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Press Release -- June 9th, 2014
Source: MRV Communications
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MRV’s OptiDriver™ Platform Secures Another Technology Industry Finalist Award

MRV Communications’ optical transport solution recognized in the Stevie® Awards for empowering high-growth cloud connectivity for service providers, data centers and cloud networks

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2014-- MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that its OptiDriver™ optical transport platform has been named a finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards (also known as “The Stevies”) in the Best New Product category. The American Business Awards is a premier awards program open to all organizations operating in the United States. MRV’s OptiDriver™ solution offers more capacity, intelligence and ease-of-use for service providers, data centers, content delivery networks and cloud providers to streamline network management. These innovative features make it easier for operators to support high-growth cloud connectivity applications that are creating unrelenting traffic demands on today’s next-generation networks.

Supporting the latest advances in optical technologies, the OptiDriver™ platform is the newest addition to MRV’s comprehensive family of advanced optical transport network elements. The solution empowers network operators to meet current operational needs with the industry’s highest 10G density and accommodate growing capacity demands with support for 100G transport. The solution features built-in processing, testing and rapid turn-up capabilities which significantly reduce the time required to deploy new networks, increase visibility into the status of an existing network and protect initial investment on new technologies. Combined, these features provide operators with a more intelligent, high-performance network and simplify the creation of new revenue opportunities.

“With the growing use of virtualization, streaming video services and enterprise demand for cloud services, network operators of all types are coming under increased pressure to more effectively manage the service bandwidth explosion we are currently seeing in the market. MRV enables operators to accommodate this growing demand with an innovative solution that improves network intelligence, performance and manageability,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing at MRV Communications. “We are pleased to have the OptiDriver™ recognized by the American Business Awards as a finalist for Best New Product. It reaffirms that MRV is providing solutions that address the challenges our customers face as they deploy increasingly complex networks.”

Finalists for The American Business Awards were chosen by more than 150 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging. Several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the finalists during final judging. The American Business Awards will be presented at the new product and technology awards event on Friday, September 12 in San Francisco.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global provider in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. 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.

For more information please visit www.mrv.com.

Source: MRV Communications, Inc.

MRV Communications, Inc.
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