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Ubiquiti NanoBeam ac Gen2
High-Performance airMAX ac Bridge

Ubiquiti NanoBeam ac Gen2

Ubiquiti Products
NanoBeam ac Gen2 Series
Ubiquiti NanoBeam ac Gen2
5 GHz Frequency, 19 dBi Gain
#NBE-5AC-GEN2-US
Our Price: $98.00

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Overview:

Ubiquiti Networks launches the latest generation of airMAX® CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), the NanoBeam® 5AC Gen 2.

Improved Noise Immunity

The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 directs RF energy in a tighter beamwidth. With the focus in one direction, the NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 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.

Integrated Design

The radio and antenna are combined to create a more efficient and compact CPE. The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 gets maximum gain out of the smallest footprint.

Providing high performance and an innovative form factor, the NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 is versatile and cost‑effective to deploy.

Application Examples
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Utilize airMAX Technology

airMAXUnlike standard Wi-Fi 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 technology provides performance improvements in latency, noise immunity, scalability, and throughput compared to other outdoor systems in its class.

  • Intelligent QoS - Priority assigned to voice/video for seamless streaming.
  • Scalability - High capacity and scalability.
  • Long Distance - Capable of high‑speed, carrier-class links.

airMAX TDMA Technology
Up to 100 airMAX ac stations can be connected to an airMAX ac Sector;
four airMAX ac 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.

Incredible Antenna "Beam" Performance
Incredible Antenna “Beam” Performance

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 450+ Mbps real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple the throughput of standard airMAX products.

Superior Throughput Performance

Superior Throughput Performance

Features:

The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 features airMAX ac technology and enhanced protection against ESD events.

Ease of Installation

  • Quick Installation - No fasteners are required for pole-mounting, and a single wall fastener (not included) is required for wall-mounting.
  • Convenient Alignment - The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 pivots on its ball joint 3-axis mount for easy aiming.

Innovative Mechanical Design

  • Efficient Footprint The radio and antenna are combined into a single body that takes up minimal space. The form factor features the highest gain for its size.
  • Aesthetics The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 is small enough to blend discreetly into the background at a customer's location.
  • Versatile Mounting The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 can be mounted in almost any position needed for line of sight.

Performance Breakthrough

airMAX® ac products offer improved latency, noise immunity, scalability and significantly increased throughput performance.

Superior Processing

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.

Superior Processing

Incredible Antenna "Beam" Performance

The form factor of the NanoBeam® AC features the highest gain for its size. The NanoBeam AC’s excellent beam directivity provides the best performance in high-noise environments.

Incredible Antenna “Beam” Performance

Advanced Software Technology

Ubiquiti’s airMAX® technology is proven in millions of deployments worldwide, exhibiting outstanding performance in outdoor environments. The TDMA airMAX protocol enables unprecedented scalability, high throughput and low latency in unlicensed, multipoint networks.

airMAX TDMA Technology

Plug and Play Installation

The NanoBeam® AC mounts to a variety of surfaces including poles or walls, and offers the freedom of three-axis alignment. No screws are required for pole-mounting, and only a single wall screw (not included) is required for wall-mounting.

Wall Mount Kit

Use the optional NBE-WMK Wall Mount Kit for enhanced stability when mounting the NanoBeam on a wall.

Installation Using the NanoBeamM Wall Mount Kit

Product Views:

NanoBeam ac

Angle View
Angle View

Front View
Front View

Back View
Back View
Side View
Side View

Installation Using the NanoBeamM Wall Mount Kit
Installation Using the NanoBeamM Wall Mount Kit

Model: NBE-WMK (Sold Separately)

Specifications:


Back View Diagram
Back View Diagram
NBE-5AC-Gen2
Dimensions (Mount Included) 189 x 189 x 125 mm (7.44 x 7.44 x 4.92")
Weight (Mount Included) 0.530 kg (1.17 lb)
Power Supply 24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)
Max. Power Consumption 8.5W
Gain 19 dBi
Networking Interface (2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
Wi-Fi for Management
Processor Specs Atheros MIPS 74Kc, 720 MHz
Memory 128 MB DDR2, 8 MB Flash
LEDs Power, Ethernet, (4) Signal Strength
Signal Strength LEDs Software-Adjustable to Correspond to Custom RSSI Levels
Max. VSWR 1.5:1
Channel Sizes PtP Mode PtMP Mode
10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz 10/20/30/40 MHz
Polarization Dual Linear
Enclosure Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic
Mounting Pole-Mount (Kit Included), Wall-Mount
Wind Loading 45.4 N @ 200 km/h (10.2 lbf @ 125 mph)
Wind Survivability 200 km/h (125 mph)
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
Certifications CE, FCC, IC
RoHS Compliance Yes
Salt Fog Test IEC 68-2-11 (ASTM B117), Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 509.5
Vibration Test IEC 68-2-6
Temperature Shock Test IEC 68-2-14
UV Test IEC 68-2-5 at 40° C (104° F), Equivalent: ETS 300 019-1-4
Wind-Driven Rain Test ETS 300 019-1-4, Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 506.5
Operating Frequency (MHz)
Worldwide 5150 - 5875
USA U-NII-1:
5150 - 5250
U-NII-2A:
5250 - 5350 MHz
U-NII-2C:
5470 - 5725 MHz
U-NII-3:
5725 - 5850
Management Radio (MHz)
Worldwide 2412 - 2472
USA 2412 - 2462

Operating Frequency:


NanoBeam ac
Output Power 26 dBm
TX Power Specifications RX Power Specifications
  DataRate Avg. TX Tolerance   DataRate Sensitivity Tolerance
airMAX ac 1x BPSK (1/2) 25 dBm ± 2 dB airMAX ac 1x BPSK (1/2) -96 dBm ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (1/2) 25 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (1/2) -95 dBm ± 2 dB
2x QPSK (3/4) 25 dBm ± 2 dB 2x QPSK (3/4) -92 dBm ± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (1/2) 25 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (1/2) -90 dBm ± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (3/4) 25 dBm ± 2 dB 4x 16QAM (3/4) -86 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (2/3) 24 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (2/3) -83 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (3/4) 23 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (3/4) -77 dBm ± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (5/6) 22 dBm ± 2 dB 6x 64QAM (5/6) -74 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (3/4) 21 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (3/4) -69 dBm ± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (5/6) 20 dBm ± 2 dB 8x 256QAM (5/6) -65 dBm ± 2 dB

Antenna Information:


NanoBeam ac
Gain 19 dBi
Max. VSWR 1.5:1
Return Loss
NanoBeam ac Gen2 Return Loss
Vertical Azimuth
NanoBeam ac Gen2 Vertical Azimuth
Vertical Elevation
NanoBeam ac Gen2 Vertical Elevation
Horizontal Azimuth
NanoBeam ac Gen2 Horizontal Azimuth
Horizontal Elevation
NanoBeam ac Gen2 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 8

airOS® 8 is the revolutionary operating system for Ubiquiti® airMAX ac products.

Powerful Wireless Features

  • Access Point PtMP airMAX Mixed Mode
  • 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

  • airMagic® Channel Selection Tool
  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Dynamic Configuration Changes
  • Instant Input Validation
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Optimization for Mobile Devices
  • Detailed Device Statistics
  • Comprehensive Array of Diagnostic Tools, including 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.

Real-Time Reporting

airOS 8 displays the following RF information:

  • Persistent RF Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) constellation diagrams
  • Signal, Noise, and Interference (SNI) diagrams
  • Carrier to Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (CINR) histograms

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
Constellation Diagrams

SNI Diagram and CINR Histogram
SNI Diagram and CINR Histogram

Spectrum AnalyzerairView
Spectrum Analyzer by Ubiquiti Networks

airView allows you to identify noise 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: waveform, waterfall, and ambient noise level.

airView provides powerful spectrum analyzer functionality, eliminating the need to rent or purchase additional equipment for conducting site surveys.

UNMS App

The NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 integrates a separate Wi-Fi radio for fast and easy setup using your mobile device.

Accessing airOS via Wi-Fi

The UNMS™ app provides instant accessibility to the airOS configuration interface and can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play™ (Android). UNMS allows you to set up, configure, and manage the NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2 and offers various configuration options once you're connected or logged in.

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 NanoBeam ac Gen2 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

NanoBeam ac Gen2 Series
Ubiquiti NanoBeam ac Gen2
5 GHz Frequency, 19 dBi Gain
#NBE-5AC-GEN2-US
Our Price: $98.00