NanoStation 5AC Loco 5-pack

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Compact, UISP-ready WiFi radio with a 5 GHz, 10+ km link range and an updated airMAX AC chipset

The airMAX NanoStation 5AC Loco, with the manufacture part number Loco5AC-5, stands as a testament to Ubiquiti Networks' commitment to providing compact, cost-effective, and powerful wireless broadband solutions. This device is specifically engineered to deliver high-performance and reliable wireless connectivity over long distances, leveraging Ubiquiti's proprietary airMAX ac technology. It is designed for point-to-point (PtP) and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) applications, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of wireless networking needs.
For a PtP setup, you would need at least two NanoStation 5AC Loco units. One unit acts as the transmitter (sending data from its location), and the other acts as the receiver (receiving data at a remote location). This setup is commonly used to connect two separate networks or to extend the internet access from one building to another that is not physically wired. In a PtMP setup, one NanoStation 5AC Loco could serve as a central access point, connecting to multiple receiver devices over a wide area. This is often used by internet service providers (ISPs) to distribute internet service to multiple clients or by large campuses to provide network access across different buildings.
At the heart of the NanoStation 5AC Loco is Ubiquiti's airMAX engine with custom IC, significantly improving TDMA latency and network scalability. The inclusion of the airMAX ac technology enables this device to support high data throughput, up to 450+ Mbps in real-world environments, a significant leap forward in the capabilities of compact wireless broadband devices. This technology utilizes a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) protocol, which allows the NanoStation 5AC Loco to communicate with multiple devices without interference, ensuring efficient use of the available bandwidth and reducing latency.
The device operates in the 5 GHz frequency band, providing access to cleaner frequency bands with less interference compared to the more congested 2.4 GHz band. This choice of frequency, combined with advanced noise filtration and antenna gain control, ensures optimal performance even in areas with high radio congestion, making it an ideal solution for urban and rural applications alike.
The NanoStation 5AC Loco features an integrated antenna and radio in a sleek and compact form factor. The antenna offers a gain of 13 dBi, which is optimized for directional transmission, ensuring focused energy in a specific direction to enhance signal strength and reduce interference. This makes the NanoStation 5AC Loco particularly effective for establishing long-distance wireless links.
For connectivity, the device includes a single Gigabit Ethernet port, which supports 24V Passive PoE. This allows for easy deployment and power supply through a single cable, simplifying the installation process and reducing clutter. The Ethernet port facilitates seamless integration with a variety of network devices, enabling the NanoStation 5AC Loco to serve as a bridge in a larger network infrastructure or as an access point connecting multiple devices in a localized network setup.
The robustness of the NanoStation 5AC Loco is further underscored by its durable construction and weather-resistant design, enabling it to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and ensuring reliable operation over long periods. This resilience, combined with Ubiquiti's versatile airOS firmware, provides network administrators with advanced features for device configuration, signal monitoring, and network management. airOS includes tools for real-time analytics, signal strength visualization, and device status monitoring, facilitating precise adjustments for optimal performance.

Application scenarios

The airMAX NanoStation 5AC Loco is exceptionally well-suited for creating cost-effective, long-distance wireless broadband links in remote or rural areas where traditional internet infrastructure is not feasible or is too costly to deploy. Imagine a scenario where a small community or a remote research facility needs reliable internet access, but the nearest fiber connection or DSL service is miles away, beyond the reach of conventional wiring solutions. By employing two NanoStation 5AC Loco units in a Point-to-Point (PtP) configuration, one can establish a direct wireless link between the community and the nearest internet backbone. This setup not only bridges the digital divide but does so with minimal impact on the landscape and at a fraction of the cost of laying down physical cables. The high throughput of up to 450+ Mbps ensures that the community or facility enjoys broadband speeds capable of supporting streaming, online collaboration, and access to cloud resources, thus opening up a world of educational, economic, and social opportunities.
Furthermore, in urban environments, the NanoStation 5AC Loco finds its application in connecting multiple buildings within a business campus or educational institution without the need for intrusive and expensive trenching. A Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) network setup, with one unit serving as a central hub and multiple units installed on different buildings, can facilitate seamless network access across the entire area. This is ideal for campuses looking to extend their LAN to annexes without existing wired connectivity or for creating dedicated links for security cameras and other IoT devices without cluttering the main network. The robust design and weather resistance of the NanoStation 5AC Loco ensure it performs reliably even in challenging urban conditions, making it a versatile solution for extending connectivity where it's most needed.

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