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SMATV / IPTV Systems

SMATV means ‘Single Master Antenna Television’ and refers to a system that can use multiple satellite and broadcast signals to create a single integrated cable signal for distribution through a cabling network.
The purpose of SMATV is for supplying and controlling the number and type of channels to multiple televisions. Using this technology, many apartments, hotel rooms, schools and other multi-unit buildings can distribute TV and Radio signals to a number of receivers.
In order to accomplish this without a loss of signal quality, these systems must be carefully planned and engineered through the effective use of SMATV equipment and techniques. IPTV operates a return path system over the coaxial network which is mainly used in hotels to enable guests to watch TV services and in-house movies as well as internet connectivity.

How does SMATV and its infrastructure work?

Satellite and TV antennae will receive the program from satellite and local broadcast networks. The signals are then fed into racks of electronic digital reception equipment which tune in the channels you choose for your channel line-up and then combines them into a single cable for distribution using digital COFDM standard VHF or UHF frequencies.
Local in-house channels like campus TV station or an Information channel can also be distributed through the system. It can also be used with a feed from CCTV cameras which we also install!

Proven Expertise

We at Satcom Networks have extensive knowledge of these systems and have specialised in these types of installations for over 25 years and have installed many SMATV systems in hotels, apartment blocks, hospitals and more.
All systems by Satcom Networks are installed in accordance with Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) standards.