UNH Interoperability Lab turns its testing-and-standards attention to home networks
Posted by David Brooks | Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The UNH Interoperability Lab is best known - to me, anyway - as the pied piper of IPv6 compatibility. For a half-dozen years it has done testing and helped establish standards for computer and networking equipment so that as we slowly shift to the much-larger-address-space Internet protocol, things will work. Mostly.
But it does similar work in other tech areas, and now it's reaching out to the fast-growing realm of home networking. Why? Because it's important and useful - and potentially lucrative. UNH-IOL charges for its services; I don't know if it's a profit center, but UNH needs all the outside funding it can get!
From their announcement:
Open for testing the week of July 2, 2012, the Home Networking Consortium provides the broadband industry a one stop shop for both Broadband Forum testing and IPv6 CPE Ready Logo testing.
As the world’s only official laboratory for all Broadband Forum TR-069 testing and the only approved laboratory for IPv6 CPE Ready Logo testing in North America, the UNH-IOL can share unique insight into how testing these two technologies in customer premise equipment (CPE) can help operators connect devices in the home to networks of the future and manage the devices for superior customer service. Furthermore, the lab can address why these technologies are key in making the connected home a reality, and how CPE vendors can gain a competitive advantage through membership in the Home Networking Consortium.