Ubiquiti airMAX Rocket Prism ac Radio BaseStation Gen 2 (RP-5AC-GEN2)
Designed to mount and interface with the Ubiquiti Networks RocketDish, the RP-5AC-GEN2 rocket PRISM AC-Gen2 5 GHz airMAX ac Radio BaseStation from Ubiquiti Networks uses airMAX ac technology to provide up to 500+ Mbps throughput. With a die-cast aluminum enclosure, this BaseStation can be installed in some of the harshest conditions, allowing for the data signal to reach greater distances. Inside the enclosure, you will find an Atheros MIPS 74Kc processor complete with 128MB of DDR2 RAM for enhanced processing power to allow for a stronger, more stable signal. Ports on the BaseStation include one Gigabit Ethernet port and two waterproof RP-SMA RF connections to prevent against water damage.
The BaseStation is capable of operating in both Access Point and Station modes allowing you to configure it to suit a variety of networking needs. Integrated QoS functionality allocates network resources to provide enhanced streaming of data while the airMAX engine with custom IC improves TDMA latency. Improved TDMA latency greatly increases data throughput and provides enhanced network speeds.
Worldwide 5 GHz Coverage
• 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
• 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
Advanced 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 advanced RF analytics capabilities.
Data from the spectrum analysis and RF performance monitoring is displayed on the Main tab and airView Spectrum Analyzer.
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
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.
• Waterfall Aggregate energy collected for each frequency
• Waveform Aggregate energy collected
• Ambient Noise Level Background noise energy shown as a function of frequency
airView provides powerful spectrum analyzer functionality, eliminating the need to rent or purchase additional equipment for conducting site surveys.
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 assigned to voice/video for seamless streaming.
Scalability High capacity and scalability.
Long Distance Capable of high‑speed, carrier-class links.
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.
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 support up to 500+ Mbps (maximum 80 MHz channel width) real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple the throughput of standard airMAX products.
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).
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.
Accessing airOS via Wi-Fi
The UMobile App provides instant accessibility to the airOS configuration interface and can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). UMobile allows you to set up, configure, and manage the Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 and offers various configuration options once you’re connected or logged in.
Rocket Prism AC GEN2
5 GHz Frequency Band
With plenty of available spectrum, this unlicensed band works well for long‑distance links. The Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 features full-band 5 GHz coverage and maximizes output power for the US market, meeting strict OOBE requirements.
Use the real-time spectrum analyzer so you can identify noise signatures and design your wireless links to minimize noise interference.
To take full advantage of its design and capabilities, deploy the Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 for PtP or PtMP links in high RF noise environments.
airPrism Sector Antenna
You can mount three Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 radios on the airPrism 5 GHz 3×30° HD Sector Antenna, model AP‑5AC‑90‑HD, for PtMP links. Each Rocket radio corresponds with a specific 30° beamwidth and independently transmits and receives.
Dedicated Management Radio
Access the airOS configuration interface instantly through the UMobile app to set up and manage your Rocket 5AC Prism Gen 2.
Robust Die Cast Aluminum Casing
Helps protect the Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 against electromagnetic interference.
GPS for Superior Co-Location Performance
Precise GPS frame synchronization enable co-located Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 radios to transmit and receive data without interfering with each other, allowing for better frequency reuse and increased network stability.
Improved Surge Protection
The Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 utilizes the latest ESD protection to help protect against power surges.
Delivers high throughput over its wired connection.
Plug and Play
Every airMAX antenna has a built-in Rocket mount, so no tools are needed to install the Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2. (airMAX ac antennas are recommended for optimal performance.)