UNH InterOperability Lab

UNH InterOperability Lab
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The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The laboratory has grown steadily into one of the industry's premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.

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IOL Mission



To provide a neutral environment to foster multi-vendor interoperability, conformance to standards, and improvement of data networking while attracting students to, and educating them for, future employment in cutting-edge technologies.

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To be the world's premier data networking resource. Using our knowledge, tools, services and relationships, we will enable the next generation of technology and engineers.

Expert Testing Services and Solutions

The  offer collaborative test programs representing industry leaders in network equipment, test equipment, industry forums and service providers for the mutual benefit of all participants. By bringing together the key players of networking technologies, we provide services to industries that are critical to driving multi-vendor interoperability and increasing user confidence.

Training Tomorrow's Engineers

The UNH-IOL the only full-scale, non-profit test lab in the world that balances industry expertise with the real-world training of future engineers.

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate student employees work with our staff, gaining hands-on experience with developing technologies and products. Our student employees average a 99% job placement before they even graduate.

Companies and organizations that work with us benefit from cost-effective testing services provided by our students, as well as the opportunity to recruit fresh, experienced professionals.