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A SMATV system allows the owner of a building to control the type and quantity of channels to be sent through the coaxial cable network to the TVs in the building.

These systems are typically installed in hotels and holiday resorts to provide guests with a wider range of channels without incurring the extra cost and security issues of fitting Satellite or Freeview boxes in rooms.

A head-end unit is installed to receive the signals from a digital aerial, satellite dish or both. The head-end unit then processes the signals into a range of channels which have been pre-selected by the owner and distributes the selected channels to each point.

Guests can therefore access normal terrestrial channels as well as the selected satellite or Freeview channels independently of each other. For example, a 12 channel system could comprise of BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, CHANNEL 4, 5, Sky News, Sky Sports News, ITV2, BBC3, Cbeebies, Filmfour and Radio 2.

This choice of available channels is massive with 70+ from terrestrial aerial transmitters and thousands from the various satellite broadcasters. Depending upon the type of televisions it is possible to provide upwards of 30 of these channels to each room. It is also possible integrate concierge and DVD channels into the system.

Alongside the high standards of customer service you will receive throughout the design and installation, the most important aspect of SMATV systems is ensuring reliability. Commercial Television Systems uses the highest quality products designed specifically for this type of installation.

The digital processors lock onto the channel, monitor its quality constantly and will reset to the correct channel in the event of a power failure. This guarantees the reliability of our service and the satisfaction of your clients.

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