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MRV Introduces 100Gbps Access Platform for Delivery of Service Critical Bandwidth

Smaller, compact entry in the OptiPacket packet-optical family expands 100G Carrier Ethernet 2.0 capabilities to the edge of the network.

CHATSWORTH, CA—June 9, 2015—MRV Communications ™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announces the release of the OptiPacket® OP-X1 access platform, designed to extend 100Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) capabilities to the last mile. Delivering a flexible mix of 100Gbps and 10Gbps Ethernet interfaces and 800Gbps of switching capacity, the OP-X1 enables service critical bandwidth extension to 100Gbps customers and/or to a large number of 10Gbps customers in a dense 2RU format.

At less than 0.7 Watts per Gbps, the OP-X1 continues the OptiPacket family tradition of offering the industry’s lowest power cost per bit for switching platforms. The OP-X1 operating system is based on MRV’s MasterOS, an open Linux software platform that is deployed on all of MRV’s switching products and provides a clear path to SDN and NFV. The OP-X1 shares common hardware interface cards with the OP-X4 3.2Tbps chassis, allowing flexibility in service offerings, expandability to higher capacity, and a complete end-to-end metro network capability.

The OptiPacket® family of packet optical devices builds on MRV’s broader strategy to empower the optical edge by accelerating packet optical convergence with innovative hardware and intelligent software. The OP-X series of products combines the field-proven technology and expertise of MRV’s optical and packet product families into an all-in-one, highly flexible, intelligent architecture. By optimizing the platform for packet, optical and converged packet-optical networks, MRV is enabling service providers to seamlessly deliver multilayer services over the same metro service edge. This, along with the solution’s industry-leading bandwidth capacity, port density and power efficiency, makes it easier for service providers to manage unpredictable bandwidth demands at an extremely attractive price point. In addition, the use of powerful X86 CPUs and the added management intelligence incorporated in the platform allows the same service providers to use this platform as a strong foundation for their plans in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) arenas.

“We have taken our deep industry knowledge and long history in packet and optical product design to the next level with the introduction of the OptiPacket® OP-X1,” stated Eli Laufer, Vice President, Global Research & Development, MRV Communications. “The OP-X1 is a versatile, mixed protocol switching platform, designed to accommodate the most demanding carrier’s needs. It is fully compatible with any OptiPacket family card. It can be deployed as a 100Gbps Ethernet NID, an 800Gbps Ethernet aggregator and as a multi-purpose futureproof compact OTN switching platform. The OP-X1 has all the necessary infrastructure and provisions for easy migration to SDN and NFV applications. MRV is committed to continued innovation and to providing customers with advanced and flexible solutions – like the OP-X1 – that enable them to grow their business while reducing network complexity and simplifying operations.”

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About MRV Communications
MRV Communications is a global provider of converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity. For more information please visit www.mrv.com.


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