10/10/2017
New LTU AirFibers shown at Wispalooza Show !
Description

There's plenty of exciting new AirFiber being shown in the Ubiquiti booth at Wispalooza.

 

Both new radios and a new dish. 

 

 

 

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I'll go over the new LTU radios first.   The AF5X-HD has been mentioned and will be available in the beta store this week.   Below we have the one you can buy on the beta store on the right, and a clear plasic version that shows the amazing new LTU circuit board on the left.

 

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Below is a closeup of the new circuit board through the clear plastic case.  The AF5X-HD has both a data port and management port just like the regular AF5X.  Also a GPS port on top. 

 

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The big take aways about the AF5X-HD is it uses much less power than the regular AF5X, handles 10,20,30,40,50,60,80 and 100mhz channels.  And does 10X very easily and even 12x in the future.  And of course it uses the exciting new LTU technology.

You'll see additional stories about the performance improvement once they hit the beta store.

 

So the other new LTU radio being shown is an LTU version of the PrismStation.  Here's one mated to a 30 degree clear plastic horn.  It can of course be connected to any of the existing horns including the sector horns to use it as an AP.

 

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And a close up of one with a clear plastic case showing the amazing LTU circuit board.

 

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As you can sort of see from the photos, the LTU version of the PrismStation/IsoStation has a frosted plasic top with signal lights. Its 100% interchangeable with the PrismStation and IsoStation.  So switching between them is just unsnapping one and twistings the other in. 

 

The clear plastic new LTU horn radio is also being shown mated to a new dish, and I'll talk about that in a separate story.

 

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And there is also a clear plastic version of the AF11-FX on display.

 

 

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New LTU AirFibers shown at Wispalooza Show !

by ‎10-10-2017 05:51 AM - edited ‎10-10-2017 07:24 AM

There's plenty of exciting new AirFiber being shown in the Ubiquiti booth at Wispalooza.

 

Both new radios and a new dish. 

 

 

 

IMG_7517.JPG

 

 

I'll go over the new LTU radios first.   The AF5X-HD has been mentioned and will be available in the beta store this week.   Below we have the one you can buy on the beta store on the right, and a clear plasic version that shows the amazing new LTU circuit board on the left.

 

IMG_7510.JPG

 

Below is a closeup of the new circuit board through the clear plastic case.  The AF5X-HD has both a data port and management port just like the regular AF5X.  Also a GPS port on top. 

 

IMG_7509.JPG

 

 

The big take aways about the AF5X-HD is it uses much less power than the regular AF5X, handles 10,20,30,40,50,60,80 and 100mhz channels.  And does 10X very easily and even 12x in the future.  And of course it uses the exciting new LTU technology.

You'll see additional stories about the performance improvement once they hit the beta store.

 

So the other new LTU radio being shown is an LTU version of the PrismStation.  Here's one mated to a 30 degree clear plastic horn.  It can of course be connected to any of the existing horns including the sector horns to use it as an AP.

 

IMG_7505.JPG

 

 

And a close up of one with a clear plastic case showing the amazing LTU circuit board.

 

IMG_7515.JPG

 

As you can sort of see from the photos, the LTU version of the PrismStation/IsoStation has a frosted plasic top with signal lights. Its 100% interchangeable with the PrismStation and IsoStation.  So switching between them is just unsnapping one and twistings the other in. 

 

The clear plastic new LTU horn radio is also being shown mated to a new dish, and I'll talk about that in a separate story.

 

IMG_7518.JPG

 

 

And there is also a clear plastic version of the AF11-FX on display.

 

 

IMG_7519.JPG

 

 

 

 

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Comments
by
on ‎10-11-2017 08:54 AM

Any word on general availability yet?  When's the 'full' release?  oh, and pricing would be great Man Happy

by
on ‎10-11-2017 03:00 PM

  I still think like other comrades have commented that sfp port is missing, and full duplex, still promises quite a bit on paper, 10x easy it´s great

 

   On the other hand does anyone know if it is intended to improve and implant LTU on the family airfiber 5 and 5u? because that would be fantastic for almost perfect hardware!

    An AF5 HD with double radio of 100Mhz LTU and Full Duplex, with airview chip, with sfp connector, with invictus3, with parabolic dishes> = 26dbi.
   Now that aside and conectarizado radio and would be brutal, but of course not would sell 1/10 of the AF 5X range... Man Happy

   

by
on ‎10-11-2017 04:44 PM

@rebelwireless  I think we'll see these at distributors in about a month. 

by
on ‎10-11-2017 10:17 PM

Turns out you can't get resaonably-priced SoC's with SFP+ ports -- yet.

 

Aggregating dual 1000baseTX does require some work, but we do get redundant PoE as a result.

by
on ‎10-12-2017 07:57 AM

An SFP port integrates perfectly into the hybrid fiber/wireless business a lot of WISPs are in and is also extremely useful on towers with a lot of RF (like AM/FM-broadcast towers). MikroTik already has 802.11ac sectors and a triple-chain Rocket-like 802.11ac device with SFP ports, when will Ubiquiti follow?

by
‎10-12-2017 08:25 AM - edited ‎10-12-2017 08:35 AM

I would be cool with a separate product line with SFP's when and if they make sense. My main concern is the addition of a fiber converter is another potential failure point. But for CPE's the reduce cost is a plus. 

 

Also at 10x or 12x in 100Mbs won't that be more than 1G/bs total throughput? Unless these support the new 802.3bz standard the 
AP side will be restricted. 

by
on ‎10-12-2017 09:02 AM

F-POE's are cheap as chips.  Also the expression 'potential failure point' is a double edged sword.  Yes, it would be useful to have an SFP cage in the radios, but IMHO it's not a necessity.

by
on ‎10-12-2017 09:07 AM

less things = less things to break  

 

In most cases: not nessisary. But there should be a verision for the AP and PtP with SFP+ built in.  

by
on ‎10-12-2017 10:26 AM

There are MULTIPLE devices with mulitple SFPs for mega cheap when pitted against the price of this thing.  I remember back to the announcement of LTU that "It will have optical and wired connectivity"  So the whole "cost" is nonsense.   D@mn you ubqiuiti, don't lie to our faces and pretende it didn't happen.  

by
on ‎10-12-2017 10:45 AM

The cost argument is about SFP+. which is expensive.  SFP cages are cheap.