Maximising the utilization of the Unifi AC HD AP
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The Unifi AC HD Access Point (AP) is an access point designed for deployment in high-density environments requiring maximum wireless performance. The Unifi AC HD AP features simultaneous dual-band, 4x4 MU-MIMO technology and convenient 802.3at PoE+ compatibility. The Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology allows the AP to communicate with multiple clients at the same time - significantly increasing multi-user throughput and overall user experience. The UniFi AC HD AP is the first UniFi 802.11ac Wave 2 AP. It combines the performance increases from MU-MIMO technology and the use of 4x4 spatial streams to deliver up to 125% greater performance than a typical Wave 1 AP. The Unifi AC HD AP has the ability to support 500+ concurrent users whilst delivering optimal overall user experience. This project was inspired by Simplifi Networks; the authorised distributor of Ubiquiti equipment in East Africa. The Management of Simplifi Networks had recently purchased the equipment and sought a third party to independently identify the various typical environments for suitable deployment; advice that they would pass on to their clients. They also sought to identify environments that could maximise the number of concurrent users on one access point, the overall user performance and the enabling factors. Its with this background that we through the university’s partnership with Simplifi Networks, we took up the project to identify typical environments for suitable deployment and identify environments that could maximise the number of users on the single access point coupled by the enabling factors.