The UNH-IOL is continually evolving with the computer networking industry and has worked with many technologies since its 10BASE-T and FDDI beginnings. Included in this list are the venerable Token Ring network, IPv6, many varieties of Ethernet, Wireless communication, various flavors of DSL, and several network storage technologies.
While the core focus of the UNH-IOL has always been the development and execution of test suites and methodologies as well as the technical training of students, the lab has expanded its role in the industry. The UNH-IOL has been involved in industry trade shows and test events operating booths and performing interoperability demonstrations at conferences such as SUPERCOMM, GLOBALCOMM, and TelcoTV. The lab also hosts group test events known as Plugfests.
The UNH-IOL undertakes research and development projects and participates in many standards organizations, providing the industry as a whole with a neutral partner whose experience is unparalleled.