MDU/IRS

Avonline provide digital infrastructure into Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU’s) across public sector, social housing associations and private landlords. As one of the leading independent companies that delivered the UK’s Digital Switchover programme, Avonline have installed and upgraded over 300,000 homes with state-of-the-art Integrated Reception Systems (IRS).

 


Talk to us and we will design, install and maintain the right system for your MDUs. There’s no cost to you at any stage of the process, no handling of customer queries, no ugly external dishes spread over the building and no worry about future upgrades.

Depending on what will work best at a specific location, we can deliver choices in delivery technology:
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
Integrated Reception System (IRS)
Active Networks

We will happily work on buildings of any size, in any location and with any number of separate residences. During the entire process, a nominated project manager will keep you updated on progress. You will also have access to our web portal to monitor real time progress. An independent consultant will sign off the installation at the end of the process – again at no cost to you. 

 

 

On top of that, you’ll be given ready access to high speed broadband to support your own monitoring and telemetry equipment for CCTV, fire detection, emergency lighting and lifts, as well as any future applications. Meanwhile, your residents get to enjoy top-quality connectivity which will ensure that they can access the TV, broadband and other digital services they want. And because the system is service provider neutral, they get to choose who can provide those services. This will also enable you to meet the broadband universal service obligation.

 

Broadband for MDU's

Despite being situated throughout many of the largest cities in the UK, MDU buildings, especially larger tower blocks have some of the poorest broadband availability and penetration in the UK. When you overlay the social benefits offered by decent broadband against MDU demographics, there is a clear issue in providing vital broadband services to some of the more disadvantaged parts of the UK population.

Avonline was the first technology provider to offer broadband designed for use with existing IRS digital infrastructure using a unique broadband over copper coax, designed to complement the recent investment in digital IRS upgrades. This means a low cost per unit upgrade with minimal resident disruption and maximum use of existing investment.

Our IRSNetTM technology means that the core hardware including modem function remains at the head-end. The upgrade in the premise can be as little as 5 minutes to change a faceplate. The design also includes simple head-end-to-head-end connection using Ethernet cabling within existing riser infrastructure for the simplest upgrade path.

Contractors & Housing Developers

Avonline can provide a range of flexible services to main contractors and developers. Designing and delivering state of the art wiring infrastructure for TV, satellite, superfast broadband and integrating services like CCTV & door entry for new build. For existing properties, we offer upgrade and maintenance programmes.

As more regulation is implemented for rental property, Avonline has the scale and flexibility to work with you on all IRS aspects impacted by building improvement programmes for existing or newly acquired property. These include :-

  • Building refurbishment and removal of redundant wiring and TV aerial infrastructure;
  • Environmental improvement programmes including External Wall Insulation (EWI), cladding and window replacements;
  • Energy efficiency audits and hardware replacement programmes to deliver reduced Total Cost of Ownership (energy and maintenance).

Managing Agents

Working with Managing Agents, our remit is usually to enhance resident services or to step-in where infrastructure and service levels have been below requirements and a high quality maintenance programme and/or system upgrade is required.

We offer value through property audits, IRS.

Private Landlords

Typically, our work with private landlords covers smaller property portfolios, from single buildings converted into multiple dwellings for domestic or business use through to companies with significant property portfolios.

Like our public-sector work, we will consult, design and build Integrated Reception Systems including fibre-based solutions to provide the latest technologies efficiently and cost-effectively to tenants. A good quality IRS can add value to new build and improve rental values when delivered as an upgrade programme.

Our services include :-

  • Consultancy and Design – choosing the most effective long-term solutions for current and planned property portfolios;
  • IRS build and upgrading – 5-wire, 9-wire, 13-wire and 17-wire systems for MDU’s and linked buildings
  • FTTH fibre and Fibre IRS – services delivered over GPON from TV, satellite and superfast broadband through to integrated door entry and CCTV systems;
  • Maintenance and Support – to 24 x 365 response from an experienced Helpdesk and one of the best Commissioning teams in the UK to prevent or solve issues on proactive and reactive maintenance programmes

Local Authority & Social Housing Landlords

With around 4.1m social homes in the UK, connecting tenants to modern and beneficial Digital Aerial systems via Integrated Reception Systems is a fundamental responsibility for Local Authority and Social Housing Landlords. It is also an investment that requires knowledgeable planning, quality delivery and proactive maintenance to deliver long-term value.

That’s where we come in. Our team has almost 20 years of experience connecting over 300,000 tenants in multiple dwelling units (MDU’s). Our strength is derived from working collaboratively with a wide range of customers supporting an even wider spectrum of tenants across portfolios that range from a few hundred units to tens of thousands.

Our services include :-

  • Consultancy and Design – choosing the most effective long-term solutions for your current and planned property portfolio;
  • IRS build and upgrading – 9-wire, 13-wire and 17-wire systems for MDU’s and linked buildings
  • FTTH fibre and Fibre IRS – services delivered over GPON using FTTH or FTTB;
  • Maintenance and Support – to 24 x 365 response from an experienced Helpdesk and one of the best Commissioning teams in the UK to prevent or solve issues on proactive and reactive maintenance programmes