Argus 162 – VDSL and ADSL Tester

Argus 162 – VDSL and ADSL TesteVerifies VDSL2, ADSL and Gigabit Ethernet (Cu + SFP) and also supports copper and Triple Play tests.

ARGUS 162 combines the capabilities of a tester for day-to-day installation with those of a tester for high-speed interfaces, such as GPON (FTTH) or VDSL Bonding (G.bond: ITU-T G.998.2). In addition, it is equipped with a powerful and versatile SFP slot (FTTx) and a copper-based Gigabit Ethernet interface which can, for example, provide a full ONT or xDSL modem simulation. Furthermore ARGUS 162 is available with an optional integrated ADSL interface (Annex A + B + J + L + M) and supports VDSL2 Vectoring (G.vector: ITU-T G.993.5) as well as all well-known handset functionalities for ISDN BRI S/T/U and POTS if needed.

  • VDSL and ADSL combi tester
  • Triple Play and Quality of service (QoS)
  • Ethernet TDR and Copper tests
  • Easy operation with large display

Triple Play and Quality of Service (QoS)
HTTP and FTP downloads can be performed via Gigabit Ethernet and FTTx with speeds of multiple 100 Mbit/s. It is possible to subject these Ethernet and fibre accesses to the same practical stress tests as ADSL and VDSL interfaces. Such tests can be simply started and stopped at any time by the user, for example in the form of parallel triple-play tests. Those additional triple-play tests like data, VoIP and IPTV can also be activated by key later in the field, when required. The ARGUS 162 therefore not only simulates the terminal equipment such as VoIP phone, PC or TV set-top box (STB), but also identifies all the important quality parameters (QoS) such as the VoIP speech quality according to the MOS method (Mean Opinion Score).

Ethernet TDR and Copper tests
In order to measure loop lengths and identify incorrect wiring, the tester supports cabling tests (Ethernet TDR) and, on the last mile, copper tests (Cu tests) as well as a TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) analysis. Also, unwanted interferers can be localized promptly by spectral analysis with the Line-Scope (up to 30 MHz). The compact ARGUS Copper Box can optionally measure all important electrical values of the local loop such as DC and AC voltage , DC current, isolation and loop resistance, capacitance or longitudinal balance (LCL: ITU-T O. 9) and near-end crosstalk (NEXT) between tip, ring and ground wire – all completely automated and in real time.

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

What’s Included?

  • ARGUS®162 with Li-Ion battery pack
  • Power supply
  • Minimum one DSL interface w/ test leads for this interface
  • Mini-USB cable
  • RC measurement
  • WINplus PC software for display, printout and storing of automated access tests
  • User manual
  • Carry case