IRS  (Integrated Reception System)

IRS refers to a communal Aerial / Satellite system, designed to distribute all analogue and digital broadcast services, regardless of whether they are received via the terrestrial or satellite platforms to apartment blocks, housing estates and campuses. All the services are received on ONE cable (TWO for Sky+) in each property on a Tri-Plate outlet (or Quad outlet for Sky+). Each home is then Digital Ready, providing the home owner with a choice of services.

The received signals are:

CCTV & Door Entry can be added to the network

Our Services include:

Design & Plan of the IRS Network
Specify & Supply of the Distribution Equipment
Install, Test & Commission the IRS Network,
Supply & Install Sky Digital & Freeview Set Top Boxes to Residents
Supply & Integrate Audio Visual & Home Cinema Equipment to Residents

Sat Tech has designed, supplied, installed & commissioned numerous IRS networks, ranging from small apartment blocks to hundreds of apartments across multiple independent blocks.

An IRS Network, which is designed for Sky Digital or Sky +  is based around a 5 wire system, however with the increasing diverse population that now live in our major cities and towns, it is possible to include other satellites such as Hotbird, Astra I, Hispasat, which offer numerous foreign language TV channels & Radio stations.
IRS Networks can be designed around a 9, 13 & 17 wire system to cater for a multi satellite system.


MATV (Master Antenna TeleVision) is a system that only distributes Terrestrial TV & Radio around a building. SMATV (Satellite Master Antenna TeleVision) is an MATV system, but includes a limited number of Satellite channels. These types of systems are ideal for buildings that need to control or limit the program output, e.g. Hospitals, Residential Homes, Schools, Student Accommodation and Hotels.

We work closely with Architects, Interior Designers, Property Developers, Building/Construction/M & E Companies, Landlords & Building Owners to ensure throughout the installation, from the initial design stage to the final commissioning of the network, a high standard of work is maintained.

IRS Networks enhance building services, protect buildings from damage and unsightly installation of satellite antennas and provide building owners and landlords with a solution that meets both their needs and the needs of their residents.

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Multi-Sat IRS Network, Clapham, London