Interfaces and functions
The ARGUS 152 VDSL + ADSL Combi tester verifies interfaces and services down to the last detail - easily and reliably.
Compact, lightweight and robust: The ARGUS 152 multifunction tester (ADSL tester, VDSL tester) checks interfaces and services quickly and reliably – and at a very reasonable price! VDSL2, ADSL, Ethernet, ISDN (BRI S/T/U) and POTS, as well as the physical condition of the local loop, can be easily tested without having to swap modules.
A high-quality ADSL/VDSL chipset with improved efficiency ensures that the ARGUS 152 delivers high-performance testing and rapid analysis. In addition to resistance, capacitance and voltage measurement, the ARGUS 152 features, when using its Gigabit Ethernet interface, an optional HTTP download, which enables speeds at more than 200 Mbit/s on the protocol level. The ARGUS 152’s optional Ethernet cabling tests make it possible to detect shorts, opens or mismatches, but also the delay or polarity of the wire pairs, among other things.
On request, the universal tester can also be extended on an individual basis, thus offering the user a high degree of flexibility. For instance, additional copper tests (Cu tests) can be used to assess line quality, even without synchronization with the DSLAM. If necessary, these tests can also be considerably extended in the field by simply connecting the compact ARGUS Copper Box via USB, thus enabling all important electrical parameters such as voltage, current, isolation resistance, symmetry (at 1 MHz), and many more, to be automatically and quickly determined via tip, ring and ground. The optional Active Probe II can even be used to carry out high-impedance measurements on an existing DSL connection, without creating interference on it.
To quickly identify any asymmetries between the wires, if required, a symmetry test compares the balance over the whole DSL frequency spectrum (up to 30 MHz) between the tip wire and the ring wire with reference to ground. In the event of damage, the integrated TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) function can be used to measure line lengths and trace sources of faults, such as bridged taps. Moreover, if required, an Advanced TDR function (Adv. TDR) can be integrated, with which line lengths and sources of faults can be detected even more accurately.
If lines without a DSL receiver (e.g. in the case of a rewiring) need to be tested for their DSL suitability, the ARGUS 152 can optionally check this without any problem, even if there is no DSLAM. Regardless of line condition and length, the user can use two devices and an activated Line Qualification (LQ) function to determine data rates, even when systems consisting of a modem (xTU-R) and DSLAM (xTU-C) fail.
Easy Triple Play testing: The handheld tester also offers an optional Triple Play analysis for testing VoIP, IPTV and data services over xDSL and Ethernet. Thanks to its handset, the ARGUS 152 can simulate not only terminal equipment such as a telephone, PC or STB, but can also determine all relevant quality parameters. In this way, for example, voice quality can be evaluated according to the MOS method. Several of these IP tests can also optionally be performed using the more powerful IPv6 protocol.
The large 320 x 240 pixel colour display and an intuitive menu structure, among other things, guarantee user-friendly operation. A high-performance Li-Ion battery pack ensures long operating times in the field.