Across Australia, the way we watch television and other video broadcasts has changed dramatically and will continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Digital television and the accessibility of the internet has revolutionised not only what we watch, but how and where we watch it too.
The ever-growing number of TV streaming options now enable us to watch TV shows online in multiple locations at times of our choosing, either through MATV (master antenna television) or on-demand IPTV (internet protocol television) where digital TV programs and other content is delivered across a network.
At A-COM Solutions, we are the leading specialists for MATV and IPTV system design, creating innovative and flexible platforms that are customised for your needs, easy to upgrade and maintain, and which enable you to stream TV and other broadcasts to multiple locations – in hotels, motels, retirement villages, schools and function centres – and manage a wide variety of video on-demand and other content.
Our extensive experience and expertise means that we are able to undertake every aspect of MATV and IPTV design ensuring a holistic and IP centric approach to what might otherwise be a technological white elephant.
Master Antenna Television (MATV) is the means by which free-to-air TV signals (and sometimes close circuit channels) from one antenna are delivered to multiple locations in hotels and apartment buildings, retirement villages and aged care homes, as well as in hospitals schools, colleges, conference centres and other institutions.
Variations include SMATV (satellite master antenna television) where satellite and other broadcast signals are used to create a single integrated cable signal, essentially creating an in-house cable channel. More common is CATV (community antenna television, or cable TV) where rather than an antenna, TV and radio signals are transmitted through a coaxial cable network.
The design of MATV systems (including SMATV and CATV) requires specialist skills and expertise to ensure that each individual user gets a clear and uninterrupted signal all of the time. We specialise in traditional and IP centric MATV designs.
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) transmits audio and video content across the internet or via a network – in short, internet TV.
An IPTV network is capable of delivering HD free-to-air TV, satellite TV, on-demand services and in-house channels to multiple televisions and receivers in full high definition, making it ideal for use in hotels and motels, hospitals, aged care facilities – in fact, anywhere where you need to deliver TV shows or video on demand to multiple locations at the same time.
Our customised IPTV system designs ensure that HD reception on every TV is crystal clear and the sound up to professional audio visual standards all the time regardless of the source. This is especially important when you are providing IPTV as part of a customer package or as a paid service. In addition, we design systems that are capable of being upgraded easily should the demand arise or when new technology evolves.
As an added advantage, it’s not necessary to provide dedicated hardware to deliver an IPTV service – if you already have TVs and/or set top boxes in use, we can design a solution that utilises existing hardware.