What you need to know
- Ubiquiti has kicked off sales of the UniFi Dream Machine (UDM) Pro in India.
- The UDM Pro has considerable upgrades over the regular version, and it works as a network video recorder (NVR) thanks to a hard drive bay.
- Ubiquiti's Wi-Fi 6 access points are also available in India.
When I reviewed the UniFi Dream Machine (UDM) back in 2019, I called it one of the best consumer routers available in the market. Ubiquiti followed it up with the Alien router, which is a standout option if you want to switch to Wi-Fi 6.
A year ago, the company introduced the UniFi Dream Machine Pro, a rack-mountable version of UDM with beefier hardware and exciting new features. The UDM Pro comes with an 8-port switch with Gigabit ports, 10GbE SFP+ connectivity, integrated network video recorder via UniFi Protect, and you get a drive bay that lets you directly record and store footage from Ubiquiti's security cameras.
The UDM Pro has Ubiquiti's class-leading Intrusion Detection System and Intrusion Prevention System, and thanks to the hardware upgrades, it now works without any noticeable hit on bandwidth — Ubiquiti says you should get up to 3.5Gbps with the feature enabled. The design means you can easily slot it into a rack, and the addition of NVR makes the UDM Pro a very interesting choice for prosumers.
The UDM Pro debuted in the U.S. for $379, and it is now available on Ubiquiti's Indian store for ₹41,299 ($560). The UDM Pro doesn't have Wi-Fi connectivity, but there's good news on that front as Ubiquiti has launched its latest Wi-Fi 6 access points in India: UniFi 6 Long-Range and UniFi 6 Lite.
The former UniFi 6 LR up to 3.0Gbps throughput and has 4x4 MU-MIMO, and the UniFi 6 Lite goes up to 1.5Gbps and offers 2x2 MU-MIMO. The UniFi 6 LR is available in India for ₹18,932 ($255), with the UniFi 6 Lite debuting at ₹10,449 ($140).
Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine Pro
The UniFi Dream Machine Pro has all the features you're looking for in a prosumer routing solution. With 10GbE network, 8-port switch, and built-in NVR, it has it all.
Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite Access Point
The UniFi 6 Lite gives you the ability to easily switch to Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. With a throughput of 1.5Gbps and increased wireless coverage, the access point is a great option.
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
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