Did you know that antenna users can receive 10 to 60 TV channels in high definition quality for free? If you are trying to decide which TV antenna system is best for your business, we have the difference between MATV and MATV in the article below.
Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of MATV and SMATV systems.
MATV stands for Master Antenna Television. An MATV system is a network of cables that process and amplify FM and TV signals and they distribute them from one central location.
There are some MATV systems that are still in use nowadays that are around thirty years old and most of them are not able to carry digital signals.
SMATV uses more than one broadcast and satellite signals to make a single cable signal for allocation to a cabling network. A SMATV system allows you to become your own in-house cable company.
A SMATV system usually works alongside an MATV system. A satellite and a TV antenna are installed to accept the signal and then the signal goes to the equipment that allows the signals to be allocated by the entire television system.
Benefits of SMATV
One of the pros of going with SMATV is that it seems to be the most effective method of reception of satellite broadcasts. It also seems to be the most economical. Another pro is that it avoids having a ton of individual satellite dishes on the roof of a building or on the facades.
Ready to Choose a TV Antenna System?
Now that you know the difference between MATV and SMATV you can make an informed decision on the best antenna system for your place of business. Keep in mind that analog MATV systems are becoming more outdated every day so choosing to make the switch to modern technology might equate to saving money in the long run.