Argus 163 – ISDN / ADSL / VDSL 2 Tester

Argus 162 – VDSL and ADSL TesteThe combined instrument for high-speed internet. The ARGUS 163 offers all modern high-speed interfaces in a single instrument, including, VDSL2 super vectoring and profile 35b bonding, as well as an SFP port for FTTx or GPON.

The ARGUS 163 combines the capabilities of a tester for everyday installations with those of an instrument for modern high-speed interfaces. It is the only measuring device in its class that offers LAN cabling tests, also the only one on the market that combines this with and VDSL2 profile 35b bonding. This not only enables technicians to localise in-house cable faults (short-circuits, swapped connections, wiring faults, etc.) quickly and easily, but also to verify the availability of power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+).

By means of concurrent triple-play tests, the ARGUS 163 can perform authentic stress tests on copper (DSL, ETH) or glass fibre-based interfaces. Thanks to its multiple DSL chipsets, it offers maximum interoperability with, VDSL2 super vectoring, profile 35b bonding, VDSL and ADSL – yet another feature that no other tester offers. If desired, this instrument can also test telephony (VoIP/ISDN/POTS), as well as copper (TDR, DMM, etc.) and wireless (WLAN, LTE).

Your advantage: With its low weight, handy size and broad range of functions, the ARGUS 163 is an all-purpose tester that can deliver long hours of field use thanks to its powerful Li-ion battery pack.

Interfaces incl.

basic xDSL packages available with
VDSL2 profile 35b
each incl.
Ethernet 1000 Base-T

Optional interfaces
VDSL2 profile 35b Bonding
ADSL2/2+ Annex A, B, J, L, M
SFP slot (FTTx)
ISDN BRI S/T NT/monitor
ISDN BRI S/T monitor
POTS TE/Monitor
LAN cabling tests

Features incl.

xDSL trace
DC voltage measurement
Line Scope (real-time)
IP ping und traceroute
Network scan
PC Software

Optional features

IPTV tests (incl. STB simulation)
VoIP tests (incl. MOS)
HTTP/FTP down- and upload
Copper Box
PoE / PoE+

General specifications

HxWxD: 254 x 99 x 73 mm
900 g