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UniFi Swiss Army Knife Ultra

Published onby Dries (edited on )

Ubiquity launched a new acces point called the UniFi Swiss Army Knife Ultra (pretty cool name). In this article, we'll have a look at the performance of this new acces point. From the first look, it's compactness, versatility and pricing stand out.

Let's have a deeper look!

Table of Contents

Features and Design

The UniFi Swiss Army Knife Ultra (UK Ultra) has a compact design, making it a great option for both indoor and outdoor settings. This PoE access point is engineered to support long-range antennas as well. Ubiquiti plans to release both omnidirectional and directional antennas as accessories, further enhancing the flexibility of this device.

It's priced at 73 Euros, which seems fair for its capabilities. Its physical design is sleek and user-friendly, featuring Ubiquiti branding on the front and a simple mounting system on the back. The device also includes a 1 GB Ethernet port, a reset button, and a security screw.

UniFi Swiss Army Knife Ultra

UniFi Swiss Army Knife Ultra

Installation and Mounting Options

The UK Ultra comes with various mounting options. It can be easily affixed to walls or poles for different installation needs. The package includes a mounting template with a level, additional brackets for drywall installation, and a set of screws and anchors.

Specifications

Mechanical Specifications

Feature Specification
Dimensions 137 x 84 x 34 mm (5.4 x 3.3 x 1.3")
Weight 173 g (6.1 oz)
Enclosure Materials UV-stabilized polycarbonate
Mount Materials Polycarbonate, SGCC steel, plastic
Pole Mount Diameter 1~2" on pipe outer diameter
Wind Survivability 33.2 N at 200 km/h (7.5 lbf at 125 mph)
Weatherproofing IPX6

Hardware Capabilities

Component Details
Networking Interface (1) GbE RJ45 port
Management Interface Ethernet
Power Method PoE
Power Supply UniFi PoE Switch
Supported Voltage 44—57V DC
Max. Power 8W
Max. TX Power 20 dBm (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
MIMO 2 x 2 (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
Throughput Rate 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz), 866.7 Mbps (5 GHz)
Antenna Gain 6 dBi (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
Antennas (1) Internal, (2) RP-SMA connectors for external
LEDs (1) Power: white/blue, (4) Mesh signal: blue
Button Factory reset
Mounting Wall, ceiling, pole mount (Included)
Operating Conditions -40 to 60° C (-40 to 140° F), 5 to 95% noncondensing

Software Features

Function Specification
Wi-Fi Standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wireless Security WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise (WPA/WPA2, TKIP/AES)
BSSID 8 per radio
VLAN 802.1Q
Advanced QoS Per-user rate limiting
Guest Traffic Isolation supported
Concurrent Clients 200+

Supported Data Rates

Standard Data Rates
802.11a 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) 6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps (MCS0 - MCS15, HT 20/40)
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) 6.5 Mbps to 866.7 Mbps (MCS0 - MCS9 NSS1/2, VHT 20/40/80)

Application Requirements

Platform Version Required
UniFi Network (Web) Version 8.0.7 and later
iOS™ Version 10.11.1 and later
Android™ Version 10.10.1 and later

Final Thougths

The UK Ultra seems like a great addition to any network, especially for those seeking a reliable and cost-effective solution for outdoor environments. At UniHosted, we integrate with devices like the UK Ultra for optimal performance of your network infrastructure.

If you want to scale your networks and optimize for performance feel free to give us a try!

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