MANHASSET, NY -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory has launched a new consortium for companies to test products for the IEEE 802.3ba Ethernet standard.
The consortium is to provide input into the testing process for high speed Ethernet standards as they evolve.
UNH-IOL is an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry,
The IEEE 802.3ba Ethernet standard was ratified this past June for two Ethernet speeds -- 40 Gb/s for computing and networked storage applications and 100 Gb/s for core networking applications.
The <a href="http://www.iol.unh.edu/services/testing/ethernet"> UNH-IOL collaborative testing model</a> distributes the cost of performing trusted, independent testing and validation through an annual membership. The fee for participation in the 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium is $24,000.
The UNH-IOL has been conducting Ethernet testing for more than 16 years and provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies.