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Press Release -- March 23rd, 2015
Source: MRV Communications

MRV OptiDriver™ Platform Picks Up Additional Honor by Lightwave Innovation Awards

Multi-award recognized optical platform offers a unique solution to growing bandwidth needs

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 23, 2015– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that Lightwave, a leading technical magazine and online portal for the optical communications community, has awarded the OptiDriver™ optical transport platform with a 4.0 score within its 2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards program. This rating signifies a superb product that sets a new standard for performance and provides new, groundbreaking technical milestones. MRV’s OptiDriver platform enables a high-speed, intelligent network that is faster, cost-effective and easier to manage for data centers and service providers.

The 2015 Lightwave Innovation Awards review and recognize the industry’s most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Criteria used in the Innovation Awards rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability. Award judges included industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts and journalists. Prior to OFC, the Lightwave Innovation Awards Special Edition e-Newsletter, featuring high-score award winners, will be delivered to over 50,000 professionals in the optical communications industry.

“In a year that saw a record-setting number of high-scoring products, the MRV OptiDriver platform was another standout,” said Tim Hermes, Group Publisher of Lightwave. “Its ability to meet the demands of density and energy efficiency, as well as its ability to serve Ethernet, OTN, TDM and other applications makes it high on the list for evaluation by the industry. We are thrilled that the OptiDriver platform received such a great score.”

MRV’s OptiDriver platform empowers high-growth cloud connectivity with the industry’s leading 10Gbps and 100Gbps density. The solution is engineered to support the latest advances in optical technologies, including intelligent ROADM networks and 100Gbps transport. Capabilities such as integrated testing and optical spectrum analysis allow the OptiDriver platform to significantly reduce the time required to turn up a network and greatly increase the visibility into the status of an operating network.

“As evolutions in cloud computing and streaming services continue to build momentum, bandwidth demands are escalating and show no signs of slowing down. Our customers require an intelligent solution that allows them to keep up with this demand while maximizing network and service resiliency,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV Communications. “OptiDriver is one of the industry’s leading power and space efficient platforms with remarkable flexibility and operational simplicity. Industry recognition for the OptiDriver platform has consistently validated our efforts to create solutions that enable our customers to meet their current network environment needs, as well as future needs as their network evolves.”


For more than 30 years, Lightwave ( has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global provider of 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.

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