The exciting launch of Sky Q, Sky’s most advanced TV experience ever, has created a surge of interest to install the new wireless home entertainment system.
However, what does Sky Q mean for professional installers in MDU environments?
If you install in MDU’s, the existing system will need to be re-designed to incorporate the new Digital SCR multiswitch (dSCR) to enable Sky Q functionality.
TRIAX range of Sky approved dSCR (digital Satellite Cable Router) multiswitches for Sky Q include TMDS 54C, 4-way and TMDS 58C, 8-way switches powered by an external power supply (sold separately).
The switch enables the Sky Q receiver to select certain frequencies and allow FM, DAB and UHF to pass to the apartment.
The dSCR technology provides 16 user band channels to be selected per output, allowing the Sky Q receiver to record 4 channels and the viewer to watch another.
TMDS switches can also be used in Sky Q or Legacy modes. Once the TMDS detects the Sky Q receiver it automatically switches to the SCR functionality.
The TRIAX TMDS 5x Series provides:
4 x cascadeable LNB inputs from a universal Quattro LNB: VL HL VH HH
1 x terrestrial trunk.
4 x (TMDS 54 C) or 8 x (TMDS 58 C) - SCR/Legacy subscriber outputs for SkyQ boxes, each providing access to 16 x SCR User Bands or a single Legacy.
1 x DC input.
2 x Toggle Switches for: DC sourcing (A) and TER AMP (active/passive) (D)
Voltage Input: 20V max
Current: 600mA max
LNB Current: 500mA max
LNB Inputs:* 950MHz - 2150MHz *LNB Trunk lines have DC Pass (20V)
Terrestrial Input:** 40MHz - 790MHz **Terrestrial Trunk lines do not have DC Pass
All 4 LNB trunks are DC isolated from each other, so 13 and 18VDC can be supplied
separately from trunk-out to trunk-in. Also, the last 4 LNB trunks should always be
terminated with DC-blocked 75 Ohm terminators. Likewise, all unused SCR/Legacy
outputs should be terminated with 75 ohm terminator for proper terrestrial signals.
The Sky Q must be set into SCR mode - Home menu - 001 select - LNB setup - Change to SCR mode.
Will Require DC Term Blocks x 5 if used as end of line switch