What is IRS?
Integrated Reception System is a combined Satellite, Aerial and Radio signal that is sent down one or two cables, depending on the requirements at the TV outlet.
How many Satellites can be viewed?
The maximum amount of Satellites you are able to view at the current time is 4 which is known as a 17 wired IRS system. Normally this installation would include SKY as the primary Satellite and a further three satellites including Hotbird, providing over a thousand European channels, Arabsat, providing channels from the Arab States and any other from a vast choice.
As well as the four Satellites, the end user will have the facility of Freeview which comes from the Aerial, Freesat which is another Free service offered to the consumer and either or, both radio transmissions from an FM aerial or a DAB Aerial. As a result your customers/tenants have a vast amount of channels on offer for their viewing. Obviously this system is the top end of the IRS Installation. AFS can offer you a 5, 9, 13 or 17 wire IRS System. The 5 wired IRS System consists of an Aerial, one Satellite (normally SKY) and Radio either FM or DAB or both. With each size of IRS system increase, another satellite is added up to the top end 17 wire.