Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican

  • Satellite Master Antenna Television System (SMATV)
Citadines Aparthotel

The Citadines Aparthotel is part of the Active Hotels group of international hotels.

We installed a high-gain directional TV/Radio aerial array, four satellite dishes ranging from 85cm to 1.8m in diameter, and a 21-channel professional 19” rack that was mounted head end to process the required channels shown below:

  • 5 x National terrestrial TV stations
  • 3 x French satellite stations
  • 3 x German satellite stations
  • 2 x Italian satellite stations
  • 2 x English satellite stations
  • 1 x Russian satellite station
  • 1 x Spanish satellite station
  • 3 x Radio stations
  • 1 x VCR playback station

Citadines Aparthotel

We needed to overcome a variety of problems, such as:

  • Securely fixing a dish of 1.8m in diameter to withstand winds of up to 100mph
  • Preventing interference from the microwave signals that are beamed across the city from the BT tower to the main BT satellite uplink station at Woolwich
  • Minimising the multi-path images from surrounding tower blocks and co-channel interference from other TV transmitters

By using equipment of the highest standards, comprehensive signal testing and consultation with the building surveyor, we resolved all the listed problems, resulting in a successful installation and a satisfied client.