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Press Release -- August 23rd, 2012
Source: MRV Communications

MRV’s OptiSwitch(R) Acknowledged for Industry-Leading Carrier Ethernet Services Delivery and Provisioning

Aug 23, 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 OptiSwitch® 900 Ethernet Demarcation Series has been named a finalist for Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product by the 2012 Carrier Ethernet EMEA Awards. MRV’s OptiSwitch enables wireline and wireless carriers, and service providers to enable Carrier Ethernet 2.0 robust and scalable end-to-end services. The Award, represented by Informa’s Institute for International Research (IIR) and the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), recognized the solution for excellence and leadership.

The OptiSwitch 900 is a series of intelligent demarcation devices that match a rich strain of MEF-compliant Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services with the industry’s widest set of powerful Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) tools for optimized service awareness and rigid Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

MRV’s OptiSwitch offers the widest selection of temperature-hardened and common and multifunctional devices for all scenarios up to 10G, providing protected Ethernet services to enable a smooth migration path from legacy networks to next-generation Optical Ethernet networks. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services activation is simplified by MRV’s Pro-Vision®, Service Provisioning and Management System, that enriches the OptiSwitch by enabling zero-touch service creation for mass deployment with rapid service turn-up, auto-provisioning, extensive reporting and customer web portals.

“MRV is one of the unique vendors that launched the Metro Ethernet Initiative in 1999 and we continue to closely collaborate with our customers and partners to develop innovative, field-proven, best-in-class Carrier Ethernet 2.0 solutions that meet the stringent industry specifications and standards,” said Zeev Draer, VP of strategic marketing for MRV’s Optical Communications Systems division. “The OptiSwitch is one of the strongest devices in the market, deployed in the world’s most prominent networks, and that is a direct result of MRV’s long-lasting commitment to innovation and quality, providing service providers with the tools that effectively differentiate themselves in a highly competitive marketplace.”

Winners of the 2012 Carrier Ethernet EMEA Awards will be announced and honored during an award reception at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress Conference on September 18, 2012. The Carrier Ethernet World Congress is the leading forum for discussion, networking and debate on the status of the Carrier Ethernet industry and will take place September 17-20, 2012 at the Hotel Fira Palace in Barcelona, Spain.

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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