Satellite Master Antenna Television is one of the most common names heard when installing an antenna service for commercial entities, being most popular for SMATV when requested by certain industries, including hospitality & other businesses.
What is SMATV?
It is a single distribution system that allows sending TV signals from a main antenna satellite TV to different points connected together. This could either b L-band SMATV system or Headend SMATV system.
Who could benefit from SMATV?
SMATV could be useful in many commercial situations, think of a hotel that has many rooms, you wouldn’t want to install an antenna system for every single room, nor would you want to force everyone to watch the same channel. This is also valid in hospitals, student dorms, aged care facilities, office complex, block of flats and many others.
How many channels can you distribute through a SMATV system?
This is variable according to which system type you choose, with systems allowing a set of 12 to 36 channels; other systems give you full flexibility with more than 200 channels. If you would like a professional advice from a SMATV/MATV specialist in Sydney, contact Antenna Genies today.
Why have a MATV/SMATV system?
Nowadays, this is often an expected offering by your customers, or it could be your simple competitive edge when acquiring new customers.
How is MATV different than SMATV?
Both systems are usually for commercial properties or a block of residential properties.
A master antenna, or MATV, is a simple system that avoids the cost of installing an antenna for every single TV; by having a centrally located antenna that supplies TV signals to multiple locations. This is mainly for free-to-air TV signals.
SMATV is pretty similar to MATV, but the signal in this instance is via satellite. The optimal solution for some businesses is to have both MATV and SMATV installed together to allow for both free-to-air and paid TV services to be distributed to different TV points.
If you would like to install a MATV or SMATV system in Sydney, Antenna Genies are your local MATV & SMATV specialists. Using the best components and equipment on the market, we are happy to visit & ptovide a free, no-obligation quote.