MATV stands for Master Antenna Television. It is the way many schools, blocks of flats, hotels and other multi-unit dwellings distribute Freeview and FM/DAB signals to a number of outlets. This type of system, although easy to install, still needs to be planned and engineered carefully to accomplish a good quality reception throughout the installation.
An MATV System is a network of cables and specially designed components to amplify the TV and Radio signal and distribute it all from one central location.
In a MATV system, the aerial is a conventional UHF TV aerial, able to receive digital Freeview pictures. Signals received by the aerial are then distributed across the system. In old MATV systems, not modified to carry the new digital channel allocations, viewing is limited. However, this can be easily rectified, by changing a few electronics at the head end.
This way, the distribution network delivers all television and radio signals to a socket outlet in each household. There can be more than one outlet per household, but only one TV set can be connected to each outlet at any one time. Exactly how the distribution network is configured will depend on the number of dwellings and floors in the building.
AFS have acquired a large amount of practical experience in the installation and maintainence of such systems, by completing major projects for commercial clients across London and the South East. AFS are 100% confident that we can design and build a system to meet your every requirment.