The UNH-IOL has a 7,200 square-foot facility to support test events, holding up to 60 companies at a time. UNH-IOL hosted events allow both member and non-member companies to accomplish detailed, thorough testing with industry partners. These events typically focus on fostering the interoperability of a particular technology, often when the technology is in its first stages of implementation. Industry Forums and individual customers benefit from these events by gaining early access to unreleased products in new technology spaces, finding problems before their customers do, and obtaining feedback to draft standards.
In the first quarter of 2012 the UNH-IOL hosted/co-hosted five events. On January 18-19, the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) Consortium hosted a training event at the lab. The event consisted of a two-day course that provided application developers with classroom instruction and hands-on experience coding applications directly to the Verbs API using the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED™) and related software tools. The OFA hosted a second training event, which offered the same two-day course, on March 13-14. In addition, from March 26-30, the Ethernet Alliance HS Modular IO Subcommittee hosted an interoperability test event at the lab. Not only does the UNH-IOL host internal events, but also events off-site. The UNH-IOL hosted the first ever MIPI BIF Interop Workshop, which took place in Bracknell, UK at the Panasonic Facility on January 30-31. The fourth MIPI Display Interop Workshop, an event also hosted by the UNH-IOL, took place March 26-29 in Nice, France at the Texas Instruments Facility.
In the second quarter of 2012 the UNH-IOL will host roughly six in-house events.
Samantha Gosnell, Marketing and Communications