Ubiquiti: Transforming Networking in Kenya: The Ubiquiti Advantage

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The ICT landscape is unprecedentedly burgeoning in Kenya. Thus, the need for robust and efficient networking solutions has become paramount. Conveniently, comes in Ubiquiti.

Whether it’s to support growing businesses, enhance connectivity, or ensure top-tier security, the right networking equipment can make all the difference. One name that has been making waves in this domain is Ubiquiti.

At Dataworld Kenya, we understand the critical role that networking plays in today’s digital world. That’s why we proudly offer a wide range of Ubiquiti products designed to meet the unique needs of businesses and individuals in Kenya. In this comprehensive article, we’ll explore how Ubiquiti is transforming networking in Kenya, from Ubiquiti Access Points to Ubiquiti Switches, Routers, SFP Modules, and beyond.

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Understanding Ubiquiti

Before we dive into the specifics of Ubiquiti’s product lineup, let’s take a moment to understand the company behind the technology. Founded in 2005, Ubiquiti has quickly risen to prominence as a global leader in networking solutions. With a focus on simplicity, performance, and affordability, Ubiquiti has become a preferred choice for businesses and organizations across Kenya.

Ubiquiti’s Impact on Kenyan Businesses

Ubiquiti’s networking solutions have left an indelible mark on businesses across Kenya. Here at Dataworld Kenya, we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of Ubiquiti products.

Ubiquiti, a global leader in networking hardware, has significantly impacted the Kenyan ICT sector by providing cutting-edge solutions across various categories.

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the world of Ubiquiti, exploring their transformative products and how they are reshaping networking in Kenya.

Ubiquiti Access Points

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Access Points Dataworld Kenya – 0701003086
  1. Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC Pro
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC Pro is renowned for its high-speed performance and scalability. It offers advanced features such as dual-band operation, support for high-density environments, and seamless integration with the UniFi Controller software for easy management.
  2. Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC LR
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC LR is designed to provide extended coverage areas. It features long-range capabilities, making it an excellent choice for environments with challenging layouts or where Wi-Fi signal strength needs to reach distant corners.
  3. Ubiquiti UniFi nanoHD
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi nanoHD is a compact yet powerful Access Point known for its high-density support. It’s suitable for small to mid-sized businesses and offers MU-MIMO technology for improved performance in crowded networks.
  4. Ubiquiti UniFi FlexHD
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi FlexHD is a versatile Access Point suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s weather-resistant and flexible, making it an ideal choice for businesses and installations where environmental conditions vary.
  5. Ubiquiti UniFi Mesh
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Mesh Access Points are designed for creating mesh networks. They are excellent for extending Wi-Fi coverage in challenging environments where running Ethernet cables is not feasible.
  6. Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-M
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-M is a versatile Access Point suitable for mobile deployments. It can be easily mounted on walls or poles, making it a flexible choice for various scenarios.
  7. Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-IW
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-IW is an in-wall Access Point with integrated Ethernet ports. It’s an excellent solution for discreet Wi-Fi access in hotels, offices, or homes, as it blends seamlessly with the wall.
  8. Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-HD
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-HD is designed for high-density environments. It supports multiple users and devices simultaneously, making it ideal for crowded venues like stadiums and conference centers.
  9. Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-PRO-E
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-PRO-E offers budget-friendly performance without compromising on quality. It’s a cost-effective choice for businesses looking to deploy Ubiquiti’s reliability and features.

Ubiquiti Switches

  1. UniFi Switch 8
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 8 is a compact and versatile switch suitable for small networks or businesses with limited rack space.
  2. UniFi Switch 24
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 24 offers 24 ports and PoE capabilities, making it an excellent choice for businesses needing to power connected devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones.
  3. EdgeSwitch ES-48-500W
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-48-500W is a high-capacity switch with advanced features, ideal for larger networks with demanding requirements. It offers 48 Gigabit ports and PoE support.
  4. UniFi Switch 16 XG
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 16 XG provides 10G switching capabilities, catering to high-performance networks that require fast data transfer rates. It’s equipped with 12 SFP+ ports and four 10G RJ45 ports.
  5. EdgeSwitch ES-24-LITE
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-24-LITE is a cost-effective solution with Gigabit ports, suitable for businesses looking for reliable network switches without breaking the bank.
  6. UniFi Switch 48
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 48 offers 48 Gigabit ports, ensuring ample connectivity options for various devices. It’s suitable for medium to large-scale deployments.
  7. EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG is designed for 10G fiber aggregation, making it a powerful choice for networks with demanding data transfer needs. It provides 12 SFP+ ports and four 10G RJ45 ports.
  8. UniFi Switch 8 150W
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 8 150W supports PoE+ for powering connected devices, making it an excellent choice for businesses with PoE requirements. It offers eight Gigabit ports and two SFP ports.
  9. EdgeSwitch ES-24-250W
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-24-250W is a robust switch with ample PoE power. It features 24 Gigabit ports and is suitable for businesses deploying devices like IP cameras and access points.

Ubiquiti Switches (Pro Versions)

  1. UniFi Switch 16 XG (Pro)
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 16 XG (Pro) is an advanced version of the 16 XG, offering enhanced features for high-performance networks. It provides 16 SFP+ ports and four 10G RJ45 ports, making it suitable for data-intensive applications.
  2. EdgeSwitch ES-48-750W (Pro)
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-48-750W (Pro) is a high-capacity switch with even more power. It offers 48 Gigabit ports and 4 10G SFP+ ports, making it suitable for businesses with demanding PoE and high-speed connectivity needs.
  3. UniFi Switch 48 (Pro)
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 48 (Pro) is an advanced version of the standard UniFi Switch 48, providing additional features and capabilities for larger network deployments. It offers 48 Gigabit ports and two 10G SFP+ ports.

These Pro versions of Ubiquiti switches are designed to meet the requirements of more demanding networks, offering additional ports, PoE power, and advanced features to ensure reliable and high-performance networking solutions.

Ubiqiti Routers

  1. UniFi Security Gateway (USG)
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway is a compact and affordable security gateway. It’s an entry-level router ideal for small businesses and home networks. It provides basic routing and security features.
  2. UniFi Dream Machine (UDM)
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine is an all-in-one router and security appliance. It combines router capabilities with a built-in security gateway, cloud management, and advanced features like intrusion detection and prevention.
  3. EdgeRouter X (ER-X)
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X is a budget-friendly router known for its high customizability. It’s suitable for users who want precise control over their network configurations.
  4. EdgeRouter 4 (ER-4)
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 4 offers high-performance routing capabilities. It’s equipped with advanced features and is suitable for small to mid-sized businesses.
  5. EdgeRouter Lite (ERLite-3)
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite is a compact router with powerful capabilities. It’s an excellent choice for home users and small businesses looking for advanced routing options.
  6. UniFi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4)
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway Pro is designed for advanced security and routing needs. It provides enterprise-level features and is suitable for larger networks.
  7. EdgeRouter 12 (ER-12)
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 12 is a versatile router with multiple ports. It’s suitable for businesses that require a mix of routing and switching capabilities.
  8. EdgeRouter Infinity (ER-8-XG)
    • The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Infinity is a high-capacity router designed for demanding networks. It’s equipped with 10G interfaces for fast data transfer.
  9. UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro)
    • The Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine Pro is an advanced all-in-one router and security solution. It’s suitable for businesses with complex networking and security requirements.

Ubiquiti SFP Modules

  1. UF-SM-10G
    • The Ubiquiti UF-SM-10G is a 10Gbps Single-Mode SFP+ Module designed for long-distance fiber optic connections.
  2. UF-MM-1G
    • The Ubiquiti UF-MM-1G is a 1Gbps Multi-Mode SFP Module suitable for short-distance fiber connections.
  3. UF-MM-10G
    • The Ubiquiti UF-MM-10G is a 10Gbps Multi-Mode SFP+ Module, perfect for high-speed network links over short distances.
  4. UF-RJ45-1G
    • The Ubiquiti UF-RJ45-1G is a 1Gbps RJ45 SFP Module, providing compatibility with standard Ethernet ports.
  5. UF-RJ45-10G
    • The Ubiquiti UF-RJ45-10G is a 10Gbps RJ45 SFP+ Module for high-speed copper connections.
  6. UF-SM-1G-S
    • The Ubiquiti UF-SM-1G-S is a 1Gbps Single-Mode SFP Module, suitable for long-distance fiber connections.
  7. UF-SM-10G-S
    • The Ubiquiti UF-SM-10G-S is a 10Gbps Single-Mode SFP+ Module (BiDi) for bi-directional data transmission over single-mode fiber.
  8. UF-SM-1G-S-20
    • The Ubiquiti UF-SM-1G-S-20 is a 1Gbps Single-Mode SFP Module with a 20km reach, making it suitable for longer-distance connections.
  9. UF-GP-C+
    • The Ubiquiti UF-GP-C+ is a GPON Class C+ SFP Module designed for Gigabit Passive Optical Networks, enabling high-speed broadband services.

Ubiquiti NanoStations

UniFi NanoStations are a family of wireless bridge devices designed for outdoor deployments and long-distance wireless connectivity. They are highly regarded for their ability to establish reliable and high-speed wireless links over extended distances, making them ideal for various applications:

  1. Point-to-Point Links: NanoStations are commonly used to create point-to-point wireless links between two locations, allowing data to be transmitted wirelessly between them. This is especially useful for connecting remote buildings, surveillance cameras, or extending network coverage over challenging terrains.
  2. Point-to-Multipoint Links: In addition to point-to-point connections, NanoStations can be used to establish point-to-multipoint connections. This enables a single NanoStation to connect with multiple client devices, making it suitable for scenarios where multiple locations need to access a central hub or network.
  3. Outdoor Connectivity: NanoStations are designed to withstand outdoor conditions. They are weather-resistant and equipped with robust hardware, making them suitable for outdoor deployments, even in harsh environments.
  4. High-Speed Data Transfer: NanoStations support high-speed data transfer rates, making them suitable for applications that require reliable and fast wireless connectivity, such as video surveillance, data transfer between buildings, and remote monitoring.
  5. Frequency Bands: NanoStations are available in different frequency bands, including 2.4GHz and 5GHz, allowing you to choose the best band for your specific use case. The 5GHz band, in particular, offers less interference and higher bandwidth for data transmission.
  6. Compact Design: NanoStations are designed with compact form factors, which makes them easy to install discreetly in various outdoor settings.

Use Cases for NanoStations

NanoStations have a wide range of use cases, including:

  • Building-to-Building Connectivity: NanoStations are often used to establish wireless connections between separate buildings within a campus or organization, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming cable installations.
  • Remote Monitoring: In remote locations where wired connectivity is not feasible, NanoStations can provide the necessary link for monitoring devices, such as security cameras or environmental sensors.
  • Rural Connectivity: NanoStations are used to extend internet connectivity to rural areas, providing access to otherwise underserved communities.
  • Video Surveillance: NanoStations are an essential component of wireless video surveillance systems, allowing for the transmission of video feeds from cameras to a central monitoring location.
  • ISP Backhaul: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use NanoStations for backhaul connections, enabling them to deliver internet services to customers in remote areas.

Ubiquiti NanoStation M2:

The Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 is a versatile outdoor wireless device designed for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections. Here are its notable features:

  • Frequency: The NanoStation M2 operates in the 2.4GHz frequency band, offering good coverage and compatibility with a wide range of devices.
  • Throughput: It provides reliable data transfer rates suitable for various applications, including video streaming and data sharing.
  • Compact Design: The NanoStation M2 features a sleek and discreet design, making it suitable for installation in urban and rural environments.
  • Point-to-Point Links: It excels in creating point-to-point wireless links between two locations, connecting remote buildings, and enabling data transmission over extended distances.
  • Point-to-Multipoint Links: The NanoStation M2 can also serve as a base station, connecting with multiple client devices simultaneously. This makes it suitable for scenarios where multiple locations need access to a central hub or network.

Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M2

Key Features:

  • Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Compact and Cost-effective: The NanoStation Loco M2 is a compact and budget-friendly outdoor wireless bridge device.
  • Compact Design: Its compact form factor is designed for outdoor deployments and tight spaces. This makes it an ideal choice for scenarios where discreet installations are required.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: Despite its small size, the NanoStation Loco M2 supports high-speed data transfer rates. This makes it suitable for applications that demand reliable and fast wireless connectivity.
  • Point-to-Point Links: The NanoStation Loco M2 excels in establishing point-to-point wireless links between two locations. Whether you need to connect remote buildings or extend network coverage over longer distances, this model is up to the task.
  • Point-to-Multipoint Links: Similar to other NanoStation models, the Loco M2 can also function as a base station, connecting with multiple client devices simultaneously. This versatility allows you to create point-to-multipoint networks, providing wireless connectivity to multiple locations.

The Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M2 is an excellent choice when you need a compact, cost-effective, and high-performance solution for outdoor wireless bridging. Its 2.4GHz frequency band offers good coverage and compatibility, making it suitable for various applications, including extending network coverage to remote locations or connecting separate buildings within a campus or organization.

Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5:

The Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5 is a compact and cost-effective wireless bridge device designed for outdoor deployments. Here are its key features:

  • Frequency: The NanoStation Loco M5 operates in the 5GHz frequency band, providing less interference and higher bandwidth compared to the 2.4GHz band.
  • Compact Design: Its “Loco” designation signifies its compact form factor, ideal for discreet installations and deployments in tight spaces.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: It supports high-speed data transfer rates, making it suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video surveillance and data backhaul.
  • Point-to-Point Links: The NanoStation Loco M5 is excellent for establishing point-to-point wireless links between two locations, connecting remote buildings, or extending network coverage.
  • Point-to-Multipoint Links: Similar to other NanoStation models, it can serve as a base station for point-to-multipoint connections, providing wireless connectivity to multiple client devices.

Ubiquiti NanoStation AC:

The Ubiquiti NanoStation AC is a newer model that supports the latest Wi-Fi standards, including Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n). Here are its key features:

  • High-Speed Wireless: The NanoStation AC offers fast and reliable wireless connectivity, suitable for demanding applications requiring high throughput.
  • Dual-Band Support: It supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, allowing flexibility in choosing the best frequency for your specific deployment.
  • Advanced Features: The NanoStation AC includes advanced features such as airMAX ac technology, which enhances wireless performance and stability.
  • Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Links: Whether you need to establish a point-to-point link between two locations or create a point-to-multipoint network, the NanoStation AC is a versatile choice.
  • Outdoor Deployment: Like other NanoStation models, the NanoStation AC is designed for outdoor use, making it resilient to weather conditions.

These NanoStation models are valuable tools for establishing wireless connections over various distances and scenarios, from connecting remote buildings to extending internet access to underserved areas. Whether you need a compact solution for a short-distance link or a high-performance device for long-range connections, UniFi NanoStations offer a wide range of options to meet your specific wireless networking needs.

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Conclusion

At Dataworld Kenya, our mission is to provide businesses and individuals in Kenya with access to cutting-edge Ubiquiti products and expertise. You can find us at the Old Mutual Building, Room 221, Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya. If you have any inquiries or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 0701 003 086.

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