Ubiquiti Networks PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio with Isolation Antenna & airPrism Technology

Ubiquiti Networks PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio with Isolation Antenna & airPrism Technology

Ubiquiti Networks PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio with Isolation Antenna & airPrism Technology

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Product Highlights

  • 14 dBi Gain
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Dedicated Power LED Indicator
  • Improved Noise Immunity
  • Modular Design
  • Improved Scalability
  • Enhanced Co-Location Support
  • airOS 8 Software
  • UMobile App
  • airMAX ac Technology
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Ubiquiti Networks airMAX PrismStation overview

  • 1Description

Take advantage of improved noise immunity and a tighter beamwidth with the PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio from Ubiquiti Networks. This ac radio features an interchangeable isolation antenna horn, airPrism Active RF filtering technology, and a dedicated Wi-Fi radio for management.

The interchangeable antenna horn supports a tighter beamwidth which allows the signal to be focused in a specific direction resulting in a stronger, more reliable signal. The modular design of the PrismStation 5AC makes for easy deployment in a variety of locations, while co-location performance ensures clients receive optimal signal strength through the use of dedicated horn antenna sectors. Additionally, the PrismStation 5AC radio is great for co-location deployments as it supports an enhanced front-to-back ratio and low side lobe radiation which greatly reduces interference thus improving overall network performance.

The PrismStation 5AC supports Ubiquiti Networks airOS8 software that allows admins to take advantage of a long list of powerful network management tools including airMAX ac Protocol Support, Long-Range Point-to-Point Link Mode, Selectable Channel Width, Transmit Power Control, enhanced WPA2 Security, and more. The UMobile App from Ubiquiti Networks allows users to access airOS via Wi-Fi to manage various aspects of the network from an iOS or Android based mobile device.

Improved Noise Immunity
The PrismStation 5AC directs RF energy in a tighter beamwidth using an interchangeable isolation antenna horn, available in both symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. With the focus in one direction, the PrismStation 5AC 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.
Modular Design
With flexible sectorization for optional antenna beamwidths, the horn antenna is interchangeable and improves beam-shaping for specific deployment and environment needs. The PrismStation 5AC uses horn antenna sectors designed for increased co-location performance without sacrificing gain.

Providing high throughput and an innovative form factor, the PrismStation 5AC is versatile and cost-effective to deploy. The PrismStation 5AC also utilizes the latest ESD protection to help protect against power surges.
Symmetrical horn antennas (30° and 45° versions) offer improved scalability options for wireless systems. Unique beam performance and great co-location characteristics allow for a higher density of sectors than traditional sector technology.
Enhanced Co-Location
Asymmetrical horn antennas (60° and 90° versions) have naturally attenuated side lobes and extremely low back radiation. They offer best front-to-back ratio in the industry and the lowest side lobe radiation. Symmetrical Horn Antennas are ideal for cluster sector installations with high co-location requirements.
airOS 8
airOS v8 is the operating system for Ubiquiti airMAX ac products.

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)
  • Strong WPA2 Security
Usability Enhancements
  • airMagic Channel Selection Tool
  • Dynamic Configuration Changes
  • Instant Input Validation
  • Redesigned User Interface
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Optimization for Mobile Devices
  • Detailed Device Statistics
  • Diagnostic Tools, including RF Diagnostics, and airView Spectrum Analyzer
UMobile App
The PrismStation 5AC integrates a separate Wi-Fi radio for fast and easy setup using your mobile device.

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 PrismStation 5AC and offers various configuration options once you're connected or logged in.

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 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
  • 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
airView provides powerful spectrum analyzer functionality, eliminating the need to rent or purchase additional equipment for conducting site surveys.
airMAX ac
Unlike 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.
High capacity and scalability.
Long Distance
Capable of high-speed, carrier-class links.

airMAX ac technology boosts the advantages of their 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.

Enhanced 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, airMAX ac products supports up to 450+ Mb/s 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 the PrismStation 5AC, model PS-5AC.

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
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.
Modular Design
Interchangeable Antennas
The PrismStation 5AC comes with a 45° isolation antenna. There are optional antennas that come with precise radiation angles for specific beam shaping, ranging from 30° to 90°, making them suitable for a wider range of installations.
  • Asymmetrical horn antennas designed for increased co-location performance
  • Available in 30°, 45° (default), 60°, and 90° designs
  • All metal, shielded radio base
  • Single button release for ease of changing antennas
  • Newly designed horn for improved beam shaping
Using airMAX ac technology, the PrismStation 5AC supports up to 500+ Mb/s real TCP/IP throughput. The PrismStation 5AC features two different pole-mounting methods that can be used depending on your deployment needs.
Metal Strap
Use this option for quick mounting on a pole
Mounting Bracket
Use this option for 20° tilt adjustments of the horn's elevation
In the Box
Ubiquiti Networks PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio with Isolation Antenna & airPrism Technology
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Ubiquiti Networks airMAX PrismStation specs

    Gain 14 dBi
    Beamwidth 45° (default horn)
    Networking Interface 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
    RF Connector 1 x GPS
    LED 1 x Power
    Max Power Consumption 10 W
    Power Supply 24 V, 1 A Gigabit PoE adapter (included)
    Power Method Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 return)
    Voltage Range 20 to 26 VDC
    Processor MIPS 74 Kc
    Memory 128 MB DDR2
    Max VSWR 2:1
    Polarization Dual-linear
    Wind Loading 7 lbf @ 125 mph (31 N @ 200 km/h)
    Wind Survivability 125 mph (200 km/h)
    Temperature & Humidity Operating Temperature
    -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Operating Humidity
    5 to 95% non-condensing
    Mounting Pole-mount (kit included)
    ESD/EMP Protection ±24 kV contact/air
    Operating Frequency Worldwide
    2412 - 2472 MHz
    5150 - 5875 MHz
    2412 - 2462 MHz
    USA: U-NII-1
    • 5150 - 5250 MHz
    USA: U-NII-3
    • 5725 - 5850 MHz
    Certifications FCC, IC, CE
    Dimensions Dimensions
    6.85 x 6.85 x 7.24" / 174 x 174 x 184 mm
    Without Horn Antenna
    5.16 x 5.16 x 4.09" / 155 x 155 x 104 mm
    Mounting Hardware Only
    3.27 x 4.61 x 2.72" / 83 x 117 x 69 mm
    Weight Weight
    2.36 lb / 1.07 kg
    Without Horn Antenna
    1.70 lb / 0.77 kg
    Mounting Hardware Only
    1.74 lb / 0.79 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 9.2 x 7.6"

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