Press release

Ethernet Alliance HSN Plugfest Call for Interest Opens

Sponsored by Businesswire

The Ethernet
, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and
advancement of Ethernet technologies, today shared details of its Call
for Interest (CFI) for its next Higher Speed Networking (HSN)
Interoperability Plugfest
. Aimed at improving Ethernet
interoperability at port data rates of 25 Gigabit per second (Gb/s)
through 400 Gb/s, the event offers testing against both existing and
forthcoming IEEE standards. The HSN Plugfest, open to Ethernet
Alliance members, will be held the week of April 29, 2019, at the University
of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory
(UNH-IOL) in Durham,

WHAT: With the recent approval of IEEE
and IEEE
, and additional higher-speed standards in development, the
pace of Ethernet’s expansion is quickly accelerating. Therefore,
ensuring multivendor interoperability at ever-higher speeds is critical
to building market confidence and facilitating widespread industry
adoption. The Ethernet Alliance HSN Plugfest offers unparalleled
opportunities for testing a diverse array of high-speed Ethernet
products and solutions, including PHYs; NICs; switches, optical and
copper media types, and test and debug equipment, in a secure,
non-competitive environment.

WHEN & WHERE: Sponsored by the Ethernet Alliance, the HSN
will be held the week of April 29, 2019, at UNH-IOL’s
state-of-the-art facilities in Durham, N.H.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: An exclusive event open to Ethernet Alliance
members, HSN Plugfest participation will benefit Ethernet component,
equipment, and interconnect manufacturers; network architects; and test
and measurement professionals. Companies interested in joining this
members-only event are encouraged to explore Ethernet Alliance membership
as quickly as possible to secure their participation.

WHY ATTEND: The Ethernet Alliance HSN Plugfest brings
together multiple companies in a confidential, third-party testing
environment for both current and pre-release Ethernet equipment. By
capitalizing on this secure, neutral space, device manufacturers and
solutions providers can detect and fix issues, allowing real-time course
corrections, greater protection of R&D investments, and optimization of
product interoperability.

For information on participating in the HSN Plugfest by becoming
an Ethernet Alliance member, please visit
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company page.

the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and
component vendors, industry experts, and university and government
professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion
of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards
to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new
Ethernet technologies to interoperability
and education.