Commercial Satellite Audio/Video Design, Integration & Support

Blocks of Flats, Complexes, Offices & Boardrooms, Bars, Restaurants, & Hotels.
Mr Satellite has the expertise to design and install, multiple unit satellite, video and audio solutions.

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IS YOUR BLOCK OF FLATS or MULTI HOME DEVELOPMENT MULTI CHOICE COMPLAINT  FOR THE NEW DSTV SATELLITE ?

MultiChoice has acquired more capacity on a new satellite, which is now co-located next to the existing original satellite. Certain installations will need to be upgraded so you don’t get a degraded service or even miss out on some channels.

Multi Choice has recently reviewed its minimum installation requirements for all installations, including those at Multi-Unit Dwellings: Stating that all four quadrants of the satellite needs to be independently available at each residential unit. This effectively means that each unit requires a minimum of 4 cables, or a fibre optic system, or an IPTV systems.

Most current DSTV systems in Multi Home Developments (ie flats & complexes) fall short of the minimum spec and will have to be upgraded.

Some systems currently in place:

Single cable Systems: has limited capacity and will eventually not be able to accommodate all DSTV services.  These systems were never approved or endorsed by MultiChoice due to these limitations. This system will need to be heavily upgraded.

Two Cable Systems: Two cable backbone systems will NOT be able to see the new satellite and will need to be upgraded.

Four Cable Systems: Four cable backbone systems will be able to see all 4 quadrants and will work providing the cables and equipment have been installed correctly, however a lot of these systems only have one or two cables running from the compliant backbone infrastructure, to each unit, since the explora decoder requires 4 cables, most of these systems will need to be upgraded to increase extra capacity so that each flat has access to four cables.

Smaller blocks may have other solutions that may or may not be complaint.

Call me David Shadford of Mr satellite cc on 0832615290 to discuss your block and to receive a no obligation quote.

Mr Satellite has custom solutions available depending on you Multi Unit Dwelling requirements.

MR SATELLITE RECOMMENDATIONS:

For smaller blocks we recommend 

A five cable backbone RG6 cable solution utilizing Uni cable switches along the backbone trunk which allows just a single RG6 cable Distribution to each apartment. This system is EXPLORA  decoder friendly

.  Call me David Shadford of Mr satellite cc on 0832615290 to discuss your block and to receive a no obligation quote.

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For Larger blocks we highly recommend a fibre optic solution.

Fibre Optic – what is it ?

  • A optical fibre is a flexible , transparent fibre made by drawing glass ( silica ) or plastic to a diameter to a diameter slightly thicker than a human hair
    • Photons rather than electrons will increasingly carry information in our daily lives . The trend began in the telecom and data industries and now optical interconnections connect continents and cities together almost exclusively by switching a laser on and off at very high speeds therefore creating a pattern that represents the information being sent . With the introduction of high definition and 4K transmission bandwidth has become the biggest challenge trying to push more information over a copper network.Fibre head end system
    • Fibre systems 2 to 1000

Why should Multi Unit Dwelling install Fibre Optics for DSTV

  • It has exceptional bandwidth
  • It is immune to electromagnetic interference
  • It has no electromagnetic emissions
  • It does not corrode like copper based cables
  • It is virtually future proof
  • It is light weight and easy to handle
  • Its pulling strength is much higher than copper
  • We only need to install ONE optical cable to each unit.
  • If so directed we can pull a multiple stranded optical fibre cable, these extra fibres can be used, for other services such as intercom, Internet and VOIP.
  • Fibre has a long lifespan and should serve the building for many years to come, far far longer than the alternative coaxial cable would ever last.
  •  As only one fiber cable is required per unit, the fibre can be retrofitted into existing piping.

Call me David Shadford of Mr satellite cc on 0832615290 to discuss your block and to receive a no obligation quote.

Mr Satellite has custom solutions available depending on you Multi Unit Dwelling requirements.

Contact us for a free consultation.

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