The UNH InterOperability Lab to Host the Second Test Event for the Ethernet Alliance PoE Certification Program

Durham, N.H., April 24, 2018 -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry, is excited to announce the second test event for the Ethernet Alliance Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification Program during the week of June 25-29, 2018. Testing results from this event can be used to apply for the PoE certification program, which promotes interoperability of products based on IEEE Std 802.3™-2015 PoE specifications. Passing products will be eligible for listing on the Ethernet Alliance Certified Product Registry

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, announced last year the launch of its PoE Certification Program which enables the recognition of interoperable products designed to available IEEE Std 802.3™-2015 PoE standards. Currently, there are 35+ certified devices listed on the Ethernet Alliance Certified Product Registry. The UNH-IOL has been selected as the test house to provide testing reports for the certification program.

“End customers expect systems marketed as having ‘PoE’ to work out-of-the-box…to be interoperable…to plug-and-play. If that is not the case, the entire technology is hurt by those events,” said Thomas Lewis, PoE Applications & Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments. “Further, technology cost is artificially driven up due to expensive debug work when something does not work as expected. The Ethernet Alliance Certified Product Registry provides a clear path toward demonstrated PoE interoperability and TI is an active participant in the program because of the value it delivers to our customers and the industry.  We will certainly deliver products for testing the week of June 25th.”

The upcoming test event will test Power Sourcing Equipment (PSEs) and Powered Devices (PDs) to ensure they will work properly together based off the IEEE Std 802.3T™-2015 PoE standard. The event is open to all companies who wish to participate in the program and one application fee can can cover up to three products tested at the event. This is a non-attended test event; companies simply ship their device for testing and all passing devices will be listed on the certified product registry. Registration is currently open on the UNH-IOL website.

PoE Testing Services are available through the UNH-IOL. In addition, audit memberships are available for Ethernet Alliance members to become approved for first party testing. The UNH-IOL will also be providing verification testing for Test Equipment manufacturers who wish to be approved for 1st party testing.

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