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Press Release -- August 29th, 2012
Source: MRV Communications

MRV Communications’ Fiber Driver(R) Sweeps Industry Awards

Aug 29, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) — MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (PINKSHEETS: MRVC) (MRV), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced its Fiber Driver High Density 10G Transport Solution has been recognized by TMC, a global, integrated media company, for exceptional innovation in advancing communications. MRV’s Fiber Driver solution delivers ground-breaking space and power efficiency in the data center, allowing network operators to meet today’s need for cost-effective 10G Metro Transport while granting them the flexibility and scalability to adapt the network for future services. The solution received a 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award, as well as a 2012 NGN Leadership Award — both accolades honor products that display innovation, unique features and significant contributions toward improving communications technology.

“Many of our customers, including those who manage data centers and content delivery networks (CDN) continually wrestle to overcome the demand for increasing bandwidth, the need to use less physical space and the ever increasing cost of power. The new MRV high-density 10G Fiber Driver solution sets an industry standard for these critical parameters and we are pleased to win this award,” said David Stehlin, president of MRV’s Optical Communications Systems Division. “Fiber Driver extends beyond traditional transport modules to essentially do much more with less. This creative solution delivers the industry’s highest density and best power efficiency for next-generation 10G services, packing up to 80 high-speed channels of 10G transport in only 11U of rack space, resulting in crucial space and energy savings and extreme scalability.”

Beyond the exceptional space and power efficiency, MRV’s Fiber Driver solution allows service providers, data center co-location companies, Internet exchange carriers, web service companies, cloud and content providers, large enterprise data centers and more to realize immense benefits as they scale their networks. The solution can replace up to 20 existing modules to extend deployment options, simplify operations and inventory management, and reduce costs. The Fiber Driver solution further simplifies management by addressing any protocol including Ethernet, SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel or Infiniband. As a result of those multi-purpose capabilities, the solution can be reused at different locations in the network to maximize equipment investment. Furthermore, operators can seamlessly add transponders to their networks as capacity demand grows to directly align investments with service needs.

“The TMC Labs Innovation Award represents the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. MRV has proven its commitment to quality and the further development of the communications industry through its Fiber Driver 10G Transport Solution,” stated Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs founder. “Congratulations to the entire team at MRV for earning this great honor. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from MRV as it continues to contribute to the future of communications.”

“MRV has been recognized for its exceptional work in advancing next-generation services and technologies. The Fiber Driver has proven it is exceptional and its innovation has contributed to the transformation of the industry,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We are pleased to honor MRV for driving the next generation of technologies that will enable our communications needs.”

The 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award highlights are published in the July/August 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. The NGN Leadership Award winners are featured in Next Gen Mobility‘s September 2012 issue as well as INTERNET TELEPHONY’s website,, and Next Gen Mobility’s website, For more information, please visit

About TMC
TMC, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines., which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events including Mobility Tech, M2M Evolution, Business Video, ChannelVision Expo, MSPWorld, Super WiFi, LatinComm, HTML5 Summit Conferences and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit

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. Through its subsidiaries, 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:

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