By Samantha Martell - June 15, 2012
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.
By Dan McGloughlin - June 7, 2012
As the end of the Spring 2012 term was coming to an end, I knew I was going to need a summer job. My Intro-to-Industry (I2I) internship here at the UNH-IOL was going to finish a few weeks before the end of the semester and the experience was a blast. I thought, why not apply for work at a place where Iâ€™ve been learning so much and having a good time? So, thatâ€™s what I did.
By David Estes - May 21, 2012
We are proud to announce that we are working with the OPEN (One Pair EtherNet) Alliance to become the first test house to perform physical layer conformance and interoperability testing for one pair Ethernet products in automotive applications. Reducing the cable to only one pair will reduce the weight and cost required to add Ethernet to automobiles. The OPEN Alliance is comprised of auto manufacturers, parts suppliers, and chip manufacturers to promote the adoption of one pair Ethernet for automotive communication. The OPEN Alliance is also assisting in defining the standard for higher-speed reduced pair Ethernet.
By Jonathan Noyes - May 16, 2012
My name is Jonathan Noyes and I am a senior at the University of New Hampshire in the Computer Science (CS) Department and student technician at the UNH-IOL. For my senior project I worked with two other CS students developing a mobile application for the UNH Sustainability Academy.
By Pamela Woodland - May 10, 2012
As graduation nears, I begin to reflect on the experiences I have had throughout my college career, as well as my employment with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Come the end of this month, I will have been employed with the UNH-IOL for three years and at that time I will be seeking employment within the healthcare field. Despite the fact that the UNH-IOL has not provided me with experience in regards to healthcare, it has given me a solid foundation as I go on to become a young career professional.
By Mike Hagen - May 1, 2012
The UNH-IOL offers an opportunity that most graduate students never get to experience: hands-on learning with cutting edge technologies. More so than with undergraduate studies, the realm of graduate research is typically entirely theoretical. Complementary to the classroom, here at the lab, students have the opportunity to perform research on actual devices. Staffed by full-time employees and graduate students, we are able to forge relationships with vendors that most graduate students never get exposed to. This affords the benefits of accessing prototype hardware and software that may not be available outside of our special relationships for years in some cases.
By Kerry Munson - April 20, 2012
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is an establishment visited by vendors and visitors traveling from all over the world throughout the year for numerous reasons. Many come to test their company's technical equipment and devices, or to learn about the services we offer to our customers and others come to learn about opportunities we have for students interested in technology. Some of our guests are here to attend what we call Plugfest events, these events entail multiple technical companies coming together and testing their products with other company's products. Other vendors come for "in-house testing", which is a single company of one or more representatives coming in to test their products in our lab. The other types of visitors we have are people unfamiliar with our facility that are here to tour the lab to see what we do. These people can be CEO's from multi-million dollar corporations or high school juniors looking for potential employment and internship opportunities. As the receptionist for the UNH-IOL, I have had the privilege of having first contact with each of our guests over the past three years. From this, I have learned firsthand the importance of making a friendly and welcoming first impression. The impression our visitors have when they walk in the door will stay with them throughout their visit and long thereafter.
By Christina Dube - April 13, 2012
Spring is generally seen as a season of transition, as well as a season of opportunity. In New Hampshire, the weather gradually transitions from bitterly cold to cool and raw, finally landing on warm and sunny. The grass, trees and flowers come back to life, heralding the warm days to come. The daylight stretches out, opening doors and opportunities that were previously closed -- cooking on the grill, eating dinner on the deck, staying outside until the streetlights come on or mosquitos come out.
By Pamela Woodland - March 30, 2012
Are you or someone you know a high school student interested in technology? If so, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has a unique opportunity for you! Each summer, the UNH-IOL recruits the brightest and most ambitious high school students for paid internships at our state-of-the-art networking facility. The UNH-IOL requires students to apply for the program by April 20, 2012. Application materials include a completed application and essay, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript. Any additional materials, such as a resume, are optional.
By Erica Johnson - March 22, 2012
Over the past couple of months, I have been receiving inquiries from home gateway (CPE) manufacturers about the existing IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 Core and the soon to be released CPE (November 2012) Logos. Some of these inquiries include: do I need a CPE Logo if I all ready have a Phase-2 Core Logo? Or, what's the difference in requirements between the two programs? To much of the existing logo holders disappointment, the IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 Core testing will not satisfy all the requirements that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has defined in RFC 6204bis, "Basic Requirements for IPv6 Customer Edge Routers." Thus, the IPv6 Ready Logo committee created a new program called CPE Logo including the CE Router Test Specifications currently under public review. These test specifications include test cases for the added functionality necessary to ensure seamless connectivity to the home user.