you to deliver multiple signals from an array of antennas, a typical system would include a TV aerial, FM and DAB aerials and Satellite antenna which are then distributed via coaxial cables to multiple viewing points within a dwelling.
This type of installation is typically suited to Social Housing, Local authorities, Private Landlords and Commercial builders.
The Integrated Reception System Cables normally terminate at the main TV point in the resident’s property giving them the capability for services such as Sky, Sky+, Sky HD, Sky Q, Freesat, Freeview, DAB & FM radio all at one location.

This then allows the resident flexibility of choosing which TV channels they would like to receive or enter into a subscription package with their preferred supplier.
There is also the capability of adding in other satellite antennas to distribute foreign channels, This would entail a larger head end but the advantages are that it would negate the need for residents installing their own satellite dishes on the building.
Our clients include many building and electrical contractors, consultants, local authorities, housing associations, managing agents, residents associations and hotel & leisure.
We cover all aspects of work in flats, hotels, financial & business premises, hospitals, schools and colleges and housing estates.

Fibre Optic IRS System (FIRS)
With the advancement in technology in recent years, fibre optic systems are now widely used on both communal and commercial IRS installations.
The cost difference between a fibre system and a traditional coaxial system is diminishing because of the high cost of copper which is used in coaxial cable.
The huge advantage of using a Fibre Optic IRS System over original coaxial copper based systems is that it can transport a higher amount of data over much longer distances with virtually no signal loss and very little signal degradation. This means less amplification equipment which in turn streamlines the system, set-up and efficiency, meaning blocks of flats of the same development can be linked together from a single head-end and satellite dish/aerial farm.
At Satcom Networks we have highly skilled fibre optic splice operatives and we aim to provide high quality internal and external fibre optic network installations that meet Network Cabling Standards.
We use our extensive knowledge of FIRS communication to design efficient systems tailored to your project and network performance requirements.