MRV Communications

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Access Solutions for Carrier and Enterprise

MRV Communications is a leading worldwide supplier of communications equipment and services to carriers, governments and enterprises.
Today's telecommunication networks are evolving to support growing network traffic due to the demand for high-bandwidth applications such as IPTV, streaming video, peer-to-peer networking, and content-rich websites. Service providers are attempting to differentiate their offerings from their competitors and strive to provide many new capabilities. The growth in these applications is driving the need for additional bandwidth capacity in the Internet infrastructure. MRV products enable service providers to transition their infrastructure and provide profitable high-bandwidth video, voice and data services.

Optical Transport — OptiDriver,  Fiber Driver and LambdaDriver
Advanced fiber optimization includes fiber grooming, remote management and WDM based solutions, deployed from enterprise optical storage extension to carrier long-haul core networks. MRV also offers optical protection and transparent optical extension/conversion.

Optical Demarcation — OptiSwitch 300, OptiSwitch 900
This family of intelligent Ethernet based optical termination platforms are installed on customer premises for cost effective, wide-scale Metro Ethernet deployments. The MRV portfolio has been successfully tested to the MEF certifications for E-line, Ethernet point to point, E-LAN and Ethernet multipoint-to-multipoint services. Industry to deliver service-specific next-generation networks.

Optical Packet Switching — OptiPacker and OptiSwitch 9000
Advanced Ethernet/IP technologies include Ethernet service aggregation and IP/MPLS/VPLS/WDM service platforms with advanced traffic management and end-to-end OAM and service monitoring.

Network Infrastructure — LX Series, Media Cross Connect
Out-of-band networking systems provide secure remote access, remote power management and environmental monitoring. Scalable wire-once switches allow physical network reconfiguration via software.

MRV's optical transport, Metro Ethernet and remote management products have been deployed around the globe by leaders in the telecommunication industry to deliver service-specific next-generation networks.

Cable / MSO
MRV offers an extensive line of edge devices, and 10Gbe demarcation platforms that reliably and economically support today's Cable/MSO business models. Our platforms provide the Metro Ethernet services and flexible bandwidth increments required to meet customer demand.

A wide variety of enterprise customers use MRV's optical networking solutions to deploy high performance networks. MRV's remote management systems provide a complete solution for system, power and environmental management. MRV's test lab automation system simplifies the testing
and deployment of network equipment.

Government / Municipal
MRV's optical transport products are widely used for municipal deployments. MRV is the only leading out-of-band networking vendor to meet United States and Canadian government cryptographic security standards. Customers include federal, state and local governments and military organizations worldwide.

Technology Innovation
MRV's long history of innovation includes:

  • First 10 Gpbs Free Space Optics platform
  • First 10 Gbps Ethernet services demarcation device
  • First platform with carrier class high-speed Ethernet, VPLS and WDM technologies
  • First system integration of 802.3ah over fiber solution with VDSL
  • The first system to integrate multi-transport carrier class Ethernet services
  • Technology pioneer for integrated 16 wavelength CWDM solutions
  • First implementation of real time optical monitoring for end-to-end management capabilities from the transport layer to the service layer

Vision — Toward Optical Packet Networks

Optical packet networking is the next evolution in optical networking, combining packet traffic and wavelengths with the optional addition of SONET. Additionally, an optical packet network with MPLS and the use of Pseudo wires provide the ability for the network to not only deliver new advanced services, but also circuit switched network services.

MRV innovations include platforms that combine traditional transport (WDM, Lambda and ROADM), with legacy SONET/ SDH support, plus Ethernet switching and aggregation with carrier-class reliability, resiliency, and OAM. MRV customers can provision any service or application to any port or interface.

MRV products are designed to meet the needs of customers who are looking for cost effective, high performance Carrier Ethernet and Transport solutions that will meet their needs today and over time.