By John Petlon - October 26, 2015
Joel Nkounkou, a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) working towards his computer engineering degree, is also a three year veteran at the UNH-IOL. He began his time at the lab in 2013 when he was accepted into the UNH-IOL High School Summer Internship Program. His engineering teacher at Dover High School told him about the program and his family encouraged him to apply. Initially, Joel worked in the Home Networking Consortium (HNC) alongside industry professionals, gaining real-world experience before he even reached his senior year of high school.
By David Woolf - September 21, 2015
This week UNH-IOL is holding our 3rd Plugfest with the Open Compute Project (OCP) Networking Group. Our earlier events were focused on defining and improving our testing processes, but this event is special. We’ll be using everything we’ve learned as a community over the last year to prove interoperability of Open Networking by incorporating open testing, then using that to publish sets of known interoperable Open Networking solutions.
By John Petlon - September 11, 2015
Throughout my time at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the UNH-IOL, I have reached the understanding of what it means to be well balanced in my education and the importance of STEM programs in education. STEM programs allow students to look into the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics beyond the definitions of the words themselves and into the real world applications of the trades. Each facet of STEM opens doors to infinite opportunities in countless industries across the globe.
By Griffin Leclerc - September 4, 2015
Greetings fellow intern and congratulations on your recent employment here at the UNH-IOL. The experiences you will have at this job will serve you throughout your entire career. Not just the skills that you will receive in your consortium, but the social and work skills alone will last you a lifetime. No matter what major you decide to pursue in your college career, you will always benefit from the skills you learned here during your internship. Now earning these skills requires a mixture of determination, work ethic, and enjoyment of what you do day-to-day.
By Samantha Martell - July 17, 2015
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) will be holding a special recognition ceremony during the 2015 internship ceremony. This event will be held on August 20th at 2:00pm. This event will provide an opportunity for all UNH-IOL internship alumni, sponsors, family and the community to see how the program has grown and how it impacts the participants involved.
By John Petlon - July 2, 2015
Jeremy Hochschwender, a three year veteran here at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) recently sat down with me to discuss his job of designing printed circuit boards, or PCBs, here at the lab. The PCBs that Jeremy designs are used in MIPI DPHY testing. MIPI DPHY is a standard that defines communication specifications as well as the required electrical characteristics for cell phone components such as the display or the camera sensor.
By Ainsley-Aude Croteau - June 2, 2015
During the week of April 22nd, UNH-IOL students Joel Nkounkou and I went to Las Vegas, NV to volunteer for the NOC (Network Operations Center) team at Interop Las Vegas. Interop Las Vegas is one of the largest technical conferences and trade shows for the IT industry where companies set up elaborate stations on the expo show floor to promote their products to other companies. Interop Las Vegas also provides educational classes in a variety of topics to their attendees and plenty of business networking opportunities.
By James Tardiff - May 27, 2015
Some of the many testing and certification services offered by the UNH-IOL include DLNA/VidiPath™ Certification, IPv6 Ready CE Router Certification, Broadband Forum (BBF) TR-069 Certification as well as RVU Alliance Certification. Until recently, these services were offered by two different internal groups within the UNH-IOL, the Digital Living Consortium (DLC) and the Home Networking Consortium (HNC).
By Matthew Mayer - April 20, 2015
When it comes to conformance testing, it takes more than just binary pass or fail baseline tests to provide reports that encourage the strongest possible implementation of a standard. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) uses the keywords “MUST” and “MUST NOT”, as defined in RFC 2119, to mandate specific behaviors across their standards. Neglecting to adhere to these requirements will result in failed compliance tests. However, defining "correct" behavior is not always black and white.
By Timothy Carlin - April 14, 2015
The UNH-IOL is pleased to announce the 18.104.22.168 release of the IOL INTACT® Network Test Automation Software. This long awaited update delivers our most requested features to our users and marks two significant paradigm shifts for the IOL INTACT® platform: Floating Licenses, and Virtual Machine Support. In addition, this release is combined with updates to two of the most popular IOL INTACT® test packages: IPv6 Core and CE Router. These updates include bug fixes, and for the first time complete PASS/FAIL Results reporting for each and every test case.