Power over Ethernet Testing Services

We are a leading conformance and interoperability testing provider for a wide range of IEEE 802.3 Power over Ethernet technologies. Our testing services are geared towards ensuring compliance with industry standards, with a particular focus on Clause 145 (4 Pair), Clause 33 (2 Pair), and Clause 104 (Single Pair) testing.

Clause 104 conformance testing services are powered by UNH-IOL developed hardware and software solutions, enabling us to simulate powered devices (PD) and power sourcing equipment (PSE) to verify if products meet all requirements. Testing covers Class 0-9 Power over Data Line (PoDL) automotive products and Class 10-15 Single Pair Power over Ethernet (SPoE) industrial products. Visit our Automotive page to learn more about our Single-Pair Ethernet testing for in-vehicle networks.

In addition to our core services, we offer port profile conformance testing for Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) products, providing members with comprehensive testing and validation solutions. 

Conformance Testing Services:
  • Clause 104 Conformance for PDs
  • Clause 104 Conformance for PSEs
  • Clause 33/145 Conformance for PDs
  • Clause 33/145 Conformance for PSEs
  • Ethernet-APL Power Conformance Testing
Interoperability Testing Services:
  • Clause 33/145 Interoperability

The IOL provides high-quality certification, extensive conformance, and interoperability testing for a wide range of IEEE 802.3 Power over Ethernet technologies. With seamless validation, we can help ensure your products are ready for the market.

Ethernet Alliance PoE Certification

As a neutral and authorized test lab for the Ethernet Alliance Certification program, the goal is to enhance the end-user experience by ensuring interoperability and conformance through rigorous testing. The certification process involves testing PoE powered devices (PDs) and power sourcing equipment (PSEs) against IEEE 802.3 PoE specifications and Ethernet Alliance PoE test plans. This certification helps to identify the devices and equipment that have successfully passed the testing process.

EA PoE Certified products can be found on the Product Registry, companies have the option to use EA Certified logos. Members and non-members of Ethernet Alliance can get their products PoE certified.

Testing Options:
  • EA Certification for PDs (Gen1 and Gen2)
  • EA Certification for PSEs (Gen1 and Gen2)
  • 1st Party Auditing Membership for EA Certification

In addition to 3rd party testing, the UNH-IOL offers auditing services for Gen 1 program participants to conduct 1st party testing with approved equipment.

Webinar: Demystifying the Powers of Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE)

Watch our exclusive webinar on the advancements in Single-Pair Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, and Clause 104. Learn about how IEEE updates its standards to meet power requirements and understand why it's crucial to meet market needs and expand testing for industrial and automotive devices. Click here to download the webinar.

Michael Goding
Power over Ethernet Contact

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