Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point AC HD
Wireless Indoor/Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi Access Point
High-Density Applications Powered by MU-MIMO Technology
802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology allows a Wave 2 AP to communicate with multiple clients at the same time – significantly increasing multi-user throughput and overall user experience.
Scalable Enterprise Wi-Fi Management
UniFi® is the revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, and a central management controller. The UniFi AC HD AP has a refined industrial design and can be easily installed using the included mounting hardware.
Easily accessible through any standard web browser, the UniFi Controller software is a powerful software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance.
Use the UniFi Controller software to quickly configure and administer an enterprise Wi-Fi network – no special training required. RF map and performance features, real-time status, automatic UAP device detection, and advanced security options are all seamlessly integrated.
All Ubiquiti 802.11ac products support fast roaming. Fast Roaming works on all existing APs (11n and 11ac), does not have the single-channel requirement of ZHO, and thus works well in even the most dense client environments. UniFi's Fast Roaming "feature" is an optimization done in the background that doesn't require client device support.
Save Money and Save Time
UniFi comes bundled with a non-dedicated software controller that can be deployed on an on-site PC, Mac, or Linux machine; in a private cloud; or using a public cloud service. You also have the option of deploying the compact UniFi Cloud Key with built-in software.
The UniFi 802.11AC Dual-Radio APs feature the latest in Wi-Fi 802.11AC MIMO technology.
Intuitive UniFi Controller Software
Configure and manage your APs with the easy-to-learn user interface.
Unlimited scalability: build wireless networks as big or small as needed. Start with one (or upgrade to a three-pack) and expand to thousands while maintaining a single unified management system.
Radio Hardware Acceleration
Independent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dedicated hardware offload for maximized multi-user throughput and reduced latency
CPU Hardware Acceleration
Dedicated hardware offload for QoS, Guest Control, and Client Management
Optimized for MU-MIMO
Genetically optimized antenna arrays for maximal utilization of 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO Beamforming
Data is sent and received using multiple antennas to increase throughput and range.
Advanced Features in UniFi Controller
UniFi is quickly expanding to a full Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution with seamless integration of high-performance switching, gateways, and more..
Extend Your Coverage
With the UniFi Controller software running in a NOC or in the cloud, administrators can manage multiple sites: multiple, distributed deployments and multi-tenancy for managed service providers. Below are some deployment examples.
Below are some examples of how UniFi APs can be deployed.
|UniFi AP AC HD Specification|
|Dimensions||220 x 220 x 48.1 mm (8.66 x 8.66 x 1.89")|
|Weight||700 g (1.54 lb)|
|With Mounting Kits||830 g (1.83 lb)|
|Networking Interface||(2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports|
|Power Method||Passive Power over Ethernet (48V), 802.3at PoE+ Supported|
|Supported Voltage Range||44 to 57VDC|
|Power Supply||48V, 0.5A PoE Gigabit Adapter*|
|Maximum Power Consumption||17W|
(2) Dual‐Port, Dual‐Polarity Antennas, 3 dBi each
(2) Dual‐Port, Dual‐Polarity Antennas, 4 dBi each
|Wi-Fi Standards||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ac-wave2|
|Wireless Security||WEP, WPA‐PSK, WPA‐Enterprise (WPA/WPA2, TKIP/AES)|
|BSSID||Up to Four per Radio|
|Mounting||Wall/Ceiling (Kits Included)|
|Operating Temperature||‐10 to 70° C (14 to 158° F)|
|Operating Humidity||5 to 95% Noncondensing|
|Certifications||CE, FCC, IC|
|* Only the single-pack of the UAP-AC-HD includes a PoE adapter.|
|Advanced Traffic Management|
|Advanced QoS||Per-User Rate Limiting|
|Guest Traffic Isolation||Supported|
|WMM||Voice, Video, Best Effort, and Background|
|Supported Data Rates (Mbps)|
|802.11a||6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps|
|802.11n||6.5 Mbps to 450 Mbps (MCS0 ‐ MCS23, HT 20/40)|
|802.11ac||6.5 Mbps to 1.7 Gbps (MCS0 ‐ MCS9 NSS1/2/3/4, VHT 20/40/80)|
|802.11b||1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps|
|802.11g||6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps|
|Dimensions||∅196.7 x 35 mm||∅220 x 48.1 mm|
|2.4 GHz Radio Rate||450 Mbps||800 Mbps|
|5 GHz Radio Rate||1300 Mbps||1733 Mbps|
|PoE Mode||802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+||802.3at PoE+|
|Ports||(2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet||(2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet|
|Wi-Fi Users||200 Users||500+ Users|
Initial 802.11ac Wave 1 SU-MIMO (Single-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology allows an earlier-generation AP, such as the UniFi AC Pro AP, to communicate with only one client at a time.
802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology allows a Wave 2 AP, such as the UniFi AC HD AP, to communicate with multiple clients at the same time – significantly increasing multi-user throughput and overall user experience.
The following describes a 5-client scenario:
MU-MIMO Assuming the same conditions, a Wave 2 AP provides up to 75% improvement* overall over a Wave 1 AP. This improvement increases wireless performance and/or serves more clients at the same performance level.
4x4 Spatial Streams At any single time, a Wave 2 AP can communicate with the following MU-MIMO clients:
- four 1x1 clients
- two 2x2 clients
- one 2x2 client and two 1x1 clients
- one 3x3 client and one 1x1 client
A 4x4 Wave 2 AP delivers up to 33% greater performance* than a Wave 1 AP that is 3x3 in both radio bands.
Real-World Performance The UniFi AC HD AP is the first UniFi 802.11ac Wave 2 AP. Combining the performance increases from MU-MIMO technology and the use of 4x4 spatial streams, the UniFi AC HD AP delivers up to 125% greater performance* than a typical Wave 1 AP.
Client Compatibility For optimal performance, use MU-MIMO clients. SU-MIMO clients will also benefit and gain up to 10-20% greater performance when used with the UniFi AC HD AP.
802.11ac Wave 1 SU-MIMO
SU-MIMO: A Wave 1 AP communicates with one client at a time
802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO
MU-MIMO with 1x1 clients: The UniFi AC HD AP communicates with four 1x1 clients at a time.
MU-MIMO with 2x2 and 1x1 clients: The UniFi AC HD AP communicates with one 2x2 client and two 1x1 clients at a time.
MU-MIMO with 3x3 and 1x1 clients: The UniFi AC HD AP communicates with one 3x3 client and one 1x1 client at a time.
|Environment||Indoor or Outdoor (Covered)|
|2.4 GHz Radio Rate||800 Mbps|
|2.4 GHz MIMO||4x4|
|5 GHz Radio Rate||1733 Mbps|
|5 GHz MIMO||4x4|
|Secondary Ethernet Port|
|PoE Mode||802.3at PoE+|
Deploy the UniFi AC HD AP in high-density environments requiring maximum wireless performance. The UniFi AC HD AP features simultaneous, dual-band, 4x4 MU-MIMO technology and convenient 802.3at PoE+ compatibility. Available in single- and five-packs* .
Easy Mounting Its sleek design seamlessly integrates into any environment (all accessories included) and is compatible with existing UAP-AC-PRO mounts.
LED Unique LED provisioning ring provides administrator location tracking and alerts for each device.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet The UniFi AC HD AP offers a secondary port available for bridging.
- Five-packs do not ship with PoE adapters; we recommend powering the UniFi APs with the UniFi PoE Switch instead.
Superior Processing Power The UniFi AC HD AP is capable of complex operations (guest control, filtering, and other resource-intensive tasks) that may slow down a lesser-equipped AP.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Includes PoE functionality. Each single-pack includes a PoE adapter.
PoE Standard The UniFi AC HD AP is compatible with an 802.3at PoE+ compliant switch. We recommend powering your UniFi devices with a UniFi PoE Switch (sold separately).
UniFi PoE Switch Available in 8, 16, 24, and 48-port versions with multiple power output options, the UniFi PoE Switch conveniently offers auto-sensing IEEE 802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+ and configurable 24V passive PoE.
Download the Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point AC Series Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.