Satellite Cabling Service Near me

IRS TV System with Satellite Fibre, Installation Service. Satellite Cabling Support: Fibre Optics in my area provides satellite fibre optic IRS System design and installation. The Satellite Cabling Service creates systems based on Global Invacom equipment and specialises in the custom design of passive optical networks connecting the Satellite Headend to the GTU/Multi-switch location. Please contact Satellite Cabling Service to discuss your project requirements, and we will provide advice and pricing on a case-by-case basis. 07860244274

Fibre (IRS) Integrated Reception Systems

The Fibre Integrated Reception System satisfies all of the viewing needs of today’s family. Bringing together satellite TV broadcast, digital terrestrial TV, DAB, and FM radio. The Fibre IRS system brings the now-outdated traditional 5 wire multiswitch distribution system into the twenty-first century.

What is IRS Cabling

An IRS (Integrated Receiving System) is a combination of satellite, television, and radio services that are combined for distribution to either multiple individual properties on a large housing project or to multi-dwelling units such as blocks of flats or new high rise apartment buildings. A typical single satellite IRS system would consist of a main satellite and aerial array installed on the roof, with cabling connecting to what is known as a main headend. Before distributing the combined signal over the designed cabling network, various amplification and filtering would occur at the headend. Each property would be linked to this system and would be able to receive Digital TV Channels, FM Radio, Digital Radio, and the option to watch movies.

Difference between IRS vs FIRS

An IRS (Integrated Receiving System) is typically designed using a coaxial cabling structure, with 5 x 5mm coaxial cables required to distribute the signal throughout the network for a single satellite and aerial setup. Due to signal loss and degradation over coaxial cable, repeated amplification is required as the network expands further away from the main headend.

An IRS (Integrated Receiving System) is typically designed using a coaxial cabling structure, where for a single satellite and aerial setup, you would require 5 x 5mm coaxial cables to distribute the signal throughout the network. Due to signal loss and degradation over coaxial cable, repeated amplification is required as the network expands further away from the main headend.


  • At least 5 cables are required to distribute a single system setup
  • 4 additional cables are required for each extra satellite signal
  • High signal losses over a short distance
  • Costly active equipment to amplify signals over the network
  • Large area required for amplification and distribution equipment
  • Power required at every amplification and distribution point
  • Large use of active equipment within the system
  • Costly system to upgrade or upscale
  • Limitation on size of system
  • CT100 Cable loss 21bB over 100 metres or 210dB over 1000 metres

A FIRS (Fibre Optic Integrated Receiving System) is designed using fibre optic cabling where a single 5mm cable could support up to an 8 satellite and aerial setup. A FIRS system can be designed to support from 32, to over 10000 connected homes each receiving the same signal levels as if they were connected to their own aerial and satellite dish.


  • Only 1 x 5mm cable link required to satellite array
  • No active equipment required between headend and property
  • Signal distributed over PON (Passive Optical Network)
  • Signals not effected by EMI (Electrical Magnetic Interference)
  • No electrical equipment required in riser reducing fire risks
  • Minimal space required at distribution points
  • System capable of being distributed over 5km
  • Easy to expand and upscale as required
  • Fibre Cable loss 0.03dB over 100 metres or 0.30dB over 1000 metres
  • How Does FIRS Work

The satellite and combined aerial signals are connected to an Optical Device Unit (ODU), which converts the signals to the optical output. This optical output is distributed via a PON, which is a fibre optic cabling network (Passive Optical Network). This network is passive and does not transmit any electrical signals, lowering the risk of a fire. This signal can be distributed across a network by using optical splitters, which take the incoming signal and divide it into 2,4,8,16, and 32 forms. A single fibre cable is run from the splitter location to the end user’s property and connected to a GateWay Unit (GTU) within the home. This GTU device converts the signal back to coaxial outputs, which are connected to the home’s internal cabling.

  • Satellite TV/FM/ DAB Roof Array
  • Main Headend Distribution Containment
  • 32 Way 4 Satellite Passive Optical Splitter Cabinet for Pre-terminated Cable Assemblies

FIRS systems can be designed to support multiple foreign satellite services in order to meet the needs of MDUs with a high degree of diversity or demand for non-English programming. The FIRS System can distribute up to four satellite signals over a single fibre cable for use with the new Global Switchblade technology. The signals from the four satellites can be stacked and distributed via 8/16 coaxial outputs for connection to the home cabling network. (See the diagrams below for examples of single and four satellite configurations.)