Ubiquiti UniFi AP BeaconHD Wi-Fi MeshPoint:
The Fastest Way to Extend WiFi Coverage
This UniFi AP BeaconHD is the fastest way to extend Wi-Fi coverage and increase throughput in your home and office.
The sleek design integrates easily into any environment and plugs in to a standard North American wall outlet. Compared to a standard Wi-Fi device, the powerful BeaconHD uplink results in a 4x larger WiFi coverage range in an open space.
The UniFi AP Beacon HD is the fastest way to extend Wi-Fi coverage and increase throughput in your home or office. It uses full 4x4 MU-MIMO capabilities to deliver true 300+ Mbps performance over a wireless mesh hop.
Sleek and stylish, the UniFi AP Beacon HD fits a standard US AC wall outlet to blend into any environment.
- 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi MeshPoint
- 300+ Mbps performance over a wireless mesh hop
- Works with existing UniFi AP or Dream Machine hardware networks
- 4x4 MU-MIMO Technology Increases Signal Strength and Range
- Automatically Discovered for Adoption by UniFi Network Controllers
High-Capacity Mesh Uplinks
The UniFi AP Beacon HD creates a bi-directional, high-capacity, 4x4 MU-MIMO mesh uplink to a nearby UniFi AP and provides improved radio data rates and faster network connections to nearby Wi-Fi devices.
Compared to a standard Wi-Fi device, the UniFi AP Beacon HD's uplink results in a Wi-Fi coverage range that is more than 4x larger in open space. Its combination of a powerful uplink and enhanced signal levels for Wi-Fi devices saves airtime and increases channel efficiency. The UniFi AP Beacon HD is a meshpoint designed for use with any UniFi AP* supporting mesh uplinks, including the UDM. We recommend you use a maximum of two UniFi AP Beacon HD devices with one AP, but there is no specific upper limit.
The UniFi AP Beacon HD creates another AP on the same channel that behaves like any other Wi-Fi AP, offering a performance boost for devices further away from the main AP. While coverage-focused deployments may benefit the most from more UniFi AP Beacon HD devices, networks with the greatest capacity requirements may benefit from using additional APs instead of UniFi AP Beacon HD devices.
Practical Performance Boost
Low signal levels and the resulting low data rates dramatically reduce Wi-Fi channel capacity. The UniFi AP Beacon HD provides a quick way to enhance Wi-Fi performance at home and in the office. Home use requires extremely high throughput (4x4 MIMO streams) for video streaming; low-latency gaming; and local video, photo, and file transfers. The UniFi AP Beacon HD delivers this with improved signal levels, higher data rates, and more spectrum with supported DFS channels.
The UniFi AP Beacon HD is also ideal for enterprise use: it fits into high-density remote corporate offices, retail stores, warehouses, and hospitality locales. Adding Wi-Fi coverage has never been easier: just plug the UniFi AP Beacon HD into a wall outlet in an area with low signal levels and adopt it with a single click in the UniFi Network Controller.
Eliminates Wi-Fi Deadspots
The signal strength heatmaps depict wireless performance in a three-story townhouse. A UniFi Dream Machine, model UDM, is on the first floor. When all client devices on the third floor connect only to the UDM on the first floor, there are low signal strength levels and even deadspots on the upper floors.
The heatmap showing the UniFi AP Beacon HD illustrates the impact of adding it to the third floor. It increases signal strength levels and eliminates deadspots on the upper floors.
When signal strength levels increase, client devices can use higher data rates, leading to improved throughput numbers, an increase in overall channel capacity, and a more satisfying user experience.
Initial 802.11ac Wave 1 SU-MIMO (Single-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology allows an earlier-generation AP, such as the UniFi AC Pro AP, to communicate with only one client at a time.
802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology allows a Wave 2 AP, such as the UAP-BeaconHD, to communicate with multiple clients at the same time – significantly increasing multi-user throughput and overall user experience.
Installation Could Not Be Any Easier!
Simply plug it in and it is automatically discovered for adoption by the UniFi Controller. After adoption, enhanced performance is immediately available.
4 Client Scenarios:
Assuming the same conditions, a Wave 2 AP provides up to 75% improvement overall over a Wave 1 AP. This improvement increases wireless performance and / or serves more clients at the same performance level.
4x4 Spatial Streams:
At any single time, a Wave 2 AP can communicate with the following MU-MIMO clients:
- Four 1x1 Clients
- Two 2x2 Clients
- One 2x2 Client and Two 1x1 Clients
- One 3x3 Client and One 1x1 Client
A 4x4 Wave 2 AP delivers up to 33% greater performance1 than a Wave 1 AP that is 3x3 in both radio bands
|Make and Model||Ubiquiti UniFi AP Wi-Fi MeshPoint|
|WiFi Support||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ac-wave2|
|Wi-Fi Channels||Dual Band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz|
|Antenna||4x4 MU-MIMO System w/ 4 Single Pole Antennas|
|Antenna Gain||2.4GHz: +4.5dBi
|Processor||MIPS32 1004Ke 880MHz Dual Core Processor|
|Advanced QoS||Per-User Rate Limiting|
|Guest Traffic Isolation||Yes|
|WMM (WiFi MultiMedia)||Background
|WiFi Data Rates||802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11n: 6.5 ~ 300Mbps (MCS0 - MCS15, HT 20/40)
802.11ac Wave 2: 6.5 ~ 1,700Mbps (MCS0 - MCS9 NSS1/2/3/4, VHT 20/40/80)
802.11ac Wave 2: 58 ~ 1.7 Gbps (MCS0 - MCS9 NSS1/2, VHT 160)
WPA-Enterprise: WPA/WPA2, TKIP/AES
|Environmentals||Operating Temperature: -10 ~ 60° C
Operating Humidity: 5 to 95% RH, non-condensing
|Power||Internal AC Power Adapter:
Input: 100 ~ 240Vac, up to 0.3A
Output: Up to 11W
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||32.2 x 112 x 170mm|