Wi-Fi AP Solutions from Ubiquiti
Ubiquiti's browser-based UniFi Controller software can be installed on a PC, Mac, or Linux machine running onsite or in the cloud. UniFi Controller offers an end-to-end, budget-friendly and expandable wireless management tool for environments ranging from mini-branch offices to hotels, schools, arenas and distributed enterprise networks.
Progent can provide fast access to the skills of seasoned Wi-Fi specialists who can assist you to determine the value of Ubiquiti UniFi products for your company and assist you to plan, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot your UniFi wireless network. Progent can also carry out a wireless site survey to assist you to choose, provision, and position UniFi Wi-Fi access points for your required coverage and performance.
Progent's certified network security consultants can assist you to configure UniFi's modern security features to create a hardened Wi-Fi solution. In addition, Progent can provide online management plus backup/recovery support for your UniFi wireless network, using either a locally installed UniFi Controller or an online UniFi Controller system managed by Progent.
Components of UniFi Wireless Networks
Key elements of Ubiquiti's UniFi family of wireless infrastructure products include a rich catalog of Wave 2 wireless APs, advanced managed switches, and security gateways for routing and firewall support. All these elements can be managed by the free UniFi Controller software. Your Wi-Fi LAN can also include non-UniFi network devices like switches, routers and firewalls, but UniFi Controller tools only manage UniFi devices. Ubiquiti also has a free Mobile App for Apple iOS and Android handheld devices, allowing you to configure UniFi appliances for preliminary setup without requiring you to install the Ubiquiti UniFi Controller application.
The variety of products available within Ubiquiti's UniFi family allows you to create optimal Wi-Fi solutions for a wide range of use cases. Value-priced UniFi Wi-Fi appliances deliver the on-premises and remote connectivity needed for telecommuters or micro-branches. High-bandwidth or mesh wireless APs provide the speed and RF coverage required for crowded sites such as enterprise HQs or convention centers. Ubiquiti UniFi's wireless APs with specialized antennas provide sufficient RF signal strength to pass through hotel and dorm room walls. Ruggedized Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi access points can withstand the severe conditions of sites such as dusty outdoor work areas or open stadiums.
All these Ubiquiti UniFi wireless appliances can be set up, administered, optimized, secured, patched and debugged transparently across many sites with a centralized management platform. Progent can help you to assess your various Wi-Fi environments to determine which Ubiquiti UniFi devices are appropriate and Progent can assist you to plan the most cost-effective way to deploy and administer them.
Ubiquiti's UniFi Family of Wi-Fi APs
Ubiquiti's UniFi portfolio of Wi-Fi access points includes several product lines designed for different applications, physical environments and IT budgets. Ubiquiti UniFi has indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points, and the series includes desktop, wall-mount and ceiling-mountable units. The majority of UniFi Wi-Fi APs are attached via cabled Ethernet, but Ubiquiti UniFi also has multi-hop mesh wireless APs that attach to the WLAN via Wi-Fi and need no Ethernet wiring.
Newer Ubiquiti UniFi wireless APs are 802.11ac appliances, feature MIMO technology to run in concurrent dual-band mode, can be managed with any standard browser by running UniFi Controller tools hosted onsite or offsite, and can be initialized with an iPhone or iPad or with an Android smartphone or tablet by using UniFi Mobile App. Newer Ubiquiti UniFi wireless access points support multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) to accommodate high concentration environments.
Ubiquiti's UAP-AC Series of Wi-Fi APs
Ubiquiti's UAP-AC devices are dual-radio, wall-mountable wireless APs that connect through an Ethernet interface and feature MIMO and PoE to work with third-party switches. The highly compact UAP-AC-Lite is an entry-level 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi AP with a GbE Ethernet interface. The unit delivers a 2.4 GHz radio speed of 300 Mbps, and 5 GHz radio throughput of 867 Mbps. The low-profile in-wall version UAP-AC-IW plugs directly into an Ethernet wall connection and does not include additional Ethernet interfaces. The UAP-AC-LR wireless access point includes a long-range symmetrical-link antenna for connecting to distant clients, offering improved reception for smartphones. The UAP-AC-LR offers 3x3 MIMO in the 2.4 GHz band and 2x2 MIMO in the 5 GHz band. The 2.4 GHz radio supports up to 450 Mbps throughput, and the 5 GHz radio delivers a maximum of 867 Mbps.
The UAP-AC-PRO wireless access point is engineered to withstand indirect weather and can be installed indoors or in a covered outdoor site. The UniFi UAP-AC-PRO incorporates two 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections and has 3x3 MIMO technology in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, delivering data rates up to 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1,300 Mbps at 5 GHz. The UAP-AC-PRO can handle up to 200 client devices. A compact in-wall model, the UAP-AC-IW-PRO, plugs directly into an Ethernet wall connection and does not include an additional Ethernet connection. The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-EDU Wi-Fi AP is designed for schools and offers performance and capacity identical to the UAP-AC-PRO but is larger, includes only one Gigabit Ethernet port, is limited to indoor deployments, and includes a loudspeaker to support a wireless public address system.
UniFi's ultra-compact and high-capacity UAP-nanoHD indoor access point has 4x4 MU-MIMO technology, delivers 300 Mbps performance for the 2.4 GHz radio and 1,733 Mbps throughput for the 5 GHz radio, supports up to 200 concurrent client devices, and includes a single GbE Ethernet connection. The UAP-nanoHD is offered in a selection of skins to fit in with various surroundings. The UAP-HD access point is engineered for high-density indoor or outdoor deployments. This large-footprint wireless AP offers 4x4 MU-MIMO, delivers 800 Mbps throughput for the 2.4 GHz radio and 1,733 Mbps data rates at 5 GHz, and supports up to 500 client devices. The UAP-HD includes two interfaces for 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
The UAP-AC-M and UAP-AC-M-PRO Wi-Fi APs are mesh access points designed for expansive outdoor venues, like a park, with minimal if any network infrastructure, or for rapid deployment/tear down scenarios like a music festival or fair. Both these mesh APs can support more than 250 concurrent users. The UAP-AC-M has 2x2 MIMO technology and has versatile mounting and antenna alternatives for indoor or outdoor deployments. The Wi-Fi access point delivers 300 Mbps performance for the 2.4 GHz radio and 867 Mbps performance at 5 GHz. The high-speed, weather-resistant UAP-AC-M-PRO access point is engineered for outdoor use, delivers 450 Mbps performance for the 2.4 GHz radio and 1,300 Mbps throughput for the 5 GHz radio, and incorporates a secondary GbE Ethernet port.
Ubiquiti's XG AP Wireless Access Point
The UniFi XG AP is a quad-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless AP intended for very high-concentration deployments such as a convention center. The UniFi XG AP features a 4x4 MIMO 2.4 GHz client radio that delivers 800 Mbps data rates plus two 4x4 MIMO 5 GHz radios capable of 1.733 Gbps throughput. The wireless access point can support 500 simultaneous client devices. A dedicated security radio continuously scans for threats like malicious frames and unauthorized access points. The Spectral Security Radio also looks for the best channel for network throughput. The UniFi XG AP has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet backhaul connection and a 1/10 Gbps Ethernet port for bridging, can get its power from an 802.3bt PoE compliant switch, and incorporates a Bluetooth BLE radio.
Ubiquiti's UniFi U6 Ceiling-Mount WiFi APs
The ceiling-mount WiFi APs in Ubiquiti's UniFi U6 product line support the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi standards as well as the more recent 802.11ax (WiFi 6) standard. WiFi 6 can deliver shorter latency, higher density, enhanced security, lower energy draw for battery powered client devices, and more versatility for networking Internet-of-Things endpoints. All UniFi U6 ceiling-mount models come with Bluetooth and Ethernet management interfaces.
Ubiquiti's small-form-factor, value-priced UniFi U6 Lite WiFi access point targets home networks and features 2x2 MIMO at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Throughput rate is 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1.2 Gbps at 5 GHz for a combined performance of 1.5 Gbps. The UniFi U6 Lite can handle over 300 simultaneous clients, provides standard PoE (not PoE+), and includes a GbE RJ45 network connection. The UniFi U6 Long-Range WiFi access point provides increased signal range for indoor and outdoor deployments. The UniFi U6 L-R access point offers 4x4 MIMO at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and delivers a combined throughput rate of 3 Gbps. The UniFi U6 Long-Range accommodates more than 300 simultaneous client devices, supports PoE+, and incorporates a GbE RJ45 network interface. Ubiquiti's UniFi U6 Pro WiFi AP delivers high performance for large offices. The UniFi U6 Pro offers 4x4 MIMO at both 2.4 and 5 GHz and offers a combined over-the-air speed of 5.3 Gbps. The UniFi U6 Pro can handle more than 300 concurrent clients, offers PoE+, and provides a GbE RJ45 network interface port.
The tri-band UniFi U6 Enterprise access point is a WiFi 6E device that has an extra radio to support the 6 GHz band, opening up an additional 1.2 GHz of contiguous, open spectrum suitable for high-density environments such as an IoT venue. The UniFi U6 Enterprise AP features 2x2 MIMO for the 2.5 GHz band and 4x4 MIMO for the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands. Throughput rate for the aggregated 2.4/5/6 GHz bands is 10.2 Gbps. Ubiquiti's UniFi U6 Enterprise AP is able to accommodate over than 600 simultaneous client devices, offers PoE+, and includes a 2.5GbE RJ45 network interface.
UniFi Managed Switches
Ubiquiti's UniFi line of switches range from 8-port desktop/wall-mount units with 8 Gbps throughput to 48-port rackmount devices that deliver line rates of 70 Gbps. Ubiquiti UniFi 10G SFP+ aggregation switches offer throughput of up to 160 Gbps. Ubiquiti UniFi managed switches offer the forwarding ability to process traffic simultaneously on all ports at line speed without dropping packets. Ubiquiti UniFi switches can provide PoE power to wireless APs and other devices, and can be managed by the same UniFi Controller platform as Ubiquiti UniFi wireless access points and security gateways. To learn more about Ubiquiti's UniFi family of switches, visit UniFi switches integration services.
UniFi Security Gateways
The UniFi family of security gateways provide sophisticated routing, granular firewall policies, secure VPN tunneling, Virtual LAN (VLAN) support, and Quality of Service for VoIP and IP Video data. You can manage Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateways with the UniFi Controller tools used to manage UniFi WiFi APs and switches, allowing you to discover, configure, administer, optimize, and patch all these network appliances from a centralized location using an intuitive, browser-based interface. Ubiquiti UniFi gateways are available to handle any environment and fit any IT budget. Gateways range from a wall-mount unit delivering 3 Gbps throughput and capable of supporting 200 users up to a rackmount unit with 80 Gbps throughput able to serve as many as 20,000 clients.
For more information about the Ubiquiti UniFi line of security gateways, see UniFi security gateways integration consulting services.
Ubiquiti's UniFi Controller WLAN Management Software
UniFi Wi-Fi APs, managed switches, and security gateways from Ubiquiti can all be managed across multiple locations using Ubiquiti's free UniFi Controller tool. You can install UniFi Controller on an on-premises or remote PC, Mac, or Linux machine or host the software in the cloud. You can run UniFi Controller from any standard web browser or you can download the free UniFi Mobile App and manage your UniFi devices from your iOS or Google Android smartphone or tablet. If you have a multi-vendor network with UniFi Wi-Fi APs but switches and firewalls from other vendors, you can still use UniFi Controller to centralize the management of your UniFi wireless access points.
To learn more about UniFi Controller Management software, see UniFi Controller wireless network management consultants.
How Progent Can Assist You to Integrate Ubiquiti UniFi Wireless APs and WLAN Technology
Progent's Wi-Fi networking consultants can provide online and on-premises support to assist organizations of any size to design, deploy, administer, tune or debug Wi-Fi networks that rely on UniFi access points. Progent's consultants can deliver as-needed support to help you through a challenging technical impasse or Progent can deliver comprehensive project management consulting to ensure that your critical wireless projects are finished on time and within budget. Progent's consultants can help you to integrate UniFi wireless access points with other UniFi WLAN appliances or with third-party products. Progent's also offers wireless site surveys to assist you with choosing, placing, and configuration UniFi WiFi APs to achieve the RF coverage, performance, and client capacity required to support all your WLAN venues.
Progent's certified information security and compliance consultants can assist you to define and enforce security policies that are consistent across your wired and wireless venues and that adhere to industry and regulatory requirements. Progent's disaster recovery preparedness experts can assist you to build resilient and quickly restorable wireless ecosystems that utilize the high-availability features incorporated in Ubiquiti UniFi access points and other wireless networking devices.
To find out more about Progent's wireless consulting expertise, visit Progent's Wi-Fi LAN consulting and troubleshooting expertise.
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