Satellite Master Antenna Television Systems – SMATV
Satellite Master Antenna Television Systems (SMATV)
and Hotel TV Distribution Systems
Satellite Master Antenna Television, generally known as SMATV in the Hospitality industry, is a single antenna satellite TV distribution system (either L-Band or headend) system used to send television signal throughout a multi-room hotel, dorm, assisted living or healthcare property.
How many channels can you have in a SMATV headend system?
You can distribute as many channels as you have modules in your head end system. Every TV or display in every room will receive all the channels.
- Each standard definition (SD) SMATV headend rack can deliver 12-36 channels.
- Each module in an HD headend system can deliver 12-24 channels.
The Industry Standards for SMATV HD Head End Systems
DIRECTV Residential Experience and L-Band Distribution Systems
For hotels with a fewer number of rooms, or that want to provide a TV experience more like what your guests have at home, The DIRECTV Residential Experience for Hotels or DIRECTV DRE provides your guests with 200+ channels in HD, the DIRECTV programming guide they are used to seeing at home and an anti-microbial (germ free) remote.
Find out which Satellite Master Antenna Television System is the best option for your property: