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Handheld Modular Platform — AXS-200

 

Designed for multilayer testing on both copper and optical fiber, the SharpTESTER Access Line delivers high-efficiency testing—Ethernet, DSL triple-play, copper qualification, fiber characterization—for residential and commercial access networks.

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Key Features

  • One-touch test start/stop
  • A single user interface for all SharpTESTER module series
  • Flexible architecture adapting to evolving customer requirements
  • Rugged, weather-proof design
  • Easy to use, even for technicians who are inexperienced or unfamiliar with specific applications
  • Fast and clear pass/fail results on a transflective graphical color display

Applications

  • Ethernet testing
  • DSL triple-play testing
  • Copper qualification
  • Fiber characterization

The AXS-200 Handheld Modular Platform is the foundation of EXFO's SharpTESTER Access Line, the new authority in access network testing. Designed for multilayer testing on copper and optical fiber, the SharpTESTER Access Line offers high-efficiency testing—EthernetDSL triple-play,copper qualificationfiber characterization—for residential and commercial access networks.

Efficiency and Simplicity

Featuring one-touch test functionalities, a single user interface for all SharpTESTER module series and a flexible architecture adapting to evolving customer requirements, the AXS-200 is optimized to shorten both the learning curve and the test cycles. Built to withstand real-life testing conditions, it delivers fast and clear pass/fail results on a transflective graphical color display, providing ease of use, even for technicians who are inexperienced or unfamiliar with specific applications.

Three Module Series

The AXS-200 Handheld Modular Platform hosts three series of modules, making a true multiservice, multimedium test solution.

Copper/DSL Triple-Play

  • Complete local loop testing
  • xDSL QoS assessment of triple-play services
  • Ethernet testing for triple-play services

Optics

  • Physical-layer testing within fiber access links

Ethernet

  • Installation and maintenance testing for Ethernet circuits

Flexible Connectivity

The AXS-200 enables easy file transfer and software upgrade through USB connection. It also features USB A/B, RJ-45 and fiber inspection probe ports.

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TypeNameReleasedDescription
AXS-200/805/855 Multilayer Access Test Set
v1.2 SP4 - ToolBox AXS 1 See all versions
Nov. 2012

Software for the AXS-200 SharpTESTER Handheld Platform with the AXS-200/805, AXS-200/850 and AXS-200/855 modules.

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AXS-200/850 Ethernet Test Set
v1.5 SP5 - ToolBox AXS 1 See all versions
Oct. 2012

Software for the AXS-200 SharpTESTER Handheld Platform with the AXS-200/805, AXS-200/850 and AXS-200/855 modules.

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System Disk AXS-200
v1.2 - ToolBox AXS 1 See all versions
Jul. 2012

Software for the AXS-200 SharpTESTER Handheld Platform.

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Handheld Instrument Software Manager
v3.3 - Utilities See all versions
Jun. 2011

Software utility to install, upgrade and remove applications on handheld instruments.

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USB Driver
v2.0 - Utilities See all versions
Jun. 2011

Drivers for different handheld instruments and platforms.

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AXS-200/600 Series
v2.7 - ToolBox AXS 1 See all versions
Apr. 2011

Software for the AXS-200 SharpTESTER Handheld Platform with copper and xDSL modules.

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Certification OLTS
v1.2 - ToolBox AXS 1 See all versions
Jun. 2008

Software for the AXS-200 SharpTESTER Handheld Platform with the AXS-200/350 and AXS-200/360 modules.

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