Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Doddington Aerials Rope Access Team at Pelham Crescent, Hasting.


So here we have another Doddington Aerials Rope Access installation.

This building was looking a bit sorry for itself with cables hanging all over the place and in many different directions. Another issue that had risen with the loose cables is that many of them had worn completely through! With them not being properly secured over all the contours of the property the movement in the wind had eroded through most of the cables.

 
Our job was to install a new satellite system and to tidy the old cables on the front of the property.

 

After finding a suitable anchor for our ropes we quickly removed all old and unused cables. We re-ran the new cables down the property and tidy all the existing cables into one neat loom.

 
As you can see from the before and after pictures the difference is fantastic and it makes this beautiful building look a lot smarter.

 
To find out how Doddington Aerials and Satellites can tidy old cables on your property and install new digital TV services please contact us on: 07794786718 or doddington.aerials@gmail.com




Monday, 21 January 2013

Rope Access at Palmeria Square Brighton

How do you get cables from the roof to the ground floor without the use of expensive scaffolding?

With such beautiful buildings like these running cables can be a nightmare.
But not for Doddington Aerials Rope Access Team.

When our customer wanted two cables run to his lounge from the roof, as discreetly as possible- to avoid creating an eye sore, we got the harnesses and ropes out of the van and got to work!



Rope Access allows us to abseil down any building in a matter of minutes, which was the perfect solution to keeping these building looking stunning.

We anchored our abseiling ropes to two of the large chimney stacks on the roof, and over the edge we went!

On the right you can see the view from the top.



Cables had been run down this building in the past using scaffolding, so it was nice a simple for us to follow these cables from the roof to the ground floor; following every contour of the property. Once we had finished abseiling the Brighton property, you couldn't see that we had ever been there!

Spot the abseiler below..... :)

If you would like the Doddington Aerials & Satellites Rope Access Team to survey your property, to run new cables or tidy existing ones, please send us an email through our website or call us on 07794786718

Monday, 20 August 2012

Sky TV Make iPad Remote Control! Welcome The Zeebox!

Sky TV Make iPad Remote Control!

Welcome The Zeebox!


Officials from Sky have revealed that its’ iPad app has been updated with the functionality to work as a TV remote to control the Sky+ box. It is thought that this update will be launched very soon (end of the Summer). This technology has become all the rage with millions of Sky+ customers because of the convenience it offers.

Known as Zeebox integration, the iPad will be able to be used for: play, pause, rewind and selecting TV channels, this will work by a series of swipes across the screen, what’s more iPad users will be able to manage their TV’s planner too, as the app will have the ability to add and delete recordings!

Sky are promoting this updated app to give the user an ‘even more’ intuitive experience.

From a practical point of view, the user will need to ensure that they connect their iPad to the same broadband connection as their Sky+ box before the Zeebox technology will work, but other than the once downloaded and connected the iPad will display all the functions of the new Sky TV guide!

If you would like information about having Sky+ installed at your home or business, or would like a little advice contact Doddington Aerials & Satellites on 07794786718 or visit our website www.doddingtonaerials.co.uk. Don't forget we use abseiling so, it doesn't matter if you live in a flat and have been told 'you cannot have Sky TV because you live in a flat', it's likely we'll be able to carryout the install safely regardless!
doddington.aerials@gmail.com

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

FM Radio Switchover

FM Radio Switchover


The long awaited TV digital switchover went extremely smoothly in our region, however recent news has reveled that the Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, has refused to commit to a digital switchover date for radio.  

It is thought a decision regarding the radio switchover will not be announced until 2013, this announcement will inform the public if the radio switchover will happen in 2015 or will be delayed, the government is reluctant to give a date for the switchover until they can be 100% certain of the official date.

Much like during the TV switchover where Tv switched from terrestrial to digital, the digital radio switchover will see all major radio stations move  away from FM to DAB only.  However good news for some; it has been reveled that the FM signal will NOT be switched off but instead will be used by smaller stations and community radio groups.

It is thought that the major delay of the radio switchover is because of the dependency on radio in vehicles, including ones which are yet to be built.  The government has commented that it will not switchover the radio in the UK until 50% of all listening occurs digitally. However it doesn’t seem that we will need to worry too much at this moment in time, because many experts of the radio industry believe that it could take up to 20years for a full radio switchover to happen.

For more information about digital radio please call us on 07794786718



Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System

SONOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Founded in 2002 Sonos is a Santa Barbara electronics company which has become world famous for it’s wireless hi-fi system, the Sonos Multi-Room Music System ‘All the music you want!’

Overall the Sonos Multi-Room Music System is pretty compact; it looks very slick and would camouflage well into just about any home. Sonos components work together as a set of electronics creating a ‘zoned’ audio system, this means that you can play one song in the lounge, whilst another plays in the bedroom or you can even have the same song playing simultaneously throughout the home.

The Sonos system works with two key components; these are ‘Zone Players’ and ‘Controllers’. Zone Players connect directly into the speaker/amp, or the system can be an all-in one integrated system, which is controlled by a Sonos controller. What’s more with a simple software download you can control the music throughout your home via your mobile phone/laptop or tablet.

At Doddington Aerials & Satellites we are lucky enough to own a Sonos system and we think it is absolutely fantastic.

The Sonos system is so very easy to use; upload the music, update and synchronise the software and away you go! The sound that the Sonos system produces is of extremely high quality and we absolutely love the system- overall a worthwhile investment for all those music lovers!

We can install your Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System, simply give us a call for more details on 07794786718!