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Ubiquiti LiteBeam M
Long-Range, Lightweight airMAX CPE with InnerFeed Technology


Ubiquiti LiteBeam M

Ubiquiti Products
LiteBeam M Series
Ubiquiti LiteBeam M
5 GHz, 23 dBi airMAX CPE with InnerFeed Technology
#LBE-M5-23
Our Price: $49.00

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Overview:

The LBE-M5-23 is the latest evolution of a lightweight and compact, outdoor wireless broadband CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) from Ubiquiti Networks. The LBE-M5-23 was designed to be an affordable cost/performance solution for long-distance, wireless broadband bridging. It operates in the worldwide, license-free 5 GHz frequency range and features high performance of up to 100+ Mbps in real outdoor throughput and an incredible range of up to 30+ km.

The LBE-M5-23 combines proprietary hardware and software technologies to deliver its breakthrough combination of throughput and range with cost-effective value. Its InnerFeed technology integrates the entire radio system into the feedhorn of the antenna, and our revolutionary airMAX TDMA protocol enhances network performance and scalability.

The LBE-M5-23 also features a unique ball joint mounting system that provides 3-axis adjustment flexibility for versatile mounting options. The mounting system, coupled with the built-in bubble level, enables quick and easy alignment.

Application Examples

Application Examples

Application Examples

The LiteBeam mounted outdoors with the reflector installed provides directional outdoor coverage (gain reflector-dependent).

directional outdoor coverage

The LiteBeam mounted outdoors without the reflector installed provides outdoor-to-indoor coverage using the 3 dBi Antenna Feed only.

outdoor-to-indoor coverage

InnerFeed Technology

Ubiquiti's revolutionary 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.

Providing high performance and robust all-in-one mechanical design at a low cost, the NanoBridge is extremely versatile and cost-effective to deploy.

Integrated airMAX Technology

airMAXUnlike standard Wi-Fi protocol, the exclusive Ubiquiti Networks airMAX Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocol allows each client to send and receive data using pre-designated time slots managed by an intelligent AP controller. This "time slot" method eliminates hidden node collisions and maximizes airtime efficiency.

Compared to other systems in its class, the LBE-M5-23 delivers superior performance in reduced latency, throughput, and scalability.

  • Intelligent QoS - Priority is given to voice/video seamless streaming.
  • Scalability - High capacity and scalability.
  • Long Distance - Capable of high-speed, 30+ km links.

Integrated airMAX
Technology

Full Adjustment Flexibility

The LiteBeam features a unique ball joint mount that provides adjustment flexibility along three axes for versatile mounting options. The mounting system, coupled with the built-in bubble level, enables quick and easy alignment.

Quick, Snap-and-Lock Assembly

The all-new mechanical design makes assembling the LBE-M5-23 and LBE-5AC-23 – literally – a snap. No tools are required. Simply snap the feed, antenna panels, rear housing, and ball joint mount together for a secure, solid assembly.

Simply snap the feed, antenna panels, rear housing, and ball joint mount together for a secure, solid assembly.
Simply snap the feed, antenna panels, rear housing, and ball joint mount together for a secure, solid assembly.

Model Comparison

LBE-M5-23 LBE-5AC-23 LBE-5AC-16-120
Frequency Band 5 GHz 5 GHz 5 GHz
Antenna Gain 23 dBi 23 dBi 16 dBi
Antenna Type 1x1 SISO 2x2 MIMO 2x2 MIMO
Polarization Vertical Vertical + Horizontal Vertical + Horizontal
airMAX ac  
Gigabit Ethernet  
Point-to-Point Functionality
Point-to-MultiPoint Functionality    

SISO Versus MIMO Functionality

SISO Versus MIMO Functionality

Features:

High-Gain, Directional Antenna

The LiteBeamM provides 23 dBi of gain for long-distance connectivity and uses a directional antenna pattern for improved noise immunity.

High-Gain, Directional Antenna

Breakthrough Industrial Design

Featuring the freedom of three-axis alignment, the LiteBeamM fully assembles in seconds – no tools needed. Only a single wrench is required for pole-mounting.

Compact in Size, Light in Weight

A lightweight form factor contained within ultra-compact packaging, the LiteBeamM is ideal for shipping and logistics.

Compact in Size, Light in Weight

The Most Cost-Effective airMAX CPE Yet

The LiteBeamM delivers incredible value as an airMAX CPE solution.

Most Cost-Effective airMAX CPE

Powerful airOS Features

Powerful airOS Features

Ubiquiti’s versatile airOS firmware technology enables high-performance, outdoor multi-point networking. airOS provides features such as wireless settings, bridge or routing configuration and system management services.

Product Views:

LiteBeam M

Front View
Front View
Side View
Side View

3-Axis Alignment
3-Axis Alignment

Specifications:

LiteBeam M5 Diagram

LiteBeam M5 Specifications
System Information
Processor Specs MIPS 74K
Memory Information 64 MB
Networking Interface (1) 10/100 Ethernet Port
Physical / Electrical / Environmental
Dimensions 362 x 267 x 184 mm (14.25 x 10.51 x 7.24")
Weight 750 g (24.11 oz)
Wind Survivability 200 km/h (125 mph)
Wind Loading 176.86 N @ 200 km/h (39.76 lbf @ 125 mph)
Enclosure Characteristics Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic
Mounting Kit Pole Mounting Kit (Included)
Max Power Consumption 4 Watts
Power Supply 24V, 0.2A PoE Adapter (Included)
Power Method Passive Power over Ethernet (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)
Operating Temperature -40 to 70° C (-40 to 158° F)
Operating Humidity 5 to 95% Noncondensing
Shock and Vibration ETSI300-019-1.4
ETSI Specification EN 302 326 DN2
ESD/EMP Protection ± 24 KV Contact / Air
Regulatory / Compliance Information
Wireless Approvals FCC, IC, CE
RoHS Compliance Yes

Package Contents

Operating Frequency:

LiteBeam M5 Output Power: 25 dBm
TX Power Specifications RX Power Specifications
Modulation DataRate Avg. TX Tolerance Modulation DataRate Sensitivity Tolerance
802.11a 6 - 24 Mbps 25 dBm ± 2 dB 802.11a 6 - 24 Mbps -94 dBm Min. ± 2 dB
36 Mbps 24 dBm ± 2 dB 36 Mbps -90 dBm ± 2 dB
48 Mbps 22 dBm ± 2 dB 48 Mbps -86 dBm ± 2 dB
54 Mbps 21 dBm ± 2 dB 54 Mbps -84 dBm ± 2 dB
802.11n/airMAX MCS0 25 dBm ± 2 dB 802.11n/airMAX MCS0 -97 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS1 25 dBm ± 2 dB MCS1 -96 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS2 25 dBm ± 2 dB MCS2 -93 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS3 24 dBm ± 2 dB MCS3 -91 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS4 23 dBm ± 2 dB MCS4 -87 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS5 22 dBm ± 2 dB MCS5 -84 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS6 21 dBm ± 2 dB MCS6 -78 dBm ± 2 dB
MCS7 19 dBm ± 2 dB MCS7 -75 dBm ± 2 dB

Antenna Information:


LiteBeam M5
Operating Frequency Worldwide: 5150 - 5875 MHz
USA: 5725 - 5850 MHz
Output Power 25 dBm
Gain 23 dBi
Max. VSWR 1.5:1
Return Loss
LiteBeam M5 Return Loss
Vertical Azimuth
LiteBeam M5 Vertical Azimuth
Vertical Elevation
LiteBeam M5 Vertical Elevation
Horizontal Azimuth
LiteBeam M5 Horizontal Azimuth
Horizontal Elevation
LiteBeam M5 Horizontal Elevation

Software:

AirOS Software

airOS
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 7

Sporting an all-new design for improved usability, airOS v7 is the revolutionary operating system for Ubiquiti airMAX ac products.

Powerful Wireless Features

  • 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

Usability Enhancements

  • Dynamic Configuration Changes
  • Instant Input Validation
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Optimization for Mobile Devices
  • Detailed Device Statistics
  • Comprehensive Array of Diagnostic Tools, including Ethernet Cabling Test, RF Diagnostics, and airView Spectrum Analyzer

Multi-Radio ArchitectureAdvanced 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.

Data from the spectrum analysis and RF performance monitoring is displayed on the Main tab and airView Spectrum Analyzer of airOS V7.

Real-Time Reporting

The Main tab displays the following RF information:

  • Persistent RF Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) constellation diagrams
  • Carrier to Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (CINR) histograms
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) time series plots

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.

Constellation Diagrams and CINR Histograms
Constellation Diagrams and CINR Histograms

SNR Time Series Plots
SNR Time Series Plots

airOS Integrated Technologies

airMAX – Provides superior wireless performance, more clients per Access Point (AP), and lower latency. Unlike standard WiFi protocol, Ubiquiti's Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) airMAX protocol allows each client to send & receive data using pre-designated time slots scheduled by an intelligent AP controller.

This "time slot" method eliminates hidden node collisions & maximizes air time efficiency. It provides many magnitudes of performance improvements in latency, throughput, & scalability.

A Comprehensive Array of Diagnostic Tools

Wireless Modes

  • Access Point
  • Station/Client
  • AP-Repeater

Wireless Network Configuration

  • airMAX Mode
  • airSelect Mode
  • Long Range PtP Link Mode
  • Mixed IEEE 802.11 Mode (A/N or B/G/N)
  • WDS (Transparent Bridge Mode)
  • Selectable Channel Width: 2/3/5/8/10/20/25/30/40 MHz
  • Auto Channel Selection
  • Channel Shifting
  • Transmit Power Control: Automatic/Manual
  • Automatic Distance Selection (ACK Timing)
  • SSID Broadcast Disabling
  • Wireless Access Control List
  • Wireless Security: WEP/WPA/WPA2
  • Wireless Client Isolation
  • Adjustable Aggregation Frames/Bytes
  • WMM

Network Configuration

  • Administrator/Read-Only Access
  • Location: Latitude and Longitude
  • Signal LED Indication Level Management
  • WEB/SSH/Telnet Access
  • Block Management Access
  • Dynamic DNS
  • NTP Client
  • Ping Watchdog
  • SNMP v1 Support
  • System Log: Local/Remote
  • Full Statistical Performance Reporting

Network Modes

  • Transparent Layer 2 Bridge
  • Router
  • SOHO Router

Management

  • Automatic check for airOS Updates
  • Configuration Test Mode
  • Firmware Recovery via TFTP
  • Reset to Factory Defaults
  • Configuration Management: Backup/Restore

Network Configuration

  • Simple/Advanced Configuration Mode
  • Multiple VLANs Support
  • Multiple Bridge Support
  • DHCP Server/Client/Relay
  • DNS Proxy
  • Adjustable MTU
  • PPPoE Client
  • IP Aliasing: Auto/Static
  • Fallback IP Support: DHCP/PPPoE
  • MAC Address Cloning
  • Port Forwarding (NAPT)
  • Masquerading (NAT)
  • Static Routing
  • Multicast Routing
  • Firewall: Layer 2/IPv4/IP-P2P
  • Traffic Shaping: Ingress/Egress
  • DMZ
  • UPnP

Spectrum AnalyzerairView
Spectrum Analyzer by Ubiquiti Networks

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.

  • Waterfall Aggregate energy collected for each frequency
  • Waveform Aggregate energy collected
  • Ambient Noise Level Background noise energy shown as a function of frequency

Available with a firmware upgrade to airOS v7.1, airView provides powerful spectrum analyzer functionality, eliminating the need to rent or purchase additional equipment for conducting site surveys.

Waterfall Chart

This time-based graph shows the aggregate energy collected since the start of an AirView session, over time for each frequency. The power of the energy in dBm is shown across the frequency span and one row is inserted in this graph every few seconds.

It is important to note that the color of the energy designates its amplitude. The darker colors (Blues and darker shades) mean very low to low energy levels at that frequency bin, whereas increasingly brighter colors (ie: Green, Yellow, Orange, and finally Red) designate increasingly higher energy levels at the specific frequency bin.

The Waterfall View's legend (top-right corner) provides a numerical guide associating the various colors to power levels (dBm). The low end of that legend (left) is always adjusted with the calculated noise floor, and the high end (right) is set to the highest detected power level since the start of the session.

Waterfall Chart

Channel Usage Chart

This graph is ideal for determining the best channel to setup a WiFi network for optimal performance. In the graph, each 2.4GHz WiFi channel is represented by a bar displaying a percentage representing the relative "crowdedness" of that specific channel.This percentage is calculated by analyzing both the popularity and the strength of RF energy in that channel since the start of a AirView session. An installer could use this view to optimize a network installation by avoiding highly used channels and setting up new AP's on channels showing the least usage.

Channel Usage Chart

Waveform Chart

This graph shows the aggregate energy collected since the start of an AirView Session. The power of the energy in dBm is shown across the frequency span. A Blue color will mean energy at a particular strength and frequency appears in the air with a relatively low occurence, whereas increasingly brighter colors (ie: Green, Yellow, Orange, and finally Red) designate energy appearing at a specific power/frequency with higher occurrence. The spectral view over time will essentially display the steady-state RF energy signature of a given environment. An installer could use this view to optimize a network installation by avoiding highly used channels and setting up new AP's on channels showing the least usage.

Waveform Chart

Real-time Chart

This graph displays a traditional Spectrum Analyzer in which energy (in dBm) is shown real-time as a function of frequency. There are three traces in this view: Max Hold, this trace will update and hold maximum power levels across the frequency since the start of an AirView session. Average, this trace shows the running average energy across frequency. Real-time, this trace shows the real-time energy seen by the AirView device as a function of frequency.

Real-time Chart

airControl ScreenshotairControl
Centrally Manage 1000s of Ubiquiti Devices

AirControl is a powerful and intuitive web based server network management application which allows operators to centrally manage entire networks of Ubiqutii devices.

  • Network Map - View access points and stations on a Google Road, Terrain, or Satellite Picture Map to aid in installation planning. Export to KML.
  • Monitor Device Status - View status, information, and statistics of devices managed by AirControl on customizable and easy-to-read graphs.
  • Mass Firmware Upgrade - Upgrade individual devices or groups of devices with synchronization for wireless association dependency.
  • Web UI Access - Access the AirControl user interface through a web browser (HTTP or HTTPS); no installation is required on the client.
  • Manage Groups of Devices - User-defined, dynamic, and auto device groups provide easy navigation and device management.
  • Task Scheduling - Schedule tasks such as firmware update, reboot, IP range scan, device configuration backups, ping watchdog and custom commands execution.

airCRM ScreenshotsairCRM

Powerfully scale your business with airCRM, a suite of WISP applications that help you manage your business. To sign up for the public beta, visit: aircrm.ubnt.com

airCRM Control

Provision, monitor, and manage all devices from a central interface. Enjoy quicker deployments, healthier networks, and faster customer service response times.

Use airCRM Control to perform the following tasks:

  • Upgrade firmware
  • Manage passwords
  • Monitor and analyze network traffic
  • Manage devices

airCRM Billing

A streamlined billing and customer management solution delivers automated invoicing, payment reminders, and credit card processing with Authorize.Net.

Use airCRM Billing to perform the following tasks:

  • Create invoices
  • Manage accounts
  • Enable a customer portal
  • Generate detailed reports

Miscellaneous:


TOUGHCable BoxTOUGHCable
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 PRO

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.

TOUGHCable CARRIER

Additional Information:

  • 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)

TOUGHCable Connectors

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.
TOUGHCable Connectors

TOUGHSwitch PoE with ScreenshotsToughtSwitch PoE
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.

Deployment without TOUGHSwitch
TOUGHSwitch 8-Port PoE PRO Deployment

Documentation:

Download the Ubiquiti LiteBeam M Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

LiteBeam M Series
Ubiquiti LiteBeam M
5 GHz, 23 dBi airMAX CPE with InnerFeed Technology
#LBE-M5-23
Our Price: $49.00
TOUGHCable
Ubiquiti TOUGHCable Pro
Category 5e Cable, Outdoor Shielded, Gray
#TC-PRO
Our Price: $135.00
Ubiquiti TOUGHCable Carrier
Category 5e Cable, Outdoor Shielded, Gray
#TC-CARRIER
Our Price: $180.00
Ubiquiti TOUGHCable Connectors
1 Box of 100 PCs, Category 5 RJ-45 Plug, Shielded
#TC-CON
Our Price: $50.00
TOUGHSwitch PoE
Ubiquiti TOUGHSwitch PoE
5-port Gigabit switch with 24V PoE support
#TS-5-POE
Our Price: $99.00
Ubiquiti TOUGHSwitch PoE PRO
8-port Gigabit switch with 24V/48V PoE support
#TS-8-PRO
Our Price: $219.00
Ubiquiti TOUGHSwitch PoE CARRIER
16-port Gigabit switch with 24V/48V PoE support
#TS-16-CARRIER
Our Price: $499.00