Verified Videoconferencing Test Sites: 2017 Edition

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Below is the Let’s Do Video List of Verified Videoconferencing Test Sites for 2017 ! Since 2016, some of the well worn sites have passed out of existence, but several others have popped up or been resurrected.

Some of these sites will provide you with a loop back of your video (not audio), so that you can make sure that you are sending video through your network, while others will just show you the current camera image or a looping video. Please note that some of these sites are very busy, especially the dedicated test sites set up by Gary Miyakawa which are extremely sophisticated test sites that will even call you back!!

H.323 and SIP Test Sites

System Name: AARNet: HD MCU

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 202.158.196.141
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Codian MSE 4510/4.0
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: For High Definition (Codian) testing: dial 202.158.196.141 and navigate to the conference named “AARNet HD Test (61262112650)” , or by entering conference ID 61262112650#. You will see a playback of a video on a loop.
Location: Australia
Source: Email from Jason B. on Jan 20, 2012.

System Name: CSIRO Test

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 0262463194@csiro.au
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Unknown
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Video as well as h.239 or bfcp presentation video
Location: Australia
Source: https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/12441541/videoconferencing-test-ipsip-addresses

System Name: EasyConference

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 8378@109.239.231.232 or 109.239.231.232##8378
Dial String using URI dialing: 8378@easymeeting.net
MAX Bandwidth: 2000K +
CodecType: OPUS
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You will see a video playing.
Location: US
Source: https://blog.easymeeting.net/video-conferencing-test-sites

System Name: GoldSeal

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 66.244.181.76
MAX Bandwidth: 1024K
CodecType: Polycom VSX8000 Release 9.0
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You will see a video playing.
Location: US
Source: http://us.collaborationpoint.westcon.com/content/vendors/goldseal 

System Name: Imago ScanSource

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 89.105.107.135
MAX Bandwidth:†2048K
CodecType: Polycom
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You will see a video playing.
Location: UK
Source: Email from Pete T. at Imago

System Name: Northwestern University

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 129.105.223.154 (H323)
MAX Bandwidth: 1024K
CodecType: Codian
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Enter the 24/7 test conference (use the far end camera controls to navigate the menu). You will get a loopback of yourself and/or other participants in the conference.
Location: US
Source: https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/12441541/videoconferencing-test-ipsip-addresses

System Name: Parrot at BlueJeans

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 111@199.48.152.152
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Unknown
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You will see an odd animation of a blue parrot.
Location: US
Source: Comment on 2016 edition of this list. 

System Name: Polycom: RealPresence Group 700

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.250.200
MAX Bandwidth: 1920K
CodecType: RealPresence Group 700
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  You should see a looping video about polycom.
Location: US
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: HDX 7000

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.250.202
MAX Bandwidth: 1920K
CodecType: Polycom HDX 7000
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  You should see a looping video about polycom.
Location: US
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: HDX 8000

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.250.205
MAX Bandwidth: 1920K
CodecType: Polycom HDX 8000
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  You should see a looping video about polycom.
Location: US
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: RealPresence Group 700

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.250.204
MAX Bandwidth: 1920K
CodecType: RealPresence Group 700
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes:  You should see a looping video about polycom.
Location: US
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: HDX 8000 Lab

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.250.203
MAX Bandwidth: 1472K
CodecType: 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
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: HDX 9000

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.250.201
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Polycom HDX 9004
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: There is still a Polycom system at this address, but it doesn’t seem to be on auto-answer or functioning at the moment. It may have been re-purposed for other testing. Use for testing with caution. 
Location: US
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: HDX 8000

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.46.50
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Polycom HDX 9004
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see a looping video about Polycom. Great Quality.
Location: UK
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Polycom: HDX 9006

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 140.242.222.12
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Polycom HDX 9006
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see a looping video about Polycom. Great Quality.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Source: Polycom.com

System Name: Scansource: Cisco C60

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 76.74.100.40
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Cisco C60
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see a looping video about Scansource/Cisco. Great Quality.
Location: US?
Source: kbz.com

System Name: Scansource: Cisco C20

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 76.74.100.43
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: Cisco C20
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: You should see a looping video about Scansource/Cisco. Great Quality.
Location: US?
Source: kbz.com

System Name: VTCTest: Produced by Gary Miyakawa

Last Verified On: 12/1/2015
Dial String: 71.14.2.158
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: 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!! If you consider this service valuable, consider making a donation at http://vtctest.pointsofdata.com to support its continuation.
Location: US
Source: http://vtctest.pointsofdata.com/

System Name: VTCTest: Produced by Gary Miyakawa

Last Verified On: 12/10/2015
Dial String: 71.14.2.157
MAX Bandwidth: Unknown
CodecType: 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!! If you consider this service valuable, consider making a donation at http://vtctest.pointsofdata.com to support its continuation.
Location: US
Source: http://vtctest.pointsofdata.com/



Lifesize Cloud Test Sites

Note: These can be called from any SIP system. If you are using LifeSize Cloud to call, you can remove the “@lifesizecloud.com” when dialing. 

System Name: Austin Skyline

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 370608@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Austin Skyline 2

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 3559827@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Demo – Dancing Fountains

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 3559407@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Fisk Tank1

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 506387@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Fisk Tank2

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 359905@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Fisk Tank3

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 371343@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Fisk Tank4

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 506457@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: GearClock1

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 367535@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: GearClock2

Last Verified On: 7/30/2017
Dial String: 3538953@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Test Call

Last Verified On:  7/30/2017
Dial String: testcall@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Will record your video and play it back.
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Video  1

Last Verified On:  7/30/2017
Dial String: 368004@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Playback of Video. Excellent Quality.
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

System Name: Video  2

Last Verified On:  7/30/2017
Dial String: 482867@lifesizecloud.com
Verification Results: Dedicated Test Site
Notes: Playback of Video. Excellent Quality.
Location: US
Source: https://community.lifesize.com/docs/DOC-3261

If you have others sites that should be on the list, please comment below or send me an email at jscottchristianson@mac.com or a tweet at @JScottMO.

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J Scott Christianson is a successful instructor and business owner with more than 23 years of experience in networking, videoconferencing technology, and project management. A Project Management Professional (PMP), Scott has worked on more than 400 videoconferencing projects. He currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri and remains actively involved in videoconferencing technology and applications. The opinions expressed in Scott's commentary are his own, and are not representative of Let’s Do Video or the University of Missouri.

6 Comments

    • That’s pretty cool Graham. Great for Pexip users to be able to test their connection and see/hear how they look/sound before a call.

      This list is more about interop testing than connection testing though. Having a good connection to your cloud service is one thing, seeing how things look you connect to the various endpoints and bridges on the list above is another. Although I don’t think Pexip would have a problem with anything here.

  1. vctech@gmail.com'

    These lists are invaluable. Thanks to J Scott Christianson and thanks to David and the Let’s Do Video team for getting it out there to help folks.

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