IRS ( Integrated Reception System ) are now the most commonly installed systems within multi-dwelling property developments where planning stipulates a limited number of aerials and dishes can be installed on the property. The IRS system is aimed at being a full digital reception system allowing residents to watch analogue and digital terrestrial television (Freeview), Satellite channels commonly Sky digital and the new service ‘FREESAT’ but other satellites can be received for the benefit of multi-lingual residents. It will also allow residents to receive FM and DAB (Digital Audio Band) radio. CCTV cameras can also be added so residents have the ability to view areas outside the building such as car parks or entrances directly on a channel on their TV.
The system utilizes one TV Aerial, FM omnidirectional and DAB aerial (on one rig) and a satellite dish to service any number of points, Sky+ ,Sky HD and FREESAT are standard on our install. A Multiswitch is installed to receive, process and combine the signals and then distributes the signals through screened coaxial cables via a network to outlet plates in each dwelling, which then separates the signals allowing connection of TV, Satellite and Radio.
Right from the initial conception to final completion Active Aerials & Systems will support you. Information on the system will be provided for each subscriber connected. On a new build information will be provided for insertion into the welcome packs issued by sales.
At the planning stage, if it is an existing property which would benefit from an IRS upgrade, we will carry out a full site survey and will submit a detailed description of the existing system and our proposed upgrade program, including – signal test results, replacement equipment specification and location, discrete cable network layout, method statements and risk assessments. In addition, if the project is a new build we are able to work off-plan to provide you with consultation on the system design and network architecture. Care will be assured on location of TV Aerial and Satellite to minimize the impact on the environment
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