GPON and FTTx Combi Tester


  • High-speed interfaces, including, VDSL2 super vectoring and profile 35b bonding, as well as an SFP port for FTTx or GPON
  • Tester for everyday installations
  • Perform authentic stress tests on copper (DSL, ETH) or  fibre-based interfaces.
  • Low weight, handy size and broad range of functions


The combined instrument for high-speed internet

The ARGUS® 163 offers all modern high-speed interfaces in a single instrument, including, VDSL2 super vectoring and profile 35b bonding, as well as an SFP port for FTTx or GPON.

The ARGUS® 163 combines the capabilities of a tester for everyday installations with those of an instrument for modern high-speed interfaces. It is the only measuring device in its class that offers LAN cabling tests, and also the only one on the market that combines this with and VDSL2 profile 35b bonding. This not only enables technicians to localise in-house cable faults (short-circuits, swapped connections, wiring faults, etc.) quickly and easily, but also to verify the availability of power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+).

By means of concurrent triple-play tests, the ARGUS® 163 can perform authentic stress tests on copper (DSL, ETH) or glass fibre-based interfaces. Thanks to its multiple DSL chipsets, it offers maximum interoperability with, VDSL2 super vectoring, profile 35b bonding, VDSL and ADSL – yet another feature that no other tester offers. If desired, this instrument can also test telephony (VoIP/ISDN/POTS), as well as copper (TDR, DMM, etc.) and wireless (WLAN).


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 + User safety Complies with CE directives, fulfills EN 60950-1:2006-11
• RoHS conformance


• 2x RJ-45 For xDSL,, ISDN and POTS
• 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 test ports
• SFP port 100 Base-FX/LX, 1000 Base-SX/LX/ZX/BX
• USB client interface Type mini B
• 2x USB host interface Type A
• WLAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n
• Headset


• Operating / Storing temperature 0 °C (+32 °F) up to +50 °C (+122 °F) / -20 °C (-4 °F) up to +60 °C (+140 °F)
• Relative humidity Up to 95 %, non-condensing


• Size H x W x D: 254 x 99 x 73 mm (10.0 x 3.9 x 2.9 in)
• Weight approx. 920 g (2.03 lbs, ARGUS incl. battery pack)

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
IN-116312 ARGUS 163 VDSL2 (incl. profile 35b/Super Vectoring)
IN-016313/IN-016314 interface 106 MHz/212 MHz
IN-016309 VDSL2 Bonding (up to profile 35b)
IN-016305 ADSL Annex A + L + M interface
IN-016306 ADSL Annex B + J interface
IN-016392 GPON
IN-016315 POTS TE interface
IN-016316 ISDN BRI S/T TE interface
IN-016319 ISDN BRI S/T NT interface
IN-016371 (2B1Q) /IN-016370 (4B3T*) ISDN BRI U (TE) interface
IN-016320 ISDN PRI/E1 (TE/NT) interface
IN-016361 LAN cabling tests (incl. PoE/PoE+, 2 ARGUS LAN Probes)
IN-016390 SFP using
IN-016359 WLAN option
IN-000240 ARGUS 2G4 Scope
IN-016356 LTE option
IN-016331 PESQ (VoIP, ISDN and POTS)
IN-016329 Download Package (HTTP/FTP Download, FTP Upload/Server via xDSL,, Ethernet)
IN-016330 VoIP test (ADSL, VDSL2, Ethernet)
IN-016337/IN-016339 IPTV test / IPTV ext. (ADSL, VDSL2,, Ethernet)

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