MRV Announces 40G Solution for Data Center Media Conversion and

MRV Announces 40G Solution for Data Center Media Conversion and
Distance Extension Applications 
Fiber Driver Module Optimizes Data Centers and Cloud Connectivity
CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  MRV
Communications(TM), Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) ("MRV" or the "Company"), a
leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure
equipment and integration and managed services, today announced the
release of a 40Gbps optical interconnect solution. With the
proliferation of servers, switches and optical ports within data
center, service provider and enterprise facilities generating greater
demands for bandwidth between locations, MRV's new 40G Fiber Driver
module enables the interconnection of metro facilities for increased
bandwidth and to conserve fiber. The new 40G Fiber Driver module
allows facilities to increase the connection distance from the
industry standard few hundred meters to 10 - 15 kilometers. It also
reduces latency and increases processing power to meet the
requirements of new cloud-based and data-intensive applications.  
Connecting locations across metro areas is increasingly necessary for
data centers, service providers and enterprises to share computing,
storage and telecommunication resources. In addition, greater
distances are required for disaster recovery and backup so critical
corporate resources are not subject to loss in a single facility. To
better help MRV's customers reach these longer distances and maximize
bandwidth, the new 40G Fiber Driver module (EM316-2QSFP-40G) will
enable media conversion and distance extension. Whether converting
from one short reach 40Gbps multimode connection to a long reach
single mode fiber connection or multiplexing four short reach 10Gbps
multimode fiber connections to a single mode fiber connection, the
new module makes it easy to add or change optics when increasing the
data rate and also reduces spare parts inventory requirements with
its QSFP pluggable modules.  
As with the rest of the Fiber Driver product family, the new 40G
module reduces power consumption compared to other industry
approaches. With electrical power consumption a critical constraint
in today's data center, the EM316-2QSFP-40G module enables increased
equipment density in the Fiber Driver chassis and lowers this key
cost factor. MRV's complete Fiber Driver solution addresses these key
issues and more by improving functionality in density, power
efficiency, ease-of-use, flexibility and inventory management and
enables service providers, data center collocation companies,
internet exchange carriers, web service companies, cloud and content
providers and large enterprise data centers to meet today's need for
cost-effective metro transport solutions. 
The new 40G module also offers enhanced management capabilities. Each
channel has built-in pseudo random bit sequence (PRBS) testing
capabilities which reduces the need for external test equipment and
enables the simultaneous testing of all optical channels. This saves
users significant time compared to testing each channel individually.
Other powerful management features of the module include digital
diagnostics, link integrity notification and loopback management
which are available with either the command line interface or through
a GUI with MRV's management software. 
"The Fiber Driver product line offers the smallest footprint and
lowest power consumption of any comparable WDM platform. The addition
of the 40Gbps module with its unique management and testing
capabilities gives our customers a cost-effective option for very
high bandwidth interconnection between facilities," said John Golub,
Vice President of Global Product Line Management for MRV. "As a
result, our customers will be in a stronger position to handle the
continued growth of bandwidth intensive applications that are
demanded by businesses around the world." 
About MRV Communications, Inc.
 MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading
global provider of carrier Ethernet, wavelength division multiplexing
optical transport, infrastructure management equipment and solutions,
as well as network integration and managed services. MRV's solutions
enable the delivery and provisioning of next-generation optical
transport and carrier Ethernet services over any fiber
infrastructure. MRV provides equipment and services worldwide to
telecommunications service providers, enterprises, and governments,
enabling network evolution and increasing efficiency, while reducing
complexity and costs. MRV operates development centers in North
America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices
around the world. For more information about MRV, visit: 
Media and Analyst Contact:
Ashley Baster
Connect2 Communications
(919) 435-9112 
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