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Designed for use in both point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations, the PrismStation AC Shielded airMAX ac Radio Base with airPrism Technology from Ubiquiti Networks offers improved noise immunity in a modular design that can be scaled to suit nearly any environment. This radio also supports Ubiquiti Networks airPrism technology which offers an improved signal-to-noise ratio, multiple channel connectivity, and co-location operability. The PrismStation AC comes equipped with a single Gigabit Ethernet networking interface as well as an RF connector for GPS connectivity. Furthermore, this radio comes with a Gigabit PoE adapter and can be installed in a variety of locations, thanks to enhanced wind survivability and the ability to withstand temperature extremes.
The PrismStation 5AC directs RF energy in a tighter beamwidth using an interchangeable isolation antenna horn, available in both symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. Compatible antennas include the following:
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.
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 enhanced ESD protection to help protect against power surges.
Symmetrical horn antennas (30° and 45° versions, models PrismAP-5-30 and PrismAP-5-45, respectively) 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.
Asymmetrical horn antennas (60° and 90° versions, models PrismAP-5-60 and PrismAP-5-90, respectively) have naturally attenuated side lobes and extremely low back radiation. They offer an improved front-to-back ratio and the low sidelobe radiation. Asymmetrical horn antennas are ideal for cluster sector installations with high co-location requirements.
To enhance airMAX ac performance, Ubiquiti Networks patented airPrism technology is featured on the PrismStation 5AC.
High data rates require a high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), which is challenging to achieve, especially in noisy, high-density areas. Integrated into Ubiquitis custom silicon, airPrism technology creates a high SNR by isolating signals within the operating channel and rejecting interference using the specialized circuitry of 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.
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.