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Ubiquiti RocketDish ac
airMAX ac Carrier Class 2x2 PtP Bridge Dish Antenna

Ubiquiti RocketDish ac

Ubiquiti Products
RocketDish Series
Ubiquiti RocketDish ac
5GHz airMAX ac 2x2 PtP Bridge Dish Antenna
#RD-5G31-AC
Our Price: $339.00

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Overview:

The RocketDish ac Antennas feature significant advances in scalability, noise isolation, and beam performance to complement the Rocket5ac radios for Point-to-Point (PtP) bridging and backhauls. They are compatible with the RocketM5 (RocketM sold separately); however, optimal performance requires the Rocket5ac.

Pair the RocketM's radio with the RocketDish antenna's reach to create the endpoint of a high-performance, Point-to-Point (PtP) backhaul. On the right is one example of how the RocketDish can be deployed.

Superior Performance

The Ubiquiti Research and Development team engineered the RocketDish RD-5G31-AC with high isolation and Front-to-Back (F/B) ratio.

The main benefit is improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N or SNR). The improved F/B ratio and lower sidelobes reduce the interference from other transmitters in the area – potentially on the same tower. The improved S/N ratio allows a higher-order modulation to be used, for example, 256QAM rather than 16QAM. This in turn increases the number of bits per second for a fixed bandwidth, which is also known as the data rate.

Because of its advanced engineering, the RocketDish RD-5G31-AC provides:

  • Enhanced co-location
  • Better performance
  • Additional range

PtMP (Point to Multi-Point) Link Example
PtMP (Point to Multi-Point) Link 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 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.

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

Features:

Innovative Mechanical Design

  • Ruggedized mounting - The mounting bracket is designed to securely mount and maintain the position of the dish during harsh outdoor conditions.
  • Reduced weight - The dish and mounting brackets are made of lightweight aluminum.
  • Convenient installation - The bubble level allows for easy alignment.

Weatherproof Design

  • Radome and shroud - The included radome protects the inner components, while the metal shroud protects the cables and connectors from nature's harshest elements.
  • Dish, mounting brackets, and fasteners - For superior corrosion resistance, the dish and mounting brackets are powder-coated, and the fasteners are made of stainless steel.

Breakthrough Design and Performance

The powerful RocketDish ac Antennas feature carrier-class construction and 2x2, dual-polarity performance.

Breakthrough Design and Performance

Powerful Beam Directivity

The RocketDish ac Antennas feature high isolation and improved F/B ratio for better Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), which allows the use of higher-order modulation and the maximum data rate.

Powerful Beam Directivity

Reduced Interference, Higher Gain

The improved F/B ratio and lower sidelobes significantly reduce interference, so the innovative RocketDish ac Antennas provide superior gain and beam performance for high-capacity, multipoint networks.

Reduced Interference, Higher Gain

Industrial-Strength Construction

RocketDish ac Antennas are designed with robust mechanical design for outdoor application use.

Industrial-Strength Construction

Plug and Play Integration

Every RocketDish ac Antenna has a built-in Rocket™ mount, so no tools are needed to install the Rocket BaseStation.

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RocketDish ac Antenna

RocketDish antennas and RocketM radios
RocketDish antennas and RocketM radios have been designed to seamlessly work together. No special tools are required – simply snap the RocketM into place using the built-in, universal Rocket mount.
(Rocket5ac Lite Sold Separately)

Specifications:

Fully Assembled Back View
RocketDish ac Specification
Antenna Characteristics
Dimensions 748 x 748 x 349 mm (29.45 x 29.45 x 13.74 in)
Weight 7.6 kg (16.76 lb) (Mount Included)
Frequency Range 5.1 - 5.8 GHz
Gain 31 dBi
Max. VSWR 1.4:1
Wind Loading 1,028 N @ 200 km/h (231 lbf @ 125 mph)
Wind Survivability 200 km/h (125 mph)
Polarization Dual Linear
Cross-pol Isolation 35 dB Min.
ETSI Specification EN 302 326 DN2
Mounting Universal Pole Mount, RocketM Bracket, and Weatherproof RF Jumpers Included
Package Contents

Antenna Information:


RocketDish ac Antenna Information
Return Loss
RD-5G31-AC Return Loss
Vertical Azimuth
RD-5G31-AC Vertical Azimuth
Vertical Elevation
RD-5G31-AC Vertical Elevation
Horizontal Azimuth
RD-5G31-AC Horizontal Azimuth
Horizontal Elevation
RD-5G31-AC 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 TOUGHCables and available in 100 pc. bags, TOUGHCable Connectors protect against ESD attacks and Ethernet hardware damage while allowing rapid field deployment without soldering.

ESD Attacks are overwhelmingly the leading cause for device failures. The diagram below illustrates the areas vulnerable to ESD Attacks in a defenseless network. By using a grounded Ubiquiti POE adapter (included) along with Ubiquiti TOUGHCable (sold separately), you can effectively eliminate ESD Attacks.
TOUGHCable Connectors

Documentation:

Download the Ubiquiti RocketDish ac Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

RocketDish Series
Ubiquiti RocketDish ac
5GHz airMAXac 2x2 PtP Bridge Dish Antenna
#RD-5G31-AC
Our Price: $339.00
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