The Best Television System for Hotels, Hospitals and Multiple Dwelling…
A (SMATV) Satellite Master Antenna Television or (CATV) Community Access Television can go a long way in a Free to Guest air. These systems are usually referenced when a Hotel, Hospital or large multiple dwelling complicate needs television service from a satellite provider like DIRECTV and DISH Network or Cable Company like Time Warner and Charter Communications. Also known as a Headend, these systems are ideal for large businesses and similarities because the equipment works within the buildings own infrastructure.
Today, these systems can be found in Hotels, Hospitals, Casinos, Prisons and Nursing Homes or virtually anywhere there’s a multiple dwelling unit. The Video Signal is commonly sent out over a dispensing network to each monitor or television set. Service is generally easy to reach with the room’s television far away control.
There are typically two forms of service being distributed to every room.
Free to Guest service may include:
Up to 100 Channels
Cable or Satellite programming
Digital Standard or High Definition
Cable and Satellite sets are generally Free to Guest as additional charges are not passed along directly to the consumer. Second, Interactive Television is commonly used as an interface media that is stacked together with the cable or satellite channels for an unforgettable in-room entertainment.
Interactive sets may include:
Hotel or Hospital Welcome Screen
Hotel or Hospital sets – Bill Summary, Check Out, Room Service, Laundry, etc.
Information Channel that displays news, weather and local information
Video On need
Internet, Messaging and Email
Video Games & Fun Activities
Applications like Twitter, Facebook and other social networks
Internet Television or rental sets like Netflix and Hulu
Option to shop for Hotel Amenities, products and sets
shared SMATV and CATV Signal dispensing Configurations
L-Band – requires a set-top box for every room, no modulation necessary
Pro:Idiom – distributes High Definition over coaxial cable with digital encryption to Flat Panel Monitors
IPTV – internet protocol television delivered over the internet
FTA – free to air from local towers
Today, most hotels and hospitals are just wired with coaxial cables. A Headend Television System can be distributed over coaxial cables via L-Band or Audio Video Modulation must considered for the system. Modulation will needed for SMATV, CATV, and Pro-Idiom Technologies.
Programming options include Standard and/or High Definition channels including: Local Stations, News, Kids, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Latino, Learning, Movies, Music, and Sports. Monthly charges are generally based upon drop count. When you choose a programming lineup, it is the kind of channels you want to characterize that determines the price of the package. For example, say you wanted local stations, movies, and sports. The package price is $5 per drop. If you drop movies, the package would be $2 less per drop monthly, already though it’s the same amount of drops your saving money each month. Take the final package price and multiply it by the number of drops (beds or rooms) and your figure will equal the price per month, less tax.