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By: Sara Santos on January 22nd, 2016

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Test Your Video Conferencing System

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Testing your video system:

By now, we should all know the importance of a test call when planning a video conference, but when you are installing new video conferencing systems or making changes on your network, it is not always easy to isolate issues with your video system. To help test the video system or isolate issues, you need an outside test site that you know to be working. This outside test site is called a "known good" because everything should be configured and working correctly with that system, making it easy to isolate the issues to the video system you are testing. But where do you find a "known good" video system to test with?

If you are a "do it yourself" kind of person, we've listed a number of test sites for you.

 

For video system test locations: 

System Name: VTCTest: Produced by Gary Miyakawa
Dial String: 71.14.2.157
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
Codec Type: Polycom HDX 9004
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: VTCTest not only checks video and audio [in both directions] it also checks for H.239 (Dual Video) and also offers a call back!!
Location: US

System Name: Polycom: HDX 8000 Lab
Dial String: 140.242.250.203
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016MAX Bandwidth: 1472K
Codec Type: Polycom VSX8000 Release 9.0
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You might get to talk to someone or see a server room. Excellent quality.
Location: US 

System Name: Polycom: HDX 8000
Dial String: 140.242.250.205
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: 1920K
Codec Type: Polycom HDX 8000
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  You should see a high quality looping video about Polycom.
Location: US 

System Name: Polycom: HDX 9000
Dial String: 140.242.250.201
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Polycom HDX 9004
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see good quality a looping video about Polycom.
Location: US

System Name: Polycom: RealPresence Group 700
Dial String: 140.242.250.204
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Polycom HDX 9004
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see a looping video about Polycom.
Location: US

System Name: Polycom: HDX7000 Test
Dial String: 140.242.250.202
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Polycom VS4000 Release 6.0.5
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see a looping video about Polycom.
Location: US 

System Name: CSIRO Test
Dial String: 0262463194@csiro.au
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
Codec Type: Unknown
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  Video test and h.239 presentation video
Location: Australia

System Name: Imago ScanSource
Dial String: 89.105.107.135
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: 2048K
Codec Type: Polycom
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You will see a video playing.
Location: UK

 

System Name: Northwestern University
Dial String: 129.105.223.154 (H323)
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: 1024K
Codec Type: Codian
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Use far end camera control and enter the Testing conference. You will see a video playing and it will also provide H239 content!
Location: US 

System Name: Parrot at BlueJeans
Dial String: 111@199.48.152.152
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
Codec Type: Unknown
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  The parrot will repeat what you say to test audio.
Location: US 

System Name: Lifesize Video 1
Dial String: 368004@lifesizecloud.com
Last Verified On: 09/29/2016
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Playback of video - also supports SIP dial in.
Location: US

 

For a test call of our EasyConference service from your video system:

Dial String: 8378@109.239.231.232 or 109.239.231.232##8378
Dial String using URI dialing: 8378@easymeeting.net
Notes: Test video and audio in both directions.

 

As always, Easymeeting customers can call the Easymeeting Service Center by video or phone to schedule a test call. We are more than happy to run a few tests to ensure your system is working correctly.

 

Comment below if you have a favorite test system! Want to learn more about Easymeeting's EasyConference service? Sign up for a free 14-day trial!

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This blog was updated September 29, 2016. Originally, we listed 2 of our favorite test sites from Let’s Do Video's Verified Videoconferencing Test Sites: 2016 Edition.

About Sara Santos

Starting in a customer support role at Easymeeting before becoming a Marketing Coordinator, Sara has seen first-hand how customers can benefit from such an awesome technology. She loves sharing her experiences from working closely with customers and building strong relationships with them over video. Sara has a passion for inbound marketing, helping others, and making people laugh. When not working on the Easymeeting blog, you can catch Sara outside hiking with her dog.