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Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation M5

Ubiquiti Elite Distributor
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72.78 
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72.78 

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Ubiquiti

Manufacturer part number

NSM5

Warranty
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12 months

EAN

0810354022548
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Detailed description

The Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation M5 (NSM5) exemplifies the cutting-edge in compact, low cost outdoor wireless communication devices, engineered to excel in a wide variety of applications including point-to-point (PtP) or point-to-multipoint (PtMP) networks with a up to 15km+ range depending on the setup. Its core technology, the integrated airMAX® protocol based on MIMO TDMA, enhances network performance and scalability by efficiently managing data transmission and reducing latency. This technology is a linchpin for establishing high-capacity networks that serve multiple clients with minimized interference, a crucial aspect for dense deployment scenarios.
The Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation M5 can operate both as a standalone device or in conjunction with other devices, depending on the specific application or networking requirement.
As a standalone unit, the NSM5 can function effectively in a point-to-point (PtP) setup. This scenario is common for connecting two separate locations, such as two buildings within a campus or across a distance in a rural area, where direct cable connection is impractical or impossible. In this configuration, two NSM5 units would be aimed at each other to create a wireless bridge, enabling high-speed data transmission over the air. However, the NSM5 truly excels when connected to other devices as part of a broader network infrastructure. In a point-to-multipoint (PtMP) setup, one NSM5 unit can serve as the central access point (or base station), connecting to multiple NSM5 units configured as clients. This arrangement is ideal for providing internet or network access to multiple buildings or locations from a single source, making it highly versatile for applications ranging from internet service provision to campus-wide network distribution.
Operating on the 5GHz frequency, the NSM5 is adept at avoiding the congested 2.4GHz band, paving the way for clearer transmission channels and less interference in urban environments. This frequency band, coupled with the device's 16dBi high-gain antenna, permits long-distance wireless connections, which are further bolstered by the device's capability to achieve 150+ Mbps real outdoor throughput. Such performance metrics signify the NanoStation M5's ability to support data-intensive applications, including HD video streaming and VoIP services, over considerable distances. Also, the NanoStation M5 can be used as an access point, connecting to hundreds of devices all at the same time, or as a client, which can be connected to other networks through a bridge. The level of flexibility makes this a fantastic and convenient addition to your networking system.
The physical design of the NSM5 reflects Ubiquiti's commitment to durability and functionality. Measuring 294 x 31 x 80 mm and weighing 400 g, its compact and lightweight form factor does not compromise its robustness, evidenced by its outdoor UV stabilized plastic enclosure. This ensures the device's longevity and reliability when deployed in varied environmental conditions, with operational temperatures ranging from -30 to 75°C and a humidity tolerance of 5 to 95% noncondensing.
Connectivity and power supply considerations are seamlessly addressed through the inclusion of dual 10/100 Ethernet ports and support for passive PoE, facilitating ease of installation and the flexibility to power secondary devices directly through the NSM5. This aspect is particularly advantageous for integrated surveillance or backhaul applications, where device consolidation can lead to operational efficiencies and cost savings. With software-enabled PoE output, the secondary Ethernet port can power an external device, such as a PoE security camera, for seamless IP video integration.
The detailed specifications of the NSM5—such as its Atheros MIPS 74Kc processor, 560 MHz CPU, 64 MB DDR2, 8 MB Flash, and support for WPA/WPA2 encryption—underscore its capability to deliver reliable and secure wireless connectivity. Additionally, the device's versatile mounting options, including a pole-mount kit, enable flexible deployment scenarios, further illustrating the NSM5's adaptability to meet the needs of diverse network infrastructures​
Ubiquiti's airOS® software powers the NSM5, offering an intuitive user interface and powerful features for device configuration and network management. airOS® provides network operators with the tools necessary to monitor and adjust network performance, including QoS controls, network analytics, and advanced RF analytics. This software suite is instrumental in optimizing network throughput and mitigating interference, ensuring optimal performance across the deployment.

Application scenarios

In a rural setting where traditional broadband infrastructure is lacking or cost-prohibitive to install, the Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation M5 becomes an indispensable tool. Consider a scenario where a community is situated several kilometers away from the nearest internet backbone. Using two NSM5 units in a point-to-point (PtP) configuration, internet service providers can bridge this gap, extending high-speed internet access to the community. This setup capitalizes on the NSM5's 5GHz frequency band to minimize interference and its high-gain antenna to maintain a strong and reliable connection over the distance. The efficient throughput of over 150 Mbps ensures that the community benefits from broadband-equivalent speeds, enabling streaming, online learning, and digital communication, thereby significantly enhancing the area's connectivity and access to global resources.
Moreover, in urban environments where physical cabling is challenging and visually intrusive, the NSM5 can be deployed in a point-to-multipoint (PtMP) configuration to serve multiple locations from a single source. Imagine a historic city center where laying new cables could disturb the architectural integrity. Here, an NSM5 setup can wirelessly connect several buildings to a central network hub, offering robust and high-speed internet connectivity without the need for extensive physical infrastructure. This solution not only preserves the aesthetic and structural integrity of the area but also provides a cost-effective and scalable method to enhance connectivity. Whether for public Wi-Fi, extending office networks, or integrating surveillance systems, the NSM5's combination of performance, flexibility, and ease of deployment makes it an ideal choice for modernizing urban connectivity.

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Wireless Standard
802.11a/n
802.11b/g/n
802.11ac
2.4GHz Radio Rate
150 Mbps
5GHz Radio Rate
150 Mbps
450 Mbps
Wireless Antenna Frequency Range & Gain
5.170 - 5.875 (GHz) 16 (dBi)
2.412 - 2.462 (GHz) 11 (dBi)
5.150 - 5.875 (GHz) 16 (dBi)
Antenna beamwidth
43 °
55 °
45 °
Ethernet Ports
2 x 100 Mbps
2 x 100 Mbps
2 x 1 Gbps
Chipset
Atheros MIPS 74Kc, 560 MHz
Atheros MIPS 24Kc, 400 MHz
Atheros MIPS 74Kc, 560 MHz
RAM
64 MB
32 MB
64 MB
Storage Memory
8 MB
8 MB
Operating Temperature
-30 °C to 75 °C
-30 °C to 75 °C
-40 °C to 70 °C
Max Power Consumption
8 W
8 W
9 W
Weight
0.50 kg
0.40 kg
0.233 kg
 
Wireless Standard 802.11a/n
802.11b/g/n
802.11ac
2.4GHz Radio Rate
150 Mbps
5GHz Radio Rate150 Mbps
450 Mbps
Wireless Antenna Frequency Range & Gain 5.170 - 5.875 (GHz) 16 (dBi)
2.412 - 2.462 (GHz) 11 (dBi)
5.150 - 5.875 (GHz) 16 (dBi)
Antenna beamwidth43 °
55 °
45 °
Ethernet Ports 2 x 100 Mbps
2 x 100 Mbps
2 x 1 Gbps
ChipsetAtheros MIPS 74Kc, 560 MHz
Atheros MIPS 24Kc, 400 MHz
Atheros MIPS 74Kc, 560 MHz
RAM64 MB
32 MB
64 MB
Storage Memory 8 MB
8 MB
Operating Temperature -30 °C to 75 °C
-30 °C to 75 °C
-40 °C to 70 °C
Max Power Consumption 8 W
8 W
9 W
Weight 0.50 kg
0.40 kg
0.233 kg

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