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Published on January 29th, 2014 | by Alexis Argent

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Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point Series Overview: Part 1 – The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP

Introduction

The Ubiquiti UniFi is a series of access points that combine carrier class performance with low costs and unlimited scalability. The UniFi series from Ubiquiti is constantly evolving, ensuring that there is a scalable solution for any deployment. 

The first part of this series will look at the Ubiquiti UniFi Indoor Access Point, the model designed for basic indoor deployments, whether that be in a school, a small business or even at home. 

The Product

The Ubiquiti UniFi AP is an 802.11 b/g/n  Access Point, capable of speeds of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, at a range of up to 400ft. The UAP allows for up to 100 concurrent users and is both wall and ceiling mountable. Designed for indoor deployments, the UAP is also highly scalable. 

Ubiquiti UniFi in action

Key Features of the UAP

  • Aesthetic industrial design with unique LED provisioning ring 
  • Sleek wall-mountable and ceiling tile mountable design (all accessories included) 
  • Includes Power over Ethernet capability for single cable wiring (supplies both power and data) 
  • Virtual Ubiquiti UniFi Controller software interface
  • Highly intuitive setup and configuration with many powerful features (no special training needed) 
  • Scalable to hundreds of devices while maintaining a single unified management system 
 
The UniFi AP box contents are as follows:
  • UniFi UAP Unit
  • 24V PoE Adapter
  • Mounting Kit 
  • Quick Start Guide

The Specification

 The Technical Specification for the UniFi AP is as follows:

  • Dimensions 20 x 20 x 3.65 cm
  • Weight 290 g (430 g with Mounting Kits)
  • Networking Interface (1) 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • Buttons Reset
  • Antennas 2 Integrated (Supports 2×2 MIMO with Spatial Diversity)
  • Wi-Fi Standards 802.11 b/g/n*

For the full specification, please see the UAP product page.

The Software

The  Ubiquiti UniFi system comes with the innovative UniFi Controller Software. Available on Windows, Mac and Linux, the software is accessible through a web browser. From here, it is possible to manage system traffic, map out networks and prevision thousands of UniFi devices.

The intuitive software is easy to use and comes as part of the package with UniFi.

Conclusion

The Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point is a scalable indoor solution. Offering a range of up to 400ft with speeds of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, the UAP is ideal for both schools and small businesses. The UAP is also available as the UniFi UAP 3 Pack for deployments that require multiple APs.

There are a number of models in the UniFi range. Please view our comparison chart to see the feature availability.

Ubiquiti Unifi Compare

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