Bristol’s Digital TV and Sky Specialists – Also covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Wales
IRS – Integrated Reception Systems
An Integrated Reception Systems (IRS) collects the broadcast signals from terrestrial (analogue & digital) and satellite transmitters, as well as FM radio and the new Digital Audio Broadcasts (DAB). These signals are then distributed to a new 3 socket wall outlet plate in each flat, which is screened from electrical interference and which delivers all available TV channels, including both analogue and digital terrestrial, and digital satellite to the resident.
Installing IRS means that the resident is free to decide to either connect their existing TV equipment to the system to pick up the existing free-to-air analogue signals, (until they are switched off), or to take up digital satellite or digital terrestrial television, now or in the future. This solution means that the landlord installing IRS does not have to favour any one supplier of TV programming. The choice is left to the resident.
Integrated Reception Systems – We have a wealth of experience in the provision of IRS to a multitude of customers across the South West can advise our customers through an in-depth consultancy process about the imminent demise of analogue services and how this might affect you in current or future projects. Our expertise includes:
- System network and infrastructure design
- Coaxial delivery for hotel and hospital systems
- Digital and FM radio services delivered to multiple TV locations
- DTT, FM, Satellite and DAB
Whether you are a private landlord a commercial builder, a local authority, architects and consultants or a housing association we can advise and help you make the correct IRS requirement.
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Communal TV Systems are becoming more and more popular in MDUs (Multi Dwelling Properties). The use of coaxial cabling is often the case in most MDUs, however a more modern and efficient approach is the use of fibre optics. The problem with a lot of coaxial systems is that signal can be affected by ‘cable loss’. Cable loss increases as the signal travels down coaxial cables of a certain length. Therefore, modern fibre IRS systems mean there is effectively no limitation on the distance between the receiving antenna and the outlet location.
Another scenario where fibre IRS systems can be utilised is when there are lots of SDUs (single dwelling units), especially where satellite dishes and TV aerials are not permitted by planning agreements and design codes or where the reception from these antennas is inadequate for part of the site e.g. no line of sight to the satellite.