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...
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...
By Mara Johnson - 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. We provide professional networking and data testing services to companies of all sizes from around the world, including several Fortune 500’s. In...
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. The beta program itself is a study...
By Daniel Gray - December 7, 2015
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has just released a new 32G Fibre Channel (32GFC) test suite based on the latest physical interface standard for Fibre Channel, FC-PI-6. With storage industries constantly driving towards faster speeds, Fibre Channel leads the way in FC-PI-6 with 32GFC technology. The UNH-IOL is constantly staying ahead of the curve with the latest technologies by updating test suites to enhance end user experiences and while also validating device compliance. In order for the...
By - November 30, 2015
In April 2014 the IETF Storage Maintenance (STORM) working group published RFC 7143 , a consolidated standards track document for all things iSCSI. We’re happy to report that the iSCSI Consortium has completed its efforts to revise our Login Phase, Full Feature Phase, and Multi-connection test suites in order to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date results.
There were some minor changes to the standard that should not dramatically affect existing implementations. Section 2.3 provides a...
By Mara Johnson - November 10, 2015
The UNH-IOL is having another impressive year growing our new memberships. With the DSL industry making big strides, the lab is continuing to be a leader in testing services and will soon offer a testing for the Broadband Forum certification program for G.fast. As a newly emerging standard, the lab planned to stay ahead of the game by jumping right into exploring what G.fast had to offer. Fast forward a year or so later, and we are eager to see...
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...
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...