Ubiquiti UAP-FlexHD UniFi FlexHD Wave 2 AC Indoor / Outdoor Mesh Wireless Access Point
The Ubiquiti UAP-FlexHD UniFi Indoor/Outdoor WiFi 5 PoE Access Point combines enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, and a central management controller. The UAP-FlexHD access point has a small, sleek design and compact form factor that can easily be deployed. With flexible mounting options (see accessories tab), the Flex HD can be deployed on tabletops, walls, ceilings and poles.
Key Features802.11ac (WiFi 5) Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology
Configure and manage your APs with the easy-to-learn user interface
5 GHz Radio: 802.11ac Wave 2, 4x4 MU-MIMO with radio rate of 1.733 Gbps
2.4 GHz Radio: 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO with radio rate of 300 Mbps
Can be deployed inside or outdoors
Tabletop, wall, and pole mounting brackets included (recessed ceiling mount sold separately, see accessories tab)
Seamless integration and management with UniFi network solution
Unlimited scalability: build wireless networks as big or small as needed while maintaining a single unified management system
UniFi ControllerEasily accessible through the UniFi app (iOS or Android) and any standard web browser, UniFi Controller is a powerful software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance. Use the UniFi Controller software to quickly configure and administer an enterprise WiFi network – no special training required. RF map and performance features, real-time status, automatic UAP device detection, and advanced security options are all seamlessly integrated.
Management capabilitiesThe UniFi Network Controller can provision UniFi devices, map out networks, and quickly manage system traffic. Important network details are logically organised for a simplified, yet powerful, interface.
Network overviewFrom a single pane of glass, view network topology and configuration, real-time statistics, and debugging metrics. Monitor your network’s vitals and make on-the-fly adjustments as needed.
Deep Packet InspectionUbiquiti’s proprietary Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine includes the latest application identification signatures to track which applications (and IP addresses) are using the most bandwidth.
Detailed analyticsThe UniFi Network Controller provides configurable reporting and analytics to manage large user populations and expedite troubleshooting. Advanced search and sorting capabilities make network management more efficient.
Multi-site managementA single controller running in the cloud can manage multiple sites: multiple, distributed deployments and multi-tenancy for managed service providers. Each site is logically separated and has its own configuration, maps, statistics, guest portal, and administrator accounts.
RF environmentDetect and troubleshoot nearby interference, analyse radio frequencies, and choose optimal AP placement. The auto-optimise feature configures the UDM with best practice settings, and the included radio AI capability optimises channel selection using a genetic algorithm.
Advanced RF performanceRF performance and configuration features include spectral analysis, airtime fairness, band steering, and cell-size tuning.
LAN/WLAN groupsCreate multiple LAN and WLAN groups and assign them to the respective UniFi devices and VLAN tags.
Predictive mapsUpload a map or use Google Maps to represent the areas where your UniFi devices are located. Use the predictive map feature to get a preview of coverage and to help you avoid dead spots (available version 5.6 or higher).
Wireless UplinkWireless Uplink functionality enables wireless connectivity between APs for extended range, wireless adoption of APs in their default state, and real-time changes to network topology.
Guest Portal/HotspotConfigure custom settings, including authentication, Hotspot setup, and the option to use your own external portal server.
802.11ac MU-MIMO technologyInitial 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-FlexHD, to communicate with multiple clients at the same time – significantly increasing multi-user throughput and overall user experience. The following describes a 4-client scenario:
MU-MIMO: 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 (4) 1x1 clients
Two (2) 2x2 clients
One (1) 2x2 client and two (2) 1x1 clients
One (1) 3x3 client and one (1) 1x1 client
A 4x4 Wave 2 AP delivers up to 33% greater performance than a Wave 1 AP that is 3x3 in both radio bands.
High-Density ScenariosBoth Wave 1 and Wave 2 APs offer 28 independent (non-overlapping) channels: three for the 2.4 GHz band and twenty-five for the 5 GHz band, including DFS channels. When you use the 2.4 GHz band in a high-density location, you encounter self-interference and channel saturation. When you use the 5 GHz band, you can deploy smaller cells (coverage areas), so you can support more clients in any cell that deploys more than one AP.
With the advantages of MU-MIMO technology and 4x4 spatial streams, the UAP-FlexHD can support more than triple the number of users than a typical Wave 1 AP. In practice, the maximum number of users the UAP-FlexHD can support is limited by radio link airtime. This depends on the amount of traffic each device creates, types of devices, network configuration, and the presence of other APs on the same channel.