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5 GHz airMAX® ac Radio
BaseStation with airPrism®
Active RF Filtering Technology
Model: RP-5AC-Gen2
5 GHz Wide Band Operating Frequency
Custom Ubiquiti® airMAX ac Processor
Dedicated Wi-Fi Radio for Management
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Overview
Application Example
Ubiquiti Networks has designed
airMAX ac radios with high
performance and ease of installation
in mind. The Rocket®Prism 5AC Gen 2
features both airMAX ac and airPrism
technologies for maximum wireless
performance in high‑density areas.
Pair the Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2
with airMAX ac antennas for optimal
performance:
RocketDish ac with
Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2
Point-to-Point (PtP)
Backhaul Link
Internet
Backbone
RocketDish ac with
Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2
ISP
Network
• PtP backhaul RocketDish™ ac
Antenna
• PtMP links airMAX ac Sector
airMAX ac Sector with
Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2
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Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP)
airMAX Links
Worldwide 5 GHz Coverage
Deploy the Rocket Prism 5AC Gen
2 anywhere in the world. It delivers
complete coverage of the 5 GHz
spectrum with a single radio. The
Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 allows for
flexibility in configuring channel
bandwidths (subject to local country
regulations).
Software
Corporate Building
Residence
Internet Cafe
airOS® 8 is the revolutionary operating
system for Ubiquiti® airMAX ac
products.
Powerful 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)
• Strongest WPA2 Security
Usability Enhancements
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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
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Small Business
Outdoor Hotspot
Advanced RF Analytics
Multi-Radio Architecture
airMAX ac devices feature a
multi‑radio architecture to power a
revolutionary RF analytics engine.
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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.
Data from the spectrum analysis
and RF performance monitoring is
displayed on the Main tab and airView
Spectrum Analyzer.
Real-Time Reporting
airOS 8 displays the following RF
information:
Constellation Diagram
• Persistent RF Error Vector
Magnitude (EVM) constellation
diagrams
• Signal, Noise, and Interference (SNI)
diagrams
• Carrier to Interference-plus-Noise
Ratio (CINR) histograms
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.
SNI Diagram and CINR Histogram
Dedicated Spectral Analysis
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.
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Time Slot 4
Time Slot 3
Time Slot 2
VOIP
VOIP
Time Slots
Data
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.
Timeline
VOIP
Unlike standard Wi-Fi protocol,
Ubiquiti’s Time Division Multiple
Access (TDMA) airMAX ac protocol
allows each client to send and receive
data using pre-designated time
slots scheduled by an intelligent AP
controller.
airMAX ac TDMA Technology
Time Slot 1
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Technology
Packet Prioritization
Up to 100 airMAX ac stations can be connected to an airMAX ac Sector;
four airMAX ac stations are shown to illustrate the general concept.
Intelligent QoS Priority assigned to
voice/video for seamless streaming.
Scalability High capacity and
scalability.
airMAX ac Network Scalability
Long Distance Capable of
high‑speed, carrier-class links.
Superior Performance
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.
Throughput Breakthrough
airMAX ac supports high data rates,
which require dense modulation:
256QAM – a significant increase from
64QAM, which is used in airMAX.
U-AME-G1-BR4A
NKC966.001B
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TAIWAN
Superior Throughput Performance
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50
100
150
200
300
350
400
450
150+ Mbps
With their use of proprietary
airMAX ac technology, airMAX ac
products supports up to 500+ Mbps*
(maximum 80 MHz channel width)
real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple
the throughput of standard airMAX
products.
* Up to 330+ Mbps (maximum 40 MHz channel width)
for PtMP links.
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500+ Mbps
500 Mbps
To enhance airMAX ac performance,
Ubiquiti Networks introduces our
patented airPrism technology, which
is featured on the Rocket Prism 5AC
Gen 2, model RP-5AC-Gen2.
Improves SNR
Removes Interference
Facilitates AP Co-Location
Depending on the product model and
operating mode, available channel
widths may include 10, 20, 30, 40, 50,
60, and/or 80 MHz.
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.
Theoretically APs operate on different
channels; however, because of the
wider channel bandwidths, there can
be overlap in spectrum usage.
High data rates require a high
Signal‑to‑Noise Ratio (SNR), which is
challenging to achieve, especially in
noisy, high‑density areas.
By deploying airMAX ac APs with
airPrism technology, you can
co‑locate APs and enhance the overall
performance of your wireless network.
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.
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).
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Technology
Number of APs
Channel Width
4
80 MHz*
8
40 MHz
16
20 MHz
* PtP only
Active Radio Frequency Filtering
5 GHz Environment
5 GHz with airPrism
What the Radio Sees
Improved Latency and Noise Immunity
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U Mobile App
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The RocketPrism 5AC Gen 2 integrates a separate Wi-Fi radio for fast and
easy setup using your mobile device.
Accessing airOS via Wi-Fi
The U ®Mobile App provides instant accessibility to the airOS configuration
interface and can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google
Play™ (Android). U Mobile 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.
The Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2 is designed to deliver maximum spectral
efficiency and up to 500+ Mbps Real TCP/IP throughput.
Features
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.
airView Use the real-time spectrum analyzer so you can identify noise
signatures and design your wireless links to minimize noise interference.
High Performance 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 3x30° 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 U Mobile 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.
Gigabit Ethernet 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.)
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Specifications
RP-5AC-Gen2
Dimensions
88 x 40 x 230 mm (3.47 x 1.58 x 9.06")
400 g (14.11 oz)
Networking Interface
(1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
RF Connectors
(2) RP-SMA (Waterproof ), (1) GPS* (Waterproof )
LEDs
(4) Signal Strength, GPS*, Power, LAN
Die-Cast Aluminum with White Powder Coating
Enclosure
Max. Power Consumption
9.5W
Power Supply
24V, 1A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)
Power Method
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Weight
Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)
Processor Specs
Atheros MIPS 74Kc
Memory
128 MB DDR2 SDRAM
18-26VDC
Supported Voltage Range
Signal Strength LEDs
Software-Adjustable to Correspond to Custom RSSI Levels
Channel Sizes
PtP Mode
PtMP Mode
10/20/30/40/50/60/80 MHz
10/20/30/40 MHz
ESD/EMP Protection
± 24 kV Contact / Air for Ethernet
Operating Temperature
-40 to 80° C (-40 to 176° F)
Operating Humidity
5 to 95% Noncondensing
RoHS Compliance
Yes
ETSI300-019-1.4
Shock and Vibration
Modes
Access Point, Station
Services
Web Server, SNMP, SSH Server, Telnet , Ping Watchdog, DHCP, NAT, Bridging, Routing
Utilities
Antenna Alignment Tool, Discovery Utility, Site Survey, Ping, Traceroute, Speed Test
Distance Adjustment
Dynamic Ack and Ackless Mode
Power Adjustment
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
Other
Remote Reset Support, Software Enabled/Disabled,
VLAN Support, 256QAM, GPS*, TX Filter
Ubiquiti Specific Features
30/50/60 MHz Channels, airMAX ac Mode, Traffic Shaping with Burst Support,
Discovery Protocol, Frequency Band Offset, Ackless Mode
Certifications
CE, FCC, IC
* Reserved for future use
RP-5AC-Gen2 Operating Frequency
Operating Frequency
Worldwide
USA
2412 - 2472 MHz
2412 - 2462 MHz
5150 - 5875 MHz
USA: U-NII-1
USA: U-NII-2A
USA: U-NII-2C
USA: U-NII-3
5150 - 5250 MHz
5250 - 5350 MHz
5470 - 5725 MHz
5725 - 5850 MHz
RP-5AC-Gen2 Output Power: 28 dBm
TX Power Specifications
Data Rate
Avg. TX
Tolerance
Data Rate
Sensitivity
Tolerance
1x BPSK (½)
28 dBm
± 2 dB
Modulation
1x BPSK (½)
-96 dBm
± 2 dB
2x QPSK (½)
28 dBm
± 2 dB
2x QPSK (½)
-95 dBm
± 2 dB
2x QPSK (¾)
28 dBm
± 2 dB
2x QPSK (¾)
-92 dBm
± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (½)
28 dBm
± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (½)
-90 dBm
± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (¾)
28 dBm
± 2 dB
4x 16QAM (¾)
-86 dBm
± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (2/3)
28 dBm
± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (2/3)
-83 dBm
± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (¾)
27 dBm
± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (¾)
-77 dBm
± 2 dB
airMAX ac
airMAX ac
Modulation
RX Power Specifications
6x 64QAM (5/6)
26 dBm
± 2 dB
6x 64QAM (5/6)
-74 dBm
± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (¾)
24 dBm
± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (¾)
-69 dBm
± 2 dB
8x 256QAM (5/6)
22 dBm
Available
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Plug and Play Integration
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Rocket radios and airMAX antennas have been designed to seamlessly work together. Every airMAX antenna has a built‑in
Rocket mount, so installation requires no special tools.
Antenna
Compatibility
Rocket Prism 5AC Gen 2
Frequency Band
5 GHz
AMO-5G10
AMO-5G13
AM-5AC21-60
AM-5AC22-45
Omni
AM-V5G-Ti
AM-M-V5G-Ti
AM-5G16-120
AM-5G17-90
AM-5G19-120
AM-5G20-90
Sector
AP-5AC-90-HD
RD-5G31-AC
RD-5G30-LW
RD-5G30
NB031317
Rocket Dish
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RD-5G34
Specifications are subject to change. Ubiquiti products are sold with a limited warranty described at: www.ubnt.com/support/warranty
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