Interfaces and functions
The ARGUS 145 plus Triple Play + xDSL Combi Tester verifies VDSL2, ADSL, SHDSL, Ethernet, ISDN and POTS accesses and supports copper and Triple Play tests on top.
The ARGUS 145 plus is a first-class combi tester that meets the highest technical demands. It is the only handheld tester and analyzer to integrate all interfaces for VDSL2 (all profiles), ADSL (Annex A, B, J, L, M) and SHDSL (2-, 4- and 8-wire), Ethernet, ISDN PRI/E1/BRI S/T/U and POTS in a single device – without having to swap modules.
If required, the numerous interfaces can be extended by further functions. For example, the SHDSL interface also operates in SHDSL.bis as well as optionally in ATM, TDM or EFM modes. Copper tests (Cu tests) for physical line qualification without synchronization with the receiver are always included. Using a spectrum analysis (DMT analysis), the powerspectral density (PSD) and noise can also be analyzed. The optional TDR function (Time Domain Reflectometer) enables line lengths to be measured and sources of faults to be detected. With a high-ohmic connection, a line monitor enables real-time display both in the time and frequency domains (FFT). The optional Active Probe II required for this can also be connected to an existing DSL connection and can be switched between symmetrical and asymmetrical
With its optional Triple Play test functions, the ARGUS 145 plus can be used to verify VoIP, IPTV and data services via xDSL and Ethernet. The ARGUS 145 plus not only simulates terminal equipment such as a phone, PC or set-top box (STB), it also determines all relevant quality of service parameters and evaluates, as a digital lineman’s handset, the voice quality delivering a MOS value
IPTV suitability is tested by means of VoD test, channel scanning, IPTV long-term analysis or using the Media Delivery Index. Several of these IP tests can optionally also be carried out via the new more powerful IPv6 protocol.
The large 320 x 240 pixel color display and long-life Li-ion battery pack ensure convenient use.