Interfaces and functions
ARGUS® F300: the universal fiber tester
The new ARGUS® F300 is a pure fiber tester that offers numerous fiber testing capabilities such as OTDR and Selective OPM.
Modern design and intuitive operation
Its robust design combines the requirements for a compact hand-held meter in daily field use with the performance of a highend tester. The ARGUS® tester with touch-screen display enables intuitive navigation of the familiar ARGUS® menu structure. The operation is as easy as with a smartphone and an internal help function supports the rapid and reliable interpretation of test results.
Tests on mixed optical fiber accesses
The ARGUS® F300 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. 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.
The ARGUS® F300 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 OTDR measures the line and the event attenuation and, together with the propagation time of the reflected pulse, can determine the line length, splices and connectors. 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.