The Technicolor MediaTune COM3000
for Bars & Restaurants
When Introduced in 2009, the COM1000 was a Game Changer
for Sports Bars and Restaurants
The Com1000 changed TV for the hotel and lodging industry when it was introduced. A small footprint server, just 4U of rack space, that could deliver 24 channels in HD. When Technicolor utilized that amazing platform to solve the multiple TV problem for sports bars it transformed how channels get changed.
In 2019 the MediaTune COM1000/2000 was replaced
by the newest addition the COM platform,
the COM3000 with up to 138 HD/4K channels in 3RU of rack space
The COM3000 is
Smaller | More Robust | More Channels | More Energy Efficient
The MediaTune COM3000 Completely Solves Bars & Restaurants Biggest Problem With Multiple TVs… Changing The Channel.
Until the COM1000 came out in 2009, the only option Sports Bars and Restaurants had for controlling multiple TVs with a single remote device was an extremely expensive matrix switcher with a AMX or Crestron controller.
Technicolor and DIRECTV have delivered a game (and channel) changer for bars and restaurants – the MediaTune COM3000.
New Technology Based on Proven, Reliable Hotel Headend
Since it was introduced in 2009, the proven reliability of the HD technology in the COM1000 Pro:idiom based HD headend and its successors , the COM2000 and now the COM3000 have been the standard in hotels, hospitals and similar installations where there is a need for a single cable solution to multiple rooms. When the Com1000 Headend was introduced in 2009 it offered the convenience of up to 24 HD tuners per module in a compact 4u rack based system.
The COM3000 HD/4K Headend is leap forward from the revolutionary COM1000.
- At only 225 watts of power energy it cuts power usage in half
- 50% Cost Reduction
- Just 3 RU of Rack Space Required – less than half the size and cost of a traditional switched matrix video system
- MORE HD/4K Channels: 23 HD/4K Channels per Blade = 138 channels in HD/4K
- Easy to expand system supports hundreds of channels!
- Remote Management!
The new Technicolor MediaTune COM3000 system is a revolutionary video management system based on the COM3000 DIRECTV satellite headend solution that has been re-designed specifically to serve the Bar and Restaurant market.
This HD Switched Matrix System for DIRECTV gives you an integrated web server accessible via any device with a internet browser. You can easily access it on your PC, tablet, iPhone or iPad with an experience as simple as using an iPad app.
Before the MediaTune, Sports Bars and Restaurants had Two Options to Control Multiple TVs
Place a DIRECTV receiver at each TV. This required a tremendous amount of wire run and multiple remotes (DIRECTV remote controls will only control 4 TVs maximum per remote). Even in a sports bar or restaurant with great organization, finding the right remote can be a challenge on a busy night.
The other option was the use of a Matrix Switcher and AMX or Crestron controller and programming. A matrix switch is a big and expensive box that allows you to connect any receiver to any TV and AMX and Crestron controller and programming gives you the ability to control everything from one central point.
The downfalls of this type of system are the high cost and the sheer size of the rack required. The matrix switcher itself is very expensive and a Crestron or AMX controller and programming is expensive as well. Combine the space requirements of a matrix switcher and the Crestron or AMX controller with the receivers and you needed space in your bar for multiple racks of equipment for a 24 channel setup. A double whammy for the bar or restaurant owner.
The MediaTune COM3000 Solution for Bar & Restaurant Video Distribution
Imagine the entire DIRECTV content lineup, all the desired external sources, and all your output zones manageable on one simple webpage. Click any desired source input from anywhere in the interface and drop it on the desired display, and Mediatune does the rest. An internal video router controls the DIRECTV receivers giving the users a seamless and simple but incredibly powerful experience. This web based interface is available on any device capable of running a web browser and can remain synchronized to allow for several control points.
Switch the Source, Not the Channel
QAM Mode: Mediatune presents a fundamental shift in how you might typically think about controlling a video distribution system. In a Mediatune configuration, each TV is set to a fixed QAM channel and the source is switched. The TV never changes the channel it is set to, and Mediatune controls what content is sent to every TV.
The MediaTune COM3000 gives you the convenience of a Matrix Switcher with AMX or Crestron controls in a compact form factor. It offers up to 138 HD/4K tuners with up to 138 digital QAM outputs in only 3 units of rack space (3U), 276 HD tuners in 6 units of rack space. This compact design also results in dramatic power savings from the typical stacked receiver and matrix switch solutions.
4K Infinite Matrix
IP Mode: Slightly different than the QAM mode, IP distribution mode depends on IP end-points that can receive control messages from Mediatune. When content is desired, Mediatune starts a Multicast broadcast stream, then commands the TVs to join these broadcasts as desired by the user.
Original DIRECTV broadcast quality
Because the DIRECTV content is delivered over QAM distribution there is no signal transcoding, encoding or other signal manipulation which can degrade picture quality.
Pro:Idiom Copy Protection
Because the MediaTune COM3000 features Pro:Idiom digital rights management, the DIRECTV signal is copy protected from the source to the TV.
Easy Remote Management
The Technicolor MediaTune COM3000 headend gives you the flexibility to access it from any web enabled device. In other words a PC, a laptop, an iPad, or even your iPhone or smartphone. It’s so simple to use, drag and drop, that any of your staff can be trained in its use in just a few minutes.
Access MediaTune COM3000 through Any Web Enabled Device
The MediaTune controls are accessed via any device that can access the internet such as a PC, Tablet, iPhone or iPad, or smartphone and allows you to search through the entire DIRECTV channel package to select the desired programming. Then using simple drag and drop interface, place that programming on the desired TV to watch.
You can watch the same content on all the TVs, or depending on how many tuners are in the system, each TV can have its own tuner allowing each TV to watch a different source channel.
Scalability of MediaTune COM3000
This is the perfect system for bars and restaurants because the MediaTune system is easily scalable as you grow. Adding TVs or more tuners is simple and doesn’t add space requirements to your rack.
Even dedicated sports bars rarely exceed 138 tuners and with the MediaTune COM3000, those that do can easily scale up the system for more channels or show the same programming on multiple TVs.
Unlike matrix switch based system, with the MediaTune system you can also use more than one device to control the programming shown. The system automatically syncs on all control devices.
The Benefits of the MediaTune COM3000 for your Bar or Restaurant
The MediaTune COM3000 system is:
- Simple to Install – no more home run wiring or proprietary programming requirements
- Easy to Use – Simple web based interface controlled by a PC, Tablet, iPhone or iPad.
- Dramatic Power Savings over typical stacked receiver & matrix switcher setup.
- Less than Half the Size – Just 3U of rack space required for 138 HD/4K channels
And Most Importantly –
- Less than 1/4th the Cost of a traditional switched matrix video system using stacked receivers.
It’s All About Satellites is Your Source for DIRECTV for Bars and Restaurants.
We were the first DIRECTV dealer in the Southwest USA to install a MediaTune COM1000, a COM2000 and a COM3000!!
With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, our staff is ready to support the needs of your bar or restaurant.