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Press Release -- December 12th, 2012
Source: MRV Communications

MRV’s OptiSwitch Named Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product in APAC at Carrier Ethernet World Congress

OptiSwitch 900 Portfolio Recognized by 2012 Carrier Ethernet APAC Awards for Innovation in Carrier Ethernet Demarcation and Carrier Cloud Access Infrastructure Dec 12, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) –MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (MRV), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced its OptiSwitch® 900 Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Portfolio was named Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product by the 2012 Carrier Ethernet APAC Awards, and was also named a finalist in the Best Carrier Cloud Access and Cloud Infrastructure Solution category. MRV’s OptiSwitch 900 portfolio is a line of compact, carrier-class, intelligent Ethernet demarcation devices that enable premium, scalable services up to 10GE, as well as secure and reliable access to cloud networks. Backed by a comprehensive operating system and unified management tools, the OptiSwitch platform enables providers to support advanced, high-revenue services on a highly-reliable and secure network while reducing CAPEX and OPEX.

The OptiSwitch 900 portfolio combines a comprehensive feature set with temperature and environmentally-hardened units to move Carrier Ethernet services closer to end-users in remote environments and extend the provider’s ability to more efficiently monitor and assure quality-of-service. Advanced hardware-based operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) tools provide adherence to strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) — especially for the wholesale provider managing multiple service providers and their end-users — and includes an integrated probe for end-to-end proactive speech and video quality and performance measurement. MRV’s award-winning Pro-Vision® service provisioning and management system enriches the OptiSwitch by enabling zero-touch service creation for mass deployment with instant service turn-up, extensive reporting and service portals.

Together with the revolutionary CloudScreen™ module, OptiSwitch becomes a genuine hardware authentication device that provides automatic multi-factor authentication for accessing applications, services and content stored in the cloud. CloudScreen is a one-of-a-kind solution that can control access exactly at the demarcation point of the network before detrimental security breaches penetrate service providers’ business services. With CloudScreen, OptiSwitch users can boost service delivery and more efficiently and securely offer valuable new applications including Web conferencing, distributed imaging, multi-site LAN and SaaS on a larger scale than what their subscribers can support individually.

“MRV Communications has an outstanding Carrier Ethernet heritage of over 13 years, built on its reputation for innovation and technical expertise. The Carrier Ethernet APAC Award recognition demonstrates MRV’s commitment to delivering quality solutions that give our customers the confidence to build a better — and broader — network,” said Dave Stehlin, president for MRV’s Optical Communications Systems division. “Tier 1 carriers and service providers around the world are utilizing the OptiSwitch portfolio to more efficiently create and ensure the Carrier Ethernet services that their customers demand while maximizing investments and revenue.”

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:

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