Argus 155 – Triple Play + xDSL Combi Tester

Argus 155 – Triple Play + xDSL Combi TesterVerifies VDSL2, ADSL, SHDSL, Ethernet, ISDN and POTS accesses and in addition supports copper and Triple Play tests.

The ARGUS 155 is the only handheld tester and analyzer to integrate VDSL2 (all profiles), ADSL (Annex A, B, J, L, M) and SHDSL (2, 4 and 8 wire), Ethernet, ISDN PRI/E1, BRI/S/T/U and POTS interfaces in a single measurement device – without having to swap modules.

  • Universal xDSL + GigE + ISDN + Triple Play test set
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface and tests
  • Copper test set (CU tests)
  • SHDSL interface
  • Triple Play Quality and IPv6*
  • Easy operation with large display

GigaBit Ethernet interface and tests
Thanks to its Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE), the ARGUS 155 achieves a download speed of up to 200 Mbit/s with HTTP and FTP downloads, such as is already standard with fiber optic modems (ONT) on the LAN interface. If the Ethernet cabling is faulty, the ARGUS 155 can immediately locate the source of the fault by means of cabling tests via the GigE interface. This makes it possible, for instance, to detect shorts, opens or mismatches, but also the delay or polarity of the wire pairs, among other things.

Copper test set (Cu tests)
Copper tests (Cu tests) for physical line qualification without synchronization with the DSLAM are always included. If necessary, these tests can also be considerably extended in the field by simply connecting the new compact ARGUS Copper Box via USB, thus enabling all important electrical parameters such as voltage, current, isolation resistance, symmetry and many more, to be automatically and quickly determined via tip, ring and ground.

SHDSL interface
Flexible expansion capabilities mean that the existing interfaces can be extended with additional functions, as required. For example, the SHDSL interface also operates in SHDSL.bis as well as optionally in ATM, TDM or EFM modes.

Triple Play Quality and IPv6*
The ARGUS 155 tests the quality of VoIP, IPTV and data services over xDSL and Ethernet with optional Triple Play test functions. Thanks to its integrated handset, it can simulate not only terminal equipment such as a telephone, PC or STB, but can also determine all relevant quality parameters and evaluate voice quality according to the MOS method. It tests IPTV suitability by means of a stream analysis, a VoD test, a channel scan or an IPTV long-term analysis.


To view all features, specifications and options please download the data sheet.

What’s Included?

  • ARGUS®155 (xDSL or PRI basic package) with Li-lon battery pack
  • Power supply
  • Tailored test leads for chosen interfaces and options
  • Mini-USB cable
  • WINplus PC software for display, printout and storing of automated access tests
  • User manual
  • Carry case