The UNH-IOL plans test event for Ethernet Alliance PoE certification program

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry, will be hosting a test event to kick-off the Ethernet Alliance Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification Program during the week of October 2-6, 2017 in Durham, N.H, the company said.

Testing results from this event can be used to apply for the PoE certification program, which will promote interoperability of products based on IEEE 802.3â„¢ PoE specifications. Passing devices will be some of the first listed products in the Ethernet Alliance Certified Product Registry.

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, announced earlier this year the launch of the PoE certification program which will enable the recognition of interoperable products designed to available IEEE 802.3 PoE standards. The Ethernet Alliance Certification Logo test plan focuses on tests that have been determined as indicators of interoperability. The UNH-IOL has been selected as the test house to provide testing reports for the certification program.

The upcoming test event is open to all companies who wish to participate in the program. Attendance is not required to participate in this 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.

The UNH-IOL is dedicated to being the world´s premier data networking resource. Beginning in 1988, the UNH-IOL has built a multimillion dollar testbed and developed testing solutions to help companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to market.