At the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) we bring together key players of networking technologies, providing services that are critical to driving interoperability and protocol conformance across our vertical markets to enable user confidence.

Each of our testing services represents a collaboration of industry leaders in network equipment, test equipment, industry forums, and service providers to benefit each other,ultimately saving our members time and money. The lab acts as an extension of your in-house test lab providing debugging and technical expertise while offering interoperability, conformance, and certification testing.

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Benefits of Membership

Custom Memberships for Your Technology

UNH-IOL memberships are technology specific so you are selecting only the testing and knowledge for the technology you require and with flexible membership options, you can add testing services as needed, at any time. 

Reduced Costs

As an UNH-IOL member, you gain access to hundreds of data communications products and are able to test against multiple company devices proving interoperability before going to market, saving you time and money, by getting your products to market faster. You also eliminate the overhead cost of paying a full-time engineer for product testing. 

Test Reports

Once testing is completed, you are provided a detailed test report comprehensive to the testing requested. Our reports are recognized throughout the data communication and storage industry as trustworthy and unbiased third-party evaluations of interoperability and conformance of your products. Not surprisingly, UNH-IOL test reports have been shown to provide a higher level of consumer confidence in our member’s products.

Test Bed Access

We have one of the largest interoperability test beds of recently released, leading edge equipment and test tools, including legacy devices. Our members have the option to donate equipment allowing our test bed to continuously grow. These donations create a multi-million dollar reserve of equipment that would be impractical for any one company to develop and maintain on its own, saving our members time and money.

Test Tool Access

We have developed several tools to help us achieve our vision of being the world's premier data networking resource. These tools have become an invaluable component of our testing services and are available through memberships or direct purchase and licensing.

Access to cutting edge test tools including octoScope wireless equipment for testing performance, multipath reflections, and more. Also includes state of the art test & measurement equipment from partners such as Anritsu, Lecroy, Keysight, Tektronix, and many more.

Group Test Events

Members are free* to participate in group test events, also known as Plugfests, hosted by the UNH-IOL. Group test events allow members to test against a wide variety of implementations in real-time, working with industry leaders and their engineers to solve interoperability issues and demonstrate commitment to interoperable products.

*Some group test events may require additional fees dependent upon the technology tested, the forum sponsoring the event, and the number of attendees.


We have partnered with several industry forums to create certification programs and members have preferred access to certification testing. Certification is critical to compliance as well as facilitating interoperability across multi-vendor networks and is also required in certain areas of technology.

We have been a leader in certification testing since 2003 and will continue to grow our certification areas as technologies advance.


We work with our members to show joint collaboration via social media, involvement through press releases, membership company logo exposure, and case studies

Scheduled Testing

All of our memberships include debugging and re-testing, as well as testing for more than one device. Purchasing multiple memberships allows a company to schedule multiple testing periods at one time and for convenience, all testing information is available on the MyIOL member portal for quick and easy access.

We offer several convenient options for product testing including: shipping a product to the lab, engineer-attended testing, and carry-in/carry-out testing at a Plugfest event. We work with our members to ensure products are tested efficiently and in a timely manner. 

Industry Collaboration

Each testing service is a cooperative representation of its members and are consulted on the direction and policy changes that a testing service may make, allowing members the ability to shape our roadmap to better serve industry needs

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