By Samantha Martell - June 10, 2016
High School Internship: Then and Now with Patrick MacArthur, a 2007 High School Intern
Recently I had the opportunity to interview an outstanding UNH student and UNH-IOL employee, Patrick MacArthur, to learn about how he started out as a High School Intern and where his journey has taken him over the years. I hope you enjoy reading about his experience as much as I did writing about it!
By Meghan Carroll - April 29, 2016
The IOL has been a key player for the Open Networking community, hosting plugfests to allow for the testing of whitebox switches.
By Ainsley-Aude Croteau - April 28, 2016
The Girls Who Code Club from Seacoast School of Technology, which is an afterschool program for girls of all ages (between the ages of 6 and 14) that focuses on their interest in learning more about programming and development, visited the UNH IOL on April 6, 2016 for their evening after school activity. This was their first field trip as a club and it was an unprecedented experience.
By Ashnav Lal - April 20, 2016
Hackathon? Confused? Don’t know what it is? Is it worth staying awake for 24-48 hours and trying to solve a world problem? Read my blog below to find out what a hackathon is and how I won an award at IDHACK 2016.
By Paul Willis - February 23, 2016
When we talk about digital information we usually think of binary data, which is composed of a sequence of ones and zeroes. Binary data only needs a single line, or wire, referenced to ground in the case of single ended signaling and two lines in the case of differential signaling. C-PHY is a physical layer transport that uses three lines to encode binary information adopted by the MIPI Alliance in October of 2014. Prior to C-PHY, there was no well-known coding scheme for encoding binary data on three lines.
By Charles McNaughton - February 5, 2016
We are Jimmy Trinh and Chip McNaughton, Computer Science students at the University of New Hampshire. We work at the University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) in the Ethernet Switching Protocols (ESP) Consortium. In ESP, vendors send devices to us to perform conformance and interoperability test evaluation. We deal with Layer 2 switches and data center devices. This winter we started to work on one of ESP’s ongoing software development projects, ESP-vIOLett (versatile IOL-evaluation test tool). The goal of ESP-vIOLett is to help automate our test suites and create a product that is usable for industry. Vendors will then be able to pre-test their equipment in-house before it is officially tested at the IOL.
By John Petlon - February 3, 2016
Jeremy Plsek, a sophomore Computer Science major at the University of New Hampshire, and a current UNH-IOL employee, started his career at the lab as a summer intern after his junior year of high school. Jeremy began working in the Digital Living Consortium (DLC), where he was immediately exposed to real world technology. He started by creating the server for his group’s project and gaining industry experience right off the bat. Aside from his group project, Jeremy also spent his time as an intern performing web development work.
By Cameron Schilling - February 1, 2016
As a non-profit, when it comes to business we must never lose sight of the bigger picture. The UNH-IOL strives to lead the industry as a premier testing facility that employs and prepares students for careers in technology, however there is a greater call to action that goes hand in hand with this. Because we are so passionate about filling the industry’s engineering pipeline, it’s crucial that we excite and set up the engineers of tomorrow with the tools for a successful future.
By Mara Bernazzani - December 21, 2015
Here at the UNH-InterOperability laboratory (UNH-IOL) we work with over 150 students each year. We pride ourselves on providing hands-on, real world training to these students prior to graduation. And by ‘real world’ training, we mean just that. Since 1988, our lab has allowed undergraduates to prepare for careers in the industry testing multi-vendor interoperability.
By Ainsley-Aude Croteau - December 10, 2015
The UNH IOL G.fast Consortium will host the first ever official Broadband Forum Virtual Plugfest, beginning December 7th. Registered companies will remotely access their devices to perform tests with other companies, who are also remotely controlling their equipment. The G.fast Consortium and its sister consortium, DSL, have held several Plugfests for emerging technologies in the past, the motivation to establish a virtual Plugfest came after the beginning of the G.fast interoperability beta program.