Argus 42

ADSL Test Telephone

Product overview

Argus 42 is a practical, affordable and simple to use hand held tester for ADSL.

The Argus 42 automatically tests the quality of service within seconds, by receiving the connection rates and noise margins from the DSLAM.

The Argus 42 graphically displays the ASDL frequency spectrum together with important data such as: upstream/downstream bit rates, noise margins, relative capacity and attenuation.

The unit also enables the user to verify that the network wiring will carry ADSL services.

Access tests may be saved and documented using the supplied WINplus PC software.

The intuitive operation and automatic Quality of Service tests, ensure that the Argus 42 is a simple to use but powerful tool.

WINplus

The supplied WINplus PC software provides a simple & flexible method of producing access acceptance reports & allows test reports to be saved for future reference.

Argus 42 ADSL Tester
 

Product features...

  • ADSL test telephone.
  • Fully automatic access tests.
  • Automatically displays upstream and downstream parameters of the line.
  • Optional support for ISDN and POTS.
  • Rugged & ergonomic hand held design.
  • Transmission spectrum graphically displayed on screen.
  • Includes WINplus PC software to automatically generate access test reports.
  • Powered by rechargeable batteries or external power supply.
 

Models Available

Argus 42-DSL: ADSL test telephone
Argus 42+IP: ADSL + IP Ping test telephone
Argus 42+IP+ISDN+POTS: ADSL, basic rate ISDN, analog test telephone with IP Ping

Features and Specifications

Key ADSL Functions ATU-R simulation:
ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+

Standards supported:
ANSI T1.413.2, ITU-T G.992.1 (G.DMT) Annex A/B, ITU-T G.992.2 (G.Lite), ITU- T G.992.3 Annex A/B/L Reach Extended) / Appendix 1, ITU-T G.992.4 Annex A/B/Appendix 1, ITU-T G.992.5.

ADSL over POTS (Annex A) or ADSL over ISDN (Annex B) or both in the same tester.

Automatically measures and displays the following upstream/downstream parameters of the line:
ATM maximum bit rates
ATM fast bit rates
ATM interleaved bit rate
On-screen bits/tone histogram of the carrier load
Noise margin
Output power
Line attenuation

ATM cell and bit error statistics(upstream/downstream):
CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check)
FEC (Forward Error Correction)
HEC (Header Error Checksum)
Fast/interleaved Bit Error
Fast/interleaved errored seconds
interleave depth in bytes Displays the manufacturer of the ATU-C
Optional Interfaces ISDN basic rate interface
POTS interface
ISDN and POTS interface
U interface (2B1Q or 4B3T)
ADSL-Ethernet Bridge Mode
ATM/IP package
Ethernet Tests
Models Available Argus 42-DSL: ADSL test telephone
Argus 42+IP: ADSL + IP Ping Test telephone
Argus 42+IP+ISDN+POTS: ADSL, basic rate ISDN, analog test telephone with IP Ping
Standard Package Includes Argus 42 ADSL tester, rechargeable batteries, power supply, carrying strap, carrying case, shock absorbing rubber jacket, RJ45 cable, user guide, WINplus PC software for display, printing and storing of automated ADSL access tests.
Power Mains power, rechargeable or standard AA batteries.

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