SoGEA, SoTAP and SoGFAST Tester

Argus 153-SO

  • SoGEA, SoGFast and SoTAP tester in a single package
  • FTTP service tests
  • Integrated VDSL2, G.Fast and ADSL2+ provides cover for all current and projected services that are delivered over copper circuits (including FTTC).
  • IP Throughput tests verify quality of experience with integrated HTTP, FTP and Ookla speed tests
  • VoIP quality measurements  including industry standard MOS
  • Versatile expansion possibilities also include e. g. TDR, DMM as well as WiFi and 4G/LTE.


Simplify commissioning of IP subscriber lines

The ARGUS 153-SO is the ideal instrument for fast, simple commissioning of all SoGEA, SoGFast and SoTAP lines.

Compact, robust and light: the ARGUS 153-SO multifunction measuring device tests interfaces and services rapidly and reliably in a compact,  handheld unit.  This instrument lets you test G.Fast, VDSL2, ADSL2+, Gigabit Ethernet and the physical layer characteristics of the subscriber line with no module changes.  A high-quality, high-performance VDSL/ADSL/G.Fast chipset enables powerful test performance and rapid analysis.

Argus153-SO xDSL Graphs 1

Speed up fault rectification

Carrier class tests make it easy to identify the precise nature of faults and where they originate from.  Comprehensive recording of CRC errors, Forward Correction,  Signal to Noise ratio,  Loop Attenuation and the individual Tones assist in communicating any issues to the backbone network provider.  A line scope provides an easy to use visual indication of the presence of line noise.

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Service Quality Checks

Tests are available at both the physical and  service layers.  HTTP, FTP and Ookla provide industry standard benchmarks of IP performance.  VOIP functionality includes quality testing and also the ability to make voice calls using the tester as a handset.

Expansion possibilities also include TDR, DMM  for copper circuits  as well as WiFi and 4G/LTE.

Argus153-SO SOGEA Test Set



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 %

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
ARGUS-153-SO SoGEA, SoTAP and SoGFast Tester

Quick Start Guides

DSL Testing Quick Start Guide

A live, unedited video demonstrating the complete process for performing a DSL test with the Argus 15x and Argus 16x range of testers.

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