UNH-IOL Licenses Ethernet Test Tools for In-house Validation

DURHAM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, announced today the first commercial availability of two previously proprietary Ethernet testing tools: a Universal FPGA-based Ethernet Test (UFET) System and a 10 Gigabit System. These tools will be available to UNH-IOL member companies for purchase in late summer, 2016. Open access to these tools advances the UNH-IOL’s mission of improving data communications by allowing manufacturers to validate their Ethernet products in-house and prior to third party testing at the UNH-IOL, which aids in meeting their aggressive product launch timelines.

To help member and non-member companies better understand the use and advantages offered by the newly available UFET and 10 Gigabit Systems, the UNH-IOL is hosting a free webinar on August 23, 2016 at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT for approximately one hour. At this upcoming webinar a panel of UNH-IOL experts, including Jeffrey Lapak, Enterprise Industry and Operations Strategic Manager; Kae Dube, Operations Manager, Ethernet Technologies; and Stephen Johnson, Technical Manager, Ethernet Technologies, will address the following topics: application of the recently released tools to the product design and manufacturing process, the value of the UNH-IOL’s third party validation report, and key benefits of membership in the UNH-IOL’s Ethernet Consortium. Registration for the webinar is now open to all interested parties at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4074788269143965697.

Dedicated to providing the most comprehensive Ethernet testing in the industry, the UNH-IOL gives testing consortia members and non-members access to an extensive range of test and measurement (T&M) industry partner tools. The lab also develops proprietary solutions and already has released three for commercial use in-house: Copper Auto-Negotiation, Clause 40 PMA Test Tool, and 100BASE-TX TP-PMD Test Tool. Manufacturers who pre-test products in advance of sending them to the UNH-IOL for official testing or certification are more likely to receive passing reports during the first round of testing, reducing the need for multiple rounds and ultimately shortening time to market. All companies receive a detailed report of results for products tested at the lab. The UNH-IOL’s attention to detail, thorough procedures, and dedication to accuracy have made the UNH-IOL’s reports a trusted source of third party validation and product analysis.