Argus 166 – xDSL + GigE tester

Argus 166 – xDSL + GigE testerVerifies VDSL2, ADSL, G.FAST, VDSL2 profile 35b bonding, SHDSL and GigaBit Ethernet (Cu + SFP) and supports copper in addition to Triple Play tests.

No other tester offers so many interfaces and functions: the ARGUS 166 combines all commonly used broadband (xDSL, GPON, LTE) and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with comprehensive triple-play functions in a single measuring device. Without having to swap modules, the user can select or change the interface via the intuitive menu and perform tests at the push of a button. It is thus possible to carry out Triple Play and performance tests directly on FTTx or GigE components via the GigE interface (copper or fibre).

  • xDSL + GigE Combi tester
  • Dual GigE and performance testing
  • Inspect PoE and Ethernet cabling
  • Triple Play and IPV6*
  • Easy operation with large display

Dual GigE and performance testing
A further option offered by the ARGUS®165 is the possibility of using two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces simultaneously (Dual GigE). It is thus not necessary to use a second device for end-to end tests. Using a loop function and a traffic generator, the user can analyze the capacity of Ethernet segments or devices at full wire-speed (1 Gbit/s). Throughput tests in accordance with RFC 2544 are thus also possible. For HTTP and FTP downloads the interfaces can reach speeds of up to 200 Mbit/s.

Triple Play and IPv6*
Optionally, Triple Play test functions can be added to the ARGUS®165, too. In this way, IPTV quality of service can also be
checked by means of STB emulation and VoD testing, channel scanning and IPTV long-term analysis. Data services and VoIP (incl. MOS) can be tested via the xDSL and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Optionally, several of these IP tests can also be carried out via the new more powerful IPv6* protocol.

Additional features
The handheld tester also enables physical analysis of DSL copper wires (Cu tests) using the Line Scope; the time and frequency domain (FFT) are displayed in real time. Using the optional Active Probe II, even high-impedance measurements on a DSL connection in use are possible without interfering.

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

What’s Included?

  • xDSL basic package (incl. GigE) with Li-ion battery pack
  • Power supply
  • Tailored test leads for chosen interfaces and options
  • Mini-USB cable
  • WINplus PC software
  • Rubber holster
  • User manual
  • Carry case