Certification Programs

With the intention of creating confidence among customers and facilitating interoperability across multi-vendor networks, the UNH-IOL has partnered with several industry forums to create certification programs. Testing plays a large part in these certification programs, and the use of independent third-party test houses, like us, is key to their success. We do not certify devices, rather we supply unbiased information these certification programs need to accurately certify devices.

We are currently working in conjunction with the following industry groups to offer certification and pre-certification testing. 

Avnu Alliance

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We are the the Avnu Alliance's first and only Certification Test House. Avnu Alliance Members may submit their devices for pre-certification and certification testing for third-party independent validation. Avnu Bridges and Pro-Audio End Stations may be submitted for testing.

Avnu Alliance Members may also request in-house test tools developed by the lab to speed their certification effort. Avnu Members are strongly encouraged to participate in Avnu Plugfests, pre-test, and participate in the Avnu TWG and C&I committees to accelerate their certification run and to best stay informed of certification needs.

Broadband Forum (BBF)

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We are the first and only Broadband Forum BBF.069 and Gfast Certification test house. Our collaborative nature has secured our position as a thought leader with an ability to offer TR-069 testing, ensuring proper implementations and leading to a higher level of services to the connected home.

Ethernet Alliance PoE Certification

The Ethernet Alliance has partnered with us to handle certification testing and processes in connection with their PoE Certification Program. EA PoE Certification will identify those devices that have successfully been tested against the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet PoE specifications. We have been selected as the test house providing test reports for the certification program as well as helped develop the test specification and requirements.

IPv6 Ready

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One of the many benefits our IPv6 Testing Services offers its member companies is IPv6 Forum IPv6 Ready Logo testing. Our knowledgeable staff and the fact that we are one of the only organizations to offer both the IPv6 Ready conformance and interoperability testing in house have helped many companies quickly and economically acquire IPv6 Ready Logos. All testing is automated and built upon the IOL INTACT test software.

The software license plan can be found here.

NetSecOPEN Certification

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The UNH-IOL is a certified test house for the NetSecOPEN Certification Program, which is the first industry organization focused on the creation of open, transparent network security performance testing standards. Unlike proprietary testing methods, NetSecOPEN aims to create open and transparent testing standards that help network operators better understand the reported performance and security of the devices they use to protect networks, such as next generation firewalls.

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

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The ONF has selected us as a certified conformance testing lab for the OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program. This program gives networking vendors an opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the OpenFlow specification. In addition, we maintain an Interoperability test bed and host test events to increase confidence for compatibility with the increasing number of SDN solutions built on the OpenFlow specification.

Optical Control Plane UNI Certification

The OIF has selected us as the first and only test house to offer Optical Control Plane UNI Certification. We helped develop the test specification that proves multi-vendor interoperability of the optical control plane. Certification is a powerful tool to bridge the gap between technical standards and commercial implementations.

OPNFV Verification Program (OVP)

The OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) is an open source, community-led compliance and verification program to demonstrate the readiness and availability of commercial NFV products and services, including NFVI and VNFs, using OPNFV and ONAP ts. The UNH-IOL is a verified test lab that has demonstrated a commitment to the open source community and a level of competence in the execution of testing.

Serial ATA

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We operate the only 6Gbps 1.4 Logo Program approved test lab in North America, allowing us to test and submit products for the SATA-IO Integrators List. We also host several SATA-IO Test Events to vet the test processes before they are used for certification purposes at SATA-IO Interop Workshops. We are currently testing HDD, ODD, SSD, Hosts, and Building Block products at 1.5, 3, and 6 G.

SIP Forum

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We have been collaborating with SIP Forum in developing the SIPconnect Certification Program. Testing the requirements of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation, both Enterprise Network equipment vendors and Service Providers can demonstrate compliance and become eligible to display the certification mark.

USGv6 Test Program


We offer ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing designed specifically for the USGv6 Test Program. USGv6 is a test program designated by NIST that provides a proof of compliance to IPv6 specifications outlined in current industry standards for common network products. It is meant as a strategic planning guide for USG (United States Government) IT acquisitions to help ensure the completeness, correctness, interoperability and security of early IPv6 product offerings so as to protect early USG investments in the technology.

For more information please visit our USGv6 Testing Services page.

Certification Services for Industry Forums

If you would like to know more about how we can help your certification program please contact us.