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ARGUS
ARGUS10 Manual
ARGUS 10
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ARGUS
 by intec GmbH, D-58507 Lüdenscheid, Germany, 2000
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Version: 3.0
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Contents
1
Introduction ........................................................ 7
2
Safety Notices .................................................... 9
3
Technical Data .................................................. 10
4
Operation .......................................................... 11
5
Menu Hierarchy ................................................ 15
6
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
Menus ................................................................ 23
Automatic Access Test ....................................... 23
Status display ..................................................... 27
Keys ................................................................... 28
Menu: Access ..................................................... 30
6.4.1 Selection of the physical access ............... 31
6.4.2 Line Test ................................................... 32
6.5 Menu: Access Mode ........................................... 36
6.5.1 Operation on a BRI access ....................... 36
6.5.1.1 TE-Simulation mode ............................... 36
6.5.1.2 NT-Simulation mode P-P or P-MP ......... 36
6.5.1.3 Permanent circuit ................................... 36
6.5.1.4 BRI Monitor ............................................ 40
6.5.1.5 BRI Recorder ......................................... 42
6.5.2 Operation on a U interface access ............ 50
6.5.2.1 TE-Simulation mode ............................... 50
6.5.2.2 Permanent circuit ................................... 50
6.5.3 Operation on an analog access ................ 50
6.5.3.1 a/b terminal ............................................ 50
6.5.3.2 a/b monitor ............................................. 50
6.6 Menu: Single Tests ............................................ 52
6.6.1 Connection ................................................ 53
6.6.1.1 Setting up an ISDN connection .............. 53
6.6.1.2 Clearing down an ISDN connection ....... 62
6.6.1.3 Operation on an analog (a/b) access ..... 64
6.6.2 Time measuring ........................................ 67
6.6.2.1 Connection setup time ........................... 67
6.6.2.2 B-channel delay ..................................... 68
6.6.2.3 Interchannel delay .................................. 69
6.6.3 Suppl.serv.tests DSS1 .............................. 71
6.6.3.1 Suppl. Services Test with 1TR6 ............. 71
6.6.3.2 Suppl.service interrogation in DSS1 ...... 73
6.6.3.3 Suppl. Services Tests – Error messages 81
6.6.4 Service check ............................................ 82
6.6.5 Bit error test ............................................... 85
6.6.5.1 BERT start .............................................. 87
6.6.5.2 Bert wait ................................................. 92
6.6.5.3 B-channel loop ....................................... 93
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6.6.6 X.31 Test ................................................... 95
6.6.7 CF interrogation (only on a BRI access) ... 97
6.7 Menu: Test Manager ........................................ 100
6.7.1 Starting Several Tests ............................. 101
6.7.2 Switching Between Tests ........................ 106
6.7.3 Cancel all ................................................. 106
6.8 Menu: Automatic Test ...................................... 107
6.8.1 Starting the Automatic Test ..................... 109
6.8.2 Display result ........................................... 112
6.8.3 Sending test data to a PC ...................... 113
6.8.4 Printing the test results (optional) ............ 113
6.9 Menu: Configuration ......................................... 115
6.9.1 Trace mode ............................................. 115
6.9.2 Configuration: ISDN ................................ 117
6.9.2.1 Layer 1 permanent (only on a BRI) ...... 117
6.9.2.2 Select the D-channel protocol .............. 118
6.9.2.3 Alerting mode ....................................... 119
6.9.2.4 Clock mode .......................................... 120
6.9.2.5 BRI termination ..................................... 121
6.9.2.6 Call Parameter ..................................... 123
6.9.2.7 Call Acceptance ................................... 125
6.9.3 Configuration: BERT ............................... 126
6.9.3.1 BERT - duration .................................... 127
6.9.3.2 HRX value ............................................ 128
6.9.3.3 BERT - Setting the Error Level ............. 129
6.9.3.4 Selecting the BERT bit pattern ............. 130
6.9.4 Configuration: Analog .............................. 132
6.9.4.1 Analog dial mode .................................. 132
6.9.4.2 Analog CLIP ......................................... 133
6.9.4.3 Analog message ................................... 134
6.9.4.4 AOC pulse ............................................ 135
6.9.4.5 DTMF parameter .................................. 136
6.9.4.6 FLASH time .......................................... 140
6.9.5 Configuration: ARGUS ............................ 141
6.9.5.1 Selecting the menu language ............... 141
6.9.5.2 Setting the display contrast .................. 142
6.9.5.3 Date / Time ........................................... 143
6.9.5.4 Handset ................................................ 144
6.9.5.5 Printer ................................................... 145
6.9.5.6 Alarm bell ............................................. 147
6.9.5.7 Baud rate .............................................. 148
6.9.5.8 PC Access ............................................ 149
6.9.6 Saving Call Numbers ............................... 150
6.9.7 Reset ....................................................... 152
6.10 Menu: Level Measuring ................................... 154
6.10.1 Level measuring on a BRI access ......... 154
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6.10.2 Level measurement on a U interface .... 157
6.10.3 Level measuring on an analog access .. 160
6.11 Menu: L1 Status ............................................... 161
6.11.1 The L1 status of a BRI access .............. 161
6.12 Testing Features with the Keypad .................... 162
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Appendix ......................................................... 163
A) Acronyms ................................................... 163
B) CAUSE-Messages – DSS1 Protocol .......... 166
C) CAUSE-Messages – 1TR6 Protocol .......... 168
D) ARGUS Error Messages ........................... 170
E) Package contents ....................................... 172
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Contents
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1 Introduction
1 Introduction
ARGUS tests the operation of an ISDN-BRI, a U-interface
and an analog access.
The ARGUS Flash-ROM technology permits the user to
download future protocol changes or new functions from a
PC into the ARGUS.
If you use the ARGUS on a BRI interface in an ISDN system
whose specifications deviate from the (DIN ETS 300 102)
standard (e.g. some networked PBXs), you must take these
manufacturer-specific modifications into account. In such
cases, please contact the distributor of your ISDN PBX for
assistance.
The ARGUS Functions - Overview:
•
Protocol Recognition and B-Channel Test
After you select the operation mode, the ARGUS will
automatically determine the protocol used by the access
under test and will then test the availability of the Bchannels.
•
Telephone connections
Can a telephone call be placed from this access to every
other number and/or can this access receive a call?
•
Service Tests
Does the tested access support connections with the most
important services, such as, ISDN telephone service, Group
4 - Facsimile or datatransmission at 64 kbit/s etc.?
•
Bit error tests (BERT)
Performs a BERT in an extended call to itself via a loopbox
or in end-to-end operation. The ARGUS will, if needed,
handle the loopbox function itself.
•
Supplementary Services
ARGUS automatically tests the supplementary services
made available by the exchange.
•
Tests leased lines (permanent circuits) with BERT
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and speech
•
NT simulation of a BRI- access
•
D-channel monitoring on the Basic- Rate Interfaces
All of the D-channel signals are captured and passed to the
serial or infrared interface.
When passively monitoring, the ARGUS does not affect
Layer 1.
•
Analog (a/b) Functionality
Does the analog access support call number transfer?
The ARGUS will display the charges, if the access supports
this feature.
•
Monitoring an analog line (passive listening-in)
•
Line Test
Checks the terminating resistors for the cabling of a fourwire bus.
Detects cabling problems (e.g. broken wires, short-circuits
or crossed wires).
•
The Access Acceptance Report
When the ARGUS is linked to a PC via the serial or infrared
interface, it is, as an example, possible to create and print a
comprehensive test report on the PC.
•
Testing Features with the Keypad
Manual test possibilities in the so-called keypad mode. If the
network supports this feature, the user can send a
command sequence and can then test the service features
in a dialog.
Should you have any further questions, please contact us:
intec GmbH
Rahmedestr. 90
D-58507 Lüdenscheid
Tel.: +49 (0) 2351 / 9070-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2351 / 9070-70
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2 Safety Notices
2 Safety Notices
The ARGUS may only be used with the included
accessories. Usage of other accessories may lead to
erroneous measurements and may even cause damage to
the ARGUS and the connected installation.
The ARGUS is only to be used in accordance with the
instructions in this documentation. Any other usage may
result in bodily injury and destruction of the ARGUS.
•
To prevent electrical shocks or damage to the ARGUS,
do not connect it to lines with voltages in excess of 100
V!
•
Never attempt a measurement with the case open!
•
The ARGUS is not watertight. Protect the ARGUS from
exposure to water!
•
Before replacing the battery (see page 13 Changing the
batteries), disconnect all the test leads and switch the
ARGUS off.
Make certain that the polarity is correct when
connecting the batteries!
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3 Technical Data
3 Technical Data
Dimensions /
Inputs / Outputs
Weight
1 RJ45 for SBus (BRI), UInterface or analog
Height 229 mm
Width 72 mm
Depth 35 mm
Weight 350 g (without
batteries and protective
case)
1 jack for an external
power supply
1 RJ45 for
Line test and
serial transfer
Keypad
21 Keys
LCD display
IrDa Interface
LCD display with
switchable
Temperature Ranges
background lighting
Ambient-temperature:
4 lines with 16 characters
0 °C to +50 °C
Memory
Operating
temperature:
EEPROM Non-volatile
-5 °C to +55 °C
memory:
2048 Byte
Flash program
Power
memory:
Supply
S-RAM:
1 Mbyte
128 Kbytes
3 AA (Mignons)
or
9 V, plug-in
supply
power
or
BRI feed
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4 Operation
4 Operation
IrDa Interface
Receiver inset
L1
LCD display
4x16 characters
L2
L3
Trace
Line
Power
ARGUS3U
1.50
ARGUS
1.40
B12
OK
NT-Mode Level
L123
S0
B12P-MP TE DSS1
S0
P-MP
DSS1
Menu
RESTART
^
^
^
ARGUS
Number pad
LEDs
Softkeys
Menu control
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Confirmation key
Layer 1 measurement
Calling
Pickup / Hang up
Power
Microphone
Fastener for
shoulder strap
Power-Key:
- To switch the ARGUS ON/OFF
- To start up again after a power down
- Switches on the display backlighting (to
save power, in battery mode the
backlighting
is
switched
OFF
automatically after 5sec.)
- To switch the ARGUS OFF
(must be pressed somewhat longer)
Confirmation key:
- Select menu or continue
Menu control:
- Open the menu list
- Scroll through lists
- Select a menu
- Select a function in an
open menu
Telephony (pickup and hang up)
- Simplified overlap signalling: Press
the telephone key twice.
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Layer 1 Measurement:
Start the Layer 1 measurement
(Level/Voltage)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Number Pad:
1
0
#
- Entry of the digits 0....9 and of the
special characters *, # (e.g. the call
number or numerical entry in a function)
- Direct function call
(see Chap. 6.3 Keys)
Softkeys:
The function of the 3 softkeys varies with
the situation. The current function of each
softkey is shown in the highlighted fourth
line of the display.
Connectors on the End:
L-Test
Line
9V-
•
9 VConnection for the external power supply. When the
power supply is plugged into this connector, the battery
will be disconnected.
•
Line
-
Connection for BRI lines
(TE simulation or monitoring)
Connection for a BRI terminal (NT-Simulation)
Connection for an analog network
Connection for the Uk network
-
Pin Assignment
3/4/5/6 BRI
7/8 Uk and analog (a/b)
•
-
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Connector for a Headset
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L-Test
-
Connection for the test adapter for line tests
Serial interface to connect a PC or - via a serial/parallel
adapter - a parallel printer
Infrared Interface
The wireless transfer of data to a PC is possible using the
integrated infrared interface.
The infrared interface must be in the line of sight of the
receiver. During data transfers, the IR beam can be
interrupted for up to 30 sec without disturbing the transfer.
During the interruption, the data will be buffered and will
therefore not be lost.
During the recognition phase, the ARGUS must be within 20
cm of the PC’s infrared receiver. Later, during the data
transfer, the IR-link will work at distances of – depending on
the baud rate – up to 70 cm.
Changing the batteries
The battery compartment for three AA (Mignon) batteries or
accumulators is located on the back of the case. Unscrew
the screws to remove the cover of the case and insert the
batteries in accordance with the polarity marking.
A battery symbol begins to blink in the LCD display, when
there is still approximately 15 minutes reserve. During this
period, it is possible that there may be audible interference
and in rare cases even malfunctions.
Power Down
In battery operation, if the ARGUS is idle for 15 minutes, it
will automatically switch to the power-down mode (powerdown). From this mode, the system can only be reactivated
by pressing the Power-Key. In the power-down mode, a
battery will last about 3.8 years. Therefore, this mode serves
as an effective protection against discharging the batteries.
Naturally, when the loopback function is active on the
ARGUS or it is in Trace mode, the ARGUS will not switch to
power-down mode.
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4 Operation
As an alternative, it is possible to operate the ARGUS using
the included power supply. When the power supply is
connected, the battery is automatically disconnected.
The ARGUS can also be powered from the BRI line. In this
case, it does not need batteries, accumulators, or the plug-in
power supply.
Whenever the ARGUS is powered from the plug-in power
supply or the BRI line, the power-down mode is reasonably
enough not active.
Regardless of the type of supply used, you
should always operate the ARGUS with
batteries installed. This will ensure the
uninterrupted operation of the real-time clock.
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5 Menu Hierarchy
5 Menu Hierarchy
ARGUS ON
Setting
OK ?
Yes
Main Menu
No
Menu
Access
Menu
Single Tests
Telephony
Menu
Autom.Test
Menu
Access Mode
Menu
L1 Status
Menu
Configuration
Menu
Test Manager
Menu
Level Measuring
Access Menu
•
Selection of the physical access:
Basic Rate Interface
•
U Interface
•
Analog (a/b) Interface
•
Automatic
•
automatic detection of the interface used
Line test
This tests the terminating resistors for the cabling of a
four-wire bus. Additionally, the test also detects errors in
the cabling e.g. broken wires, short-circuits and crossed
wires.
Access Mode Menu
The Access Mode menu opens automatically once the
physical access is selected (in the Access menu).
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Operation on a BRI (S-Bus) Access
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TE Automatic (TE-Simulation automatically)
•
TE P-P (TE-Simulation point-to-point)
•
TE P-MP (TE-Simulation point-to-multipoint)
•
NT P-P (NT-Simulation point-to-point)
•
NT P-MP (TE-Simulation point-to-multipoint)
•
S-Bus Monitor
•
The ARGUS records all of the D-channel signals and
passes them to the serial interface or the infrared
interface. Layer 1 will not be actively affected by the
monitor function.
BRI Recorder
The ARGUS records all of the D-channel signals on the
BRI access and saves them in the internal Flash
memory. Layer 1 will not be affected by the Recording
function.
•
Permanent circuit
•
for telephony, BERT, loopbox
Operation on a U-interface access
•
TE Automatic (TE-Simulation automatically)
•
TE P-P (TE-Simulation point-to-point)
•
TE P-MP (TE-Simulation point-to-multipoint)
•
Permanent circuit
for telephony, BERT, loopbox
•
Operation on an analog access
Analog terminal
•
Analog (a/b) Monitor
High impedance tap without influencing the interface
Single Tests Menu
•
Supplementary Services
Supports, for 1TR6 , automatic query of the available
supplementary services as well as, for DSS1, manual
selection of - and then automatically run - tests of the
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•
most important supplementary services.
Service Tests
Tests all of the important services by setting up a call to
itself. To perform this test completely, there must be at
least 2 B-channels available.
•
Bit Error Test
Performs a simple bit error test, which can be run as
either an extended call to itself, to a loopbox or “end-toend“.
During the test, the ARGUS shows the bit errors and the
remaining measurement time in seconds. The test
results, the bit error rate, will be presented in
exponential form. Additionally, the results will be
evaluated in accordance with ITU-T G.821 and G.826.
With permanent circuits and dialup connections, the
same type of BERT can be run simultaneously on the
second B-channel of a BRI.
•
X.31 Test
Performs a X.31 test in the D-channel that checks all
TEI values from 0 - 63. The TEIs released for the X.25
service will be shown on the ARGUS.
The ARGUS checks the released TEIs to determine
whether there is access to the X.25 network.
•
CF Interrogation
The ARGUS checks whether call diversions are active in
the exchange for the access under test (either CFU,
CFNR or CFB). All currently setup call diversions will be
shown on the ARGUS (maximum of 10) and can, where
needed, be deactivated.
•
Connection
•
The ARGUS displays the number dialed, the charges ,
other information (e.g. SUB, T.o.n etc.) plus the Bchannel used.
In the case of the service Telephony, the speech
channel will be switched onto either the integrated
handset or an optional headset.
Time measurement
The ARGUS measures the setup time, the propagation
time of the data and the interchannel delay.
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Test Manager Menu
It is possible to simultaneously and independently run
multiple tests (or connections). All of the tests that have
been started will be administered by the Test Manager.
Automatic Tests
•
Start
The ARGUS executes the test(s) automatically.
•
View
The ARGUS saves the results of several test series and
presents the test results on the display.
•
Sending data to a PC
The test data saved on the ARGUS will be sent to the
connected PC (when WINplus is started). WINplus
presents the measured data in a clear test log.
•
Printing
With a special (optional) cable, it is also possible to print
a simplified test report on a Centronics printer.
Settings Menu
•
Trace mode
The ARGUS passes the recorded D-channel data to the
connected PC or saves it in the internal FLASH
memory.
•
Enter numbers
Enter a maximum of ten (24 place) call numbers in the
speed dialing memory. The first number in the speed-
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dialing memory must be the own call number of the
access under test. This call number will be needed later
for the service test as well as for use in all outgoing calls
as your own call number (CGPN or OAD).
•
ISDN
Settings in ISDN:
- L1 permanent?
Determines, whether Layer 1 should be permanently
active for a BRI connection in NT mode.
(only when the ARGUS is operated in NT mode on a
BRI access).
- Protocol
Manually switch between the 1TR6, DSS1, CorNetN,
CorNetT and QSIG protocols.
- Alerting mode
Setting to display numbers dialed after an incoming
call is setup.
- Clock mode
Here, you can select where - regardless of whether in
TE or NT operating mode - the clock for the ISDN
access is generated.
- BRI termination
Options for the terminating resistor for the BRI access
regardless of whether in TE or NT operating mode.
- Call parameter
Two different parameters can be set for a call setup (in
ISDN):
- Type of Number (TON) for the CGN or CDN
element of a SETUP signal
- Numbering plan (NP) for the CGN or CDN element
of a SETUP signal
- Call accepted
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Sets, which calls the ARGUS should signal on a P-MP
access: own MSN or all
•
BERT
Options for the BERT
- BERT time
Set the duration of the BERT in minutes.
- HRX value
Set the HRX value (hypothetical reference connection
see ITU-T G.821)
- Error level
Enter the error level for the automatic Good/Bad
evaluation of the bit error test
- Bit pattern
Selection of the bit pattern used in the bit error test
•
Analog config.
Options for an analog access
- Analog dial
Specifies the analog dialing mode: DTMF or pulse
dialing
- Analog CLIP
Set the transfer procedure used to pass the call
number: FSK or DTMF
- Analog message
Specify the display of received messages.
- AOC pulse
Set the country-specific advice of charge pulse used
on the analog access (12 or 16 kHz)
- DTMF parameter
The ARGUS can set the parameters Level, Duration
and
Interval of the DTMF signals generated during
analog operation.
- FLASH time
Set the duration of the FLASH time (40 ms to 1
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second)
•
ARGUS config.
Settings for the ARGUS
- Menu language
Select the language to be used in the menus
- LCD contrast
The contrast setting for the display
- Date / Time
Enter the date and time. The time is kept by a built-in
real time clock.
- Handset
Select the internal handset or an external headset
- Printer
Setup the printer used for the print function
- Alarm
Activates or deactivates the ARGUS’s alarm signal
(e.g.in the event of an error)
- Baud rate
Sets the maximum baud rate (used in linking the
ARGUS to a PC)
- PC Access
The data can be transferred to the PC via the serial
interface or cordlessly via the IrDa interface.
•
Reset
Resets all of the settings to the original factory (default)
settings
Level Measuring
•
Level measurement on a BRI or a U-Interface access
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•
Measures the signal level of the remote end on a
BRI
•
Level measurement on an analog access
•
Load test of the U-Interface at different levels
L1 Status Menu
The ARGUS displays the current status of the Layer 1
on a BRI access .
Telephony
Simplified telephoning using the telephone key. Pressing the
telephone key twice seizes the exchange line. Once the call
number is entered the call will be setup.
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6 Menus
6.1 Automatic Access Test
Using the included cable, connect the ARGUS to the access
to be tested.
Once the ARGUS is switched on, the starting window will
open displaying the access and mode parameters selected
last:
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Setting OK?
BRI TEs
No
Yes
Displayed in the first line:
The software version number: 2.10 (in the example)
Country code: _ (=General), E (=Spain), F (= France), D
(=Germany)
Displayed in the third line:
Type of access:
BRI, U-interface, PRI or analog
Operation mode:
NTs = NT Simulation Slave Mode
(see Chap. 6.9.2.4 Clock mode page
120)
NTm = NT Simulation Master Mode
TEs = TE Simulation Slave Mode
TEm = TE Simulation Master Mode
Perman.swit.
Monitor
Terminal
(only with an analog (a/b) access)
Line Test
Displayed in the fourth line:
The fourth line displays the current assignment of the three
softkeys below.
If you press on "Yes" (= softkey on the right), the displayed
parameters will be accepted and the ARGUS will be
initialized.
The softkey in the middle has no function in this state.
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If you press on “No“ (=softkey on the left), changes to the
displayed parameters will be discarded and the Access
menu will be opened:
Connections:
→BRI
U interface
↓
↓
With the ↓ ↑-keys, specify which type of physical access is
to be tested.
If ”Automatic” is selected at this point, the ARGUS will
automatically determine the physical access (BRI, UInterface or analog). In this case, the ARGUS sets BRI and
U-Interface accesses to TE-mode(see Chap. 6.4.1 page
31).
In this case, the Access Mode menu will not open,
therefore functions such as S0-Monitor, S0Recorder and Permanent Circuit are not available.
The selected type of access will be marked on the left edge
of the display with an arrow → . Press the confirmation key
or the softkey on the right < > to confirm the selected type
of access (see Chap. 6.3 Keys page 28).
Alternatively at this point, you can also select the line test
and, by pressing the softkey < > on the right, directly start it
(see Chap. 6.4.2 page 32).
The Access Modemenu will open automatically(see
Chap. 6.5 page 36)..
Access Mode:
→TE-automatic
TE P-P
↓
↓
Using the ↓ ↑-Keys, select the desired access mode.
The selected access mode will be marked on the left edge of
the display with an arrow → (in the example: TE-automatic).
Press the confirmation key or the softkey on the right < > to
confirm the selected type of access.
Initializing the ARGUS :
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- Operating the ARGUS on a BRI (S-Bus) or U-interface
access or operation as a BRI (S0) NT simulator:
Once the access and access mode parameters have been
selected or accepted, While Layer 1 is being setup, the L1
LED above the display will blink. If an error occurs, the
message No Net will be displayed.
As soon as Layer 1 is successfully setup, LED L1 will light
continuously.
When the ARGUS is operated on a U interface, it can take
up to 2.5 minutes to activate Layer 1.
As soon as (and as long as) Layer 2 is successfully setup,
LED 2 will also light.
If no error occurs, the ARGUS will display the successfully
found access and access mode in the third line.
Additionally, a qualitative assessment of the level will be
displayed.
The ARGUS will, regardless of whether it is in TE or NT
mode, automatically determine the protocol and attempt to
setup Layer 3 (LED L3 lights). At the same time, the Bchannel test will be started and the results will be displayed.
The ARGUS will then idle in the Main menu’s status display.
Status display example:
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B12
Level: OK
TEs
P-MP
DSS1
Menu RESTART
The test found that it is a BRI multiple device access using
the DSS1 protocol.
The bus configuration is displayed in the third line:
P-P
= point-to-point
P-MP = point-to-multipoint
In the example both B-channels are available.
B12
both channels are available
B1only B-channel 1 is available
B-2only B-channel 2 is available
B-no B-channel available
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If only one B-channel is available, this can have an
impact on the service check and the testing of the
supplementary services.
In the example, the level is in order (level can only be
evaluated on a BRI access):
OK
the level is in order
<<
the level is too low
>>
the level is too high
--
no level
The ARGUS is in TE Slave Mode.
On a bilingual access, the ARGUS uses the DSS1 protocol
and thus behaves as a "DSS1 terminal".
You can manually switch the ARGUS to the 1TR6 protocol
using the Protocol function in the Configuration/ISDN menu
(see “Select the D-channel protocol” on page 118).
- Operating the ARGUS on an analog access
The following will be displayed:
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MENU
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6.2 Status display
The ARGUS automatically determines the configuration of
the access and the protocol used and inserts both
parameters in the remaining tests. Thus manual
configuration of the ARGUS is unnecessary. However, it is
possible to manually change the protocol using the
Configuration menu (see Chap. 6.9.2.2 Select the D-channel
protocol page 118).
The status of the access under test (U interface, BRI or
analog) is always displayed in the first line.
It must be mentioned again, that the ARGUS only
determines the general bus status once – automatically
when switched on or when the ARGUS first connected.
On the other hand, the status of the protocol stacks for Layer
1, 2 and 3 will be continually monitored and displayed.
To repeat the B-channel test, press the <RESTART> softkey
on the right.
If the test cannot be executed without errors (e.g. because
the access was unplugged), the ARGUS will, depending on
the class of error (see “Suppl. Services Tests – Error
messages” on page 81), reinitialize or show an error
message.
If you press the <MENU> softkey, the ARGUS will return the
Main menu.
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6.3 Keys
The ARGUS is in largest part operated with the two ↓ ↑ Keys, the confirmation key and the three softkeys.
In the status display, the <MENU> softkey will return the
ARGUS to the Main menu, which includes of a list of all of
the available menus.
In the remaining manual, the softkeys are represented by
their respective labels placed in brackets < >, thus in the
sample above the softkey would simply be <MENU>.
The <
> softkey serves the same function as the
confirmation key and the <↓ > softkey performs the same
function as the corresponding arrow key on the ARGUS
keypad.
Once the list is open, you can scroll through the available
menus with the <↓> Key:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Single Tests
Test Manager
Automatic Tests
Level Measuring
L1 Status
Configuration
Access
A ↓ displayed after a menu indicates that this menu has
further entries, which can be scrolled through using the <↓>
Key.*.*
ARGUS10 BRI
→Single tests
Test Manager
↓
↓
With the < >, you can open the menu currently marked with
the → (in the sample Single tests).
Single Tests
→Supp.serv.test
Service test
↓
↓
The name of the currently opened menu will be displayed in
the first line. Below this are the available functions. A ↓ on
the right side of the display indicates that you can scroll
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through additional functions with the <↓> Key.
With the < >, you can open the menu currently marked with
the → (in the sample Single Tests).
With
you can jump from the current display back to the
previous level.
Using the digit keys, you can start important ARGUS
functions directly, regardless of the currently active menu
level.
Number
Number
Number
Number
Number
2 Key
3 Key
4 Key
6 Key
7 Key
Start Service Test
Start Supplemental Service Test
Start Auto. Test
Start Test Manager
Entry of your own and remote
call numbers in the speed-dialing memory
8 Key
Trace ON/OFF
Number 9 Key Start Bit Error Rate Test (BERT)
If a function is called where the ARGUS expects
the entry of a digit, pressing a number key will be
interpreted as the expected input.
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6.4 Menu: Access
Opening theAccess menu:
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B12
Level: OK
TEs
P-MP
DSS1
MENU RESTART
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→Access
---------------↓
↓
Operation
<RESTART>
Repeat B-channel test
< MENU >
Open the Main menu
<↓>
Select the Access menu
<
Open the Access menu
>
Return to the status display
Throughout the remaining manual, under each display, you
will find a table that describes the operation of the ARGUS in
the current situation.
On the left side of the table, you will find all of the ARGUS
keys that are available for the user to press in the current
state (e.g. ↓ for the ↓ Key or < ↓ > for the corresponding
softkey ).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
On the right side of the table, you will find an explanation of
the function of each key in this context.
0
#
30
means that at this point the ARGUS expects
the user to enter data on the numeric keypad
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6.4.1 Selection of the physical access
In the Access menu, the user must select the type of
physical access to which the ARGUS is connected. When
the ARGUS is restarted, the settings used last will be
suggested as the default.
If Automatic is selected, a fully-automatic process will be
started: The ARGUS will automatically recognize a BRI,
Uinterface or analog access. In the case of a BRI or U interface
access, the ARGUS will be set in the TE mode and the
access mode (PP or P-MP) will be determined
automatically. The ARGUS will determine which D-channel
protocol is used on the BRI or U interface access. After the
level was measured (only for an ARGUS 22 on a BRI
access) the ARGU will return to the Main menu.
Access
→BRI
U interface
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select desired access
<
Confirm
>
When the BRI, U interface, or analog interface
is selected, the Access Mode menu will open
automatically.
Return to the Main menu
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6.4.2 Line Test
The ARGUS tests the terminating resistors for the cabling of
a four-wire bus. Additionally, the test also detects errors in
the cabling e.g. any broken wires, short-circuits and crossed
wires.
Unplug the NT and all terminal equipment from
the bus, before performing a line test!
If the ARGUS detects an operator error (Line test on a fed
bus), it will emit a continuous acoustic signal. In this case, to
prevent the destruction of the ARGUS, the line test will not
be started.
Test sequence:
To perform a thorough test of the lines, the test must be
done in 2 steps.
First step:
Use the test adapter to connect the ARGUS to the lines to
be tested. In this step, the ARGUS will determine whether or
not there is a short circuit or a terminating resistor and
whether there is a fault between the terminating resistor – if
there is one – and the test adapter.
3
6
4
5
NTBA
Amtsleitung
NT vom Bus
ISDN
ISDN
ISDN
abtrennen !
1.Dose
bis zu 8 IAE-Dosen
letzte Dose
L1
L2
L3
Trace
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Line
Power
1.20
NT-Mode
L123
B12
S0
P-MP
^
DSS1
^
^
ARGUS
Caution:
S-Bus
Voltage
Disconect
Bus from
ARGUS
ISDN LINE TEST ADAPTER
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
3
NT/ PABX
S0-Prüfadapter
Buchse L-Test
Possible test results:
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-
The ARGUS has detected a short-circuit: Clear the fault
and repeat the test
-
The ARGUS reports that the resistance is wrong:
Repeat the test from another socket, if necessary
remove the terminating resistor(s)
-
The ARGUS reports that the line is OK: Continue test
with step 2
Second step:
Connect the test adapter to the jack, which was tested as
OK in the first step. Connect the ARGUS via its L-Test
connector to the next jack on the bus.
3
6
4
5
NT
U-interface
ISDN
ISDN
1.jack
ISDN
S-bus
disconnect NT !
last jack
L1
L2
L3
Trace
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Power
1.20
NT-Mode
L123
B12
S0
P-MP
DSS1
^ ^ ^
ARGUS
Caution:
S-Bus
Voltage
Disconect
Bus from
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
*
0
#
ARGUS
ISDN LINE TEST ADAPTER
NT/ PABX
S-Bus
S0-line test adapter
Voltage
L-Test jack
Possible test results:
-
The ARGUS reports broken connections or crossed
wires: Clear the fault and repeat the test beginning with
the first step.
-
The ARGUS reports that the line is OK: Connect the
ARGUS (L-Test jack) to each of the sockets on the bus
one after the other.
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Test steps on the ARGUS:
Access
→Line test
---------------↓
↓
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Line test
MENU
START
Operation
< MENU >
Opens a list with the following menus:
Access, Automatic Tests, Configuration, Start
L-Test and Level Measuring.
The Autom.Test menu only has functions for
displaying measured data and transferring it
to a PC. In this menu, you cannot start an
automatic test series(see Chap. 6.8.1
Starting the Automatic Test page 109).
< START > Start the Line Test
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Sample test results – Line Test:
Line test
Line OK
Termination 100Ω
ABORT
NEW
No errors occurred.
Line test
Crossed wires:
3><6
ABORT
NEW
Wires 3 and 6 are crossed.
If the message “Crossed wires: termination
wrong“ appears, the measurement conditions
with
respect to the location of the fault or to the
complexity of the fault are unfavorable.
In this case, you should change the
measurement conditions in the following
manner:
Remove the terminating resistors from the bus
and repeat the test.
Frequently it is enough to simply swap the test
adapter and the ARGUS.
Comments about the test results:
-
The bus can first be considered to be free of defects,
when all of the sockets have been tested as OK.
-
Short-circuits are reported as a resistance value < 10 Ω.
-
Crossed wires and broken connections between the test
adapter and the terminating resistor cannot be found.
-
The displayed test results are either for just the bus lines
between the ARGUS and the test adapter in the case of
cross-wires and broken connections or for the entire bus
in the event of short-circuits and terminations.
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6.5 Menu: Access Mode
The Access Mode menu is not selectable from the Main
menu. It opens automatically once the physical access is
selected in the Access menu.
Access Mode
→TE mode
NT P-P
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the desired mode.
<
Confirm
>
Return to the Access menu
6.5.1 Operation on a BRI access
The following settings are possible:
6.5.1.1 TE-Simulation mode
TE automatic
On a BRI access, the access mode (PP or P-MP) will be
determined automatically. The ARGUS will then jump to
the Main menu.
TE P-P or TE P-MP
Afterwards, the access and the protocol stack will be
initialized in accordance with the selected setting. The
ARGUS will then jump to the Main menu.
6.5.1.2 NT-Simulation mode P-P or P-MP
NT P-P or NT P-MP
Afterwards, the access and the protocol stack will be
initialized in accordance with the selected setting. The
ARGUS will then jump to the Main menu.
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Besides dial-up connections to any subscriber, ISDN also
supports the use of permanent circuits switched to a specific
remote location.
These permanent circuits are available after setting up
Layer 1, in other words after synchronizing both terminals by
exchanging HDLC-frames.
The location where the clock is generated can be selected
on the ARGUS(see Chap. 6.9.2.4 Clock mode page 120).
As a quick test of a permanent circuit, you can simply call
the opposite end using a selected B-channel. However, for a
more revealing test of a permanent circuit, you should
perform a bit error rate test.
Both ends of the permanent circuit must use the same
channel.
Telephony on permanent circuits
The function can be started with the
-Key or via the
selection Phone / connec. in the Single tests menu (see
Chap. 6.6.1 page 53).
After the B-channel for the permanent circuit is selected, the
telephone connection will be setup automatically..
Permanent circuit
Telephony
B01
Durat.
13:45:59
ABORT TM
Operation
<Abort (on Terminate permanent circuit
hook)>
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
Besides the function Telephony, the ARGUS also shows the
B-channel used (second line in display) and the duration of
the permanent circuit (third line).
BERT on permanent circuits
A number of variations are possible in testing permanent
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circuits with the bit error rate test.
In the simplest case, a B-channel loop will be set up at the
remote end.
After selecting BERT start (menu Single tests / submenu Bit
error test / function BERT start : see “BERT start” on page
87 ) and selection of the channel to be tested (B-channel or
D-channel), the ARGUS will send the test pattern, receive it
back and evaluate it accordingly.
The display during and after the bit error rate test as well as
the operation are in largest part similar to that of a BERT
with dial-up connections (see Chap. 6.6.5 Bit error test
page 85). The only difference is that it is not necessary to
select a call number or service.
In the case of a BRI0- access in end-to-end mode (see “Bit
error test” on page 85 and on page 92 “Bert wait”), it is also
possible to run a BERT in the D-channel.
In this case, a channel select window will open:
Channel select
→D-channel
B-channel
ABORT ↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Selecting a channel
<
>
Confirm the selected channel and start the
test.
When selecting a B-channel, the B-channel
select window will open to allow you to choose
the desired B-channel.
<ABORT >
Close window and discard any selection that
was made
The ARGUS displays the following during the test:
the channel used: D for D-channel
the remaining test period in hours:minutes:seconds:
24min:12sec
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the number of bit errors that have occurred: 00002
the synchronicity of the bit pattern: Synchronous
BERT
D
00:24:12
00002
Synchronous
ABORT TM ERROR
Operation
< ERROR >
Injects an “artificially generated” bit error (to
check the reliability of the test)
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
<ABORT >
Test - interrupting
Loopbox on permanent circuits
It is possible to activate a loopbox (see “B-channel loop” on
page 93).
On a BRI access, the loopbox is permanently setup for both
B-channels but not for the D-channel.
.
Permanent circuit
Loopbox active
Durat.
12:45:59
AM
Operation
<ABORT >
End loopbox activation
The ARGUS shows how long the loopbox has been active
on third line in the display.
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6.5.1.4 BRI Monitor
The ARGUS accepts all of the D-channel signals from the
BRI access and sends these D-channel signals over the
serial interface or via the IrDa interface to a PC on which
ARGUS WINplus or WINAnalyse must be running. The bus
and Layer 1 are not influenced by the monitoring.
Access Mode
→BRI Monitor
BRI Recorder
↓
↓
ARGUS10 BRI
Level OK OK
Monitor
MENU START
After starting the Monitor function, the ARGUS will first be in
Monitor mode (the monitor is not yet active): the second line
shows the evaluation of the level on the NT-side (first OK or
<< (too low), >> (too high), _ (no level) and TE-side (second
OK).
Operation
< MENU >
Opens a list with the following menus:
Start Monitor, Access, Automatic. Tests,
Configuration ,Level measuring and L1 status.
The Autom. Test menu only has functions for
displaying measurement data or transferring it
to a PC. In monitor mode, you cannot start an
automatic test series (see Chap. 6.8.1 page
109).
< START > Start Monitor , automatically opens the
associated display window
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Monitor
Signals:
25
Time:
00:02:59
ABORT
< ABORT >
Deactivate the function and return to the
"Monitor mode" display (not active)
When the monitor function is active, the ARGUS counts the
number of incoming signals and presents this number in the
second line of the display. The amount of time that has
passed since the monitor was started is displayed in third
line. The Trace LED is on.
The recorded D-channel signals will be sent via the serial
interface or the IrDa interface to the PC, which must be
running either ARGUS WINplus or ARGUS WINAnalyse.
Parallel call display in the BRI Monitor mode
When the Monitor mode is active, the ARGUS will search all
of the D-channels signals sent for a SETUP. As soon as a
SETUP is found, the CALL softkey will appear in the Monitor
window.
Monitor
Signals:
25
Time:
00:02:59
ABORT
CALL
Operation
< CALL >
The ARGUS displays the data for the
(incoming or outgoing) call. The ARGUS will
automatically process the last SETUP
received.
N->U
FaxG3
125670
B01
to: 02351901720↓
ABORT
In the first line of the display, you will find the call direction
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(Net -> User, bzw. User -> Net) and the service (in the
example FaxG3). In the second line, your own call number
(in the example 125670) and the B-channel used ( here: 1)
will be displayed. The destination number is displayed in the
third line.
Operation
<↓>
The sub-address, User-User-Info, DSP
messages (if existent), Type of number (T.o.n)
and Numbering Plan (NP) will be displayed in
this order.
<ABORT >
Once you leave the Parallel Call Display
function, the ARGUS will be in the Monitoring
(not active) mode.
<Counter
The ARGUS switches to the active Monitor
window. Now, if you press <CALL>, the
ARGUS will again display the call parameters.
>
6.5.1.5 BRI Recorder
In the Recorder mode, the ARGUS passively monitors the
connected BRI access.
The ARGUS records all of the D-channel signals sent in
both directions without affecting the access or Layer 1.
Unlike in the Monitor mode, the recorded D-channel signals
will be saved in the ARGUS’s internal FLASH memory and
not sent to a PC.
The storage is organized as a ring buffer, i.e. as soon as the
FLASH memory is full, the ARGUS will automatically
overwrite the oldest data.
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Display when operated on a BRI access:
Access Mode
→BRI Recorder
Permanent swit↓
↓
ARGUS10 BRI
Level OK OK
BRI Recording
MENU START
Access Mode
→BRI Recorder
Permanent swit↓
↓
ARGUS25
BRI
Level OK OK
BRI Recording
MENU START
Display when operated on a PRI access:
Access Mode
→PRI Recorder
Permanent swit↓
↓
ARGUS25
PRI
PRI recording
MENU START
Operation
<↓>
<
Select the BRI Recorder .
>
Start the BRI Recorder function.
The ARGUS is now in the “Recorder” mode
(Monitoring is not yet active!) and will check
the levels on the NT and TE sides of the .
Displayed in the second line: Level on the NTside (<< too low, >> too high, OK, ___ no
level), level on TE-side (<< too low, >> too
high, OK, ___ no level)
Return to the Main menu
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< MENU >
Opens a list of the available functions and
menus:
Start Recording, PC load all, PC load session,
Reset Flash, Info Flash, Autom. Tests, Level
measuring,
L1 status, Configuration and
Access.
< START > Start Recording , automatically opens the
associated display window
The Autom. Test menu only has functions for displaying
measurement data or transferring it to a PC. In this menu,
you cannot start an automatic test series(see Chap. 6.8.1
page 109).
In the BRI recording mode, the L1 status menu is not
available.
Active Recording Function
When the Recording function is active, the Trace LED will
flash. The ARGUS displays the number of signals received
and the duration of the recording in hours:mínutes:seconds.
Recording
BRI
Signals:
23
Time:
00:12:54
ABORT
During the recording, the ARGUS also displays incoming
and outgoing calls (see “n Parallel call display in the BRI
Monitor mode” on page 41).
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Recording
PRI
Signals:
23
Time:
00:12:54
ABORT
Flash Data Management
In the Recording mode, several functions are available to
manage the data recorded and saved in the FLASH
memory:
- PC load all
- PC load session
- Reset Flash
- Info Flash
•
PC load all
With the PC load all function, all of the contents of the Flash
memory will be downloaded via the serial or IrDa interface to
the PC, which must be running either WINplus or
WINanalyse.
ARGUS10 BRI
Level OK OK
BRI Recording
MENU START
ARGUS10
→PC load all
PC load session↓
↓
Operation
< MENU >
Calls up the functions (or submenus) that the
ARGUS supports in Recording mode.
<↓>
Select PC load all
<
>
The download to the PC begins.
Return to the not active Recording mode.
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PC load all
45 % done
ABORT
Operation
< ABORT> The download is stopped. Return to the menu.
Once the loading is successfully completed, the following
display will open automatically:
PC load session
Loading done
Delete Flash?
ABORT
DELETE
Operation
< DELETE>
The contents of the FLASH memory will be
deleted.
< ABORT>
The contents of the FLASH memory will not
be deleted. Return to the menu.
•
PC load session
In the ARGUS, the storage in the internal Flash is organized
as a ring buffer, which can hold the data from a series of
several sessions (i.e. independent trace recordings). At the
start of each session, the date and time will be written as a
string in the ring buffer.
The PC load session function transfers all of the data
session-by-session to the PC on which either WINplus or
WINanalyse must be running. The time and date that the
session was started will be displayed in WINplus/
WINanalyse.
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ARGUS10 BRI
Level OK OK
BRI Recording
MENU START
ARGUS10
→PC load session
Reset Flash
↓
↓
Operation
< MENU >
Calls up the functions (or submenus) that the
ARGUS supports in Recording mode.
<↓>
Select PC load session
<
>
The loading of the individual sessions will
start.
Return to the not active Recording mode.
PC load session
45 % done
ABORT
*.*
Operation
< ABORT> Stop loading the session. Return to the menu.
After a session is transferred, the following will be displayed:
PC load session
Session done
Another session?
ABORT
CONT.
Operation
< CONT.>
The next session will be downloaded to the
PC.
< ABORT>
Stop the loading and return to the menu.
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Once the loading is successfully completed, the following
display will open automatically:
PC load session
Loading done
Delete Flash?
DELETE
ABORT
Operation
< DELETE>
The contents of the FLASH memory will be
deleted.
< ABORT>
The contents of the FLASH memory will not
be deleted. Return to the menu.
•
Reset Flash
The Reset Flash function will delete the contents of the data
Flash memory at any time.
ARGUS10
→Reset Flash
Info Flash
↓
↓
Reset Flash
Delete Flash?
ABORT
DELETE
Operation
<↓>
<
Select Reset Flash
>
Start the Reset Flash function
Return to the not active Recording mode.
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< DELETE>
The contents of the FLASH memory will be
deleted. The procedure can take several
seconds. The ARGUS will show the progress
of the detetion as the percentage done. It is
not possible to stop the process of deletion.
As soon as the entire FLASH memory is
erased, the ARGUS will automatically return
to the next higher menu.
< ABORT>
Return to the menu; the contents of the
FLASH memory will not be deleted.
•
Info Flash
Using the Info Flash function, you can check the status of
the data in the FLASH memory:
- The number of saved sessions
(displayed in the second line)
- Free memory in MB and in percent
(displayed in the third line)
ARGUS10
→Info Flash
Automatic tests
↓
↓
Info Flash
Sessions: 45
Free 2.0MB 50%
MENU
Operation
<↓>
<
Select Info Flash
>
Call up information about the status of the
data in the Flash memory.
Return to the not active Recording mode.
< MENU>
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6.5.2 Operation on a U interface access
Access Mode:
→TE P-MP
Permanent swit↓
↓
6.5.2.1 TE-Simulation mode
TE automatic
The ARGUS automatically determines the access mode
(PP or P-MP). The ARGUS will then jump to the Main
menu.
TE P-P or TE P-MP
Afterwards, the access and the protocol stack will be
initialized in accordance with the selected setting. The
ARGUS will then jump to the Main menu.
6.5.2.2 Permanent circuit
similar to that with a BRI access
6.5.3 Operation on an analog access
Access Mode
→a/b terminal
a/b monitor
↓
6.5.3.1 a/b terminal
The Argus behaves like an a/b (analog) terminal. The
ARGUS will then jump to the Main menu.
6.5.3.2 a/b monitor
Essentially, the a/b (analog) monitor provides a high
impedance tap that does not influence the interface.
You can listen to the line with the integrated handset
without having the ARGUS send on or otherwise
influence the interface.
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Monitor
MENU
START
Operation
< MENU >
Opens the menu list:
Access, Automatic Tests, Configuration, Level
and Start Monitor.
The Autom. Test menu only has functions for
displaying measurement data or transferring it
to a PC. In this menu, you cannot start an
automatic test series(see Chap. 6.8.1 page
109).
< START > Start Monitor, automatically
associated display window
opens
the
a/b monitor
02351907070
DTMF: 2346578 ↓
ABORT
DELETE
Operation
↓-Key
Display further information
(e.g., transferred charges)
< DELETE>
The display will be cleared.
< ABORT>
Quits the a/b Monitor function.
If the access supports CLIP, the caller’s number will be
displayed on the second line.
The DTMF-characters dialed by both telephone subscribers
will be displayed on third line.
Any additional DTMF-characters will be appended to the
line, which will shift left for each character once it is full.
An incoming call will be signalled acoustically.
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6.6 Menu: Single Tests
Opens the Singletest menu:
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B12
Level: OK
TEs
P-MP
DSS1
MENU RESTART
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→Single tests
Automatic Test
↓
↓
Operation
<RESTART> Repeat B-channel test
< MENU >
Open the Main menu
<↓>
Select the Single tests menu
<
Open the Single tests menu
>
Return to the status display
Open the functions in the Single tests menu:
Single Tests
→Supp.serv.test
Service test
↓
↓
Operation
Return to the Main menu
<↓>
Mark the desired function
<
Open the function marked with the →
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6.6.1 Connection
6.6.1.1 Setting up an ISDN connection
a) The ARGUS can setup a connection for the following
services:
• Tel. analog
• Fax G3
•
Tel. ISDN (3.1 kHz)
•
Fax G4
•
Tel. 7kHz
•
UDI 64kBit/s
•
Voice
•
Teletext
•
7kHz Audio
•
Videoconference 1
•
Videotext
•
Videoconference 2
b) In the case of a telephone connection, you can either
use the integrated handset or attach an optional external
handset.
c) When an ISDN connection is setup, pressing the
number keys (0-9) or the * or # will generate and send
the corresponding DTMF tones .
Procedureoutgoing call (ISDN)
Single Tests
→Phone / connec.
Time measuring
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Phone / connec.
<
Confirm the selection and the Enter numbers
window will open
>
Return to the Main menu
Alternative:
-Key
•
Regardless of the currently active menu
level, the ARGUS will begin to setup a
connection.
The window, Enter numbers, will now open.
Select or enter a call number
The Enter numbers window will open automatically. Here
you can choose between overlap and en-bloc signaling.
When overlap signaling is chosen, the digits will be
individually dialed as the numberkeys are pressed. In enARGUS 10
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block signaling, the complete dialing information will be sent
in one block.
Display for en-bloc signaling:
Enter numbers
Overlap sending
↓
DEL
Enter numbers
Destination no.1↓
02351907070
DEL
Operation
<
>
Select Overlap signalling. Overlap is used as
the default to permit the simplest access to
the dialing tone
In the case of overlap signaling, the Select
service dialog opens immediately.
or
-Key
Select the entry mask Select service and
the B-channel select will be skipped. The
ARGUS will immediately display the
Outg.call window.
Return to the Single tests menu
↓ -Key
Select en-block:
The speed-dialing memory, which can be
used to store and dial your own plus up to 8
other call numbers, will open automatically
(see “Saving Call Numbers” on page 150).
Only with en-bloc signaling:
<↓>
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Scroll to the desired call number
0
#
< DEL >
or
enter the new call number.
Delete individual digits
Return to the Single tests menu
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<
or
>
The Select service window opens
-Key
Select the entry mask Select service and
the B-channel select will be skipped. The
ARGUS will immediately display the
Outg.call window.
The extension is separated from the access number
by a #. For an outgoing call, the ARGUS uses the
entire call number (without #) as the number called
(CDPN or DAD) and, for the calling number, only the
extension (DSS1-CGPN or 1TR6-OAD).
A "#" at the beginning of a call number is treated as a valid
character. A ‘#’ at the end of the own call number instructs
the ARGUS to not send the caller’s number for outgoing
calls (CGPN or OAD).
An example:
02351 / 9070-20 is entered as 023519070#20.
Call numbers can be deleted digit for digit with the < DEL>Key (DELete).
Simplified overlap signaling using the telephone
key:
Regardless of the currently open menu, you can
quickly and easily place a call: press the telephone
key twice. The ARGUS will jump to the Overlap/
Connect function (in the Single tests menu). Press
the telephone-key again (you will hear the dialing
tone). The call number can now be entered and
dialed digit-by-digit. The connection will be setup.
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•
Selectservice
Select service
→Tel.ISDN
Tel.7kHz
ABORT ↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Service
<
Confirm the Service selected
and the B-channel select entry dialog will
open
>
<ABORT >
•
Return to the Single tests menu
B-channel selecten
B-channel select
B-ch:
02
Ch. available.
ABORT
DEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Operation
0
#
Enter the B-channel (by default, the last Bchannel used will be suggested) If you enter
an *, a B-channel that is free will be selected.
< DEL >
Delete the B-channel digit-by-digit
<
Confirm your selection and the Outg.call
>
window will open
<ABORT >
Return to the Single tests menu
In the third line, the ARGUS will indicate whether the
selected B-channel is available on the access being tested.
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•
Connection*.*
Outgo.call
90700
to: 01191
ABORT
Tel.
B02
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Operation
0
#
<ABORT >
In overlap signaling mode, the call number
can only be entered and dialed digit-by-digit
(third line)
Return to the Single tests menu
Example display:
First line: Service: Telephony (TEL.)
Second line:Own number (90700),
B-channel used (B02)
Third line: Number dialed (01191)
The connection is setup on B-channel 2 status:
Connect.
Tel.
90700
B02
↓
to: 01191
ABORT
TM
Operation
↓ -Key
Display additional call data,
e.g., charges
< ABORT >
Disconnect
Return to the Single tests menu
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
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•
Display additional call data
If the ARGUS displays a ↓ on the right on the third line,
additional information can be viewed by simply pressing a
button (τηε ↓−key) :
• Subaddress
The sub-address of the caller (second line) and the
dialed sub-address will be displayed.
Connect.
SUB 808076
to: 01191
ABORT
TM
Tel.
↓
• User-User Information
Connect.
UUS: HELLO
Tel.
↓
ABORT
TM
• Display Information
• Type of number (T.o.n.)
• Numbering Plan (NP)
• Advice of charge
The up-to-date AOC information will be presented on the
third line of the display as it is received. With the < ↓>,
you can scroll through additional information (if there are
Operation
< ABORT > Disconnect
Return to the Single tests menu
< TM >
↓ -Key
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
There are other displays
any).
Connect.
Tel.
Advice of charge:
Units: 24
↓
ABORT
TM
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If the charges are not given in units (the standard in
Germany), but rather directly as currency (e.g., in
Switzerland and in Austria), the ARGUS will show the
current amount in the currency.
If, in DSS1, the call charges are not provided in
accordance with the ETS 300 182 standard, rather in the
form of the information element DISPLAY (DSP), the
DISPLAY message's character string will be displayed.
Procedure for an Incoming Call (ISDN)
An incoming call can be taken at any time even when a test
(e.g. BERT) is in process (see “Starting Several Tests” on
page 101).
The ARGUS will signal an incoming call with an audible tone
and a message on thedisplay.
In.call
Tel.
02351907070
B01
to: 90700
↓
REJECT ACCEPT
Operation
<ACCEPT>
or
Accept the incoming call
-Key
<REJECT>
↓ -Key
Reject the incoming call
Additional
information is
available
(optional: indicated by the ↓ on the
display) and can be displayed ( e.g.,
SUB, UUS)
In the example above, the call has been placed from the call
number 02351/907070. It is a telephone call. The
connection was made using B-channel 1:
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The 16-digit call number (DDI) will be displayed in its
entirety, as long as the “Alerting mode” in the “Parameter”
menu has been set to “manual” (see Chap. 6.9.2.3 Alerting
mode page 119).
On a P-MP access, you can use the Call acceptance (see
“Call Acceptance” on page 125) function to configure the
ARGUS to only signal incoming calls which are addressed
to the MSN that corresponds to your own call number. This
function can only be used when your own call number has
been entered into the ARGUS’s speed-dialing memory (see
“Saving Call Numbers” on page 150) and the incoming call
has a destination MSN.
After a call is taken,the followingdisplay will appear:
Connect.
02351907070
to: 90700
ABORT
TM
Tel.
B01
↓
Operation
< ABORT >
Disconnect
Return to the Single tests menu
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
A telephone connection to the subscriber with the call
number 02351907070 now exists on B-channel 1.
Your own number is 90700.
If an external handset has been connected (see
“Handset” on page 144 ), the following will be
displayed when the call is accepted:
Connect.
02351907070
to: 90700
ABORT
TM
Tel.
B01
↓
Operation
<Handset>
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Switches to the internal handset
(necessary in order to take a call, if no
headset is connected.)
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< ABORT >
Disconnect
Return to the Single tests menu
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
Generating Advice of Charge information in NT mode:
If the ARGUS is in NT mode, the ARGUS will – for incoming
calls – send advice of charges in accordance with DSS1 as
units and as currency (in Euro).
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6.6.1.2 Clearing down an ISDN connection
To clear (disconnect) the connection: <ABORT>or
-Key
When the ARGUS is clearing the connection or when it has
been disconnected, it will display the following:
Call clearing
Normal clearing
Loc: User
CONT.
Operation
< CONT. >
Return to the Single tests menu
The second line in the display will show the cause (see the
table below) of the disconnect.
In the third line, the ARGUS shows the location of the party
that initiated the disconnection or where the fault (causing
the disconnect) occurred.
If the charges are sent at the end of the connection, the
charges will be displayed accordingly.
The connection has now been cleared-down and the Bchannel is released.
The following causes are shown in clear text:
Cause
Display
Explanation
255
Active clearing
User actively
the disconnection
initiated
Long 0 Normal clearing
Cause element with Long 0 is mostly
used by 1TR6
01
Unalloc. number
“No access under this call
number” is signaled
16
Norm. clearing
Normal disconnect
17
User busy
The number called is busy
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18
No user respond
No answer from the number
called
19
Call.time XX
Call time too long
21
Call reject
The call is actively rejected
28
Wrong number
Wrong call number format or
call number is incomplete
31
Norm. clearing
Unspecified “normal class”
(Dummy)
34
No B-chan.avail.
No circuit / B-channel
available
44
Req.chan.unavail Requested B-channel not
available
50
Req.fac.not subs
Requested supplementary
service (facility) not
subscribed
57
BC not authoriz.
Requested bearer capability is
not
enabled
63
Srv./opt.n.avail
Unspecified
for “Service
notavailable”or“Optionnotavailable”
69
Req.fac.not impl.
Requested facility is not
supported
88
Incompat. Dest.
Incompatible destination
102
Timer expired
Error handling routine started
due to time-out
111
Protocol error
Unspecified for ”protocol error
class”
127
Interworking err
Unspecified for “interworking
class”
Other causes are not shown in clear text, rather as decimal
codes (see Appendix B and C).
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6.6.1.3 Operation on an analog (a/b) access
Procedure for an Outgoing Call (analog)
The ARGUS sets up a connection to another terminal.
If the remote terminal is a telephone, you can use the
integrated handset or an optional external headset to hold a
conversation with the remote party.
The charges due will be displayed, if the information is
available for the access under test.
Single Tests
→Phone / connec.
Time measuring
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Phone / connec.
<
Confirm the selection and the Enter numbers
window will open
>
Return to the Main menu
Enter numbers
Overlap sending
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select overlap or en-bloc signaling
<
Confirm your selection and continue to the
next display
>
<ABORT >
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Only with en-bloc signaling:
Enter numbers
Destination no. 1
↓
02351907070
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Operation
0
#
Enter the number digit-by-digit. The last
number dialed will always be used as the
default (simplified last number redial)
< DEL >
Delete the number digit-by-digit
<
Confirm the number and continue to the next
display
>
↓ -Key
Scroll through the stored numbers
or
↑-Key
<ABORT >
Return to the Single tests menu
In “overlap signaling ”, the call is started immediately, the
dial tone is audible and the ARGUS is displaying its dialing
window. In contrast to en-bloc signaling, you can now enter
the call number digit-by-digit using the numeric keypad.
Telephony analog
to: 02351907070
AOC:
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ABORT
Operation
< ABORT >
<
>
Disconnect
Return to the Single tests menu
Generate a FLASH signal
As soon as the remote party answers, a voice connection
will be set up.
The charges will be displayed in the third line, if the access
supports this feature.
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Procedure for an Incoming Call (analog)
The ARGUS signals an incoming call both audibly and on
the display.
In.call
02351907070
a/b
ACCEPT
Operation
< ACCEPT >
or
Accept the incoming call
-Key
If the access supports CLIP, the ARGUS will display the
number of the caller on the second line.
After acceptingthe call:
In.call
02351907070
a/b
Operation
<ABORT>
<
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>
Disconnect
and return to the Single tests menu
Generate a FLASH signal
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6.6.2 Time measuring
The ARGUS can measure three different times on a access:
connection setup time, the propagation delay of the data and
the difference between the propagation delays for the data
on two B-channels. Time measurements on a BRI or U
interface access are only possible in TE mode.
Single Tests
→Time measuring
--------------- ↓
↓
Operation
Return to the status display
<↓>
Select Time measuring
<
Open the Time measuring function
>
6.6.2.1 Connection setup time
The ARGUS places an outgoing call and measures the time
between sending the SETUP and receiving the ALERT or
CONN.
After the Connection setup time function is started, you must
enter the call number, the service and the B-channel (see
“Setting up an ISDN connection” on page 53). The ARGUS
disconnects automatically as soon as the measurement is
completed.
Time measuring
→Conn. up time
B-channel delay
↓
↓
Conn. up time
0.458 s
ALERT
ABORT
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Operation
Return to the Single tests menu
<↓>
Select Conn.up time
<
Open the Conn.up time function
>
In the second line of the display, the ARGUS will
show the measured time in seconds
(millisecond exact) and the received L3
message, which terminated the measurement
time.
< ABORT> Quits the Conn.up time function, the ARGUS
returns to the Time measuring menu
If the ARGUS cannot perform the measurement, e.g.
because the call number entered was wrong or no Bchannel was free, the corresponding cause will be
displayed.
6.6.2.2 B-channel delay
The ARGUS places a call to itself (self call) or to a remote
loopbox and measures the propagation delay for the data in
the selected B-channel. The propagation delay is given in
multiples of the time required for sending one byte at 64
kBit/s. (The time for sending 1 byte at 64 kBit/s = approx.
125 µs.)
After the B-channel delay function is started, you must enter
the call number, the service and the B-channel ( see
“Setting up an ISDN connection” on page 53). The ARGUS
disconnects automatically as soon as the measurement is
completed.
Time measuring
→B-channel delay
Interchan.del.↓
↓
B-channel delay
3687 BIT
34.54 ms
ABORT
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Operation
Return to the Single tests menu
<↓>
Select B-channel delay
<
Open the B-channel delay function
>
The ARGUS displays the delay in bits (on the
second line) and in milliseconds (on the third
line).
< ABORT> Quits the B-channel delay function, the ARGUS
returns to the Time measuring menu
If the ARGUS cannot perform the measurement, e.g.
because the call number entered was wrong or no Bchannel was free, the corresponding cause will be
displayed.
When it is connected to a loopbox, if the ARGUS does not
receive the data back within 13 seconds, it will display the
message “No LOOP”.
6.6.2.3 Interchannel delay
The ARGUS establishes two separate connections to a
remote loopbox. The loopbox sends the respective Bchannel data back on the same channel. The ARGUS
measures the propagation delay for the data on each of the
B-channels and determines the difference between the two
propagation delays (interchannel delay).
The difference in the propagation delay (interchannel delay)
is given in multiples of the time required for sending one byte
at 64 kBit/s.
(The time for sending 1 byte at 64 kBit/s = approx. 125 µs.)
After the Interchannel delay function is started, you must
enter the call number, the service and the B-channel (see
“Setting up an ISDN connection” on page 53).
The ARGUS disconnects automatically as soon as the
measurement is completed.
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Time measuring
→Interchan.delay
--------------↓
↓
Interchan.delay
27 Bit
00.41 ms
ABORT
Operation
Return to the Single tests menu
<↓>
Select Interchan.delay
<
Open the Interchan.delay function
>
The ARGUS shows the difference in the
propagation delays in bits and in milliseconds.
< ABORT> Quit the Interchan.delay function
The ARGUS returns to the Time measuring
menu.
If the ARGUS cannot perform the measurement, e.g.
because the call number entered was wrong or no Bchannel was free, the corresponding cause will be
displayed.
When it is connected to a loopbox, if the ARGUS does not
receive the data back within 13 seconds, it will display the
message “No LOOP”.
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6.6.3 Suppl.serv.tests DSS1
The ARGUS checks, which supplementary services are
supported by the access being tested.
6.6.3.1 Suppl. Services Test with 1TR6
(only BRI or U interface)
Description
The ARGUS checks, which of the services listed below are
supported by the exchange for the BRIor U-interface access
(running the 1TR6 protocol) that is being tested:
Sperre
Blocking enabled for
outgoing calls
AWS1
Call forwarding type 1 enabled
(continuously)
AWS2
Call forwarding type 2 enabled
(case by case)
Anschluss GBG
Access belongs to a Closed Users
Group
Geb.anzeige
Display of charges is setup
Rufnummern-Id
Setup call number identification
- against malicious calls
Single Tests
→Supp.serv.test
Service test
↓
↓
Operation
Return to the status display
<↓>
Select the Supplementary service test
<
>
Open the Supplementary service test menu
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Suppl.serv.test
ABORT
Suppl.serv.test
Sperre
+
AWS
CONT.
↓
Operation
<ABORT >
Abort the test
Return to the Single tests menu
As soon as the supplemental services
interrogation is finished, the ARGUS will
display the results in the second and third
lines of the display:
↓ -Key
< CONT. >
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+ means that the suppl.service is enabled
- means that the suppl.service is not enabled
Return to the Single tests menu
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6.6.3.2 Suppl.service interrogation in DSS1
Currently, the ARGUS can individually test the following
DSS1 supplementary services:
On a BRI access:
TP
Terminal Portability
Moving the terminal on the
bus
HOLD
Hold
Hold/Broker
CLIP
Calling Line
Identification
Presentation
Display the caller’s
number
CLIR
Calling Line
Identification
Restriction
Suppress the caller’s
number
COLP
Connected Line
Identification
Presentation
Display the call number of
the called subscriber with
whom one is connected
COLR
Connected Line
Identification
Restriction
Suppress the number of
the subscriber with whom
one is connected
DDI
Direct dialling in
Direct dialling in to an
extension on a PBX
CFU
Call Forwarding
Unconditional
Forward all calls
CFB
Call Forwarding Busy
Forward calls when busy
CFNR
Call Forwarding No
Reply
Forward calls when no
answer
CW
Call Waiting
Call waiting
CCBS
Completion of Calls to
Busy Subscriber
Automatic callback if party
called is busy
CCBS-T Completion of Calls to
Busy Subscriber
Automatic callback if party
called is busy (on P-P)
CCNR
Automatic recall, if called
party does not answer
Call Complete No
Response
CCNR-T Call Complete No
Response
Automatic recall, if called
party does not answer ( on
P-P )
MCID
Malicious Call
Identification
Identification of malicious
callers (call tracing)
3pty
Three party
Three party conference
ECT
Explicit Call Transfer
Call transfer or directed
call forwarding
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AOC
Advice of Charge
Advice of charges
SUB
Sub-addressing
Sub-addressing is
possible
UUS
User-to-User
Signalling
Transfer of user data
On a PRI access:
On a PRI access, the following supplementary services will
be tested:
TP, HOLD, CLIP, CLIR, COLP, COLR, CFU, CFB
CFNR, CFNR-T, CW, CCBS, CCBS-T, MCID, AOC,
SUB, UUS
Single Tests
→Supp.serv.test
Service test
↓
↓
Enter numbers
Own number
0235190700
ABORT
DEL
Operation
Return to the Main menu
<
>
Select the Supplementary service test
Confirm your selection
The window, Enter numbers, will now open.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
<↓>
0
#
Enter your Own number; the suppl.services
test is performed in part with a self call.
< DEL >
Delete individual digits
<
Confirm
>
<ABORT >
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Select service:
Select the service, which should be used for the entire
suppl. services test
Select service:
→Tel.ISDN
Tel.7kHz
ABORT
↓
Operation
↓ -Key
<
>
<ABORT >
Select the Service
Confirm the Service and the B-channel select
entry dialog will open
Abort the test
Select Test:
Suppl.serv.test
→TP test
HOLD test
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select a test (e.g. TP test)
<
Start the test
>
Return to the Single tests menu
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TP Test
The ARGUS tests the TP (Terminal
supplementary service by making a self call.
Portability)
Suppl.serv.tests
DSS1
TP test
+
MENU
Operation
< MENU >
The test results are displayed in the second
line:
+ = TP possible on this access
- = TP not possible on this access
Return to the Suppl.serv.test menu, where you
can select the next type of test
HOLD Test
For this test, the ARGUS will make a self call.
Result:
+
-
=
=
HOLD is possible on this access
HOLD is not possible on this access
CLIP Test (CLIP / CLIR / COLP / COLR)
For this test, the ARGUS will make up to three self calls one
after the other. In this test, the ARGUS checks whether the 4
supplementary services CLIP, CLIR, COLP and COLR are
supported on the access under test.
The test will be performed automatically for all four
supplementary services.
Suppl.serv.tests
DSS1
CLIP
+
↓
CLIR ↓ + MENU
Operation
<↓>
Scroll through the test results
< MENU >
Return to the Suppl.serv.test menu
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Test results:
CLIP
Will the calling subscriber's number be displayed at the
called subscriber?
- = no
+= yes
CLIR
Will the display of calling subscriber's number at the called
subscriber be suppressed or is it possible to temporarily
suppress the display?
- = no
+= yes
*=
no statement,
since CLIP is not setup
COLP
Will the call number of the subscriber who answered be
displayed on the caller's phone?
- = no
+= yes
COLR
Will the display of the call number of the subscriber who
answered be suppressed on the caller's phone or is it
possible to temporarily suppress the display?
- = no
+= yes
*=
no statement,
since COLP is not setup
The suppl. services CLIP and CLIR as well as COLP
and COLR
will be tested in pairs. If CLIR or COLR is setup
permanently, it is not possible to make a clear
assessment.
DDI Test
Test results:
Can a caller directly dial in to an extension on the PBX
access under test?
- = no
+= yes
CF Test ( CFU / CFB / CFNR )
This test checks whether the 3 supplementary services
CFU, CFB and CFNR are supported on the access under
test. The test is automatically performed for all three
supplementary services.
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The CF test attempts to setup a call diversion to the
call number that is in the speed-dialing memory
location for “destination no. 1”. The CF test cannot
be performed, if this location does not contain a
valid call number to which it is possible to divert a
call.
Suppl.serv.tests
DSS1
CFU
+
↓
↓
CFB
+ MENU
Operation
<↓>
Scroll through the test results
< MENU > Return to the Suppl.serv.test menu
Test results:
CFU
Can this access immediately forward an incoming call?
- = no
+= yes
CFB
Can this access forward an incoming call when it is busy; in
other words does it support Call Forwarding Busy?
- = no
+= yes
CFNR
Can this access forward an incoming call when it is not
answered?
- = no
+= yes
CW Test
Test results:
Does the access under test support call waiting?
- = no
+= yes
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CCBS or CCBS-T Test on a P-P Access
Test results:
Will the access under test automatically recall a remote
subscriber, if the number called was busy?
- = no
+= yes
CCNR or CCNR-T Test on a P-P Access
Test results:
Will the access under test automatically recall a remote
subscriber if the call was not answered?
- = no
+= yes
MCID Test
Test results:
Does the access tested allow identification of malicious
callers (call tracing)?
- = no
+= yes
3pty Test
Test results:
Does the access
conference call?
under
test support
a
three-party
For this test, you need the assistance of a remote
subscriber, whose call number must be entered.
- = no
+= yes
ECT Test
Test results:
Is an explicit call transfer supported by the access under
test?
For this test, you need the assistance of a remote
subscriber, whose call number must be entered.
- = no
+= yes
AOC Test
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The ARGUS checks whether the charges can be sent to the
access under test. The test uses a call to oneself to check
both AOC-D (AOC during a call) and AOC-E (AOC at the
end of a call).
Test results:
Does the access support AOC?
- = no
+= yes
SUB Test
A call is made to oneself and answered to check the transfer
of the sub-address in both directions.
Test results:
Are sub-addresses supported on the access under test?
- = no
+= yes
UUS Test
Test results:
Does the access under test support the transfer of user
data?
- = no
+= yes
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6.6.3.3 Suppl. Services Tests – Error messages
If an error occurs during a suppl.serv.test or if it is not
possible to setup a connection, the ARGUS will display the
corresponding error code (second line in display) plus the
error class in clear text (third line in the display).
Suppl.serv.tests
Error:
28
Wrong number
In the example, an error with the code 28 has occurred. The
error belongs to the error class "wrong or invalid number".
In the table below, you will find that this is an error from the
network and that it reports that the call number was
incomplete or in the wrong call number format (see
“CAUSE-Messages – DSS1 Protocol” on page 166).
Distributing the error codes into error classes:
Error
class
Description
Cause
(from Cause
network)
ARGUS
1 TR6
DSS1
internal
A
No or
access
B
Wrong or invalid 53, 56
number
C
One or more
B-channels busy
10,33,59 17,34,47
___
D
Wrong service
3
___
another
__
__
201,204,205,
210,220
1,2,3,18,21
22,28,88
152,161,162,
199
49,57,58,63
65,70,79
For further information regarding error codes:“ARGUS Error
Messages” on page 170, “CAUSE-Messages – DSS1
Protocol” on page 166 and “CAUSE-Messages – 1TR6
Protocol” on page 168.
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6.6.4 Service check
The ARGUS checks, which of the following services are
supported by the access under test:
•
Tel. analog
•
Fax G3
•
Tel. ISDN (3.1 kHz)
•
Fax G4
•
Tel. 7kHz
•
UDI 64kBit/s
•
Speech
•
Teletext
•
7kHz Audio
•
Videoconference 1
•
Videotext
•
Videoconference 2
The test runs automatically.
For each service, the ARGUS will place a call to itself (to the
access under test). However, the call will not be answered
so no charges will be incurred.
Single Tests
→Service check
BERT test
↓
↓
Enter numbers
Own number
↓
0235190700
Operation
Return to the Main menu
>
<
Select Service check
<↓>
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Confirm your selection
The window, Enter numbers, will now open:
0
#
Enter your Own number, the Service check
is performed using a self call.
< DEL >
Delete individual digits
<
Confirm
>
<ABORT >
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There are PBXs that use separate call numbers for
incoming and outgoing calls.
In this case, for the Service checks, you can enter a
“remote” call number that corresponds to the “own”
number that is not stored in the ARGUS.
If the Service check should extend outside of the
local exchange, it is possible to perform the Service check in
an end-to-end mode.
In this case, you must enter the remote call number for a
second terminal device.
The ARGUS will then automatically check whether the
remote terminal can accept the call under the various
services – in other words, whether it is “compatible” with
these services.
In the test results, the second part (second +, - or *) refers to
the answer from the remote exchange.
Once the test is completed, the ARGUS will display the
results:
Service Tests
Tel.analog + +
Tel.ISDN
+ + ↓
↓
MENU
Operation
<↓>
Scroll through the test results
< MENU >
Return to the Single tests menu
Interpreting the test results:
The ARGUS makes a distinction between outgoing calls (the
first +, - or *) and incoming calls (the second +, - or *).
+
*
Service supported
Service not supported
result not definite
The reason that it is not possible to make a definite
statement is given in the adjacent error code.
Displayed
Description
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+-
Call was sent successfully, however, it was rejected
on the remote end due to missing authorization.
(Error class D in a B-channel message e.g. in a
SETUP_ACK or CALL_SENT)
-
An outgoing call with this service is not possible
(Error class D without a B-channel message)
+*
Call was sent successfully, the call back or call to
the remote end failed (e.g., remote end busy or no
B-channel available for the call back).
(Error class B, C or E in a B-channel message)
Wrong number, no B-channel available or other
error (Error class B, C or E without a B-channel
message)
*
If the outgoing call is not successful, it is not possible to
make a statement about an incoming call. Therefore, you
will never see “- +” or “- *” on the display.
Example:
Service Tests
Fax G4
+ * 63
UDI 64kBit + + ↓
↓
MENU
•
For outgoing, the Fax G4 service is OK. No statement is
possible about incoming.
The error code 63 gives the coded cause of the error
(see the table in the Appendix).
In this case, it is recommended that you have someone
place a call to the access under test using this service.
•
The UDI 64kBit service is possible in both directions.
If an error of error class A occurs (see “Suppl. Services
Tests – Error messages” on page 81) the Service test will
be aborted.
An error of any other error class will coded in decimal (in the
example above 63), assigned to the respective service and
then displayed.
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6.6.5 Bit error test
The bit error rate test (BERT = Bit Error Rate Test) serves
to check the transmission quality of the access circuit.
As a rule, the network operator will guarantee an average
error rate of 1 x 10-7, in other words in long-term operation
1 bit error in 10 million transmitted bits. A higher bit error
rate will be especially noticeable in transmitting data.
The application program detects the errors in the data
blocks transmitted and requests that the remote partner
send them again, which reduces the effective throughput of
the ISDN connection.
In the bit error test, the tester establishes an ISDN
connection to a remote tester or places a call to itself, sends
a standardized (quasi-) random number string and
compares the received data with that which was sent. The
individual bit errors are summed and depending on the test
procedure and equipment evaluated in accordance with the
ITU Guidelines G.821 and G.826.
Since the bit error test checks both B-channels in both
directions at the same time, both B-channels are required.
The duration of the BERT can be set in the Configuration/
BERT (see “BERT - duration” on page 127) menu (default
setting = 1 minute).
As a rule, the quality of the network operator’s access
circuits is quite good. Therefore, no bit errors should occur in
a 1-minute test.
However, if an error occurs, the test should be repeated with
a measurement time of 15 minutes to achieve higher
statistical precision. If more than 10 bit errors occur during
this 15-minute test (call to oneself), the access circuit is too
heavily distorted.
Contact the network operator or the supplier of the PBX
equipment and ask them to test your access circuit.
The BERT can be performed in three different ways:
1. BERT in an extended call to oneself
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A remote number is not needed, since the ISDN
connection is setup to oneself. In this case, the ARGUS
requires two B-channels for the test.
2. BERT with a loopbox
A loopbox (e.g., another member of the ARGUS family
of testers at the remote end) is required.
The test uses one B-channel.
3. BERT end-to-end
This test requires a waiting remote tester such as an
ARGUS in the BERT wait mode (see Chap. 6.6.5.2
page 92). A bit pattern is sent to this tester.
Independent of the received bit pattern, the remote
tester uses the same algorithm to generate the bitpattern that it sends back.
Therefore, both directions are tested independently.
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6.6.5.1 BERT start
Single Tests
→Bit error test
X.31 test
↓
↓
Operation
Return to the status display
<↓>
Select the Bit error test
<
Open the Bit error test menu
>
Bit Error Test
→BERT start
BERT wait
↓
↓
Operation
Return to the Single tests menu
<↓>
Select BERT start
<
Confirm your selection
The window, Enter numbers, will now open.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
>
0
#
<
>
Enter your Own number to perform the
BERT in an extended call to oneself (2 Bchannels).
or
a remote number for a BERT to a loopbox
(1 B-channel) or end-to-end
Confirm call number
The Select service window will now open.
<↓>
Select the service under
connection should be setup
<
Confirm the selection
and the B-channel select dialog will open.
>
<↓>
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the
Select B-channel for connection (enter an *
to select any free B-channel)
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<
>
Start the bit error test
<ABORT >
Return to the Single tests menu
After the ARGUS has setup the connection and
synchronized the send and receive directions, it will display
the B-channel used (line 1: here B02) , the remaining test
time in hours:minutes:seconds, the number of bit errors that
have occurred (line 2) and the synchronicity of the bit
pattern (line 3 - synchronous or asynchronous).
BERT
B02
15:45:42
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Synchronous
ABORT TM ERROR
Operation
< ERROR >
Injects an “artificially generated” bit error,
which can demonstrate the reliability of the
measurements when running end-to-end
tests
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
<ABORT >
Abort the bit error test
When a bit error is detected, this will be signaled by
a brief alarm; in the event that the synchronisation is
lost, a constant alarm will sound.
The measurement time for the BERT can be specified with
the Configuration function (see Chap. 6.9.3.1 BERT duration page 127).
After the test is done, the ARGUS will display the cause on
the second line and the location which initiated the
disconnect will be shown on the third line.
If the test ran normally, the ARGUS will display “Active
clearing” on this line. *.*
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Call clearing
Active clearing
Loc.: user ↓
CONT.
Operation
< CONT. >
Display the test results
BERT
B02
Result:10309kB
10
9.7E-07 OK
MENU
TM
MORE
Operation
< MORE >
Display additional test results
< MENU >
Return to the Bit error test menu
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
Display results:
First line:
B-channel used (in the example B-channel
2)
Second line:
Transferred data in kBits (in the example
10309 kBits)
Third line:
Number of the bit errors that have occurred
(in the example 10)
Bit error rate (in the example 9.7·10-7 (=
0.00000097))
The evaluation of the results depends on
the error threshold that you set (see “BERT
- Setting the Error Level” on page 129).
OK = bit error rate is less than the error
threshold (set by the user) and NO = bit
error rate is above the error threshold.
Furthermore, it is possible to display more characteristic
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values (<MORE> softkey ), the ARGUS determines the
following in accordance with the ITU-T G.821 and G.826:
HRX
(G821 and G826)
Defines the hypothetical reference connection
The HRX for G.826 cannot be set separately, it
corresponds to the HRX for G.821.
EFS
Error Free Seconds (G.821)
All the seconds in which no error occurred.
ES821 Errored Seconds (G.821)
All the seconds in which one or more errors
occurred.
SES821 Severely Errored Seconds (G.821)
All the seconds in which the bit error rate is >10-3.
In one second, 64,000 bits are transferred, thus
BitERror=10-3 equates to 64 bit errors.
US
Unavailable Seconds (G.821)
All the sequentially adjacent seconds (at least 9
sec) in which BER>10-3.
AS
Available Seconds (G.821)
All the sequentially adjacent seconds (at least 9
sec) in which BER<10-3.
DM
Degraded Minutes (G.821)
All the minutes in which the bit error rate is >10-6. In
one minute, 3,840,000 bits are transferred, thus a
BER = 10-6 corresponds to 3.84 bit errors (3 errors =
NO (no DMs), 4 errors = OK (DM)).
LOS
Loss of Synchronisation
Synchronisation is lost at an error rate > or = 20%
within a second. The absolute number of
synchronisation losses will be shown.
EB
Errored Block (G.826)
Block with one or more errors
ES826 Errored Second Rate ( G.826 )
Seconds with at least one block error
SES826 Severely Errored Second Rate (G.826)
Seconds with many errors, i.e. more than 30% of
the blocks have errors or at least one SDP (see
below)
BBE
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Background block error rate: The ratio of the
defective blocks to the total number of blocks in the
measured period without counting the SES blocks
SDP
Severely disturbed Period (G.826)
Severely disturbed period due to the occurrence of
errors (LOS,LOF,AIS,.....) or an “out of service” BER
>= 10-2.
All the values are displayedin % (percentages).
BERT
B02
HRX G821: 15% OK
HRX G826
15% ↓
MENU
TM
Operation
< MENU >
↓ -Key
Return to the Bit error test menu
Scroll through the test results
<SIMPLE>
Return to the display of the “Simple”
evaluation
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
The ARGUS evaluates whether the test results satisfy the
limits specified in the CCITT G.821 and G.826 under
consideration of the defined hypothetical reference
connection HRX (displaying OK or NO).
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6.6.5.2 Bert wait
For this operation mode, it is necessary to use the BERT
start function in an end-to-end test.
The ARGUS first waits for a call and then sets up the
connection.
During the connection, the received bit pattern will be
evaluated and an additional independent bit pattern will be
sent.
.
Bit Error Test
→BERT wait
B-channel loop
↓
↓
BERT
Wait active
ABORT TM
Operation
<↓>
Select BERT wait
<
Start the BERT wait function
The ARGUS is in the active BERT wait mode.
>
Return to the Bit error test menu
< TM >
Call the Test Manager (see “Menu: Test
Manager” on page 100)
< ABORT> Stop the BERT wait function
The ARGUS displays that will appear are the same as those
in Chapter 6.6.5.1 BERT start .
The time shown is the current amount of time that BERT
wait has run.
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6.6.5.3 B-channel loop
When the B-channel loop function is active, the ARGUS will
automatically take an incoming call for any service and
switch a loop back in the B-channel that is specified by the
exchange.
The received bit pattern will be sent back to the caller/
sender.
Bit Error Test
→B-channel loop
BERT start
↓
↓
B-channel loop
Wait active
ABORT TM
Operation
Return to the Single tests menu
<↓>
<
>
Select B-channel loop
Start the B-channel loop function
The ARGUS is waiting for a call.
An incoming call will be taken immediately
and switched in a loop to the appropriate Bchannel. The ARGUS displays the call
number and the B-channel used in the
second line.
< TM >
Calls the Test Manager
see “Menu: Test Manager” on page 100
< ABORT>
Quit the B-channel loop function
The “B-LOOP connect.” window, which is similar to the
normal connection window, will open:
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B-LOOP
235190700
B01
to: 907070
Tel.
↓
Operation
↓ -Key
Display additional information (e.g. UUS…)
< TM >
Calls the Test Manager
see “Menu: Test Manager” on page 100
< ABORT>
Disconnect B-channel loop
A second B-channel loop connection can be started via the
Test Manager (see “Starting Several Tests” on page 101).
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6.6.6 X.31 Test
The X.31 test consists of two steps:
First step: The ARGUS tests whether it is possible to
access the X.25 service via the D-channel on
the access under test.
The ARGUS sequentially checks all the TEIs
from 0 to 63. All the TEIs with which the X.31
service is possible on Layer 2, will be shown on
the display.
Second step: For each TEI with which X.31 is possible on
Layer 2, a CALL_REQ packet will be sent and
then the ARGUS will wait for an answer.
Beforehand, the ARGUS will request the entry
of the X.25 access number, which will be saved
in speed-dialling memory under X.31 test
number (“Saving Call Numbers” on page 150).
With the entry of the X.25 access number, you
can - if you wish - select a logical channel (LCN)
other than the default. For this purpose, append
a “#” plus desired the LCN to the access number
(default: LCN = 1).
Single Tests
→X.31 Test
CF interrogation
↓
↓
X.31 TEI test
TEI:03 02 +
ABORT
NEW
Operation
<↓>
Select X.31 test
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Main menu
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The test can take up to 4 minutes during
which the ARGUS will display a rotating bar.
In the second line, beginning at the left, you
will find the just tested TEI and its result:
+ = X.31 is available for this TEI
- = X.31 is not available for this TEI
<ABORT >
Stop the test and return to the Single tests
menu
< NEW >
Repeat the X.31 test
After the test sequence is completed, the ARGUS will show
whether the X.31 service is available for Layer 3 for the TEIs
found in Step 1.
.
X.31 TEI test
TEI:02 + +
TEI:03 + - 13 67
MENU
↓
NEW
Operation
<↓>
Scroll through the test results
< MENU >
Return to the Single tests menu
< NEW >
Repeat the X.31 test
Test results:
TEI 02 = the first valid TEI value is 02.
++
= Both test steps were successful
+= 1. test step successful, second step not. In this
case, the ARGUS will display the relevant X.31
cause for the failure (in the example above: 13) and
an associated diagnostic code (in the example: 67),
if there is one.
If the X.31 service is not available, the ARGUS will show the
message "X.31(D)n. impl.".
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6.6.7 CF interrogation (only on a BRI access)
The ARGUS will check whether a call diversion is setup in
the exchange for the access under test.
After the test, the ARGUS will show the type of diversion
(CFU, CFNR or CFB) and the call diversion’s service. The
display is limited to a maximum of 10 call diversions for all of
the MSNs.
Any call diversion setup in the exchange can be cleared with
the ARGUS.
Single Tests
→CF interrogation
Connection
↓
↓
CFU\Spch
919658
14418
ABORT DEL
03/09
↓
NEW
Operation
<↓>
Select CF interrogation
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Main menu
The test can take a few seconds, during which
a bar will rotate on the display.
↓ -Key
Scroll through the test results
< DEL >
Clear the displayed call diversion
< NEW >
Repeat the CF interrogation
Example test results:
1. line:
2. line:
3. line:
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service (Spch see the table page 99) It is
the third call diversion shown of a total of 9
found.
Diversion to own number (in the example:
919658)
Destination number for the diversion (in the
example: 14418)
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Clearing a call diversion
After you press <DEL>, a query will appear asking whether
you are sure.
CFU\Spch
03/09
919658
Are you sure?
ABORT
DELETE
Operation
< DELETE >
The ARGUS clears the displayed call
diversion in the exchange.
<ABORT >
Abort the process; the displayed call
diversion will not be cleared
When the diversion is cleared correctly in the exchange, the
following will be displayed:
CF
deactivated
CONT.
If the call diversion could not be cleared, the ARGUS will
report:
CF
not changeable
CONT.
Some PBXs or exchanges do not permit the use of
the mechanism used (by the ARGUS) for the CF
test for all MSNs or they return a negative
acknowledgement of the CF interrogation, implying
that no CF was setup.
Therefore, in the event of a negative
acknowledgement, the ARGUS will request that you
enter your own MSN.
The CF interrogation will be repeated MSNspecific.
Naturally, in this case, the results of the CF test only
apply for the entered MSN and not for the entire
access.
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Abbreviations used for the services and service groups
on the display:
Basic Service
Abbreviation
All services
All
Voice (speech)
Spch
Unrestricted digital information
UDI
Audio 3.1 kHz
A3k1H
Audio 7 kHz
A7khz
Telephony 3.1 kHz
Tel31
Teletext
TTX
Fax Group 4
FaxG4
Video syntax based
ViSyB
Video Telephony
ViTel
Telefax Groups 2/3
FaxG3
Telephony 7 kHz
Tel7
Data Comm. 64kBit
DFU
Unknown Basic Service
Unkno
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6.7 Menu: Test Manager
The ARGUS can simultaneously start
twotests or
“connections” fully independently of each other.
As an example, a BERT can be run at the same time that
you make a phone call. The individual tests or “connections”
use resources.
All of the tests that have been started will be administered
by the Test Manager. Using the Test Manager you can start
new tests, switch between tests running in parallel or
terminate all of the tests that are currently running.
Calling the Test Manager in the Main menu:
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→Test Manager
Automatic tests
↓
↓
Tests
-/00 B-→Start new one
Cancel all ↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Test Manager menu
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the status display
<↓>
<
>
Select the desired menu item e.g. Start new
one
The ARGUS displays the number of the
selected test, the number of tests started and
the B-channel used by the selected test. ( -/00
B-- )
Confirm
Return to the Main menu
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If the ARGUS is in the Connections or Single tests
menu or one of their functions, the Test Manager
can be opened using the 6-Key or via the < TM
>softkey.
6.7.1 Starting Several Tests
Starting a new test or connection during an
existing connection
The ARGUS has an existing connection (see Chap. 6.6.1.1
Setting up an ISDN connection page 53). Open the Test
Manager (6-Key or < TM > ).
Operation
<↓>
<
>
Select the Start new one function
The ARGUS jumps to the status display
Returns to the existing connection
The ARGUS jumps to the Main menu from
which you can start other tests as usual.
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→Single tests
Automatic Test
↓
↓
Start another test, e.g. the bit error test from the Single tests
/ Bit error test menu (see Chap. 6.6.5.1 BERT start page 87)
. Similar to Chap. 6.6.5.1, the ARGUS will perform a bit error
test independent of the currently existing connection.
BERT
B02
15:45:42
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Synchronous
ABORT TM ERROR
Operation
< TM >
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<ABORT >
Cancels the bit error test and displays the
BERT results. In the BERT results window,
press the <TM> softkey to return to the Test
Manager.
Cancelling the Test
If a test (or connection) is cancelled, the ARGUS will return
to the Test Manager if there are any other tests (or
connections) running in the background.
All of the existing connections (and/or tests) will be
displayed by the Test Manager:
Tests
→BERT
BERT
1/03 B02
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Scrolls through all of the existing connections
or tests. The ARGUS displays the B-channel
used for the just selected test (in the example
a BERT) in the first line.
Example: The marked BERT is the first test
started (1/...) of the two currently running
tests (.../02 ...) and it uses B-channel 2 (.......
B02)
<
The ARGUS will jump to the marked test.
>
The ARGUS will return to the point from
which the Test Manager was called (e.g. to a
test running in parallel). If this is not
reasonable, because e.g. no other test is
running, the ARGUS will return to the Main
menu.
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Some tests use so many resources that they cannot
be run in every combination with other tests. In this
case, the ARGUS will display the message “Test not
possible at this time”.
Test/
Connection
Number of times that It is possible
this test/connection can to change to
be started at the same another test
time
Incoming call
2
Yes
Outgoing call
2
Yes
BERT
2
Yes
LOOP
2
Yes
Service Tests
1
No
Suppl.serv.test
1
No
Time
measuring
Setting up call
1
No
Time
measurement
B-channel
delay
1
No
Time
measurement
Interchannel
delay
1
No
X.31 Test
1
No
CF
Interrogation
1
No
Auto. Test
1
When the Auto. Test is
running
all
of
the
resources are in use and
no
other
tests
or
connections are possible
No
BRI level
1
No
BRI level,
remote end
1
No
U voltage
1
No
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U power
1
No
a/b voltage
1
No
Accepting an incoming call/connection
during a running test
The ARGUS signals an incoming call with a corresponding
message on the display and an audible signal (see Chap.
6.6.1.1 Setting up an ISDN connection page 53).
The incoming call can be accepted without influencing the
currently running test. If the functions B-channel loop or
BERT wait are active, the call will be accepted
automatically.
The manner that multiple connections are handled is
illustrated in the following example of an incoming call that
arrives during a BERT, but it is identical for all other tests.
The ARGUS is performing a bit error test as an incoming call
is signaled on the display:
In.call
Tel.
02351907070
B01
to: 90700
↓
REJECT ACCEPT
Operation
<REJECT>
Reject the incoming call The ARGUS
returns to the running test (in the example:
to the BERT)
<ACCEPT>
Accept the incoming call. The ARGUS
then jump to the “Connections” dialog.
The connection is active and in
foreground.
The BERT continues to runs in
background and can be viewed via
Test Manager (6-Key).
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the
the
the
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6 -Key
The ARGUS jumps to the Test Manager
Tests
1/03 B02
→BERT
Incom. connect.↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
<
>
Select the BERT
The ARGUS jumps to the BERT
The ARGUS will then
“Connections” dialog.
return
to
the
If available, the internal handset will be assigned to
the currently started (voice) connection. There is no
support for switching the handset to another voice
call. The assignment of the handset to a given
connection is also retained in the background.
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6.7.2 Switching Between Tests
First call the Test Manager.
Tests
2/03 B02
→BERT
LOOP BOX
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Mark the test (connection) that you wish to
switch to
<
The ARGUS will jump to the selected test.
>
The ARGUS will return to the point from
which the Test Manager was called
6.7.3 Cancel all
First call the Test Manager.
Tests
0/02 B-→Cancel all
Start new one ↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Cancel all
<
The ARGUS will cancel all of the currently
running tests/connections and then return to
the Main menu.
>
The ARGUS will return to the point from
which the Test Manager was called
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6.8 Menu: Automatic Test
The ARGUS executes a test sequence automatically.
The test results will be shown in the display.
With the special optional cable (RJ45 to Centronics
connector), you can print out a simple test report on a
Centronics printer.
The test results can also be saved on a PC and then be
viewed and printed as a comprehensive test report
The ARGUS automatically performs the following sequence
of tests:
On a BRI or U-interface access
(ARGUS in TE Mode)
-
Level Measuring
Service Tests
BERT in an extended call to oneself
Suppl.serv.test (tests the supplementary services )
X.31 Test
CF Interrogation
On an ISDN permanent circuit
-
Level Measuring
BERT in end-to-end mode (e.g. with a loopbox on the
remote end)
The test results and the time will be saved in the ARGUS
together with the date (assuming the exchange sent it via
the D-channel).
Additionally, settings such as your own plus a remote call
number will also be saved.
The test results are stored in non-volatile memory and are
not lost when the ARGUS is switched off.
The ARGUS can save the results of several test
series (records 1,2,3...).
Each function in the Automatic test menu refers to one of the
test series saved as a record.
Therefore, the first step will open a dialog in which you must
select the desired data record.
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ARGUS10 BRI
→Automatic Test
Level measuring
↓
↓
Automatic Test
→1. 24.12. 17:45
2. 31.12. 23:5↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Automatic Test menu
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the status display
<↓>
<
>
Select record:
Each data record (holding the results of a
saved test) is identified by a sequential number
plus the date and time “Free” data records
have only a number.
Confirm
A menu with various functions for processing
the selected data record will open
automatically.
Return to the Main menu
If function key 4 is pressed at any place in the menu to start
an automatic test, a data record will be selected
automatically and the Automatic test will begin immediately.
The result will saved in the first data record that is free (e.g.
No.3 when two test series are already saved).
If all of the records are used, the ARGUS will return to the
“Autom. Test” menu and request permission to overwrite the
oldest test results.
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6.8.1 Starting the Automatic Test
Autom.Test
→Start
View
↓
No.2
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Start
<
Confirm your selection
>
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Return to the Autom. Test
0
#
<
>
Enter your Own number
Only on accesses with the DSS1 protocol:
also enter a remote call number
Confirm
<↓>
Select service
suppl.serv.test)
<
Start test
>
(will
be
used
for
the
Before running a BERT, check and, if necessary,
modify the measurement time and error level
(threshold) (see Chap. 6.9.3.1 BERT - duration
page 127)..
Service Tests
Fax G3
+ +
ABORT
During the test series, the first three lines in the display will
reflect the test currently being run. If the test series is
canceled (< ABORT> softkey ) the following menu will open:
Autom.Test
No.2
→Interrupt test
Stop cur. test ↓
CONT.
↓
In this menu, you have the option of aborting the entire
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currently running series of tests or skipping individual test
segments (e.g. service check).
Cancelling the Test
An automatic test series can be terminated before it is
finished:
Autom.Test
No.2
→Interrupt test
Stop cur. test ↓
CONT.
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Interrupt test
<
Confirm that the test should be stopped
>
< CONT. >
Continue the test series
If the automatic test is interrupted, the test results
gathered up to this point will not be saved.
Any “old” data stored under this data record
number from a prior test will be retained.
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Test point – skipping
Individual test points can be skipped in the following
manner:
Autom.Test
No.2
→Stop cur.test
Select Continue
CONT.
↓
test↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Stop cur. test
<
The test currently being performed will be
skipped (e.g. BERT) and the next test in the
sequence will start.
>
< CONT. >
In this case, the interrupted test (e.g. BERT)
will be repeated and the test series
resumed.
Continue test
If you have interrupted a test series with <ABORT>, the
interrupted series can be resumed. In this case, the
interrupted test (e.g. BERT) will be repeated.
Autom.Test
No.2
→Continue test
Interrupt test
↓
↓ CONT.
Operation
<↓>
Select Continue test
<
In this case, the interrupted test (e.g. BERT)
will be repeated and the test series
resumed.
>
< CONT. >
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test sequence will continue.
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6.8.2 Display result
The ARGUS displays the result of the automatic test .
Autom.Test
No.2
→Display result
Test data to PC
↓
Autom.Test
B12
U0 P-P TE
ABORT
No.2
DSS1
Operation
<↓>
Select Display result
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Autom. Test
<
>
<ABORT>
Continue to the next results window
Return to the Autom. Test No.x
The results of the individual tests will be displayed in the
following order:
For: BRI or U
- Status
- Level measuring
- Service test
- BERT
- Suppl.serv.test
- X.31 test
- CF Interrogation
ISDN perm. circuits.
Status
Level measuring
BERT
Autom.Test
No.2
Tel.ISDN +*123
↓
Fax G3
++
ABORT
CONT.
Operation
<↓>
Scroll through the test results
< CONT.>
Jump to the results of the next single test
< ABORT>
Return to the Autom. Test No.2
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The interpretation of the test results is described in the
individual sections (e.g. in Chapter 6.6.4 Service check page
82) .
6.8.3 Sending test data to a PC
To visualize and archive the test results on the PC, the data
records can be transferred to the PC via the serial interface
using the included cable (connect the cable between the
ARGUS “L-Test” jack ---- PC’s serial interface) or wireless
using the IrDa interface (see “PC Access” on page 149).
Connect the ARGUS to your PC.
Procedure on the PC
Start ARGUS WINplus on the PC.
First select the data record, which should be transferred to
the PC (in the following example Test No.2) and then start
the transfer of data:
Autom.Test
No.2
→Test data to PC
Print data
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Test data to PC
<
Start transfer of data to PC
>
Return to the Autom. Test
6.8.4 Printing the test results (optional)
With a special (optional) cable, it is also possible to print a
simplified test report on a Centronics printer.
Plug the matching end of the special cable into the L-Test
jack on the ARGUS. Plug the Centronics connector into the
printer.
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Now select the data record that you wish to output on the
connected Centronics printer (in the following example Test
No.2).
Autom.Test
No.2
→Print data
Start
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Print data
<
Start printing
>
Return to the Autom. Tests
While printing, the following will be shown on the display:
Autom.Test
Printing
No.2
ABORT
Operation
< ABORT >
Quit printing
If an error occurs while printing, the ARGUS will show “No
reply” in the second line of the display; if the data is
transferred properly “Transfer OK” will be displayed.
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6.9 Menu: Configuration
ARGUS10 BRI
→Configuration
Level measuring
↓
↓
Configuration
→Trace mode
ISDN
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Configuration
<
Open the Configuration menu
>
Return to the status display
6.9.1 Trace mode
The ARGUS passes the recorded D-channel data to the
connected PC or saves it in the internal FLASH memory.
Configuration
→Trace mode
ISDN
↓
↓
Trace mode
→Off
PC access
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Trace mode
<
Open the Trace mode function
>
Return to the Main menu
<↓>
Select the Trace mode
<
Accept settings and
Configuration menu
>
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<ABORT >
Return to the Configuration menu without
making the changes
The Trace mode setting is only saved temporarily.
In other words, Trace mode is always off when the
ARGUS is first switched on.
With the setting Trace mode “On, PC” , the ARGUS remains
active, and sends all of its own D-channel messages and
those that it receives from the network to the PC.
When the trace mode is active, the LED labeled “Trace” will
be on continuously. If the ARGUS cannot send the data to
the PC without errors, the LED will flash at 5Hz (5 times per
sec).
In the Trace mode “On, Recording”, the ARGUS remains
active, but saves the D-channel messages in the internal
Flash memory. This trace mode setting is indicated by a
slowly flashing the LED (once per sec).
The D-channel data saved in the FLASH can be
loaded to the PC in the “Recorder” mode ( see “BRI
Recorder” on page 42 ).
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6.9.2 Configuration: ISDN
Configuration
→ISDN
BERT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the ISDN config. submenu
<
Open the ISDN config. submenu
>
Return to the Main menu
6.9.2.1 Layer 1 permanent (only on a BRI)
On the ARGUS, you can make Layer 1 (L1) on a BRI
connection in NT mode permanently active.
ISDN config.
→L1 permanent?
Protocol
↓
↓
L1 permanent?
→No
Yes
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
L1 permanent? select
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired L1 mode.
>
Accept settings and return to the ISDN config.
submenu
<ABORT >
Return to the ISDN config. submenu without
changing the setting.
<
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6.9.2.2 Select the D-channel protocol
Normally, the ARGUS will use the automatically recognized
Layer 3 D-channel protocol.
However, since it is not possible to automatically recognise
every protocol, the ARGUS allows you to manually select
the protocol:
.
ISDN config.
→Protocol
Alerting mode
↓
↓
Protocol
→1TR6
DSS1
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Protocol
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the Layer 3 protocol
<
>
Accept settings and return to the ISDN
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the ISDN config. menu without
changing the setting.
This setting will not be saved permanently, rather
only applies for the current measurement. If the
ARGUS is switched off, the setting will be lost.
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6.9.2.3 Alerting mode
You can specify whether, for an incoming call on a BRI
point-to-point access, the ARGUS should only display the
access number without extension or the complete number
with extension.
If you select Manual, the extension can be displayed (An
incoming call will be signaled. The ARGUS will send the
Layer 3 message “Alert” when it accepts the call. The digits
of the extension that have been sent by this point will be
displayed.).
With the Manual setting, an incoming call must be
answered within 20 seconds or it will be lost.
Furthermore, you should not that the remote
subscriber will not hear a ringing tone.
If you select Automatic, the ARGUS will only display the
access number without extension or, depending on the
configuration of the access in the exchange, it may not
display the number called at all.
ISDN config.
→Alerting mode
Clock mode ↓
↓
Alerting mode
→Manual
Automatic
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Alerting mode
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired alerting mode.
<
>
Accept settings and return to the ISDN config.
submenu
<ABORT >
Return to the ISDN config. menu without
changing the setting.
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6.9.2.4 Clock mode
When the ARGUS is operated on a BRI access, you can
specify where the clock is generated (regardless of whether
the operation mode is TE or NT).
You can either specify that the ARGUS generates the clock
(is Master) or that it is the slave of a clock generated at the
other end.
In NT-Simulation, the ARGUS is by default Master. For a
TE-Simulation or a permanent circuit, the default setting is
Slave.
ISDN config.
→Clock mode
Line resistor
↓
↓
Clock mode
→Master
Slave
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Clock mode
<
Open the Clock mode function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired clock mode
<
Accept settings and return to the ISDN config.
menu
>
<ABORT > Return to the ISDN config. menu without
changing the clock mode.
This setting will not be saved permanently, rather
only applies for the current measurement. If the
ARGUS is switched off, the setting will be lost.
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6.9.2.5 BRI termination
Independent of the operation mode (TE or NT), a
terminating resistor can be switched in for the BRI access.
No terminating resistor will be switched in when the Argus is
in TE-Simulation mode or on a permanent circuit. In the NTSimulation mode, the terminating resistors are initially
switched on.
.
.
ISDN config.
→BRI termination
↓
↓
BRI termination
→ On
Off
ABORT
↓
↓
ISDN config.
→Line resistor
U coding
↓
↓
Line resistor
→ On
Off
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select BRI termination
<
Open BRI termination
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select On or Off
<
>
Accept settings and return to the ISDN config.
submenu
<ABORT >
Return to the ISDN config. menu without
changing the setting.
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This setting will not be saved permanently If the
ARGUS is switched off, the setting will be lost.
.
.
Operation
<↓>
<
>
Select PRI termination
Open the PRI termination function
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the value of the terminating resistor
<
>
Accept settings and return to the ISDN config.
submenu
<ABORT >
Return to the ISDN config. menu without
changing the setting.
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6.9.2.6 Call Parameter
Two different parameters can be set for (ISDN) calls
generated on both the network-side (ARGUS in NT mode)
and on the user-side (ARGUS in TE mode):
•
Type Of Number (TON) for the CGN (=CGPN) or CDN
(=CDPN) element of a SETUP signal
•
The Numbering Plan (NP) for the CGN (=CGPN) or
CDN (=CDPN) element of a SETUP signal
ISDN config.
→Call parameter
Call acceptance↓
↓
Call parameter
→ Net CGN TON
Net CGN NP
↓
↓
Operation
< ↓ > Select Call parameter
<
> Open the Call parameter menu
Return to the Configuration menu
< ↓ > Select desired function:
• Network-side: Net CGN TON /Net CDN TON
User-side: User CGN TON /User CDN TON
Set the Type Of Number (TON) for the CGN or
CDN element of a SETUP signal
• Network-side: Net CGN NP /Net CDN NP
User-side: User CGN NP /User CDN NP
Set the Numbering Plan (NP) for the CGN or CDN
element of a SETUP signal
<
> Open the selected function
Return to the ISDN config. menu
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Net CGN TON
→Unknown
International
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the desired setting
<
>
Accept settings and return to the Call
parameter menu
<ABORT >
Return to the Call parameter menu without
making any changes
Possible settings:
For TON: unknown, international, national, network spec.,
subscriber, abbreviated.
For NP: unknown, ISDN/telephony , data, telex, national
stand., private
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6.9.2.7 Call Acceptance
In TE mode on a P-MP access, the ARGUS can either signal
all incoming calls or just those calls whose destination
address matches the MSN of the access under test.
The function is only available, when your own call number
has been saved in the speed-dialling memory under “own
number” (see Chap. 6.9.6 Saving Call Numbers page 150)
and the incoming call has a destination MSN.
.
ISDN config.
→Call acceptance
-------------- ↓
↓
Call acceptance
→ Only own MSN
All MSNs
ABORT
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select Call acceptance
<
Open the Call acceptance function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired setting:
Only own MSN: The ARGUS signals the
incoming call, if its destination MSN matches
your “own” number.
All MSNs:
The ARGUS signals all calls
>
Accept settings and return to the ISDN config.
submenu
<ABORT >
Return to the ISDN config. menu without
changing the setting.
<
By default, this is set to All MSNs.
This setting will be saved permanently.
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6.9.3 Configuration: BERT
Configuration
→BERT
Analog
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the BERT submenu
<
Open the BERT submenu
>
Return to the Main menu
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6.9.3.1 BERT - duration
The default setting for the duration of the bit error rate test is
1 minute. The measurement time may be set to a maximum
of up to 99:59 (99 hours and 59 minutes) or an unlimited
time (by entering 00:00).
If you select an unlimited measurement time, the
test will not stop automatically, rather it must be
stopped by the user (see Chap. 6.6.5.1 page 87).
BERT config.
→BERT time
HRX value
↓
↓
BERT time
00:12
ABORT
DEL
Operation
<↓>
Select BERT time
<
Open the BERT time function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
< DEL > Delete the digit before the cursor
0
#
<
>
Enter the desired duration of the bit error rate
test
Accept settings and return to the menu
BERT config.
<ABORT> Return to the BERT config. menu without
changing the time.
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6.9.3.2 HRX value
Here the HRX value is set in
ReferenceConnections ITU-T G.821):
↓
%
(Hypothetical
BERT config.
→HRX value
Error level
↓
HRX value
48 %
ABORT
DEL
Operation
<↓>
Select HRX value
<
Open the HRX value function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
< DEL > Delete the digit before the cursor
0
#
<
>
Enter the desired HRX value
Values from 0 to 100 %
Accept the HRX value and return to the BERT
config. menu.
<ABORT> Return to the BERT config. menu
changing the HRX value.
without
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6.9.3.3 BERT - Setting the Error Level
The default threshold (error level) is 10-06. That means that,
in the event that the bit error rate is less than 10-06 (one
error in 106 = 1,000,000 sent bits) , the bit error test will be
evaluated as OK.
If the bit error rate is greater than the error level value, the
ARGUS will display NO. This parameter can be set to any
value from 01 (= 10-01 ) to 99 ( = 10-99 ).
BERT config.
→Error level
Bit pattern
↓
↓
Error level
1 E -01
ABORT
DEL
Operation
<↓>
Select Error level
>
<
Open Error level function
Return to the Configuration menu
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
< DEL >
0
#
<
>
<ABORT>
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Enter desired value for the error level:
01 (= 10-01) to 99 (= 10-99)
Accept settings and return to the BERT config.
menu.
Return to the BERT config. menu
changing the setting.
without
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6.9.3.4 Selecting the BERT bit pattern
There are two predefined bit patterns available. Additionally,
it is also possible to enter a 16 bit long pattern of your choice
in binary.
The default pattern is 215-1.
BERT config.
→Bit pattern
---------------↓
↓
Bit pattern
→ 2^11-1
2^15-1
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Bit pattern function
<
Open the Bit pattern function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired bit pattern
<
Accept settings and return to the
config. menu.
>
<ABORT >
BERT
Return to the BERT config. menu without
changing the settings.
If a "user defined" bit pattern is selected, an entry mask will
be displayed.
A 16 bit long pattern can be entered here in binary.
In the BERT, the ARGUS will then either send this bit
pattern cyclically or compare it with the received bit pattern.
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.
Bit pattern
Enter:
0011010000111001
↓ABORT
Operation
>
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
<
0
#
<
>
<ABORT >
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Moves the cursor to the left. The digit
selected by the cursor can be directly
overwritten.
Enter the desired bit pattern in binary
Accept the bit pattern and return to the BERT
config. menu. .
The entered bit pattern will be stored in the
non-volatile memory (EEPROM), so that it
will still be available after the ARGUS has
been switched off and back on.
Return to the BERT config. menu
changing the bit pattern.
without
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6.9.4 Configuration: Analog
Configuration
→Analog
ARGUS
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Analog config. submenu
<
Open the Analog config. submenu
>
Return to the Main menu
6.9.4.1 Analog dial mode
On an analog access, there are two methods available for
dialing (DTMF and pulse dialing):
Analog config.
→Analog dial
Analog CLIP ↓
↓
Analog dial mode
→DTMF
Pulse mode
ABORT
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Analog dial mode function *.*
<
Open the Analog dial mode function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Mark the desired dialing mode.
<
>
Confirm the entry and return to the Analog
config. menu.
<ABORT >
Return to the Analog config. menu without
changing the dialing mode.
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6.9.4.2 Analog CLIP
With the ARGUS, you can choose from two different
methods for transferring the call number on an analog
access:
•
FSK
•
Europe
DTMF
CLIP via a method similar to a modem:
for Germany as well as some other parts of
CLIP via DTMF:
for Scandinavia and the Netherlands
The ARGUS will automatically detect that a
CLIP was sent using DTMF with the polarity
reversal and will set itself accordingly (e.g.
Netherlands).
Analog config.
→Analog CLIP
DTMF parameter↓
↓
Analog CLIP
→FSK
DTMF
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Analog CLIP function
<
Open the Analog CLIP function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired CLIP method
<
>
Confirm the entry and return to the Analog
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the Analog config. menu without
changing the selected setting.
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6.9.4.3 Analog message
The ARGUS can interpret messages received on an analog
access (assuming that they are known and free of errors) or
transparently display them.
↓
Analog config.
→Analog message
AOC pulse
↓
Analog message
→Interpret
Transparent
↓
ABORT
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Analog message function
<
Open the Analog message function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired setting
<
>
Confirm the entry and return to the Analog
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the Analog config. menu without
changing the selected setting.
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6.9.4.4 AOC pulse
On an analog access, the country-specific AOC pulse can
be selected (12 or 16 kHz).
Analog config.
→AOC pulse
DTMF parameter↓
↓
AOC pulse
→ 12 kHz
16 kHz
ABORT
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the AOC pulse
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select 12kHz or 16kHz
<
Confirm the entry and return to the Analog
config. menu
>
<ABORT>
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Return to the Analog config. menu without
changing the selected setting.
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6.9.4.5 DTMF parameter
The ARGUS can set the parameters Level, Duration and
Interval of the DTMF signals that are generated during
analog operation.
Analog config.
→DTMF parameter
FLASH time
↓
↓
DTMF parameter
→Level
Time
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the DTMF parameter function
<
Open the DTMF parameter function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
Setting the DTMF level:
The default value is 0dB. The level can take a value
between -21dB and +12 dB and can be raised or lowered by
3dB.
DTMF parameter
→ Level
Time
↓
↓
DTMF level
0 db
ABORT
↑
Operation
<↓>
Select the Level function
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Analog config. menu
↓ -Key
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To lower the level by 3dB
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< ↑ > or
↑-Key
<
>
<ABORT>
To raise the level by 3dB
Accept settings and return to the DTMF
parameter submenu
Return to the DTMF parameter submenu
without making the changes
Setting the duration of the DTMF signal:
The default setting is 80ms. The duration of the signal can
take a value between 40ms and 1s. The duration can be
raised or lowered using the arrow keys as follows:
In the range 40...200ms
In the range 200...300ms
In the range 300...1000ms
in 10ms increments
in 20ms increments
in 100ms increments
When the upper limit is reached (1000ms), the softkey < ↑ >
will automatically change to a < ↓ > and vice versa when the
lower limit (40ms) is reached.
DTMF parameter
→Time
Interval ↓
↓
DTMF time
80 ms
ABORT
↑
Operation
<↓>
Select the Time
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Analog config. menu
↓ -Key
< ↑ > or
Lower the duration
Increase the duration
↑-Key
<
>
<ABORT>
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Accept settings and return to the DTMF
parameter submenu
Return to the DTMF parameter submenu
without making the changes
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Setting the interval between two DTMF characters:
The default value is 80ms. The interval between two DTMF
characters can take a value between 40ms and 1s. The
interval can be raised or lowered by using the arrow keys as
follows:
In the range
In the range
In the range
40...200ms
200...300ms
300...1000ms
in 10ms increments
in 20ms increments
in 100ms increments
When the upper limit is reached (1000ms), the softkey < ↑ >
will automatically change to a < ↓ > and vice versa when the
lower limit (40ms) is reached.
DTMF parameter
→Interval
Defaults ↓
↓
DTMF interval
40 ms
ABORT
↑
Operation
<↓>
<
>
Select the DTMF interval function
Confirm your selection
Return to the Analog config. menu
↓ -Key
Lower the DTMF interval
< ↑ > or
↑ -Key
Raise the DTMF interval
<
Accept settings and return to the DTMF
parameter submenu
>
<ABORT>
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Return to the DTMF parameter submenu
without making the changes
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Restore the defaults:
The following defaults can be restored at any time:
- Level = 0 dB
- Time = 80 ms
- Interval = 80 ms
DTMF parameter
→Defaults
--------------↓
↓
DTMF parameter
Reset to
default values
CONT.
Operation
<↓>
Select the Defaults function
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Analog config. menu
<Continue
>
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Reset to default settings and return to the
DTMF parameter menu
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6.9.4.6 FLASH time
With this selection, you can set the length of a flash in
analog operation. The FLASH time can take a value
between 40ms and 1s. It can be raised or lowered using the
arrow keys as follows:
In the range
In the range
In the range
40...200ms
200...300ms
300...1000ms
in 10ms increments
in 20ms increments
in 100ms increments
When the upper limit is reached (1000ms), the softkey < ↑ >
will automatically change to a < ↓ > and vice versa when the
lower limit (40ms) is reached.
Analog config.
→FLASH time
--------------↓
↓
FLASH time
40 ms
ABORT
↑
Operation
<↓>
Select FLASH time function
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Configuration menu
↓ -Key
Reduce FLASH time
< ↑ > or
Increase FLASH time
↑-Key
<
>
<ABORT>
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Confirm the entry and continue to the Analog
config. menu.
Return to the Analog config. menu without
changing the selected setting.
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6.9.5 Configuration: ARGUS
Configuration
→ARGUS
Numbers ↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the ARGUS submenu
<
Open the ARGUS submenu
>
Return to the Main menu
6.9.5.1 Selecting the menu language
ARGUS config.
→Menu language
LCD contrast
↓
↓
Menu language
→German
English
ABORT
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Menu language function
<
Open the Menu language function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired language
<
>
Confirm the selection and return to the
ARGUS config. menu.
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu without
changing the setting.
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6.9.5.2 Setting the display contrast
The contrast of the ARGUS display can be adjusted to suit
the individual user. The contrast can be adjusted in 16
steps.
In the third line, the display shows a vertical arrow, which
shows the current setting on a scale from low to high
contrast.
ARGUS config.
→LCD contrast
Date / time
↓
↓
LCD contrast
low-----high
↑
ABORT
Operation
<↓>
Select the LCD contrast function
<
Open the LCD contrast function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
↓ -Key
↑
-Key
<
Decrease contrast
Increase contrast
>
Change the LCD contrast and return to the
ARGUS config. menu.
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the setting.
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6.9.5.3 Date / Time
Any date and time can be entered. The ARGUS will use
these settings on the D-channel in the NT mode of operation
and in the automatic test.
ARGUS config.
→Date / time
Handset
↓
↓
Enter date / time
Date: 24.4.01
Time: 16:30
ABORT
DEL
Operation
<↓>
Select the Date / time function
<
Open the Date / time function
>
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Return to the Configuration menu
0
#
Enter the desired date
Switch to the Time line
Enter the desired time
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
↓ -Key
0
#
<DEL>
Delete the digit before the cursor
<
Confirm the entries and return to the ARGUS
config. menu.
>
<ABORT>
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the setting.
The entered date will be saved in the ARGUS and will be
suggested as the default the next time that the Enter date/
time function is used.
The entered time will be continuously updated by the
ARGUS’s real time clock as long as the power is not
switched off.
When the power is switched off (the ARGUS switched off
without batteries), the clock will run a few more weeks on its
internal supply. When the backup supply is exhausted, the
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time will be undefined.
6.9.5.4 Handset
The ARGUS makes a distinction between the integrated
handset and an external headset:
ARGUS config.
→Handset
Alarm bell
↓
↓
Handset
→Internal
Extern/Headset
↓
ABORT
Operation
<↓>
Select the Handset function
<
Open the Handset function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired handset
<
>
Confirm the setting and return to the ARGUS
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the setting.
With the softkey, an existing connection can be switched
back and forth between an external headset and the
integrated handset (see “Setting up an ISDN connection” on
page 53).
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6.9.5.5 Printer
This function is used to set the printer options. The default is
EPSON LQ.
ARGUS config.
→Printer
Alarm bell
↓
↓
Printer
→HP-Printer
EPSON-LQ-Mode
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Printer function
<
Open the Printer function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select desired printer
>
Confirm the setting and return to the ARGUS
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the setting.
<
If you wish to use a printer that is not compatible with either
the HP-Printer or the EPSON LQ, select the ESC sequence.
An entry mask will open in which you can enter an ESCsequence character-by-character, which will permit the
optimum adaptation to your printer.
Up to 9 different ESC sequences can be entered and saved
in the EEPROM in the ARGUS so that these will still be
available after the ARGUS has been switched off and then
back on.
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ESC sequence 1
Enter:
#14#78#89#128
EXIT DEL
Operation
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
< DEL >
0
#
<
>
<EXIT>
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Delete the digit before the cursor
Enter the ESC sequence (see the information
from the manufacturer of your printer) in
decimal format. The character codes are
each separated by a “#”.
Save the entered ESC sequence in
EEPROM. The display is setup for the entry
of the next ESC sequence.
Return to the ARGUS config. menu
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6.9.5.6 Alarm bell
The ARGUS signals with an alarm in a variety of situations,
e.g. when a bit error occurs in a BERT. With the Alarm bell
function, you can suppress all audible alarms.
ARGUS config.
→Alarm bell
--------------
↓
↓
Alarm bell
→On
Off
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Alarm bell function
<
Open the Alarm bell function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired setting
<
>
Confirm the setting and return to the ARGUS
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the setting.
This setting is not lost when the ARGUS is switched off and
back on again.
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6.9.5.7 Baud rate
There is a selection of baud rates available for use when
connecting the ARGUS to a PC.
The default setting is 57600 baud.
ARGUS config.
→Baud rate
Handset
↓
↓
Baud rate
→max 57600
max 38400
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
<
>
Select the Baud rate function
Open the Baud rate function
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select the desired setting
<
>
Confirm the setting and return to the ARGUS
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the setting.
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6.9.5.8 PC Access
The data can be transferred between the ARGUS and a PC
via the serial interface or cordlessly via the IrDa infrared
interface.
.
ARGUS config.
→PC access
Numbers ↓
↓
PC access
→Serial
IrDa
ABORT
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the PC access function
<
Open the PC access function
>
Return to the Configuration menu
<↓>
Select desired access
<
>
Confirm the setting and return to the ARGUS
config. menu
<ABORT >
Return to the ARGUS config. menu. without
changing the access setting.
A software update of the ARGUS can only be made
over the serial interface.
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6.9.6 Saving Call Numbers
Ten call numbers with a maximum of 24-places can be
entered in the speed-dialing memory.
The first number must be the own call number of
the access under test (this is especially important
for the automatic Service test).
In the Remote No.1-8 memory locations, you can save
whichever remote call numbers you wish. In the memory
location X.31 test number , the ARGUS expects the entry of
the X.25 access number for the X.31 test (see Chap. 6.6.6
page 95).
o
Configuration
→Numbers
Reset
↓
↓
Enter numbers
Own number
↓
806790
Operation
<↓>
Select the Enter numbers function
>
<
Open the Enter numbers function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
Return to the Main menu
0
#
↓ -Key
<
>
< DEL >
Enter the desired number
The first number must be the own call
number of the access under test.
Scroll to the next speed-dialing memory and
enter the next number
Save call numbers. The display is setup for the
entry of the next call number.
Delete the digit before the cursor
Return to the Configuration menu
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When entering a call number with an extension (operation of
the ARGUS on a PBX access) observe the following:
The extension is separated from the access number by a #.
For outgoing calls, the ARGUS uses the entire call number
(without #) as the number called (CDPN or DAD) and, for the
calling number (DSS1-CGPN or 1TR6-OAD), only the
number after the #, in other words the extension. A "#" at the
beginning of a call number is treated as a valid character.
An example:
02351/9970-45 is entered as 023519970#45
If the “# “ is at the end of a number, when the
number is later dialed it will be done without CGPN
or OAD. This is important for some PBXs.
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6.9.7 Reset
The ARGUS resets all of the settings or entries made in the
Configuration menu back to their default values.
The speed-dialing memory and the results of all of
the automatic tests will be deleted.
The following settings are possible:
Default
BERT time
1 min
BERT error level
10-06
BERT bit pattern
1015-1
BERT-HRX
15%
Bit pattern “freely-
0000000000000000
defined“
Alerting mode
Automatic
Call acceptance
All MSNs
L1 permanent?
No
Clock mode
For NT, Master
For TE, Slave
Analog dialing mode
DTMF
Analog CLIP
FSK
Analog AOC pulse
16 kHz
Analog FLASH time
80 msec
DTMF parameter
80ms/80ms/0dB
Menu language
Depends on country
(national variant)
LCD contrast
Average value
Date
1.1.2000 / 12:00
Headset
Internal
Printer
EPSON LQ
only for BRI
NT
ESC sequence (Printer) none
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Configuration
→Reset
--------------
↓
↓
Reset
all parameters
?
ABORT
YES
Operation
<↓>
Select the Reset function
<
Open the Reset function
>
Return to the Main menu
< YES >
After prompting you to confirm that you are
sure, the ARGUS will reset all of its settings.
<ABORT >
Return to the Configuration submenu without
resetting the parameters.
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6.10 Menu: Level Measuring
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→Level measuring
L1 status
↓
↓
Operation
<↓>
Select the Level measuring menu
<
Open the Level measuring menu
>
Return to the status display
6.10.1 Level measuring on a BRI access
•
Level measurement – connected line
The ARGUS measures the level of the received useful
signal . In TE mode, it also measures the phantom feed. The
measurement will be updated continuously.
Level Measuring
→Connected line
Other TE
↓
↓
Level:
0.64V OK
Voltage:
38.2V
OK NORM
MENU
RON
NEW
Operation
<↓>
Select the Connected line (remote end)
<
Start the Connected line function
>
Return to the Main menu
< NEW >
Layer 1 will setup again to ensure a proper
measurement on a Layer 1 that is not
permanently active
< MENU >
Return to the Level measuring menu
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<RON>
or Add or remove a 100Ω resistor.
<ROFF>
Measurement results:
First line:
The level of the useful signal in volts. An
evaluation of the level follows:
<< level is too low
>> level is too high
OK The level will be evaluated as OK by
´by the ARGUS, as long as it
remains in the range 0.75V+20% -33%.
__ No level
Third line:
The level of the feed in volts. An evaluation
of the level follows.
Afterwards, the type of supply will be
displayed:
NORM The feed will be evaluated by the
ARGUS as normal, as long as it is
within the tolerance range of
40V +4.25%-13.75%
.
REV_ inverted phantom feed
NONE no feed
•
Level measurement - other TE
In TE mode, the ARGUS will measure the level of a terminal
connected in parallel. In this case, the ARGUS is passive.
Layer 1 must be active on the terminal, whose level will be
measured. The ARGUS updates its measurement
continuously.
Level Measuring
→Other TE
---------------↓
↓
Level:
0.86V OK
MENU
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Operation
<↓>
Select Other TE
<
Confirm your selection
>
Return to the Main menu
< MENU > Return to the Level measuring menu
Measurement results: The level of the useful signal in
volts.
This measurement is only possible when the
ARGUS is not supplied by the BRI.
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6.10.2 Level measurement on a U interface
•
Measurement of feed voltage - U interface
The ARGUS measures the level of the feed voltage. The
measurement will be updated continuously.
Level Measuring
→Voltage U
Power U
↓
Voltage U
U: 93V
MENU
Operation
<↓>
Select Voltage U
<
Start measurement
>
Return to the Main menu
< MENU > Return to the Level measuring menu
Measurement results: The level of the supply in volts.
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•
Measurement of the Uk0 under load
With this function, you can use the ARGUS to apply an
incremental load to the U interface.
The ARGUS measures the voltage and also displays the
calculated current and power.
From these values, it is possible to estimate the length of the
line.
Level Measuring
→Power U
---------------↓
↓
Power U
R: 9.20kΩ U: 85V
P: 761mW I:9.1mA
ABORT
+
Operation
<↓>
Select Power U
<
Start measurement
>
Return to the Main menu
< + >
The load will be increased by one increment
(the resistance is lowered)
< - >
The load will be lowered by one increment (the
resistance is increased)
<ABORT>
Return to the Level measuring menu
Measurement results:
2. line:
3. line:
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The load in kΩ and the measured voltage
(should not be > 100V).
The calculated power in mW plus the
calculated current in mA.
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Step Load / kΩ Maximum Voltage / V
1
64
ca. 126.0 1)
2
28
ca. 126.0 1)
3
19
ca. 114.0 1)
4
14
ca. 114.0 1)
5
11
ca. 114.0 1)
6
9
ca. 109.4 2)
7
8
ca. 101.8 2)
8
7
ca. 94.6 2)
9
6
ca. 75.0 1)
10
5,5
ca. 75.0 1)
11
5
ca. 75.0 1)
12
4,5
ca. 75.0 1)
13
4,2
ca. 73.9 2)
14
3,9
ca. 71.2 2)
15
2,7
ca. 59.5 2)
1) The voltage is limited by the power capacity of the
individual components in the ARGUS
2) The voltage is limited by the maximum power (1300mW)
When switching the load levels, the power limitations of the
components within the ARGUS and the maximum
permissible power (1300mW) of the U-interface must be
taken into consideration. Therefore, the ARGUS will only
permit the load to be switched another increment when the
specified voltage will not be exceeded.
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6.10.3 Level measuring on an analog access
The ARGUS measures the voltage level in both the normal
case and when the line is “busy” (trunk line). ´
Level Measuring
→Connected line
---------------↓
Polarity:
bab normal
ab busy
a+
30.4V
13.6V
Operation
<↓>
Select the Connected line (remote end)
<
Start measurement
>
Return to the Main menu
<NEW>
The measurement will be repeated.
<ABORT>
Return to the Level measuring menu
Measurement results:
First line:
Second line:
Third line:
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The polarity of the analog line (2 wire)
Red plug: a
Black plug: b
The normal voltage level
The voltage level when the line is “busy”
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6.11 Menu: L1 Status
This menu includes the following functions:
- To display the Layer 1 status when the ARGUS is
operated on a BRI access
6.11.1 The L1 status of a BRI access
The ARGUS displays in TE mode the current status of Layer
1: which signal is received from the remote end (Rx) and
which signal the ARGUS sends (Tx).
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→L1 status
Configuration
↓
↓
L1 status
Rx: Info 4
Tx: Info 3
ABORT
NEW
Operation
<↓>
Select the L1 status menu
<
Open the L1 status menu
>
Return to the status display
< NEW >
Layer 1 will be setup,
if it is not already
<ABORT > Return to the Main menu
The ARGUS displays the status of Layer 1 or of the signal,
which is being sent ( Info 0 .... Info 4).
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6.12 Testing Features with the Keypad
This feature is only relevant for a BRI access!
Some network operators do not support the standard DSS1
features, rather they expect the user to control the network
via so-called keypad command sequences.
In these cases, the desired facility is usually activated by
entering a series of characters and then sending these
characters within a DSS1-specific protocol element. These
so-called Keypad-Elements are imbedded in a SETUP
message.
An outgoing call containing a keypad message is placed
from the ARGUS by pressing the
-Key.
To distinguish the call from a normal call, the first character
sent is the '#'. Each step is acknowledged either acoustically
(handset) or via special protocol elements (cause). These
causes are displayed by the ARGUS.
To simplify the use of these functions, you can use the
ARGUS’s speed-dialing memory.
An example for an application:
Speed-dial number 0
4711
Speed-dial number 1
Speed-dial number 2
124527
#*67#
Speed-dial number 3
##67#
Speed-dial number 4
#*#67#
Speed-dial number 5
#*#21#
Speed-dial number 6
#*#61#
Speed-dial number 7
Speed-dial number 8
Speed-dial number 9
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own number of the
access under test
tel. no. of own company
Code for activating CFB
Code for deactivating
CFB
Code for querying CFB
(interrogation)
Code for querying CFU
(interrogation)
Code
for
querying
CFNR(interrogation)
free
free
free
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A) Acronyms
3PTY
Three party service /
Three party conference
Al
Action Indicator
AOC
Advice of Charge
AOC-D
Advice of Charge
Charging information during the call and
at the end of the call
AOC-E
Advice of Charge
Charging information
at the end of the call
AWS
Call Forwarding (Anrufweiterschaltung)
BC
Bearer Capability
BER
Basic Encoding Rules / Bit Error Rate
BERT
Bit Error Rate Test
CALL PROC
CALL PROCeeding message
CCBS
Completion of Calls to Busy Subscriber
CCNR
Call Complete No Response
Automatic Callback if the called party did
not answer
CD
Call Deflection
CDPN
CalleD Party Number
CF
Call Forwarding
CFB
Call Forwarding Busy
Forward calls when busy
CFNR
Call Forwarding No Reply
Forward calls when no answer
CFU
Call Forwarding Unconditional
Forward all calls
CGPN
CallinG Party Number
CLIP
Calling Line Identification Presentation
Display caller’s number
CLIR
Calling Line Identification Restriction
Suppress display of the caller’s number
COLP
Connected Line Identification Presentation
Display the number of the party called
COLR
Connected Line Identification Restriction
Suppress the display of the number of the
party with whom one is connected
CONN
CONNect Message
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CONN ACK
CONNect ACKnowledge Message
CR
Call Reference
CT
Call Transfer
CUG
Closed User Group
CW
Call Waiting
Call waiting
DAD
Destination Address (1TR6)
DDI
Direct Dialling In
Direct dialling in to an extension on a PBX
DISC
DISConnect Message
DM
Supplementary services (Dienstmerkmal)
DTMF
Dual Tone Multi Frequency
EAZ
Terminal Ident. No.
(Endgeräteauswahlziffer - 1TR6)
ECT
Explicit Call Transfer
Call transfer or directed call forwarding
E-DSS1
European Digital Subscriber Signalling
System Number 1
GBG
Closed user group (CUG) (Geschlossene
Benutzer Gruppe)
HLC
High Layer Compatibility
HOLD
Call Hold
Hold
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
INFO
INFOrmation Message
LAPD
Link Access Procedure for D-channels
channels
LCN
Logical channel number
Channel number in X.25
LLC
Low Layer Compatibility
MCID
Malicious Call Identification
MSN
Multiple Subscriber Number
NSF
Network Specific Facilities
NT
Network Termination
OAD
Origination Address (1TR6)
PD
Protocol Discriminator
REL
RELease Message
REL ACK
RELease ACKnowledge Message
REL COMPL
RELease COMPLete Message
SCI
Sending Complete Indication
SIN
Service Indicator (1TR6)
SUB
Sub-addressing / Sub-addressing is
possible
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SUSP
SUSPend Message
TE
TErminal, Terminal Equipment
TEI
Terminal Endpoint Identifier
TP
Terminal Portability
Moving the terminal on the bus
UUS
User-to-User Signalling
Transfer of user data
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B) CAUSE-Messages – DSS1 Protocol
Dec. Cause
Description
01
Unallocated (unassigned) number
No access under this call
number
02
No route to specified transit
network
Transit network not reachable
03
No route to destination
Wrong route or
routing error
06
Channel unacceptable
B-channel for the sending system
not acceptable
07
Call awarded and being delivered in
an established channel
Call awarded and connected in an
already existing channel (e.g.,
X.25 SVC)
16
Normal call clearing
Normal disconnect
17
User busy
The number called is busy
18
No user responding
No terminal equipment answered
(Timer NT303 / NT310 time-out)
19
No answer from user (user alerted)
Call time too long
21
Call rejected
Call rejected (active)
22
Number changed
Call number has been changed
26
Non-selected user clearing
Incoming call not awarded to this
terminal
27
Destination out of order
Destination / access
out of order
28
Invalid number format (address
incomplete)
Wrong call number format or call
number incomplete
29
Facility rejected
The facility is not offered
30
Response to STATUS ENQUIRY
Response to status enquiry
31
Normal, unspecified
Unspecified for
“normal class” (Dummy)
34
No circuit / channel
available
No circuit / B-channel available
38
Network out of order
Network not operational
41
Temporary failure
Network is temporarily not
operational
42
Switching equipment
congestion
Switching equipment is
overloaded
43
Access information
discarded
Access information could
not be transferred
44
Requested circuit / channel not
available
Requested circuit / B-channel is
not available
47
Resources unavailable, unspecified
Unspecified for “resource
unavailable class” (Dummy)
49
Quality of service
unavailable
The requested quality of
service is not available
50
Requested facility not subscribed
Requested service attribute is not
subscribed
57
Bearer capability not authorized
The requested bearer capability
is not enabled
58
Bearer capability not presently
available
The requested bearer capability
is not currently available
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63
Service or option not available
“Service
unspecified or option not
available class” (Dummy)
65
Bearer capability not implemented
Bearer capability is not supported
66
Channel type not implemented
Channel type is not supported
69
Requested facility not implemented
Requested facility is not supported
70
Only restricted digital information
bearer capability is available
Only limited bearer capability is
available
79
Service or option not implemented,
service unspecified or option not
implemented
class” (Dummy)
Unspecified
81
Invalid call reference value
Invalid call reference value
82
Identified Channel does not exist
Requested channel is invalid
83
A suspended call exists, but this
call identity does not
The call identity entered is the
wrong one for the parked call
84
Call identity in use
The call identity is already in use
85
No call suspended
No call has been parked
86
Call having the requested call
identity has been cleared
The parked call has been
cleared
88
Incompatible destination
Incompatible destination
91
Invalid transit network selection
Invalid format for the transit
network identifier
95
Invalid message, unspecified
Unspecified for “Invalid
message class” (Dummy)
96
Mandatoryinformationelementismissing
Mandatory information element is
missing
97
Message type non-existent or not
implemented
This type of message is in this
phase not permitted, not defined
or not supported
98
Message not compatible with call
state or message type non-existent
or not implemented
The content of the message is in
thisphasenotpermitted,notdefined
or not supported
99
Information element non-existent or
not implemented
The content of the information
element is in this phase not
permitted, not defined or not
supported
100
Invalid information element
contents
Invalid content in information
element
101
Message not compatible with call
state
Message not valid in this
phase
102
Recovery on timer expired
Error handling routine started due
to time-out
111
Protocol error, unspecified
Unspecified for “protocol error
class” (Dummy)
127
Interworking, unspecified
Unspecified for “interworking
class” (Dummy)
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C) CAUSE-Messages – 1TR6 Protocol
Dec. Cause
Description
01
Invalid call reference value
Invalid call reference value
03
Bearer service not
implemented
The service is not available in the
central office or at another location in
the network or the service has not been
subscribed.
07
Call identity does not exist
Unknown call identity
08
Call identity in use
Call identity is already assigned
to a “suspended” connection.
10
No channel available
No further B-channel is free
on the subscriber's access.
(only significant locally)
16
Requested facility not
implemented
The entered FAC-Code is unknown in
this network.
17
Requested facility not
subscribed
The requested facility is not available,
becausetheinitiatingortheremotesubscriber
is not authorized.
32
Outgoing calls barred
Outgoing calls are not possible due to
the barring
33
User access busy
If the sum of the number of free Bchannels, the number of occupied
B-channels, the number of awarded
B-channels and the number of calls
without B-channel assignment equals
four, new incoming calls will be cleared
from the network. The calling subscriber
receives a DISC with the cause “user
access busy”(= first busy) and a busy
signal.
34
Negative CUG comparison
Connection not possible due to
negative CUG comparison
35
Non-existent CUG
This CUG (GBG) does not exist
37
Communication link as SPV
not permitted
A connection is not possible, since for
example, the RFNR-test was negative
53
Destination not obtainable
A connection cannot be made due to a
wrong destination, service or
supplementary services.
56
Number changed
Subscriber-B’s call number has
changed.
57
Out of order
The remote terminal is not ready.
58
No user responding
No terminal has answered the incoming
SETUP or the subscriber call was
disconnected, it is assumed that
someone is present (Time-out for
ringing T3AA).
59
User busy
Subscriber-B is busy
61
Incoming calls barred
Subscriber-B has blocked incoming
calls or the requested service is not
supported by Subscriber-B.
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62
Call rejected
To Subscriber-A:
Therequestedconnectionisactivelyrejected
by Subscriber-B (by sending a DISC as
answer to the incoming SETUP).
Another terminal is in the setup phase
with the incoming call: The call has
already been accepted by another
terminal on the bus.
89
Network congestion
Network congested, e.g., switching
equipment congestion, no conference
set free, ...
90
Remote user initiated
Rejected or disconnected by remote
end (subscriber or exchange).
112
Local procedure error
Sent in a REL
Disconnectduetolocalerrors(e.g.,notvalid
messages or parameters, time-out, ...).
Sent in a SUSP REJ
Due to another already active
supplementary service, the connection
may not be “suspended”.
Sent in a RES REJ
There is no “suspended” connection.
Sent in a FAC REJ
No further supplementary service
request is possible, since there is still
one being processedorthesupplementary
service requested is not available in the
current state of the connection.
113
Remote procedure error
Caused by error at
remote end.
114
Remote user suspended
Connection at the remote end is in the
“hold” or “suspend” state.
115
Remote user resumed
Connection at the remote end is no
longer in the “hold” or “suspend” or
“conference” state.
127
User Info discarded locally
The message USER INFO is rejected
locally. The cause is given in the
message CON CON.
Length entry (=0)
Normal disconnect (e.g., in REL as
answer to a DISC from subscriber or a
change of service in a DISC): Command
to the terminal to release the B-channel.
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D) ARGUS Error Messages
Error
Error
Number Class
Cause
.
Description
0
Network
The network is not in a state
defined for DSS1 or 1TR6. It
may be that this state is normal
for a PBX.
E
1 to 127 B,C,D,E Network
DSS1 or 1TR6 causes
150
E
ARGUS
An error occurred during the
supplementary service test.
Frequent cause: no response
from network
152
B
ARGUS
The CF-Test was started with the
wrong own number.
.
153
E
ARGUS
no HOLD is available, but HOLD
is required to test the
supplementary service (ECT,
3pty)
154
E
ARGUS
CLIR or COLR could not be
tested, since CLIP or COLP is
not available
161
B
ARGUS
The party called did not answer
within the prescribed time
(approx.10 sec)
162
B
ARGUS
A call was setup to a remote
subscriber, instead of being
setup – as was expected – to
your own number.
163
E
ARGUS
The Auto-Test could not setup a
connection and therefore the
AOC/D supplementary service
could not be tested.
199
B
ARGUS
A call number was entered.
201
A
ARGUS
Network did not confirm
acceptance of the call (CONN
sent, no CONN_ACK received
from network)
204
A
ARGUS
- Layer 2 connection was
cleared-down
- No response to SETUP (call
setup)
- Layer 2 connection could not
be setup
205
A
ARGUS
Reestablish the Layer 2
Connection
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210
A
ARGUS
No response to the
clear-down ( REL sent, no
REL_CMP/REL_ACK received
from
network)
220
A
ARGUS
Remote end signaled that it is in
State 0.
245
E
ARGUS
Keypad sent via ESC, but no
response was received from
network
250
E
ARGUS
FACility was sent, but no
response was received from
network
X.31 Test – Error messages
X.31 Causes
0 to 255 Network See ISO 8208: 1987(E)
Table 5- Coding of the clearing cause field in
clear indication packets, page 35
257
ARGUS
no response from network
(for a CALL-REQUEST or CLEARREQUEST)
258
ARGUS
Unexpected or wrong answer from network
(no CALL-CONNECTED or CLEARINDICATION as response to a CALLREQUEST)
259
ARGUS
The network has indicated in a DIAGNOSTIC
message that the logical channel is invalid.
Cause: No (=1) or a wrong LCN was set.
512
ARGUS
It was not possible to determine an internal or
external cause.
Cause: Layer 2 could not be setup or remote
end does not support X.31
65535
ARGUS
X.31 Layer 3 test was not performed. The
error can only occur in a test log.
X.31 Diagnostic (only for a cause less than 256)
0 to 255 Network See ISO 8208: 1987(E)
Figure 14A page 121
Figure 14B page 123ff
And/or
CCITT Recommendation X.25, Annex E
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E) Package contents
Included in the package are:
-
172
ARGUS including batteries
ARGUS ISDN-Test Adapter
BRI connecting cable
9V plug-in power supply
Shock-absorbing PVC jacket
Analog and U-Interface 100V cable
User’s Guide
WINplus CD
Serial cable Type P2
Guarantee card & registration
ARGUS carrying case
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