xDSL+GigE - Copper and Fibre Tester


  • ARGUS 166 combines all commonly used broadband (xDSL,GPON, LTE) and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with comprehensive triple-play functions in a single measuring device
  • GigE functionalities such as loop, traffic generator and RFC2544. This makes it ideal not only for qualifying Ethernet connections but also for a broad array of performance tests, particularly for super vectoring and G.fast accesses as well
  • Covers G.fast, VDSL2 profile 35b bonding, ADSL2/2+, SHDSL (up to 8 wire), GigE performance tests and telephony (ISDN/POTS) as well as copper (TDR, DMM etc.) and wireless (WLAN,LTE). Also equipped with two SFP ports, e.g. for FTTx (active Ethernet) and GPON, for unique flexibility. All IP tests (Data, VoIP, IPTV and GigE tests) can also be performed using the SFP slots


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, G.fast, ISDN and POTS
• 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 test ports
• 2x SFP ports 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 Jack (TRS 2.5 mm, apporx. 3/32‘‘)


• 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-116600 ARGUS 166 VDSL2 (incl. profile 35b / Super Vectoring)
IN-116620 ARGUS 166 SHDSL 2-wire
IN-016613/IN-016616 G.fast interface 106 MHz/212 MHz
IN-016609 VDSL2 Bonding (up to profile 35b)
IN-016608 VDSL2 interface (incl. profile 35b/Super Vectoring
IN-016605 ADSL Annex A + L + M interface
IN-016606 ADSL Annex B + J interface
IN-016612 SHDSL 2-wire interface
IN-016614 SHDSL 4-wire interface
IN-016618 SHDSL 8-wire interface
IN-016692 GPON
IN-016615 POTS TE interface
IN-016617 ISDN BRI S/T (TE/NT) and POTS interface
IN-016670 (2B1Q)/IN-016671 (4B3T) ISDN BRI U (TE) interface
IN-016620 ISDN PRI/E1 (TE/NT) interface
IN-016640 Adv. GigE-Tests (Loop, Traffic generator, RFC2544 tests)
IN-016666 SFP using
IN-016659 WLAN option
IN-000240 ARGUS 2G4 Scope
IN-016656 LTE option

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