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MRV Optimizes High-Density OptiDriver™ Portfolio for Smaller 10G and 100G Environments

MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today it has expanded the intelligent OptiDriver™ optical transport portfolio by unveiling new 12 and 16 slot chassis. The new OptiDriver™ chassis are optimized for smaller data center interconnects, Tier 3 service providers, cable operators, enterprises and others who have limited space for network equipment and may not need the full capacity provided by the OptiDriver™ 48 slot chassis. The new OptiDriver™ solutions address the unique needs of smaller 10G and 100G networking environments with the right balance of bandwidth and integrated management features to streamline the delivery of advanced services like cloud connectivity and content delivery. Support for these services allows smaller network operators to expand their service portfolios and increase their competitiveness in the marketplace.

The smaller OptiDriver™ chassis feature the advanced capabilities offered by all solutions within the OptiDriver™ portfolio. Customers can now eliminate unused capacity and space while accessing a feature-rich optical transport platform that offers the industry’s most compact 10G transport and the lowest power consumption per 10G/100G service. The OptiDriver™ 16 slot chassis supports a single row of single-height cards optimized for high-density 10G applications in remote locations. The OptiDriver™ 12 slot chassis features a patent-pending design that holds three rows of flexible dual-height cards capable of supporting emerging technologies like 100G and ROADM. Additionally, the OptiDriver™ 12 slot chassis may be utilized for redundant management hardware in locations that require enhanced management reliability. The entire OptiDriver™ portfolio is integrated with MRV’s Pro-Vision® service delivery platform. Built-in processing for current and emerging intelligent control plane technologies like GMPLS and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) enables quick integration into new and existing networks.

“The OptiDriver™ 12 and 16 slot chassis complement our 48 slot chassis, while untying the traditional link between capacity and features. MRV continues to evolve its innovative solutions portfolio, and the new chassis enable us to offer optimized solutions and configurations to closely match the unique needs of network operators, regardless of size, location or environment,” said John Golub, vice president of global product line management for MRV Communications. “High-density, power-efficient optical transport solutions are no longer reserved for the largest operators; small and mid-sized users can now streamline support for new bandwidth-rich, revenue-generating services, too.”

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global provider in 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.

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