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airMAX 5 GHz, 16 dBi Sector

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AM-5G16-120

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The Sector AirMax 5G16-120 stands as a testament to Ubiquiti Networks' innovation in the field of wireless communication technology. This sector antenna is specifically engineered to deliver superior network performance and coverage within the 5 GHz frequency spectrum, an increasingly popular band for outdoor wireless applications due to its ability to support high-speed data transmission and reduced interference levels compared to the more congested 2.4 GHz band.
The Sector AirMax 5G16-120 integrates with Ubiquiti's Rocket M and Rocket Prism radios (sold separately).
Ubiquiti Networks has designed the AM-5G16-120 for seamless integration with its Rocket M and Rocket Prism series of base stations that operate in the 5 GHz frequency band. When paired, for example, with a compatible Rocket Prism 5AC unit, the antenna becomes part of a powerful PtMP network solution capable of delivering high-speed internet access across expansive areas. This integration is facilitated by Ubiquiti’s airMAX technology, which employs intelligent QoS and TDMA protocols to significantly improve network throughput, reduce latency, and support a high density of users. AirMAX technology is a cornerstone of Ubiquiti's approach to wireless networking, enabling the AM-5G16-120 to deliver exceptional performance in a wide range of applications.
With a notable gain of 16 dBi, the AM-5G16-120 antenna is designed to significantly enhance the signal strength and extend the operational range of wireless networks. This high gain enables the antenna to focus and project the wireless signal over longer distances, ensuring robust and reliable connectivity even in challenging environments where physical obstructions or extended distances might otherwise degrade signal quality.
The antenna features a precise 120-degree beamwidth, optimizing it for point-to-multipoint (PtMP) deployments. This characteristic makes it exceptionally well-suited for covering wide areas with a single installation, allowing network operators to efficiently serve multiple client devices across a broad sector without the need for excessive hardware. Such a setup is ideal for ISPs looking to distribute broadband services over large rural or suburban areas, as well as for establishing comprehensive wireless coverage in large-scale venues, campuses, or community spaces.
Incorporating dual-polarization technology, the AM-5G16-120 can transmit and receive signals on both vertical and horizontal planes simultaneously. This dual-polarity approach effectively doubles the antenna's capacity for data throughput while also enhancing its ability to combat interference from other sources. This is particularly beneficial in densely populated wireless environments, ensuring that the network maintains high levels of performance and reliability.
Constructed with durability and longevity in mind, the AM-5G16-120 boasts a rugged, weather-resistant design capable of withstanding adverse outdoor conditions. This resilience ensures that the antenna continues to operate effectively over time, maintaining consistent network performance despite exposure to environmental stressors such as UV radiation, rain, and wind.
Ideal for a wide array of applications, from extending broadband access to rural communities and enhancing connectivity across educational or corporate campuses, to providing reliable wireless service at public events or within large-scale surveillance networks. Its 120-degree beamwidth and 16 dBi gain make it an ideal choice for creating point-to-multipoint (PtMP) networks, where it can serve as a central communication hub connecting multiple client devices spread out over large areas. This capability is especially beneficial for internet service providers (ISPs) aiming to extend broadband access in rural and suburban regions where laying physical cables is impractical or too costly. Additionally, the antenna's performance characteristics make it well-suited for deploying wireless surveillance networks over extensive properties. Security systems that require high-bandwidth connections for real-time video feeds benefit from the reliable and expansive coverage offered by the AM-5G16-120, ensuring seamless monitoring across wide geographical areas without the need for extensive cabling.
In each of these scenarios, the Sector AirMax 5G16-120's advanced features, including its dual-polarization capability and compatibility with Ubiquiti’s airMAX technology, ensure efficient bandwidth utilization, minimized interference, and high-throughput connectivity, making it a versatile tool for a wide range of wireless networking applications.

Selecting the right antenna

Selecting the right antenna from Ubiquiti's Sector AirMax series necessitates careful consideration of several crucial aspects. The primary focus should be on the specific coverage needs of your network. Models with a 120-degree beamwidth are designed for broad area coverage, making them ideal for expansive outdoor settings where users are spread out. In contrast, the 90-degree beamwidth models offer more focused coverage suitable for targeted areas or narrower sectors.
The gain of the antenna, indicative of its signal strength and range, also plays a pivotal role in the selection process. Higher gain models are adept at covering large distances and penetrating through obstacles, essential for vast, open environments. Meanwhile, lower gain options might suffice for smaller, more confined spaces where extensive reach is not necessary. Take into account the installation environment, including potential obstacles (buildings, trees) and weather conditions. Higher gain antennas can better penetrate and maintain signal strength over distances but may require more substantial mounting solutions. As well as higher gain antennas can transmit signals over longer distances and are preferable for covering large, open spaces. Lower gain options may be adequate for smaller, more confined areas.

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