L-Band Satellite TV Hotel Distribution Systems
Commonly a Headend System distributing a satellite television signal in hotel television systems is known as a SMATV (Satellite Master Antenna TV) system.
L-Band Satellite TV Distribution Systems are an alternative to COM1000 headend systems or Code Plus HD headend systems for the SMATV customer.
An L-Band satellite TV distribution system is best described as a video service for multiple users provided via satellite antennas where the receiver is used to make the channel selection (each receiver receives the full programming package). A receiver is generally located near to or attached to each television (similar to residential installation).
Conversely, in a Com1000 or CodePlus head end system, one blade or receiver carrying two channels is placed in a rack system and the encrypted signal distributed via RF output to the guest rooms. Both Com1000 and CodePlus headend systems require a Pro:Idiom TV in each room to decrypt the signal.
Hotel properties with “Home Run” wiring to each of the guest rooms (each TV outlet is directly connected to the distribution point), have the best L-Band options available to them including:
- Access to a full Lodging & Institutions channel lineup with up to 100 HD channels.
- An interactive programming guide
- A Co-branded user interface (Hotel Logo on interactive programming guide)
- A simplified remote with anti microbial finish
DIRECTV’s new Residential Experience for Hotels is an L-Band Satellite TV distribution system that provides your guests with the same TV viewing experience & programming options they have at home and is available to your hotel with no upfront costs for the recievers and remotes.
One of the benefits of L-Band distribution systems is that they do not require the more expensive Pro:Idiom type Hospitality TVs to provide your guests with HD service and as such are a perfect option for smaller hotels & motels. We can work with or provide you with most brands of commercial TVs at manufacturers direct pricing.
An L-Band satellite TV distribution system is also a great option for hospitals, dormitories and assisted living facilities.
L-Band satellite TV distribution systems allow you to give your guests the HD programming they are demanding in a very economical manner.