Ubiquiti Networks R5AC-PTP rocket ac airMAX ac BaseStation

Ubiquiti Networks R5AC-PTP rocket ac airMAX ac BaseStation

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Product Highlights

  • Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic Enclosure
  • 720 MHz Atheros MIPS 74Kc Processor
  • 128MB DDR2 SDRAM / 16MB NOR Flash Memory
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Interface
  • 2 x RP-SMA Waterproof RF Connections
  • Integrated Power, Ethernet, Signal LEDs
  • Intelligent QoS
  • High Capacity & Scalability
  • High-Speed, Carrier-Class Links
  • airMAX ac Technology
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Ubiquiti Networks R5AC-PTP overview

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Designed to mount and interface with the Ubiquiti Networks RocketDish, the R5AC-PTP rocket ac airMAX ac BaseStation from Ubiquiti Networks uses airMAX ac technology to provide up to 450 Mbps throughput. With an outdoor UV stabilized plastic 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 a 720 MHz Atheros MIPS 74Kc processor complete with 128MB of DDR2 RAM and 16MB of NOR Flash memory 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.


Intelligent QoS
Priority assigned to voice/video for seamless streaming.
High capacity and scalability.
Long Distance
Capable of high‑speed, carrier-class links.
Enhanced Performance
The enhanced airMAX ac technology boosts the advantages of the TDMA protocol. Ubiquiti's airMAX engine features custom IC to dramatically improve 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.
High Data Throughput
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, this airMAX ac product supports up to 450+ Mbps real TCP/IP throughput - up to triple the throughput of standard airMAX products.

To enhance airMAX ac performance, Ubiquiti Networks introduces patented airPrism technology, which is featured on this Rocket ac model.
Improves SNR
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).
Removes Interference
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.
5 GHz Frequency Band
The 5 GHz radio band is free to use, worldwide, offers plentiful spectrum, and works well for long-distance links.
Gigabit Ethernet
The Rocket ac provides a Gigabit Ethernet connection to deliver high throughput.
Plug and Play Integration
Every airMAX antenna has a built-in Rocket mount, so no tools are needed to install the Rocket ac.
Passive Power over Ethernet
Includes 24V Passive PoE functionality, which allows both power and data to be carried over a single Ethernet cable to the device.


Wireless Features
• airMAX ac protocol support
• Long-Range PtP link mode
• Selectable channel width
• PtP: 10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz
• PtMP: 10/20/30/40 MHz
• Automatic channel selection
• TX Power Control: Auto/manual
• Automatic distance selection (ACK timing)
• Strong WPA2 security
Usability Enhancements
• Dynamic configuration changes
• Instant input validation
• HTML5 technology
• Optimization for mobile devices
• Detailed device statistics
• Diagnostic tools, including Ethernet cabling test, RF diagnostics, and airView Spectrum Analyzer
Advanced RF Analytics
airMAX ac devices feature a multi‑radio architecture to power an 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. Data from the spectrum analysis and RF performance monitoring is displayed on the Main tab and airView Spectrum Analyzer.
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.
Spectral Analysis
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

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.
In the Box
Ubiquiti Networks R5AC-PTP rocket ac airMAX ac BaseStation
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    Ubiquiti Networks R5AC-PTP specs

    Physical / Electrical / Environmental
    Enclosure Outdoor UV stabilized plastic
    Processor Atheros MIPS 74Kc, 720 MHz
    Memory 128 MB DDR2 SDRAM, 16 MBNOR Flash
    Networking Interface 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
    RF Connections 2 x RP-SMA waterproof
    LEDs 4 x signal strength
    Max Power Consumption 8.5 W
    Power Supply 24 V, 0.5 A Gigabit PoE adapter
    Power Method Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+, 7, 8 return)
    ESD/EMP Protection ± 24 KV air / contact
    Operating Temperature -40 to 176°F / -40 to 80°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Shock and Vibration ETSI300-019-1.4
    Software Specificationsdrzwvtexzuua
    Modes Access Point
    PtP only
    Services Web Server
    SSH Server
    Ping Watchdog
    Utilities Antenna Alignment Tool
    Discovery Utility
    Site Survey
    Speed Test
    Distance Adjustment Dynamic Ack and Ackless Mode
    Power Adjustment Range Software Adjustable UI or CLI
    Security WPA2 AES Only
    QoS Supports Packet Level Classification WMM and User Customer Level: High/medium/low
    Statistical Reporting Up Time
    Packet Errors
    Data Rates
    Wireless Distance
    Ethernet Link Rate
    Channel Sizes PtP Mode
    10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz
    Other Remote Reset Support
    Software Enabled/Disabled
    VLAN Support
    Ubiquiti Specifications 30/50/60 MHz Channels
    airMAX ac Mode
    Traffic Shaping with Burst Support
    Discovery Protocol
    Frequency Band Offset
    Ackless Mode
    Compliance and Approvals
    Wireless Approvals FCC, IC, CE
    RoHS Compliance Yes
    Operating Frequency Worldwide: 5470 - 5875 MHz
    USA: 5725 - 5850 MHz
    Output Power 27 dBm
    TX Power Specifications Modulation
    airMAX ac
    Data Rate Avg. TX Tolerance
    1x BPSK (1/2) 27 dBm ± 2 dB
    2x QPSK (1/2) 27 dBm ± 2 dB
    2x QPSK (3/4) 27 dBm ± 2 dB
    4x 16QAM (1/2) 27 dBm ± 2 dB
    4x 16QAM (3/4) 27 dBm ± 2 dB
    6x 64QAM (2/3) 27 dBm ± 2 dB
    6x 64QAM (3/4) 26 dBm ± 2 dB
    6x 64QAM (5/6) 25 dBm ± 2 dB
    8x 256QAM (3/4) 23 dBm ± 2 dB
    8x 256QAM (5/6) 22 dBm ± 2 dB
    RX Power Specifications Modulation
    airMAX ac
    Data Rate Avg. TX Tolerance
    1x BPSK (1/2) -96 dBm ± 2 dB
    2x QPSK (1/2) -95 dBm ± 2 dB
    2x QPSK (3/4) -92 dBm ± 2 dB
    4x 16QAM (1/2) -90 dBm ± 2 dB
    4x 16QAM (3/4) -86 dBm ± 2 dB
    6x 64QAM (2/3) -83 dBm ± 2 dB
    6x 64QAM (3/4) -77 dBm ± 2 dB
    6x 64QAM (5/6) -74 dBm ± 2 dB
    8x 256QAM (3/4) -69 dBm ± 2 dB
    8x 256QAM (5/6) -65 dBm ± 2 dB
    Dimensions & Weight
    Dimensions 7.82 x 3.40 x 1.74" / 198.5 x 86.4 x 44.1 mm
    Weight 10.41 oz / 295 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.158 x 5.039 x 3.701"

    Ubiquiti Networks R5AC-PTP reviews

    R5AC-PTP rocket ac airMAX ac BaseStation is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works great from 1 mile User interface easy to use. Plug and play, paird with Rocket Dish.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product Awesome throughput.
    Date published: 2016-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from i would buy again Fast Shipping
    Date published: 2017-09-24
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