SMATV Systems (Satellite Master Antenna Systems) can be used in several applications, whether it's dormitories, health facilities or even MDU properties. There are different rate cards for different applications, so be sure to speak to a Cipher professional that can answer all of your questions, and guide you in the right direction. A SMATV System is a headend system, which basically transforms your property to it's own private cable company. Every channel has it's own dedicated receiver and is then modulated to a particular channel. These channels are then combined together and are broadcasted directly to your television jack without any additional equipment within the unit.