ARGUS 153 multifunction (ADSL & VDSL)


  • Compact, robust and light: the ARGUS 153 multifunction (ADSL and VDSL) measuring device tests interfaces and services rapidly and reliably - and offers great value for money. This instrument lets you test VDSL2, ADSL, Ethernet and the physical characteristics of the subscriber line with no module changes.
  • High-quality, high-performance VDSL/ADSL chipset enables powerful test performance and rapid analyses. You can even upgrade the ARGUS 153 to a tester if necessary.
  • Fast and simple commissioning of all-IP subsriber lines The ARGUS 153 is thus the ideal instrument for fast, simple commissioning of all-IP subscriber lines. Triple-play testing (Data, VoIP and IPTV) is also available as an option. The versatile expansion possibilities also include e. g. TDR, DMM and line scope in tge copper segment as well as WLAN and LTE in wireless.
  • ARGUS 153 is a simple, low-cost and comprehensively expandable multifunction instrument, e.g. for transition to all-IP, that covers all the requirements for the last mile.
  • SoGEA version including G.Fast now launched - See here... 




Item Description
Technical Features

Power Supply Li-Ion Battery Pack or Mains Adaptor
• Hotkey Quick Start of Various Tests
• Power Management User Configurable
• Keypad 18 Keys, 4 Cursor Keys, 3 Context-Sensitive Softkeys
• LCD Colour Display QVGA - 320 x 240 Pixels, Backlit
• 6 LEDS Indicating the Status + Ethernet Port LEDs
• Handset Integrated Earpiece and Microphone
• CE Marking Complies with CE Directives
• User Safety Fulfills EN 60950-1:2006-11
• RoHS Conformance Conformance According to WEEE Directive


RJ-45 For xDSL and
• Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 Test Port
• USB Client Interface Type Mini B
• 2x USB Host Interface Type A
• WLAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n
• Headset Jack (TRS 2.5 mm, approx. 3/32‘‘)

Environmental Conditions:

Operating Temperature 0 °C (+32 °F) up to +50 °C (+122 °F)
• Storing Temperature -20 °C (-4 °F) up to +60 °C (+140 °F)
• Relative Humidity Up to 95 %


Size H x W x D: 235 x 97 x 65 mm (9.25 x 3.8 x 2.56 in)
Weight approx. 730 g (1.61 lbs, ARGUS incl. Battery Pack)

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
IN-115702 ARGUS 153 VDSL2 (inkl. Profile 35b / Super Vectoring
IN-015713 / 015714 Interface 106 MHz / 212 MHz
IN-015709 VDSL2 Bonding (up to Profile 35b)
IN-015705 ADSL Annex A + L + M Interface
IN-015706 ADSL Annex B + J Interface
IN-015759 WLAN Option
IN-000240 ARGUS 2G4 Scope
IN-015756 LTE Option
IN-015729 Download Package (HTTP/FTP Download, FTP Upload/Server via ADSL, VDSL,, Ethernet)
IN-015730 VoIP Test (ADSL, VDSL2,, Ethernet)
IN-015737 / 015739 IPTV Test / IPTV ext. (ADSL, VDSL2,, Ethernet)
IN-015733 VoIP + IPTV Package (ADSL, VDSL2,, Ethernet)
IN-015769 Network Scan
IN-015728 Loop Function
IN-015751 TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer
IN-015091 ARGUS Active Probe II
IN-015098 ARGUS Copper Box
IN-000265 ARGUS RF Current Clamp

Quick Start Guides

HTTP speed test for Argus 15x and 16x Testers

A short video tutorial demonstrating the Argus HTTP Download test from start to finish.

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