DirecTV is a very cost-effective and flexible way of delivering television signal to your facility. H&A can design a system to suit your particular needs and budget. DirecTV can be organized in several ways:

1. COM3000, High Definition Digital Headend

DirecTV’s next-gen fully digital headend system. Supporting 4K broadcast, this is the latest industry standard for HD digital channels. Utilizes up to 6 hot-swap “blade” receivers per chassis that can display up to a total of 138 HD channels, taking up only three (3) rack units of space. A typical headend fits within a 48” tall rack, and draws less than 300 watts. Additional chassis can be tied together, with no upper limit to number of channels. Remote management/ troubleshooting via the required DirecTV VPN Cloud access system.

System can be designed with Pro:Idiom, or for specialized facilities, can be QAM in the clear for TV compatibility.

Advanced Entertainment Platform

DirecTV’s newest offering for 2019. This adds an incredible amount of DirecTV streaming content to your commercial facility. Increases channel output of your system, and directly connects to your existing Wi-Fi or Wired ethernet system. Allows access to streaming videos on your resident’s/ patient’s tablet, laptop or smart phone. No logging into streaming accounts, the needed encryption is handled by the system itself. This allows access to a massive programming library that is not available through regular satellite. Please see the brochures linked below.

  • Adds Over The Top (OTT) cloud services to your linear COM headend system
  • Requires a small Android setback box for each TV, with an anti-microbial remote (pillow speakers forthcoming)
  • Requires the wireless streaming transcoder to be added to the COM headend
  • Welcome Screen portal on TV startup, customizable to your facility
  • Showtime and Hallmark content are day one offerings, with many more to follow
  • Wired ethernet or Wi-Fi delivery options
  • Supports streaming from personal tablet/ phone/ laptop via Staycast product
  • Supports 4K ultra-high definition

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Advanced Entertainment Platform

2. Satellite Master Antenna Television (SMATV)

This configuration is the easiest to maintain, offers flexibility for adding in-house channels, and greatest control over what content is delivered to the facility. Consists of: Satellite dish on roof, 22″x74″ or 84″ rack. One DTV receiver per channel, multiswitches and channelized modulators. Typically between 24 – 28 channels can fit into one rack. Additional racks can be tied together.

3. DirecTV Residential Experience (DRE)

This product offers the resident or guest controlled access to all channels within your purchased channel packages. Allows the facility to co-brand with their logos on the interactive channel guide, as well as add local content to the channel lineup. Central control interface for staff to reset receivers, send custom messages to individual or groups of rooms, and control which TVs see specific programming. Simplified remote with an anti-microbial finish. Available DVR functionality with the ability of staff to wipe all recordings after guest has checked out. Pro:Idiom television not required as the receiver is at each TV.

  • With DirecTV Residential Experience, you will receive:
  • Access to over 100 HD channels
  • HD Interactive Programming Guide
  • HD receivers
  • Hospitality RC70H antimicrobial remotes
  • Local Content Insertion (LCI)
  • Browser-based Management Control System features
  • Guest Message Display, individual or groups
  • Channel favorites list
  • Co-branded interactive programming guide
  • Remote Default Reset Parental controls
  • Property Management System (PMS) integration
    DRE Overview Video 2014


4. Direct to TV

This is well-suited to a waiting room or Staff lounge. All channels within the purchased channel packages available for viewing. High-Definition available. Consists of: Satellite dish on roof, DTV receiver attached to TV, or hidden in nearby cabinetry.