Rocket AC Powerful airMAX® ac BaseStation
Model: R5AC-Lite, R5AC-PTP airMAX ac Technology for up to 450+ Mbps Throughput Superior Processing by airMAX Engine with Custom IC Plug and Play Integration with airMAX ac Antennas
Ubiquiti Networks has designed the first airMAX® ac radios with high performance and ease of installation in mind. You have the freedom to deploy the Rocket™ ac anywhere in the world, and it allows for a high degree of flexibility in configuring channel bandwidths (subject to local country regulations). The Rocket ac is available as two models, the Rocket5ac Lite and the Rocket5ac PtP. Both include airMAX ac technology, and the Rocket5ac PtP also features airPrism™ technology to further enhance its performance. Pair the Rocket ac with airMAX ac antennas for optimal performance:
• PtP backhaul Rocket5ac Lite or Rocket5ac PtP with the RocketDish™ ac
• PtMP links Rocket5ac Lite* with the airMAX ac Sector
* PtMP functionality is available with a firmware upgrade to airOS v7.1 or higher.
Sporting an all-new design for improved usability, airOS® v7 is the revolutionary operating system for Ubiquiti® airMAX ac products.
Powerful 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)
• Strongest WPA2 Security
• 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
* airControl™ does not work with airMAX ac products.
Advanced RF Analytics
airMAX ac devices feature a multi‑radio architecture to power a revolutionary RF analytics engine.
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
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.
Intelligent QoS Priority assigned to voice/video for seamless streaming.
Scalability High capacity and scalability.
Long Distance Capable of high‑speed, carrier-class links.
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+ Mbps real TCP/IP throughput – up to triple the throughput of standard airMAX products.
To enhance airMAX ac performance, Ubiquiti Networks introduces our patented airPrism™ technology, which is featured on the Rocket ac model, R5AC-PTP.
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.
|Number of APs||Channel Width|
|Rocket 5AC-Lite||Rocket 5AC-PTP|
|Frequency||5 GHz||5 GHz|
|AirMAX AC Technology||✓||✓|
|Output Power||27 dBm||27 dBm|
* Requires firmware airOS v7.1 or higher.