Our engineers recommend and integrate a Ubiquiti radio when:
You want a cost-effective point-to-point communications solution
When your situation doesn’t require a top-of-the-line industrial-grade radio, the cost difference is significant. For example, Ubiquiti is a fraction of the cost of industrially-hardened radios, which typically start at $1,500. As a bonus, it requires much less power to run, once installed.
Not to mention the overwhelming advantage of wireless over wired. You save a lot on labor costs when you aren’t paying for miles of trenches and conduit. Wireless also requires less planning and allows for easier retrofit options than hard connections.
You want an easily-integrated wireless radio communications solution that doesn’t require burying connectors
Industrial wireless radios are already considerably faster than digging trenches, laying cable, and burying it again. But Ubiquiti’s structure makes installation even simpler. The antenna is built in, it doesn’t require an enclosure, it’s simple to mount, and doesn’t require much support equipment. It may be less configurable than other industrially-hardened wireless radios, but fewer settings makes integration extremely simple.
You want a reliable communications solution
In a wired infrastructure, there are many points of failure, mostly from accidental cable cutting. Due to the simplified network of industrial wireless, there are actually less points of failure than in a wired infrastructure. The worst possible scenario in a wireless situation is if a radio happens to go bad (a rarity). In which case, a new Ubiquiti radio can be installed in as little as 30 minutes.