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MaxTester 630

ADSL2+/VDSL2 Multiplay Testing Made Easy


Fast, easy-to-use and cost-effective test solution for installing multiplay services over DSL and Ethernet

Technical information

EXFO Connect compatible


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Key features

  • Supports ADSL2+ and VDSL2 bonding, allowing service providers to recover and grow wireline revenues
  • Supports ADSL2+ ATM/PTM and VDSL2 single-pair testing for hybrid networks
  • IPTV test suite for automated quality of service (QoS) testing
  • Data testing and Web browser for complete service qualification
  • Configurable pass/fail results for automated testing
  • Designed to face the challenges of the outside plant environment with an IEC IP54 rating


  • Ensures that customers have the required bandwidth (downstream and upstream rates) for delivering triple-play services over single-pair or bonded ADSL2+ and VDSL2
  • Validates that the IPTV, VoIP and data services can operate on the circuit with the required QoS
  • Verifies that the customer's modem/router, equipment and inside wiring are operating correctly
  • Proves data flow between the network and the end equipment

A Next-Generation Tool for Broadband Deployments

EXFO’s MaxTester 630 is the perfect tool for any service provider deploying multiplay services over single-pair or bonded ADSL2+ and/or VDSL2. Its small form factor, rugged design and easy-to-use menu make it the ideal tool for installation and repair technicians. With the MaxTester 630, the testing process is highly automated and technicians close their jobs quickly and efficiently. The large display of the MaxTester 630 makes it even more user-friendly, and when it comes to saving results, it provides technicians with many connectivity options for uploading tests and compiling reports.

Test Hybrid ADSL1/2/2+, VDSL2 and Newly Deployed Bonded DSL Networks

The MaxTester 630 is based on the industry-leading Broadcom chipset, which ensures excellent interoperability for VDSL2 and ADSL2+ hybrid networks. The MaxTester 630 also supports the use of Broadcom’s ADSL2+ Nitro mode to negotiate with Broadcom-based DSLAMs in order to achieve data rates as high as 30 Mbit/s (depending on DSLAM setup, loop length, noise influences and circuit quality). Nitro™ is a Broadcom approach that increases the throughput on links by compressing the ADSL2+ ATM header and as a result, requires fewer bits to be transmitted.

Ensuring the highest quality triple-play services to customers is a must for service providers, but it is also a challenge with an aging copper plant and the need to maximize the use of all pairs in the cable bundle. Service providers can offer higher rate/reach by implementing ADSL2+ and/or VDSL2 bonding (using two copper pairs as defined within ITU-T G.998.1,2,3) to increase the available data rates and/or the loop lengths to address a new customer service area. Another industry standard method that helps achieve high-quality multiplay is to take noise mitigation to the next level through G.INP (impulse noise protection and physical layer retransmission as defined by ITU-T G.998.4) and vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5). These techniques are supported by the MaxTester 630 to ensure consistency with service providers’ noise migration methods and procedures.

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May. 2017

Network testing capabilities expanded to include the following optional features: Web Browser, IPTV analysis, FTP transfer speed and traceroute.

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