Guide 101: All About Satellite Installation At Hotels!


Hotels and motels need to spend on commercial satellite installation, and there are many choices in that department. Of course, this requires some investment for sure, but offering the best possible experience for guests and visitors is paramount. There are many companies can help in commercial satellite installation for hotels, and in this post, we are sharing basic details about two of the common options.

DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) 

DRE is a good choice when you want to offer over a 100 HD channels to every guest in every room. The costs are decided per room. Typically, there is a pro-rated upfront cost, and guests will get a bunch of features like PMS Integration, guest messaging and anti-micro-ball remote. The good part about DRE is the fact that you don’t need a separate equipment room, but can still have parental control. As far as quality is concerned, you get clear HD pictures.  Installation companies may need at least 20 rooms for installation, and you may have to enter into an agreement of 20 months or more.

Dishnetwork Rack Mount Headend System (RMHS)

The other choice is RMHS, which offers free satellite systems for guests and with less maintenance costs. You can choose between Standard definition (SD) and High definition (HD). Channels can be purchased as required, and with just one headend is enough for many rooms and multiple buildings. As the hotel management, channels and systems can be monitored 24/7 via the web, and it will also work with existing V.O.D./P.P.V. systems. There is also an optional built In TV guide, and the systems can be synced with in house information channel as required.

Selecting an installation service

There are all sorts of installation services out there, but before you choose one, ask for an estimate. Get a fair idea of the costs, because at the end of the day, you want to enhance user experience but also reduce costs at the same time. It is also necessary to focus on the quality of installation, because you may want to get genuine assistance for the entire work late. Make sure that the concerned service is experienced with commercial installation, and they should be capable of offering a detailed review of the solutions and what they can do for your business.

To know a company better, ask for references and don’t shy away from asking the tough questions related to their expertise.