Copper, Fibre, Wi-Fi and Broadband Service Tester


  • High performance broadband tester
  • Robust - designed for daily field use
  • Touch-screen display enables intuitive navigation of the ARGUS menu structure
  • Internal help function supports rapid, reliable interpretation of test results
  • Redesigned GUI makes this sophisticated multifunction tester as easy to use as a smartphone
  • Reliably tests ADSL, VDSL (Inc. super vectoring & bonding) and
  • Wide range of further interfaces, such as GPON, WLAN, as well as copper, TDR, RFL, triple play and many more
  • Integrated WIFI interface enables communication with its environment directly - a PC link is no longer required


The new ARGUS 260 all-in-one tester delivers improved performance for testing broadband interfaces. The high-quality multifunction tester is ideally equipped for the expansion of future networks.

The ARGUS 260 reliably tests all broadband interfaces, from GPON and (106 + 212 MHz) to super vectoring, Bonding, ADSL and VDSL accesses, in the uncompromising quality Argus users have come to expect. It is also equipped with a wide range of further interfaces and test functions, such as 2.5 GB Ethernet, WLAN, copper, TDR, RFL, triple play and many more.

The integrated WIFI interface enables the ARGUS 260 to communicate with its environment directly - a PC link is no longer required.

Once integrated in your job management system, the ARGUS 260 marks the advent of a new generation of broadband testing.





Technical Notes

Argus 260 Firmware Upgrade Procedure

1. Download firmware 3.30 from this URL-

GPON Testing: commissioning and maintenance

Fibre is being installed into homes and business around the country at an unprecedented rate. Although current technologies like VDSL2 and can cover current broadband needs, communication providers who want to be ready for the future must continue to invest in modern fibre optic technologies. All major and many smaller network operators are pursuing this route with Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) be adopted as the preferred technology.

OTDR measurements in the last mile

... An OTDR suitable for PON troubleshooting should therefore support at least two wavelengths: one of the above mentioned commonly used wavelengths (e.g. 1310nm) if the network or the section to be measured is out of service; and a second wavelength that allows interference free in service measurements, which is particularly important if the technician does not have access to both ends of the fibre. The latter should have the greatest possible ...


Item Description

• Hotkey Quick start of various tests
• Power management User configurable
• Keypad 18 keys, 4 cursor keys, 4 context-sensitive softkeys
• TFT colour display 800 x 480 pixels, backlit, incl. touchscreen
• 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


• 1x RJ-45, 1x RJ-11 For xDSL,, POTS, U, R and C Measurement
• 1x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, RJ-45 test port
• 1x SFP port 100 Base-FX/LX, 1000 Base-SX/LX/ZX/BX
• USB client interface, 2x USB host interface Type mini B, Type A
• WLAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n
• Headset Bluetooth


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


• Size H x W x D: 300 x 128 x 84 mm (11.81 x 5.04 x 3.31 in)
• Weight <1.500 g (3.31 lbs) ARGUS incl. battery pack

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
IN-126002 xDSL package -VDSL2 interface up to profile 35b, ADSL2/2+ interface (Annex B/J), Bridge/router mode
IN-026010 Copper test package - DC and AC Voltage Measurement, R, C, RSym, CSym, ISO-R and I Measurement, LCL and NEXT Measurement at 1 MHz, Remote Kit Control
IN-026045 interface (Profiles 106a and 212a)
IN-026050 VDSL2 Bonding (up to profile 35b)
IN-026055 RFL (Resistive Fault Locator)
IN-026060 VoIP test (incl. MOS value, Call generator, NT, SIP Trunk)
IN-026065 IPTV Basic (IPTV STB mode, IPTV passive, Channel scan)
IN-000240 ARGUS 2G4 scope
IN-026075 GPON
IN-026080 ARGUS Optical Power Metre

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