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Press Release -- April 7th, 2014
Source: MRV Communications

MRV’s OptiDriver™ Optical Transport Platform Named Best Product Finalist by Network Products Guide

MRV’s newest optical transport solution recognized by prestigious information technology awards for addressing complex optical networking issues facing cloud providers and data center operators

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 7, 2014– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named its OptiDriver™ optical transport platform as a finalist for the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Best Products and Services category. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide honor achievements across every facet of the IT industry. MRV and its OptiDriver™ solution have been recognized for enabling service providers, data center operators, content delivery networks and cloud service providers to achieve more high-performance, intelligent networks while improving manageability and creating new revenue opportunities.

The OptiDriver™ platform is the most recent addition to MRV’s comprehensive family of advanced optical transport network elements. The solution offers a powerful feature set that aligns with the current operational needs of data centers and service providers, and provides the flexibility and capacity to support future growth in their network infrastructure. The OptiDriver™ platform empowers high-growth cloud connectivity and is engineered to support the latest advances in optical technologies including intelligent ROADM and 100Gbps transport, and features built-in testing and rapid turn-up capabilities. These features allow operators to keep up with unrelenting network traffic and support revenue-generating applications and services like cloud storage, web hosting services, software defined networking (SDN) and more.

“MRV is committed to providing our customers with forward-leaning and innovative solutions to address their most complex network issues. With the OptiDriver™ platform, we are enabling our customers to build a more intelligent network that supports the advanced, bandwidth-rich services that drive new business opportunities,” said Dave Stehlin, CEO of MRV Communications. “We are pleased to have the OptiDriver™ optical transport solution honored as a finalist for the 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Knowing this is a peer and industry review is a great validation of the work we do to make our customers’ networks smarter.”

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, support and customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, April 28, 2014 during the 9th annual dinner and presentations.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. 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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