Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M and PRO Mesh Wifi AP
Ubiquiti Network offers mesh wifi ac access point UAP-AC-M for indoor or outdoor and UAP-AC-M-PRO wireless ac access point for outdoor. Wondering what’s the difference Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M vs Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO? Read more here.
What these products do
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M is very light wireless ac access point with two external Omni directional antennas. On the other hand, the UAP-AC-M-PRO is specifically designed for outdoor. Both mesh wifi access point models are ideal for corporate buildings, industrial plants, universities as well as ideal for dorms, residence, hotel and internet café.
Choosing products with scalability feature in deploying network infrastructure for businesses or enterprise network is very essential. Deploying network devices with limited scalability would be wasteful when your network demand expanding in the future in line with your growing businesses.
Ubiquiti mesh AP products come with plug and play mesh technology that can be deployed starting from single product and can be scaled up to thousands of APs with centralize management.
Unifi Controller Software
Like other existing Ubiquiti business class AP products such as Ubiquiti UAP-AC-HD wave 2 AP, or the most popular Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO and the lite version Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE , Ubiquiti AC mesh APs come with intuitive Unifi Controller Software, easy to learn user interface software that can be hosted on a non-dedicated machine, you can host locally or via the private or public cloud services. Many people prefer using Unifi Cloud Key with built-in software.
There are two models of mesh wifi AP offered by Ubiquiti – the UAP-AC-M and the professional model UAP-AC-M-PRO. What make the two models are different? The easy way to understand the differences between the two wireless ac access point models can be shown in the following spec comparison table for Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M vs UAP-AC-M-PRO.
See that the PRO model is specifically designed for outdoor usage, on the other hand the standard model can be used for either indoor or outdoor. Both models are weatherproof to withstand from the harsh environment such as rain or snow.
The standard Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M model is based on wireless AC1200 2×2 MIMO technology with speeds of up to 867Mbps @5Ghz and up to 300Mbps @2.4Ghz. On the other hand the Pro model is based on AC1750 3×3 MIMO technology delivering speeds of up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz and up to 450Mbps @2.4Ghz bands.
Regarding wifi speeds, you may compare the standard UAP-AC-M model with the same AC1200 technology such as Aruba IAP-205 AC1200 AP which the price is around 3x as much as the price of UAP-AC-M or Cisco Meraki MR32 AC1200 AP.
And with UAP-AC-M-PRO model you may compare with the same wireless AC1750 access point such as Open Mesh MR1750 cloud managed AP or you may also compare with Netgear WAC730 wireless AC1750 AP products.
Table 1 Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M vs UAP-AC-M-PRO
|Wifi standards||AC1200 with 2×2 MIMO technology||AC1750 with 3×3 MIMO|
|Speeds @2.4GHz||300 Mbps||450 Mbps|
|Speeds @5GHz||867 Mbps||1300 Mbps|
|Range||600 ft(183m)||600 ft(183m)|
|Ethernet Port||1x Gigabit||2x Gigabit|
|POE Mode||24V passive PoE; 802.3af POE||802.3af POE|
|Mount||Wall; pole and fast mount||Wall and pole mount|
Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M vs UAP-AC-M-PRO you can see apparently that the PRO model is specifically designed for outdoor and faster model with 3×3 MIMO technology.
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Both Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M and Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO mesh wifi AP models are affordable wireless ac access point products for businesses with weatherproof housing with intuitive Unifi Controller Software. With this controller software you can manage thousands of AP products centrally either local or remotely via the cloud.