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Vicom with VIAVI Solutions and Argus have a wide range of Multiprotocol Test Solutions to meet your organisation's requirements

Whether your company is small or large, long established or a new start-up and no matter what your network test or maintenance task, Vicom has the test tools for you. Our partnerships with VIAVI Solutions and Argus bring the leading test equipment solutions to customers right across Australia.

VIAVI have an unsurpassed reputation for quality, reliability and ease-of-use which makes their products ideally suited to your application. Vicom’s partnership with VIAVI in Australia brings together VIAVI’s product leadership and with Vicom’s extensive network test and measurement expertise.

Argus for more than 25 years has successfully been developing products for the international telecommunications market. They specialize in high-quality, value telecom handheld testers and have established ourselves as one of the leading providers of xDSL, ISDN, IP and Ethernet measurement technology in Europe and around the world. 


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Portable Multiprotocol Test Solutions


Why should you consider VIAVI Network test instruments from Vicom next time you need to upgrade or expand?

 ... put simply - because they offer World Leading Performance and Quality!

And because high quality, high performance equipment is not enough for the critical role network testing plays across Australia today, it is essential to back this up with excellent before and after sales service support. This market leading service and support is why VIAVI in partnership with Vicom is leading the network testing market across the Defence, Utilities and Resource market sectors in Australia! Together we offer:

Help desk staffed by Australian based application engineers who understand your requirements.

Expert repair, maintenance and calibration engineering team locally based in our Melbourne service centres.

Technical training solutions presented by local subject matter experts.




Handheld Network Tester / OTDR

The one tool that network technicians and engineers need to install, turn-up, and maintain their networks. It supports both the legacy and emerging technologies required to handle various network applications including metro/core, mobile backhaul, and business services installations.

The industry’s smallest handheld instrument can test throughout the service life cycle, including fibre characterisation, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

Advanced Ethernet test features such as TrueSpeed per RFC6349, J-Profiler™, Wirespeed capture/decode, and automated J-Mentor, help field technicians test their networks faster and more accurately than ever before.

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VIAVI MTS-5800-100G

Handheld Network Tester / OTDR

The MTS-5800-100G handheld network tester is the one tool that network technicians and engineers need to install and maintain their networks. It supports both legacy and emerging technologies to address network applications including metro/core, data centre interconnect, and business services test applications.

The MTS-5800-100G is the industry’s smallest handheld, dual-port 100G  test instrument that can provide life cycle support of a network service, including fibre testing, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Equipped with latest technology interfaces including SFP/SFP+/SFP28 and QSFP+/QSFP28/CFP4, the 5800-100G provides the investment protection needed to manage network growth while keeping customer satisfaction high. With advanced test features such as Optics self-test, Ethernet line rate capture/decode, and OTN Check, technicians can now test their networks faster and more accurately than ever before.

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CSAM for VIAVI MTS-6000 or MTS-8000 Platforms

100G Network Testing Module


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The CSAM provides 100 Gbps network testing flexibility in the most compact format and is compatable with two of VIAVI's leading MTS Series Platforms, the MTS-6000 and MTS-8000.

The CSAM enables users to test 10 Mbps to 118 Gbps with a portable test instrument that can test every interface in the central office. CSAM is unique in its support of 100GE LR4,SR10, and SR4 in one instrument and saves valuable test time with the industry’s fastest RFC 2544 and Y.1564 SAMComplete™ Ethernet service-activation SLA verification tests—these include high-accuracy latency measurements coupled with the QuickCheck Ethernet pretest.





   ISDN, xDSL and Ethernet Test Solutions

Why are ARGUS test sets the best choice for your testing requirements? Easy - because they are tough, rugged and proven solutions for getting the job done worldwide! 

ARGUS produce and market high-quality telecommunications measuring instruments and measuring solutions for quality assurance in telecommunications networks. ARGUS' lightweight, compact, yet extremely powerful testers are intended to make customers' day-to-day work as easy and simple as possible.


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ARGUS 163 DSL Tester
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ARGUS 163 for PoE/PoE+, VDSL2, WLAN and More!

FTTx Test Solution

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, LTE).




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ARGUS166 DSL Tester
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ARGUS 166 xDSL-GigE Combination Tester

1G Ethernet Testing Solution

No other tester offers so many interfaces and functions: the ARGUS 166 combines all commonly used broadband (xDSL, GPON, LTE) and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with comprehensive triple-play functions in a single measuring device.

This user-friendly xDSL-GigE combi tester stands out thanks to its wide range of interfaces and high-capacity (up to 1 Gbit/s) 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 accesses as well. Thus, the ARGUS 166 is the ideal tester for MSAN commissioning.

The ARGUS 166 is unmatched: it is the only meter on the market that covers, 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). The ARGUS 166 is 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 ARGUS 166 SFP slots.


 ARGUS 156 Triple Play + xDSL Combi-tester VDSL ADSL SHDSL GigE LTE ISDN POTS  
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ARGUS 156 DSL Tester

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ARGUS 156 for Physical Line Qualifiation, E1 (PRI) and high-end SHDSL.

Tiple-play and xDSL Combi Tester

The ARGUS 156 triple-play and xDSL combi tester is a low-cost, hand-held device for all xDSL interfaces, such as, VDSL2 (super vectoring + profile 35b bonding), ADSL and SHDSL.

It is the ideal entry-level meter for high-end SHDSL measuring technology and for 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).


The ARGUS 156 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.