By Carter Snay - February 1, 2019
Hello reader! My name is Carter Snay, and I have been working at the UNH-IOL since March 2017. I was initially working in the iSCSI testing service, but moved to NVMe in August of 2017 where I currently still work. I am an Environmental Science major, which is different than all of my peers who are either IT or CS. Generally I’ll get a confused look when a vendor asks me what I’m studying, but I’m still able to do the work on account of the staff at the UNH-IOL always teaching me many of the things that make me useful to the team I work on. Anyways, on to the plugfest in Wuhan!
By Stephanie Clark - January 25, 2019
The UNH-InterOperability Lab is the exclusive 3rd party test house for the Ethernet Alliance (EA) Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification Program. The PoE Certification Program aims to assure interoperability of products based on IEEE Std 802.3™-2018 PoE standards. Passing products are eligible for listing on the Ethernet Alliance Certified Product Registry. PoE technology grants the ability to deliver power over data communications cabling for IP networks.
By Kate Bacon - August 22, 2018
Hi I’m Kate Bacon, and I was an intern at the UNH InterOperability Lab during the summer of 2018. If you’re reading this you’re probably wondering more about being an intern at the IOL, what you will be doing here, and who you will be working with. You’re probably feeling all of the same emotions I was feeling before I started my internship. I am here to tell you about my experience at the IOL, what I learned, and the amazing opportunities that are offered here at the lab.
By Stephanie Clark - July 2, 2018
Last week concluded the second annual UNH-IOL Hackathon held here at the lab. The UNH-IOL hackathon is an event where programmers get together for a short period of time to collaborate on a project that will benefit the lab in some way or another. The Hackathon is a week long event for UNH student employees to step away from their day-to-day grind and work together to provide long-term solutions for various lab wide projects. Students from all majors were broken up into groups of their choice to develop a new project or continue working on one from a previous project.
By Sarah Hinzman - June 13, 2018
We are excited to share the big news, we have officially hired 14 interns for the upcoming 13th year of our HighTech Bound Program. Their first day is Monday, July 9, 2018. We couldn't have done anything without the support of our 2018 Sponsors.
By Mara Bernazzani - May 14, 2018
We caught up with IOL Alum, Andrew Wood, who was a donor in the annual UNH 603 Challenge to the IOL Gift Fund. Andrew worked at the lab from 2011-2014 and graduated from UNH in 2015 with his BS in Outdoor Education and went on to receive his Masters in Educational Studies in 2017. I asked Andrew why he donated to the IOL Gift Fund and what it meant to him. and now I turn it over to him (enjoy!):
By Anthony Pilotte - May 9, 2018
I admit when I walked into the IOL on my first day as a HighTech Bound Intern, I was nervous. When my technology teacher informed me of the internship during my junior year of high school, I had no idea that my decision to apply would help shape many of my future college decisions and life experiences.
By Sarah Hinzman - December 4, 2017
Recently, we had a chance to catch up with IOL alum, Alan Ames, who started working at the lab in 1998 with the Ethernet testing group. During his 4-5 years at the lab he worked on MAC & Autonegotiation testing and his final project was on MMI-MAC. Alan received his Master’s degree in EE from UNH in 2005, although he spent 2 years undecided. He credits his time at the IOL for his decision to pursue a degree in EE, saying “It was the IOL that sent me in this direction.”
By Hunter Holcombe - November 13, 2017
We recently invested in new test tool add-on for our WiFi Testing Service that greatly expands the wireless testing capabilities regarding performance, throughput, and quality of experience testing. The upgrade comes from OctoScope1 which adds onto our existing two box-26 (semi-anechoic chamber) stack. The original system was used to gather data for Range Vs. Throughput testing by passing traffic through attenuation (noise in dB increments) to simulate distance using a QuadAttenuator module along with the first generation multipath emulator.
By Matthew Jones - August 29, 2017
This summer I had the amazing opportunity to be a supervisor for the HighTech Bound Summer Internship Program at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL). I was very familiar with the program as I worked as an intern the summer before my freshman year at Colby College. When school ended in May, I thought to ask the IOL if they had any summer positions. I was put in touch with the Director of the IOL, Erica Johnson, who told me about an intern supervisor opening.