Ubiquiti Networks PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio
Take advantage of improved noise immunity and a tighter beamwidth with the Ubiquiti Networks PS-5AC-45 PrismStation 5AC Shielded airMAX Radio 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.
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.
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.
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
airMagic Channel Selection Tool
Dynamic Configuration Changes
Instant Input Validation
Redesigned User Interface
Optimization for Mobile Devices
Detailed Device Statistics
Diagnostic Tools, including RF Diagnostics, and airView Spectrum Analyzer
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.
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
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.
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.
Priority assigned to voice/video for seamless streaming.
High capacity and scalability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use this option for quick mounting on a pole
Use this option for ±20° tilt adjustments of the horn’s elevation
Ubiquiti Networks AirMAX PrismStation Specs
|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|
|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
5 to 95% non-condensing
|Mounting||Pole-mount (kit included)|
|ESD/EMP Protection||±24 kV contact/air|
2412 – 2472 MHz
5150 – 5875 MHz
2412 – 2462 MHz
• 5150 – 5250 MHz
• 5725 – 5850 MHz
|Certifications||FCC, IC, CE|
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
2.36 lb / 1.07 kg
Without Horn Antenna
1.70 lb / 0.77 kg
Mounting Hardware Only
1.74 lb / 0.79 kg
|Package Weight||8.05 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||12.2 x 9.2 x 7.6″|