Ubiquiti Networks launches the latest generation of airMAX CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), the PowerBeam5ac.
Improved Noise Immunity
The PowerBeam5ac directs RF energy in a tighter beamwidth. With the focus in one direction, the PowerBeam5ac 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 PowerBeam models are available in two form factors:
- All-in-One Design
The Ubiquiti Research and Development team combined the radio and antenna to create a more efficient and compact CPE. The PowerBeam gets maximum gain out of the smallest footprint.
- Dish Reflector Design
Ubiquiti's InnerFeed™ technology integrates the radio into the feedhorn of an antenna, so there is no need for a cable. This improves performance because it eliminates cable losses.
Featuring high performance and innovative mechanical design, the PowerBeam5ac is versatile and cost-effective to deploy.
The PowerBeam mounted outdoors with the Dish Reflector installed provides directional outdoor coverage. (The gain depends on the reflector.)
The PowerBeam mounted outdoors without the Dish Reflector installed provides outdoor-to-indoor coverage using the 3 dBi Antenna Feed only.
airMAX Technology Included
Unlike the standard WiFi 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 air time efficiency. It provides many magnitudes of performance improvements in latency, throughput, and scalability compared to all other outdoor systems in its class.
- Intelligent QoS - Priority is given to voice/video seamless streaming.
- Scalability - High capacity and scalability.
- Long Distance - Capable of high-speed, carrier-class links.
Up to 100 airMAX stations can be connected to an airMAX Sector; four airMAX
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.
Improved Latency and Noise Immunity
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