Satellite Dish Installations
Keep your business communications running at light speed.
Satellite communications provide always-on internet that delivers data, voice
and video faster, more efficiently, more reliably and to more remote places
around the globe than ever before. Satellite-based network solutions bypass
terrestrial last mile gridlock, providing each of your widespread offices
- no matter where they're located - with always-on, high-speed access to all
of the bandwidth-intensive content on your corporate intranet. Once you've
created a virtual private network you can leverage that infrastructure with
a wide variety of services.
Enterprise networking for data, video and audio applications
from credit card authorization, online banking and corporate intranet to interactive
distance learning, nationwide or worldwide.
Bundled telephony and Internet solutions that converge voice,
data and the Web for corporate, government and public telephony - private
telephone networks, rural call offices and remote business and home phone,
fax and Internet connections that bridge the digital divide.
Internet access and broadband IP, with high-speed, always-on
interactive connectivity for Internet-based unicast, multicast and interactive
content delivery applications any time, anywhere.
It's easier than ever to get started with satellite communications. As experienced
professionals we can guide you through the process and install all the necessary
equipment, starting with the satellite dish.
The right dish for you will depend on the services you want.
Some satellite equipment is proprietary for the service provider you choose
to subscribe to. You will have to buy the equipment that they require. There
are three basic sizes of satellite dishes and their size determines which
signals they can receive.
- TVRO (Television Receive Only) are the largest satellite
dishes, generally 2-3 meters across. They can move in order to pick up different
satellites and different programming. TVRO dishes pick up C-band microwave
transmissions that are generally television programs.
They are often used as a SMATV that feeds into a head-end for distribution.
Businesses, campus, apartments can use a TVRO dish to receive a variety
of programming and then send it to different parts of their video distribution
network. Do to their size and weight, installation generally requires some
construction to properly anchor the dish. They can be mounted on the roof
of a large building or on the ground.
- VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) dishes range from
1.2 to 2.4 meters in diameter. They can be smaller than TVRO dishes because
they receive a more powerful signal in the KU band. New VSAT dishes can
also receive the Ka band, which is even more powerful than the Ku band.
VSAT are used for two-way communications of video, voice, and data for business
applications. Satellite internet, virtual private networks, IP multicast,
and Voice-over-IP are all done with VSAT. Do to its smaller size VSAT dishes
are much easier to install and require little or no construction. They can
be mounted on the roof or even the side of a building.
- DBS (Direct Broadcast System) dishes are the smallest
dishes, generally 18" - 36" across. Medium and high-powered satellites
operating in the microwave Ku band broadcast DBS. These high-powered, high
frequency satellites make it possible for the signals to be picked up on
a small dish.
The most common use of DBS systems is residential satellite TV. Digital
compression makes it possible to have many channels on a single satellite.
The current major DBS systems that are operating in the USA are DIRECTV
and DISH Network. Some business services are provided by DBS satellite systems
including Hughes's DirecWay system. Installation is very easy. Due to its
size and weight the dish can be installed almost anywhere it can see the
satellite, including roofs, walls, and fences.
AntennaPro Installation Services can take care of each step, from
providing the right equipment to quality installations.
Satellite dish installation is only part of what we do. We'll take you through
the planning, purchasing, and installation of your new satellite dish.
- Choose your Services - Most VSAT and all DBS systems
are proprietary to the service provider. You'll need to decide first which
services you want and which provider you'll subscribe to. They will tell
you or sell you the proper equipment to receive their broadcast.
TVRO programming is more independent. There is a great deal of
free programming and you may switch satellites to receive different pay
programming from different providers. The size of your TVRO dish will determine
to some extent which satellites you can receive. We can determine the size
of the dish necessary for your location.
- Choose the Dish and Receiver - Once you're chosen the
services you want, AntennaPro can help you choose the equipment you'll need.
From dish to receiver we can make sure everything works together. There
are 3 basic components to a satellite system.
- Satellite Dish - consists of a mounting
foot, support arm and the actual dish.
- LNB (Low Noise Block) is the part that
sits on the support arm above the center of the dish. This is what actually
collect the signal and sends it through the coax cable to the receiver.
- Receiver - This is the brains of the
operation. This box converts the digital signal and relays it to your
television, phone system, or data network.
- Site Survey and Installation - Proper placement is essential
to getting a good signal. A site survey locates sources of interference
and helps to decide on the best location for the dish. If any reinforcement
of the site is necessary, we'll take care of it. After the dish is installed,
we'll calibrate the dish for optimum signal capture.
- Cabling and Network Integration - Connecting the satellite
to the receiver is only part of what we do. We can help you integrate the
dish into your existing network or design a network from the ground up.
AntennaPro can offer nationwide professional installation. We can manage all
aspects of your installation, inside and out. To further discuss your project
requirements, call us at (303) 369-5666.