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ARGUS® F240: The fiber tester
The ARGUS® F240 fiber tester scores with improved performance when testing on mixed fiber optic connections. The high-quality tester is well equipped for the expansion of future networks.

Modern design and new housing concept
With its robust and compact design, the ARGUS® F240 is ideally suited for the demands of daily field use. It is operated primarily via touchscreen, with familiar ARGUS® menu structure.

Tests on mixed optical fiber accesses
The ARGUS® F240 reliably tests on GPON and XGS-PON interfaces in the quality you have come to expect. The selective 5-fold power meter can be switched into an existing PON connection in through mode, allowing the optical levels on the different downstream (OLT) and upstream (ONT) wavelengths for GPON, XGS-PON and a video overlay to be accurately determined simultaneously via five separate filters. In this process, other transmitters that may be on the line (so-called alien ONT) can be detected. In addition, the PON ID can be read out from the PLOAM message. A PLOAM monitor scans all ONU IDs and serial numbers of connected ONTs on a PON branch. On GPON as on XGS-PON, the ARGUS® can also perform a complete ONT simulation with IP and performance tests at up to 10 Gbit/s.

Additional features
The ARGUS® F240 also has many other test functions, such as WLAN analyzer, triple play tests such as VoIP, IPTV and data tests in the form of upload/download, ping and traceroute as well as iperf or high-performance IP speed tests directly on the fiber or on Ethernet. The SFP slot can be used, among other things, for the deployment of Active Ethernet (AON), as is often the case in FTTH installations. In addition, the Fiber Inspection Tool can be connected via USB, which detects scratches and defects on optical fibers and displays them as a video image and in tabular form.