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Ubiquiti Rocket 5ac Prism
airMAX ac BaseStation with airPrism Technology

Ubiquiti Rocket 5ac Prism

Ubiquiti Products
Rocket ac Series
Ubiquiti Rocket 5ac Prism
5GHz airMAX ac BaseStation with airPrism Technology
#R5AC-PRISM
Our Price: $229.00

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Overview:

Ubiquiti Networks has designed airMAX ac radios with high performance and ease of installation in mind. The Rocket 5ac Prism covers the full 5 GHz radio band and incorporates both airMAX ac and airPrism technologies for maximum performance of wireless links in high-density areas.

Pair the Rocket ac with airMAX ac antennas for optimal performance:

  • PtP backhaul - RocketDish ac Antenna
  • PtMP links - airMAX ac Sector

Worldwide 5 GHz Coverage

Deploy the Rocket5ac Prism anywhere in the world. It delivers complete coverage of the 5 GHz spectrum with a single radio. The Rocket5ac Prism allows for flexibility in configuring channel bandwidths (subject to local country regulations).

Application Example
Application Example

airMAX Technology Included

airMAXUnlike 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 airtime efficiency, so airMAX ac technology provides performance improvements in latency, noise immunity, scalability, and throughput compared to 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.

airMAX TDMA Technology
Up to 100 airMAX stations can be connected to an airMAX Sector; four airMAX
stations are shown to illustrate the general concept

Superior Performance

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
Improved Latency and Noise Immunity

airMAX Network Scalability
airMAX Network Scalability

Throughput Breakthrough

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 500+ Mbps* (maximum 80 MHz channel width) real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple the throughput of standard airMAX products.

Superior Throughput Performance

Superior Throughput Performance

Features:

Revolutionary Filtering Technology

Ubiquiti’s patented airPrism technology provides breakthrough radio selectivity in unlicensed wireless band performance. airPrism technology isolates signals within the operating channel to increase capacity and throughput in co-location deployments.

Revolutionary Filtering Technology

Designed for High Performance

The Rocket5ac Prism features EMI-shielded metal housing, GPS, airPrism circuitry, and the airView real-time spectrum analyzer to deliver maximum spectral efficiency/throughput.

Designed for High Performance

Full-Band 5 GHz Coverage

The Rocket5ac Prism delivers complete coverage of the 5 GHz spectrum with a single radio.

Full-Band 5 GHz Coverage

airPRISM

To enhance airMAX ac performance, Ubiquiti Networks introduces our patented airPrism technology, which is featured on the Rocket5ac Prism, model R5AC-PRISM.

Improves SNR
High data rates require a high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), which is challenging to achieve, especially in noisy, high-density areas. Integrated into Ubiquiti’s custom silicon, airPrism technology creates a high SNR by isolating signals within the operating channel and rejecting interference using specialized circuitry, the High-Selectivity Receiver (HSR).

Removes Interference
Depending on the product model and operating mode, available channel widths may include 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and/or 80 MHz. Theoretically APs operate on different channels; however, because of the wider channel bandwidths, there can be overlap in spectrum usage. airPrism technology removes up to an additional 30+ dB of adjacent channel interference through the active filtering design, so an airMAX ac AP with airPrism technology can provide significantly greater performance than a typical AP.

Facilitates AP Co-Location
Co-location is vital in many scenarios. For example, a WISP may have limited tower space, so it must co-locate all APs within that allotted footprint. Shielding and other means can lessen interference but may be impractical. By deploying airMAX ac APs with airPrism technology, you can co-locate APs and enhance the overall performance of your wireless network.

Active Radio Frequency Filtering

Product Views:

Front, Side, and Back View
Front, Side, and Back View

Angle View
Angle View
Top View
Top View

The Rocket5ac Prism is compatible with the following RocketDish and Sector antennas.
The Rocket5ac Prism is compatible with the following RocketDish and Sector antennas.

Specifications:

Rocket 5ac Prism Specifications

Rocket 5ac Prism Specifications
Physical / Electrical / Environmental Information
Dimensions 88 x 40 x 230 mm (3.47 x 1.58 x 9.06")
Weight 400 g (14.11 oz)
Enclosure Characteristics Die-Cast Aluminum with White Powder Coating
Processor MIPS 74Kc
Memory 128 MB DDR2 SDRAM, 16 MB NOR FLASH
Networking Interface (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps
RF Connections (2) RP-SMA (Waterproof )
LEDs Power, LAN, GPS, (4) Signal Strength
Max. Power Consumption 8.5W
Power Supply 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter
Power Method Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)
Supported Voltage Range 18-26VDC
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
Shock and Vibration ETSI300-019-1.4
Software Information
Modes Access Point, Station
Services Web Server, SNMP, SSH Server, Telnet , Ping Watchdog, DHCP, NAT, Bridging, Routing
Utilities Antenna Alignment Tool, Discovery Utility, Site Survey, Ping, Traceroute, Speed Test
Distance Adjustment Dynamic Ack and Ackless Mode
Power Adjustment Software Adjustable UI or CLI
Security WPA2 AES Only
QoS Supports Packet Level Classification WMM and User Customer Level: High/Medium/Low
Statistical Reporting Up Time, Packet Errors, Data Rates, Wireless Distance, Ethernet Link Rate
Channel Sizes PtP Mode: 10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz
PtMP Mode: 10/20/30/40 MHz
Other Remote Reset Support, Software Enabled/Disabled, VLAN Support, 256QAM, GPS, TX Filter
Ubiquiti Specific Features 30/50/60 MHz Channels, airMAX ac Mode, Traffic Shaping with Burst Support, Discovery Protocol, Frequency Band Offset, Ackless Mode
Regulatory / Compliance Information
Wireless Approvals FCC, IC, CE
RoHS Compliance Yes

Package Contents

Operating Frequency:


R5AC-PRISM Output Power: 27 dBm
TX Power Specifications RX Power Specifications
  DataRate Avg. TX Tolerance   DataRate Sensitivity Tolerance
airMAX ac 1x BPSK (1/2) 27 dBm ± 2 dB airMAX ac 1x BPSK (1/2) -96 dBm ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (1/2) 27 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (1/2) -95 dBm ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (3/4) 27 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (3/4) -92 dBm ± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (1/2) 27 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (1/2) -90 dBm ± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (3/4) 27 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (3/4) -86 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (2/3) 27 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (2/3) -83 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (3/4) 26 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (3/4) -77 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (5/6) 25 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (5/6) -74 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (3/4) 23 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (3/4) -69 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (5/6) 22 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (5/6) -65 dBm ± 2 dB

Antenna Compatibility:

Plug and Play Integration

Rocket radios and airMAX antennas have been designed to seamlessly work together. Every airMAX antenna has a built-in Rocket mount, so installation requires no special tools.

Antenna Compatibility

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 Rocket 5ac Prism Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Rocket ac Series
Ubiquiti Rocket 5ac Prism
5GHz airMAX ac BaseStation with airPrism Technology
#R5AC-PRISM
Our Price: $229.00
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