The combi tester for latest turbo internet: The 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 PRI/E1, BRI S/T/U and POTS if needed.
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). The multifunctional combi tester also performs various IP tests using the IPv6 protocol, which becomes more common, even in the dual-stack operation mode.
Furthermore, the ARGUS 162 supports the setup of several virtual connections (VLANs, PPP connections). 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.
The ARGUS Copper Box also provides the advantage that it can be combined with various ARGUS testers and only has to be connected in the field, when one really needs it.Without changing modules, it is possible to select the different interfaces via the intuitive menu and test them with the press of a single button. High user-friendliness is ensured by very short boot and changeover times. Alongside the ease of use is raised by the possibility to do detailed adjustments as well as by the use of the completely pre-configured profiles with a wide range of various settings and identifiers (e.g. PPP) for all the access types an operator offers.
Its low weight and the user-friendly, manageable size make the ARGUS 162 an all-rounder, which lithium-ion battery pack ensures long operating times in the field.