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Technicolor Com1000 Pro:Idiom HD Headend Systems for DIRECTV

Technicolor COM1000 Pro:Idiom HD Headend Systems for DIRECTV

Com1000 Pro:Idiom HD headend system

The Technicolor Com1000 Pro:Idiom HD Headend System

The Technicolor COM1000 was a revolutionary HD headend system when it was introduced in 2009 and changed the way TV for hotels was provided in hotels with over 250 rooms. Over the past 4 years DIRECTV and Technicolor have made many improvements to make the COM1000 headend system even more more stable and cost effective.

SEE BELOW for the NEWEST in the HD COM Systems from Technicolor and DIRECTV

The COM3000

The Revolution Continues with the COM3000

Introducing the COM3000 Headend – DIRECTV’s Next Generation HD and 4K Headend Video Solution

Smaller | More Robust | More Energy Efficient

Technicolor Pro:Idiom COM3000 Headend for DIRECTV - Its All About Satellites DIRECTV Hospitality Authorized Dealer - TV for Hotels, TV for RV Parks and Campgrounds, TV for Assisted Living and Senior Care, TV for Healthcare

138 Channel COM3000 Headend

The DIRECTV COM3000 Headend from Technicolor takes the next step in providing the TV experience your patients are clamoring for.  AT&T continues to change the world of video with the launch of COM3000. This is the third generation of our DIRECTV for Business video headend. With it, businesses will get more channels than ever. Plus, they’ll find it’s easier to customize.

COM3000 Headend can deliver up to 138 HD channels, including 4K HDR programming.  And business owners can add channels one at a time, including their own in-house and over-the-top (OTT) channels.

The platform can also help businesses prepare for the future of video programming delivery through easy customization. As business and entertainment needs evolve, business owners can download software upgrades, instead of installing costly hardware.

4K Support^

The 1st thing you will notice is that the COM3000 provides true 4K TV.  COM3000 will support DIRECTV’s current 4K channels as well as the HDR and high-bandwidth programming of the future so its truly futureproof.

138 HD channel capacityTechnicolor COM3000 COM51A Its All About Satellites - TV for Hotels, TV for RV Parks and Campgrounds, TV for Assisted Living and Healthcare, DIRECTV Authorized Hospitality Dealer

Since the COM1000 was introduced for use on DIRECTV TV Systems, the competition has tried to copy it. Even expanding on the number of channels available in a single receiver card. Technicolor has packed access to up to 23 channels in a single COM51A receiver card.

Remote Management and Service

Like the COM2000 access to the NEW Technicolor COM3000 headend is via a web browser, meaning that if channels need to be changed, service needs to be done, or you want to utilize channels to provide welcome screens and local information, it can all be done remotely.

“Programming changes, working with new hardware, whatever… it’s all easy to do.”

Community Channels DIRECTV Welcome Screen for RV Resorts, Campgrounds, Hotels, Healthcare and Assisted Living

The COM3000 Gives your property the ability to add your own channels to promote facility services and share information with residents.  Messaging on your community channels that can used for property promotions, activities calendars, birthday or anniversary notices, interactive messaging, personalized or facility wide broadcasts and more.


For more information visit our DIRECTV COM3000 HD/4K Headend page


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The DIRECTV COM2000 HD Headend from Technicolor

Technicolor COM2000 HD Headend System

In June of 2014 DIRECTV and Technicolor announced the New COM2000 system. The COM2000 brings along with it the nearly plug and play platform and stability of the COM1000 with some outstanding new features.

  • The COM2000 is about 1/2 the cost of a similarly configured COM1000
  • The COM2000 uses just 225W – a fraction of what you current headend uses
  • The new COM360 chassis takes up just 3U of rack space – 25% less
  • The new COM46-FLX receiver cards give you 8 HD or SD receivers on a single card

Plus many more new features and benefits that make HD TV conversion easy and more cost effective than ever before.

For more information visit our DIRECTV COM2000 HD Headend page

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The COM1000 Prio:Idiom HD Headend

The Future of Free to Guest Video is on DIRECTV HD TV

Com1000 Pro:Idiom HD headend system

COM1000 Provides Affordable HD

Before the DIRECTV Com1000, upgrading to HD had been an expensive and disruptive conversion for large properties (over 250 rooms) and hotels that do not have home run wiring. The Technicolor Com1000 HD Headend gives you an affordable option to rewiring your property.

DIRECTV COM1000 Headend

The Technicolor COM1000 Pro:idiom HD Headend System provides you with the very best option in Hotel Television Systems for properties that do not currently have or are unable to install “home run” wiring.

The COM1000 Headend is designed to lower the per channel costs of delivering HD television programming, decrease the space needed, and add more HD channel capability to Hotels, Resorts, Assisted Living and Senior Care Facilities, Hospitals, Dormitories and other temporary dwelling properties.

The COM1000 Headend System Delivers DIRECTV HD Programming to Hotel Guests

The COM1000 Headend system provides DIRECTV Hotel Television Systems a stable QAM modulated RF platform to make HD more affordable for hotel owners today, and more expandable for tomorrow.

The DIRECTV COM1000, developed in partnership with Technicolor, is a leap forward in technology platforms to deliver DIRECTV’s HD programming to Multi-Client properties like hotels, resorts & assisted living facilities.

What Does It Take to Get HD Programming Into Your Rooms?

HDTV Programming:
DIRECTV HD video signal sent from a DIRECTV satellite to an installed satellite dish at a hotel property.

Pro:Idiom Transcoder:
The Pro:Idiom transcoder is a modified DIRECTV receiver that converts high-definition DIRECTV signal into to a digital format that can be delivered through the hotel TV distribution network.

Digital video is an exact replica of its original source without degradation and as such is easily pirated without encryption. The content owners such as ESPN, HBO, etc… now require that the signal be encrypted in hotel properties all the way to the television.

LG’s Pro:Idiom technology is a digital video content security system (DRM) designed to encrypt the signal so that only authorized Pro:Idiom HDTVs or televisions with a decryption box (set top or internal) can decode the signal and display the video on its screen. The Pro:Idiom transcoder is built into the head end, one transcoder per channel.

Com1000 Pro:Idiom HD Headend System for Hotels from DIRECTV

Digital QAM Modulator:
A QAM Modulator changes the frequency of the video signal so that each channel can be viewed on the desired channel number. For example, the QAM modulator could change the frequency for ESPN (normally DIRECTV channel 206) so that it can be viewed on channel 5 at your property. The QAM modulator is also located in the hotel headend system.

Pro:Idiom TV capable of HDTV resolution:
Pro:Idiom enabled HDTVs have the ability to decode the encrypted signal sent from the Pro:Idiom Transcoder so that the content can be seen by your customers Identification Module (IDM).

Pro:Idiom HDTVs also have an insertion point for the ID Module, which marks each individual room’s video signal with a unique and traceable key code for additional content security. Broadcast stations such as ESPN HD, HBO HD and SHOWTIME HD require this component in order to protect their content from piracy.

Does Your Hotel Need a Com1000 Headend?

For newer hotels and older properties with newer wiring, often the best option for providing HD TV is the DIRECTV Residential Experience for Hotels. Its provides a more robust channel availability, a TV viewing experience more like the one your hotel guests are used to at home, and added functionality for the hotel property.

The very best way to determine if your hotel needs a Com1000 headend system to deliver HD programming to your guests is to have an experience, certified technician do a site survey of your property.

They will be looking for several things –
The type of wiring your TV system currently has:
Ideal – home run type wiring with no splitters or splicing, RG-6 Coax Cable rated to 3 gHZ

The Distance for Each Wiring Run :
Ideal – A maximum of 200 feet of distance from the distribution points to the furthest TV receiver

The Type of Connectors in the Wall Plates :
Ideal – Compression Connectors in high frequency wall plates.

If your property meets all the above requirements and you have fewer than 1000 rooms, you may be a good candidate for the DIRECTV Residential Experience.

If those are not available in your property they will determine whether it is cost effective to upgrade your cabling or if a DIRECTV Com1000 Headend system from Technicolor would be your best option.

Call 800-951-1979 Today
schedule a FREE Site Survey for your Hotel

For more information about the DIRECTV COM1000 HD Headend system


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