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Ubiquiti AirMAX ac Sectors
5GHz 2x2 MIMO BaseStation Sector Antenna


AM-5AC21-60
AM-5AC21-60
AM-5AC22-45
AM-5AC22-45
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AirMAX Sector Series
Ubiquiti AirMAX ac Sector - 60-Degree, 21 dBi
5GHz 2x2 MIMO BaseStation Sector Antenna, Dual-Pol 60-Degree, 21 dBi
#AM-5AC21-60
Our Price: $199.00
Ubiquiti AirMAX ac Sector - 45-Degree, 22 dBi
5GHz 2x2 MIMO Basestation Sector Antenna, Dual-Pol 45-Degree, 22 dBi
#AM-5AC22-45
Our Price: $199.00

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Overview:

The airMAX ac Sector Antennas feature significant advances in scalability, noise isolation, and beam performance to complement the Rocket™5ac radios in Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) networks. As the next generation of 2x2 MIMO sector antennas from Ubiquiti Networks, the airMAX ac Sector Antennas feature significant advances in scalability, noise isolation, and beam performance to complement the Rocket™5ac radios.

They are also compatible with RocketM5 models; however, optimal performance requires the Rocket5ac.

Breakthrough Performance

airMAXThe airMAX ac Sector Antennas are highly resistant to noise interference in co-location deployments. The innovative deflector design, together with the reduced sidelobes and backlobes, reject interference from other transmitters in the area – potentially on the same tower.

Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N or SNR) allows a higher-order modulation to be used, for example, 256QAM rather than 16QAM. This increases the number of bits per second for a fixed bandwidth (or data rate).

Due to innovative design, the airMAX ac Sector Antennas provide higher gain and superior beam performance for high-capacity, multipoint networks.

Point to Multi-Point (PtMP) Link Example

PtMP (Point to Multi-Point) Link Example

Innovative Deflector Design

The airMAX ac Sector Antennas are engineered to reject interference and provide enhanced scalability, higher gain, and superior beam performance in PtMP networks.

Innovative Deflector Design

Features:


Breakthrough Design and Performance

The airMAX ac Sector Antennas feature carrier-class construction with an innovative deflector design and 2x2, dual-polarity performance for airMAX networks.

Breakthrough Design and Performance

Superior Noise Immunity

Featuring reduced sidelobes and backlobes, the airMAX ac Sector Antennas are engineered to reject noise interference in co-location deployments.

Market-Leading Beam Performance

Compare the diagram of the airMAX ac Sector Antenna, model AM-5AC22-45, to the diagram of a standard sector antenna, and note the superior noise immunity and beam performance of the AM-5AC22-45.

Market-Leading Beam Performance

Industrial-Strength Construction

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

Industrial-Strength Construction

Plug and Play Integration

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

Plug and Play Integration

Product Views:


AM-5AC21-60 Front View      AM-5AC21-60 Front View
AM-5AC21-60 Front View
(21 dBi, 60deg)

AM-5AC22-45 Front View      AM-5AC22-45 Front View
AM-5AC22-45 Front View
(22 dBi, 45deg)

AM-5AC21-60 Rear View      AM-5AC21-60 Rear View
AM-5AC21-60 Rear View
(21 dBi, 60deg)

AM-5AC22-45 Rear View      AM-5AC22-45 Rear View
AM-5AC22-45 Rear View
(22 dBi, 45deg)

AM-5AC22-45 Protective with Rocket M
AM-5AC21-60 Protective with Rocket M


AM-5AC22-45 Protective with Rocket M
AM-5AC22-45 Protective with Rocket M

With Rocket M radios (Rocket M sold separately)

AM-5AC21-60 Rear on Pole
AM-5AC21-60 Rear on Pole


AM-5AC22-45 Rear on Pole
AM-5AC22-45 Rear on Pole

AM-5AC21-60 Side on Pole
AM-5AC21-60 Side on Pole


AM-5AC22-45 Side on Pole
AM-5AC22-45 Side on Pole

Specifications:

AM-5AC21-60 Back and Side View
AM-5AC21-60
AM-5AC22-45 Back and Side View
AM-5AC22-45

  AM-5AC21-60 AM-5AC22-45
Antenna and Electrical Characteristics
Dimensions 750 x 173 x 78 mm (29.53 x 6.81 x 3.07") 750 x 215 x 94 mm (29.53 x 8.47x 3.70")
Weight 4.8 kg (10.58 lbs) 6 kg (13.23 lbs)
Frequency Range 5.10 - 5.85 GHz 5.10 - 5.85 GHz
Gain 21 dBi 22 dBi
HPOL Beamwidth 60° (6 dBi) 45° (6 dBi)
VPOL Beamwidth 60° (6 dBi) 45° (6 dBi)
Elevation Beamwidth
Electrical Downtilt
Max VSWR 1.5:1 1.5:1
Wind Survivability 200 km/h (125 mph) 200 km/h (125 mph)
Wind Loading 391 N @ 200 km/h (88 lbf @ 125 mph) 347 N @ 200 km/h (78 lbf @ 125 mph)
Polarization Dual Linear Dual Linear
Cross-pol Isolation 25 dB Min. 30 dB Min.
ETSI Specification EN 302 326 DN2
Mounting Universal Pole Mount, Rocket Bracket, and Weatherproof RF Jumpers Included
Package Contents

Antenna Information:

AM-5AC21-60 Beamwidth

AM-5AC21-60
Vertical Azimuth
AM-5AC21-60 Vertical Azimuth
Vertical Elevation
AM-5AC21-60 Vertical Elevation
Horizontal Azimuth
AM-5AC21-60 Horizontal Azimuth
Horizontal Elevation
AM-5AC21-60 Horizontal Elevation

AM-5AC22-45 Beamwidth

AM-5AC22-45
Vertical Azimuth
AM-5AC22-45 Vertical Azimuth
Vertical Elevation
AM-5AC22-45 Vertical Elevation
Horizontal Azimuth
AM-5AC22-45 Horizontal Azimuth
Horizontal Elevation
AM-5AC22-45 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

Documentation:

Download the Ubiquiti AirMAX ac Sector Antennas Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

AirMAX Sector Series
Ubiquiti AirMAX ac Sector - 60-Degree, 21 dBi
5GHz 2x2 MIMO BaseStation Sector Antenna, Dual-Pol 60-Degree, 21 dBi
#AM-5AC21-60
Our Price: $199.00
Ubiquiti AirMAX ac Sector - 45-Degree, 22 dBi
5GHz 2x2 MIMO Basestation Sector Antenna, Dual-Pol 45-Degree, 22 dBi
#AM-5AC22-45
Our Price: $199.00
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