Triple-play and xDSL combi tester


  • ARGUS 156 triple-play and xDSL multi purpose tester is a low-cost, hand-held device for  xDSL interfaces, such as, VDSL (super vectoring + profile 35b bonding), ADSL and SHDSL.
  • Ideal for high-end SHDSL testing, servicing and commissioning business and backbone accesses through a combination of E1 interface (PRI) and SHDSL-TDM/ATM/EFM. The built-in interfaces can be flexibly expanded as needed to add additional functions, for instance telephony (ISDN/POTS), copper (TDR, DMM etc.) or wireless (WLAN, LTE).
  • Also enables (advanced) copper tests for physical line qualification without synchronising with the remote station. Triple-play testing (Data, VoIP and IPTV) is also available as an option).
  • All-rounder with a wide range of interfaces and expansion options, the ARGUS 156 is the ideal mix of an all-in-one and single-interface tester



Item Description

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,, ISDN and POTS:-
• Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 Test Ports
• 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‘‘)


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. 810 g (1.79 lbs, ARGUS incl. Battery Pack)

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
IN-115402 ARGUS 156 VDSL2 (inkl. Profile 35b / Super Vectoring
IN-115422 ARGUS 156 SHDSL 2-Wire
IN-115452 ARGUS 156 ISDN PRI TE/NT/Monitor
IN-015413 / 015416 Interface 106 MHz / 212 MHz
IN-015409 VDSL2 Bonding (up to Profile 35b)
IN-015408 VDSL2 Interface (incl. Profile 35b / Super Vectoring)
IN-015405 ADSL Annex A + L + M Interface
IN-015406 ADSL Annex B + J Interface
IN-015412 SHDSL 2-Wire Interface
IN-015414 SHDSL 4-Wire Interface
IN-015418 SHDSL 8-Wire Interface
IN-015415 POTS TE Interface
IN-015419 ISDN BRI S/T (TE/NT/Monitor) Interface
IN-015471 (2B1Q) or 015470 (4B3T*) ISDN BRI U (TE) Interface
IN-015420 ISDN PRI/E1 (TE/NT) Interface
IN-015459 WLAN Option
IN-000240 ARGUS 2G4 Scope
IN-015456 LTE Option
IN-015460 Line Qualification (LQ)
IN-015427 PESQ (VoIP, ISDN and POTS)

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