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1L114 - 3M Dynatel 965AMS Advanced Tester w/ VDSL2 Module

3M Dynatel 965AMS Advanced Modular System Tester w/ Options With 3M Dynatel VDSL2 Module
Version 4.01.17

965AMS Options:
- Expert Pair

Usage:  POTS, POTS & Broadband, Fault Locating, Noise Mitigation

TDR and auto-test knowledge based systems aids technicians during test interpretation

Includes Carrying Case & Accessories As Listed

BC# 18585 18584 18570

Condition Refurbished / Calibrated
Warranty 90 Day Exchange
  • 3M Dynatel 965AMS Version 4.01.17 w/ Options  (BC# 18585)
    • Expert Pair
    • VBSA
    • TDR
    • SA2SW
  • 3M Dynatel VDSL2 Module (BC# 18584)
  • 3M Dynatel Far End Device II w/ Case & Instructions (BC# 18570)
  • 5 Color Test Lead Set
  • RJ45 To Multi Clip Cable
  • 3M Dynatel 965 AMS Self-TEST Circuit
  • Thru Mode RJ-45 Adapter Cable
  • AC Adapter/Charger
  • Power Cord
  • Hard Copy User Manual
  • Carrying Case (G)

Dynatel 965AMS Advanced Modular System

The Dynatel 965AMS system contains every feature of our previous 965 model plus a larger, brighter display that features 3MTM VikuitiTM Display Enhancement technology, a user-friendly icon-based interface and rugged field-swappable modules.* These external modules can be shared between technicians and allow transmission testing of a variety of OSP technologies.

This microcomputer-controlled flexible test set family provides full-featured testing for the triple play—voice, video and data circuits. Because it’s a Dynatel 965 series tester, the AMS model is easy to use, requiring minimal training for testing professionals. And because it emphasizes fault diagnosis and fault location, customer problems can be solved quickly.


  • Communications
  • Capability to work with a PC or handheld computer supporting software upload and data downloads
  • Flexible architecture
  • Supports various data modem protocols such as ADSL2+
  • Graphical user interface
  • User-friendly, icon-based display of test results
  • Help function
  • An internal help and tutorial provides information as needed during operation
  • Backlight
  • High resolution/high contrast black and white LCD display
  • Vehicle power adapter
  • Plugs into standard vehicle accessory outlet
  • Windows/CE operating system
  • Provides open architecture software environment
  • Allows rapid access to twelve different "blue key" functions, reducing menu levels. Also has cursors, and supports alpha-numeric entry
  • Yellow and green LED lights
  • Signal battery state and communication status
  • Software
  • TDR and auto-test knowledge based systems aids technicians during test interpretation
  • Bright big screen
  • Highly visible even in bright sunlight due to proprietary 3M™ Vikuiti™ brightness enhancement technology, 80% larger than 965DSP
  • Modular design
  • All you need is a new module to increase test capability (no need to replace test set)
  • Dynatel yellow
  • Rugged, dependable


    The knowledge-based smart autotest function is the product of more than a hundred years of Dynatel team experience. It allows an automatic test of active and inactive lines with pass/fail limits. Autotest capabilities also include expert system analysis of test results with advice on how to repair or how to locate faults. 3M™ Dynatel™ Far End Device FED II and customizable selections of tests are supported by the autotest feature of the 965AMS platform.


    The 3M™ Dynatel™ Advanced Modular System 965AMS modules are field swappable, testing the exact digital transmission modem needed for each job. The module supports special circuits technicians who work on a variety of circuit standards during a typical day. Because the modules are field swappable, the technicians can share them. So it’s no longer necessary to buy a separate testing platform for each set of modules.


    The hand-held 965AMS product is housed in a lightweight, ergonomically-designed case for portability and ease of handling. The unit is weather-resistant and weighs only 5 lbs (2.2kg). The unit operates on a desktop, on the ground, up in an aerial environment and in underground locations.



    Drop test Survives 3 ft (1 m) drop onto concrete, (survives 5 ft drop onto concrete with
    soft case) using ASTM D4169 assurance level I method 5276
    Vibration Meets Mil 810F method 514.5
    Water, dust and chemical proof Meets IP65 per IEC 529(1989) for rain and dust
    Immersion test IP67 0.15 m deep
    Emissions Standards meet FCC part 15, class A: Digital Devices
    for the US, and EN55022 (radiated emissions)
    Built to ISO9001/2000 certification for
    manufacturing facilities and TL 9000 compliant
    Built to ANSI/IPC A610-C manufacturing standards
    Language English, Spanish, and French Canadian*
    Units Feet or meters, Fahrenheit or Celsius, dBrnC or dBm0p, m/uS or Vp
    Battery Rechargeable battery pack or alkaline,
    9 hours typical use (50% on/off measures voltage)
    Display 4.1" x 3.1"(104 x 79 mm), 320 x 240 pixel resolution, high visibility in bright
    sunlight due to 3MTM VikuitiTM film technology
    Stored results (All Results) 100 results total of all types maximum



    Auto test POTS, POTS & Broadband
    Basic VOM Yes
    Charger Included Yes
    Display Size Large
    DSL Cross-talk Troubleshoot Yes
    DSLAM Link Capable Yes
    HPNA No
    Immersible Yes
    Load Coils Measurement Yes
    Modem module ADSL2+ No
    Modem module VDSL2 No
    Modem testing No
    Modular Design Yes
    POTS Yes
    POTS loss measurement Yes
    RFL Test Yes
    Service Level Maximum Wideband & ADSL2
    TDR Capable No
    Test Lead Type Bed of Nails
    Upgradeable Yes
    Usage POTS, POTS & Broadband, Fault Locating, Noise Mitigation
    VOM Test Yes
    Weather resistant Yes
    Wideband Loss/Tone Yes
    Wideband test suite No

3M Dynatel VDSL2 Module

The All-in-one Modem Module VDSL2 is a self-contained unit that attaches to the 3M™ Dynatel™ Advanced Modular System 965AMS at the module position on the back of the unit. Power is supplied by the 965AMS. This module is designed to provide testing of xDSL services. It allows the technician to attach to the copper service pair bearing a DSL circuit via 965AMS the red and black test leads. The technician can then connect to the DSLAM at the CO or field cabinet, measure and display connect statistics, link to the server, ping through the server to an IP destination, or browse the Internet.

The modem module supports the following DSL service types:

  • ANSI T1.413 Issue 2
  • ADSL G.dmt G.992.1/2AnnexA
  • ADSL2 G.992.3/4AnnexA
  • ADSL2+ G.992.5AnnexA, B, L and M
  • VDSL1 G.993.1
  • VDSL2 G.993.2 plan 997, 998 supports all eight profiles: 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a and 30a

The modem module supports the following WAN internet working protocols:

  • Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet
  • Point-to-point protocol overATM
  • Bridge mode RFC1483
  • Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) client

The modem module supports the following functions:

  • Connect with a DSLAM
  • Link with the server
  • Ping to/through the server to an IP destination
  • Internet browsing
  • Substitute as a CPE DSL modem by operating in a ‘thru-mode’from the DSL port to the module Ethernet port
  • Support DSL data transport services such as web browsing or ftp transfers
  • Support ADSL2+ non-zero INP settings at full data rate
  • Validate Ethernet port connectivity and data rate

Connect Statistics
The 3M™ Dynatel™ All-in-one Modem Module VDSL2 provides the following parametric data to the 3M™ Dynatel™ Advanced Modular System 965AMS application:

  • Modem status(Showtime, initialization)
  • Transmission system (e.g. G.992.5)
  • Vendor ID information
  • Downstream and Upstream maximum attainable rates
  • Downstream and Upstream noise margin
  • Downstream and Upstream total aggregate transmit power
  • Downstream and Upstream capacity
  • Bits per tone for each subcarrier
  • SNR per tone for each subcarrier
  • Forward Error Correction Count (FEC)
  • Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) error count
  • Header Error Control (HEC) violation
  • Loss of Signal (LOS)
  • Loss of Frame (LOF)
  • Loss of Power (LPR)
  • Downstream and Upstream transmit power
  • Downstream and Upstream line attenuation
  • Downstream and Upstream actual data rate
  • Downstream and Upstream interleaving delay
  • Downstream and Upstream interleaving depth


Size 6.0" H x 5.5" W x 1.5" D
Weight 0.86 lb
Operating Temperatures 20ºC to +60ºC (operational time is limited at higher temperatures)
Storage Temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
Rain & Dust IP64 (attached to 965AMS)
Drop Test Survives 3 ft. (1 m) drop onto concrete, (survives 5 ft. drop onto concrete with soft case) using
ASTM D4169 assurance level I method 5276
FCC CFR 47 Port 15 Class A

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