Ubiquiti NanoBeam ac Gen2
High-Performance airMAX ac Bridge
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Ubiquiti Networks launches the latest generation of airMAX® CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), the NanoBeam® 5AC Gen 2.
Improved Noise Immunity
The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 directs RF energy in a tighter beamwidth. With the focus in one direction, the NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 blocks or spatially filters out noise, so noise immunity is improved. This feature is especially important in an area crowded with other RF signals of the same or similar frequency.
The radio and antenna are combined to create a more efficient and compact CPE. The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 gets maximum gain out of the smallest footprint.
Providing high performance and an innovative form factor, the NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 is versatile and cost‑effective to deploy.
Utilize airMAX Technology
Unlike standard Wi-Fi protocol, Ubiquiti’s Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) airMAX protocol allows each client to send and receive data using pre-designated time slots scheduled by an intelligent AP controller.
This time slot method eliminates hidden node collisions and maximizes airtime efficiency, so airMAX technology provides performance improvements in latency, noise immunity, scalability, and throughput compared to other outdoor systems in its class.
- Intelligent QoS - Priority assigned to voice/video for seamless streaming.
- Scalability - High capacity and scalability.
- Long Distance - Capable of high‑speed, carrier-class links.
Up to 100 airMAX ac stations can be connected to an airMAX ac Sector;
four airMAX ac stations are shown to illustrate the general concept.
The next-generation airMAX ac technology boosts the advantages of our proprietary TDMA protocol.
Ubiquiti’s airMAX engine with custom IC dramatically improves TDMA latency and network scalability. The custom silicon provides hardware acceleration capabilities to the airMAX scheduler, to support the high data rates and dense modulation used in airMAX ac technology.
Incredible Antenna "Beam" Performance
airMAX Network Scalability
airMAX ac supports high data rates, which require dense modulation: 256QAM – a significant increase from 64QAM, which is used in airMAX.
With their use of proprietary airMAX ac technology, airMAX ac products supports up to 450+ Mbps real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple the throughput of standard airMAX products.
Superior Throughput Performance
The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 features airMAX ac technology and enhanced protection against ESD events.
Ease of Installation
- Quick Installation - No fasteners are required for pole-mounting, and a single wall fastener (not included) is required for wall-mounting.
- Convenient Alignment - The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 pivots on its ball joint 3-axis mount for easy aiming.
Innovative Mechanical Design
- Efficient Footprint The radio and antenna are combined into a single body that takes up minimal space. The form factor features the highest gain for its size.
- Aesthetics The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 is small enough to blend discreetly into the background at a customer's location.
- Versatile Mounting The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 can be mounted in almost any position needed for line of sight.
airMAX® ac products offer improved latency, noise immunity, scalability and significantly increased throughput performance.
Ubiquiti's airMAX® engine with custom IC dramatically improves TDMA latency and network scalability. The custom silicon provides hardware acceleration capabilities to the airMAX scheduler, to support the high data rates and dense modulation used in airMAX ac technology.
Incredible Antenna "Beam" Performance
The form factor of the NanoBeam® AC features the highest gain for its size. The NanoBeam AC’s excellent beam directivity provides the best performance in high-noise environments.
Advanced Software Technology
Ubiquiti’s airMAX® technology is proven in millions of deployments worldwide, exhibiting outstanding performance in outdoor environments. The TDMA airMAX protocol enables unprecedented scalability, high throughput and low latency in unlicensed, multipoint networks.
Plug and Play Installation
The NanoBeam® AC mounts to a variety of surfaces including poles or walls, and offers the freedom of three-axis alignment. No screws are required for pole-mounting, and only a single wall screw (not included) is required for wall-mounting.
Wall Mount Kit
Use the optional NBE-WMK Wall Mount Kit for enhanced stability when mounting the NanoBeam on a wall.
Installation Using the NanoBeamM Wall Mount Kit
Model: NBE-WMK (Sold Separately)
|Dimensions (Mount Included)||189 x 189 x 125 mm (7.44 x 7.44 x 4.92")|
|Weight (Mount Included)||0.530 kg (1.17 lb)|
|Power Supply||24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)|
|Max. Power Consumption||8.5W|
|Networking Interface||(2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
Wi-Fi for Management
|Processor Specs||Atheros MIPS 74Kc, 720 MHz|
|Memory||128 MB DDR2, 8 MB Flash|
|LEDs||Power, Ethernet, (4) Signal Strength|
|Signal Strength LEDs||Software-Adjustable to Correspond to Custom RSSI Levels|
|Channel Sizes||PtP Mode||PtMP Mode|
|10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz||10/20/30/40 MHz|
|Enclosure||Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic|
|Mounting||Pole-Mount (Kit Included), Wall-Mount|
|Wind Loading||45.4 N @ 200 km/h (10.2 lbf @ 125 mph)|
|Wind Survivability||200 km/h (125 mph)|
|ESD/EMP Protection||Air: ± 24 kV, Contact: ± 24 kV|
|Operating Temperature||-40 to 80° C (-40 to 176° F)|
|Operating Humidity||5 to 95% Noncondensing|
|Certifications||CE, FCC, IC|
|Salt Fog Test||IEC 68-2-11 (ASTM B117), Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 509.5|
|Vibration Test||IEC 68-2-6|
|Temperature Shock Test||IEC 68-2-14|
|UV Test||IEC 68-2-5 at 40° C (104° F), Equivalent: ETS 300 019-1-4|
|Wind-Driven Rain Test||ETS 300 019-1-4, Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 506.5|
|Operating Frequency (MHz)|
|Worldwide||5150 - 5875|
5150 - 5250
5250 - 5350 MHz
5470 - 5725 MHz
5725 - 5850
|Management Radio (MHz)|
|Worldwide||2412 - 2472|
|USA||2412 - 2462|
|Output Power||26 dBm|
|TX Power Specifications||RX Power Specifications|
|airMAX ac||1x BPSK (1/2)||25 dBm||± 2 dB||airMAX ac||1x BPSK (1/2)||-96 dBm||± 2 dB|
|2x QPSK (1/2)||25 dBm||± 2 dB||2x QPSK (1/2)||-95 dBm||± 2 dB|
|2x QPSK (3/4)||25 dBm||± 2 dB||2x QPSK (3/4)||-92 dBm||± 2 dB|
|4x 16QAM (1/2)||25 dBm||± 2 dB||4x 16QAM (1/2)||-90 dBm||± 2 dB|
|4x 16QAM (3/4)||25 dBm||± 2 dB||4x 16QAM (3/4)||-86 dBm||± 2 dB|
|6x 64QAM (2/3)||24 dBm||± 2 dB||6x 64QAM (2/3)||-83 dBm||± 2 dB|
|6x 64QAM (3/4)||23 dBm||± 2 dB||6x 64QAM (3/4)||-77 dBm||± 2 dB|
|6x 64QAM (5/6)||22 dBm||± 2 dB||6x 64QAM (5/6)||-74 dBm||± 2 dB|
|8x 256QAM (3/4)||21 dBm||± 2 dB||8x 256QAM (3/4)||-69 dBm||± 2 dB|
|8x 256QAM (5/6)||20 dBm||± 2 dB||8x 256QAM (5/6)||-65 dBm||± 2 dB|
Software to Easily Manage Devices and Reach Customers
AirOS is an intuitive, versatile, highly developed Ubiquiti firmware technology that resides on Ubiquiti Station products. It is exceptionally intuitive and was designed to require no training to operate. Behind the user interface is a powerful firmware architecture which enables hi-performance outdoor multipoint networking.
airOS Version 8
airOS® 8 is the revolutionary operating system for Ubiquiti® airMAX ac products.
Powerful Wireless Features
- Access Point PtMP airMAX Mixed Mode
- airMAX ac Protocol Support
- Long-Range Point-to-Point (PtP) Link Mode
- Selectable Channel Width
- PtP: 10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz
- PtMP: 10/20/30/40 MHz
- Automatic Channel Selection
- Transmit Power Control: Automatic/Manual
- Automatic Distance Selection (ACK Timing)
- Strongest WPA2 Security
- airMagic® Channel Selection Tool
- Redesigned User Interface
- Dynamic Configuration Changes
- Instant Input Validation
- HTML5 Technology
- Optimization for Mobile Devices
- Detailed Device Statistics
- Comprehensive Array of Diagnostic Tools, including RF Diagnostics and airView® Spectrum Analyzer
Advanced RF Analytics
airMAX ac devices feature a multi-radio architecture to power a revolutionary RF analytics engine.
An independent processor on the PCBA powers a second, dedicated radio, which persistently analyzes the full 5 GHz spectrum and every received symbol to provide you with the most advanced RF analytics in the industry.
airOS 8 displays the following RF information:
- Persistent RF Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) constellation diagrams
- Signal, Noise, and Interference (SNI) diagrams
- Carrier to Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (CINR) histograms
Persistent RF EVM Constellation Diagrams, CINR Histograms, and SNR Time Series
airMAX ac devices have an additional dedicated radio persistently analyzing the full 5 GHz spectrum and every received symbol to provide operators with the most advanced RF analytics in the industry.
SNI Diagram and CINR Histogram
Spectrum Analyzer by Ubiquiti Networks
airView allows you to identify noise signatures and plan your networks to minimize noise interference. airView performs the following functions:
- Constantly monitors environmental noise
- Collects energy data points in real-time spectral views
- Helps optimize channel selection, network design, and wireless performance
airView runs in the background without disabling the wireless link, so there is no disruption to the network.
In airView, there are three spectral views, each of which represents different data: waveform, waterfall, and ambient noise level.
airView provides powerful spectrum analyzer functionality, eliminating the need to rent or purchase additional equipment for conducting site surveys.
The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 integrates a separate Wi-Fi radio for fast and easy setup using your mobile device.
Accessing airOS via Wi-Fi
The UNMS™ app provides instant accessibility to the airOS configuration interface and can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play™ (Android). UNMS allows you to set up, configure, and manage the NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 and offers various configuration options once you're connected or logged in.
Protect your networks from the most brutal environments with Ubiquiti's industrialgrade shielded ethernet cable, TOUGHCable.
- Increase Performance - Dramatically improve your ethernet link states, speeds, and overall performance with Ubiquiti TOUGHCables.
- Extreme Weatherproof - TOUGHCables have been built to perform even in the harshest weather and environments.
- ESD Damage Protection - Protect your networks from devastating electrostatic discharge (ESD) attacks.
- Extended Cable Support - TOUGHCables have been developed to have increased power handling performance for extended cable run lengths.
Bulletproof your networks
TOUGHCable is currently available in two versions: PRO Shielding Protection and CARRIER Shielding Protection.
TOUGHCable PRO is a Category 5e, outdoor, carrier-class shielded cable with an integrated ESD drain wire.
TOUGHCable CARRIER is a Category 6, outdoor, carrier-class shielded cable that features an integrated ESD drain wire, anti-crosstalk divider, and secondary shielding. It is rated to provide optimal performance on Gigabit Ethernet networks.
- 24 AWG copper conductor pairs
- 26 AWG integrated ESD drain wire to prevent ESD attacks and damage
- PE outdoor-rated, weatherproof jacket
- Multi-layered shielding
- Available in lengths of 1000 ft (304.8 m)
Specifically designed for use with Ubiquiti TOUGHCable, TOUGHCable Connectors protect against ESD attacks and Ethernet hardware damage, while allowing rapid field deployment without soldering. The standard TOUGHCable Connectors are available in a box of 100, while the TC-GND versions include ground wires and are available in a box of 20.
|ESD attacks are the leading cause for device failures. The diagram below illustrates the areas vulnerable to ESD attacks in a network.||By using a grounded Ubiquiti Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter along with Ubiquiti TOUGHCable and TOUGHCable Connectors, you can effectively protect against ESD attacks.|
Advanced Gigabit PoE Managed Switch
Introducing the Advanced Power over Ethernet Controllers, TOUGHSwitch™ PoE from Ubiquiti Networks. TOUGHSwitch PoE delivers reliable passive PoE and fast 10/100/1000 Mbps connectivity to attached Ubiquiti devices and other devices that support passive PoE.
To connect your PoE devices, simply enable PoE in the easy-to-use TOUGHSwitch Confi guration Interface. Each port can be individually confi gured to provide PoE, so both PoE and non-PoE devices can be connected.
Simplify Your Deployment
TOUGHSwitch PoE allows network architects to design cleaner, less cluttered deployments. For example, integrating one TOUGHSwitch PoE PRO can eliminate the need for the following:
- 8 PoE adapters
- 8 power cords
- 8 power outlets
- 8 Ethernet patch cables
TOUGHSwitch PoE deployments increase efficiency and greatly reduce potential failure points - resulting in faster installations and less maintenance and troubleshooting.
Download the Ubiquiti NanoBeam ac Gen2 Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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