Ubiquiti products are a NetXL customer favourite and for good reason. Whether you (or your customers, if you’re an installer) are looking to become an ISP and serve the community with better connectivity, are an enterprise looking for a powerful, reliable and secure WiFi solution (with remote management across multiple sites to boot), or are home users looking to supercharge your home WiFi experience, you can bet that Ubiquiti have the products to make your dreams a reality.
With such a broad product range catering to such a wide variety of customers and use cases, it can be easy to let exciting products fall through the cracks and, along with them, exciting opportunities.
Why NetXL for Ubiquiti?
Not only do we offer some of the most competitive pricing in the UK for the entire range of Ubiquiti products, but we also offer volume pricing for all the products we stock and, as perhaps you’re already aware, we offer special terms for our trade customers too.
It’s cheaper to buy directly with us than from Amazon and, finally, with three Ubiquiti-certified engineers in the office, our own in-house expertise and knowledge of our products mean we can talk knowledgeably with installers, IT consultants and other industry professionals.
7pm courier collection for next working day delivery means that even those orders you place at the last minute will be fulfilled on the very next day, so there’s no need to worry that those last-minute orders might not arrive in time.
Remember, if you hold a trade account with us, you should take advantage of your special terms to get these products at even better prices or on credit.
Ubiquiti’s Amplifi line is built with the demanding home user in mind. From plug-and-play, no-thought-required solutions like the AmpliFi Instant, a router and wireless access point that can give you faster WiFi in just 2 minutes, to infinitely scalable MESH solutions like the AmpliFi HD MESH router and MESH point combo, there’s a solution for everyone, no matter whether their home is a one-bedroom flat or a five-bathroom luxury estate.
For IT consultants advising a property developer or commissioning customer on the best setup for their new build, Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi range represents a selection of home network hardware that can deliver stable, superfast WiFi usually common only in the priciest business-grade hardware. What’s more, it provides all of that without demanding that the user acquaint herself with a complex network management system since, as discussed, the AmpliFi line is plug-and-play, whilst what little configuration is necessary is taken care of via a simple and intuitive smartphone app.
For power users or enterprises actively seeking the extra insight and control that a network management system offers, Ubiquiti’s UniFi range is the perfect recommendation. If you install your clients’ products as well as consult on them, the UniFi range represents a more complete service to upsell your clients on (vs the AmpliFi range) as well as a means of boosting profit margins due to labour charges for installation.
Our bestselling Ubiquiti range, the UniFi line is well suited for enterprises and demanding home users alike. Possibly the greatest advantage of the UniFi line is the UniFi Network Controller, a hugely flexible network management system that allows for remote multi-site management including remotely deployed firmware updates, traffic and device monitoring and detailed usage reports. If you need advanced network administration features, UniFi is the line for you.
Guest Portals can be configured from the Controller too and you can get as granular as you like. Public and private networks can exist side-by-side with a single hardware configuration. From there, set bandwidth limits or even charge people for the use of your network, with modern, social media login options through the use of a Facebook or Google account, for example.
What’s more, the UniFi line offers management for more than just the usual network hardware suspects of routers, switches and wireless access points. Alongside powerful standalone units like the UniFi UAP-AC-PRO wireless access point, the UniFi line features top-of-the-line IP security cameras, again making it perfect for enterprises or for discerning home users looking to add an extra layer of security to their home.
If you’re an installer or IT consultant, these cameras represent a great opportunity to expand the service you provide and upsell your customers on additional products. A single camera is unlikely to be all any client needs, so you’ll naturally be able to pitch multiple units to your customers, further increasing profit potential.
What’s more, given how powerful units like the UniFi UVC-G3-BULLET are, being PoE powered, capable of recording in 1080p at 30fps and fully manageable via the UniFi Controller, your customers are likely to be so happy with the end result that you’re almost bound to net repeat and referral business.
The Ultimate Upsell: Lithe Audio
In addition to managed devices and IP surveillance cameras, if you’re installing home or business networking hardware, an oft-overlooked opportunity presents itself in the form of a wireless audio system.
On the face of it, this might seem a strange suggestion, but is more natural than it might first appear. Music played either at home or in the office keeps guests entertained. For those particularly valuable new hire prospects and potential business partners, some aural entertainment in the lobby and reception areas might make all the difference in making yours the business that is remembered and, ultimately, chosen.
And, if you’re an installer or IT consultant, this is exactly how you can pitch it to your clients. For home users, those who want to be accompanied by their favourite tunes whilst cooking Sunday dinner can do so hands-free. Bluetooth models are fully integratable with Amazon Alexa, Google Nest and other smart home products, meaning favourite playlists can be played and paused on-voice-command. Highly useful for when you’re chopping the chicken. Your newly installed WiFi network ensures that music can be streamed in the highest quality with great stability too, with Lithe Audio’s WiFi models of wireless ceiling speakers.
A new addition to the NetXL catalogue, Lithe Audio wireless ceiling speakers, available in both Bluetooth 5.0 and Airplay 2-compatible WiFi variants, are rapidly becoming a new favourite due to their extremely simple, four-step installation process. Plus, with IP rated units available, the music will keep playing no matter which room of the house the party takes you to. Even if it’s an indoor swimming pool or bathroom!
If you’re an installer, the appeal should be instantly evident: at no real additional cost to yourself, you can expand the service you provide, giving you an opportunity to upsell the customer even if they’re not undergoing a full home renovation. The simple installation process and built-in amplifier make retrofitting these units a breeze.
And, if you’re an end user, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s nothing stopping you from installing Lithe Audio ceiling speakers yourself. If you’re feeling unsure, you can always ask your favourite local handyman to cut the hole and hook your speakers up to the lighting circuit (an elegant design feature that removes the need to pull yards of cable through your walls or ceiling). But, if you’re feeling confident in your DIY skills, then you can go ahead and tackle the simple installation yourself.
With their kevlar woofer and titanium tweeter, Lithe Audio speakers offer an awesomely responsive, high-fidelity sound experience whilst the built-in amplifier makes possible a super-simple installation process that any installer or DIY-er will be confident to tackle.
Whether you’re an installer, IT consultant or end consumer, if you’re interested in optimising a network, Ubiquiti has a product for you. For our trade customers, key upsell opportunities present themselves in the AmpliFi and UniFi lines of products, especially with the UniFi Protect range of IP surveillance cameras.
Lithe Audio’s wireless ceiling speakers are an excellent addition to any network. Whether Bluetooth or WiFi connected, Lithe Audio speakers are easy to install and even easier to use. Whether it’s a business’ reception area, newly capable of playing soothing, ambient music to waiting guests, or a smart new audio system for a homeowner excited to throw her housewarming party, Lithe Audio wireless ceiling speakers are an excellent accompaniment to any Ubiquiti network installation.