There is an extensive amount of high-sites and masts on buildings these days. With the ever-increasing number of radios placed on each of these high-sites and masts, it's interesting how few of them are in fact horn antennas. So, what exactly is a horn antenna and how would it make a difference?
Ubiquiti's much anticipated LTU (Long Term Ubiquiti) product line is now available, leaving WISP's and integrators spoilt for choice with broadband deployments. This article aims to explain the differences in these technologies and assist with choosing the most suitable product for your wireless applications.
UniFi has become an exceedingly popular choice for small to medium (and even large) enterprise deployments. Although these units are 'plug-and-play', for the most part, it doesn't guarantee that they are automatically configured to function optimally for their environment. If you are using UniFi and have felt that it should be performing better, take a look at these tips which will assist you in optimising each of your installations.
One of the most frequent problems we find in the wireless industry is poor link performance with the blame cast toward the hardware. Occasionally, this is out of the user's control, as the laws of physics dictate what is possible in each environment. However, there are various tools available at our disposal to ensure we make the most of the hardware. Here are 5 simple ways you can improve your Ubiquiti wireless links.
What is QoS? QoS controls and manages network resources by setting priorities for specific types of data on the network. We use QoS to prevent the degradation of quality caused by packet loss, delay and jitter for sensitive applications such as real-time voice and video. This article aims to explain what options are available in EdgeOS and which may be most suited to your network.
GPS Synchronisation is a feature available on select airMAX products from Ubiquiti. When used, GPS synchronisation drastically reduces interference on co-located devices by syncing the devices' TX transmissions which would typically be 'heard' by half-duplex radios in co-located environments.
Before setting up, mounting or configuring any wireless links, there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself before going ahead with the installation. Am I doing a PTP (point to point) or PTMP (Point to multi-point) link? Do I have clear line of sight to the other end/s? What equipment do I need to use? Answering these questions will help you plan your links to get the most out of your deployments. PTP or PTMP? This may seem like a trivial question but it is quite important. Depending on your answer to this question, all of the other questions will follow suit and be adapted to work for the answer. Must I cover a large number of connections coming back to a single point, or will there be individual links consisting of just two devices per link? PTMP topologies will generally achieve less bandwidth due to shared access to the wireless network.
Ubiquiti Networks continues to disrupt the wireless broadband market with revolutionary technology at breakthrough pricing by introducing the Ubiquiti airFiber 5X HD Radio. Designed for use in the 5GHz frequency band, the AF-5XHD features the newest radio technology, offering greater channel bandwidths (up to 100 MHz) and more advanced RF components.