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Press Release -- May 19th, 2016
Source: MRV Communications

MRV’s OptiPacket OP-X1 Platform Recognized by the American Business Awards for Innovation in Hardware Networking

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2016– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announced that its OptiPacket OP-X1 access platform was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Hardware Networking/New Product category, in the 14th Annual American Business Awards. MRV’s OptiPacket OP-X1 product, which is a member of the OptiPacket® portfolio of Metro Service Edge solutions, combines the features and expertise of MRV’s optical and packet product suites.

The OP-X1 platform addresses the need for higher bandwidth requirements driven by the increased adoption of cloud services. It is the industry’s first purpose-built, 100G Ethernet access device, designed to extend 100G Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) capabilities to the last mile and enable scalability to thousands of CE services, advanced OAM and traffic management, plus migration paths to SDN and NFV architectures.

“On behalf of MRV, I’d like to thank the judges for their thorough review and offer congratulations to the fellow winners,” said Zeev Draer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for MRV. “MRV is proud to be recognized by the American Business Awards for our innovative OP-X1 solution. We’ve combined our deep industry knowledge to develop an intelligent and future-proof platform, which addresses the tremendous transformation that is occurring in metro networks and enables new, innovative and programmable 100G access services.”

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year,” said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards. “More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration and more than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud of its innovation and accomplishments.”

Details about the American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie award winners are available at

For more information on MRV and its solution portfolio, please visit

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) enables service providers, data center operators and enterprises to make their networks smarter, faster and easier to operate. MRV’s end-to-end portfolio includes innovative packet, optical and software platforms designed for flexibility and reliability. To learn more about MRV visit and follow us on Twitter @MRVC.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the American Business Awards, the International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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

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