MRV’s Award-Winning WDM OD™ Platform Kicks Off 2015 with Data Center Industry Honor

Optical transport solution receives 2014 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2015-- MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named theOptiDriver™ optical transport platform as a 2014 Data Center Excellence Award winner. The award was presented by infoTECH Spotlight and recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center solutions. MRV’s OptiDriver platform empowers high-growth cloud connectivity with the industry’s leading 10Gbps and 100Gbps density. The solution enables data centers and service providers to keep up with the demand for bandwidth and grow revenue while reducing operational costs.

“MRV has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development of the data center industry,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to witnessing continued excellence from MRV and its efforts toward improving the future of the data center industry.”

The OptiDriver platform is engineered to support the latest advances in optical technologies, including intelligent ROADM networks and 100Gbps transport. The solution is optimized for use in data centers, content delivery networks and large carrier environments where flexibility, space and power are a premium. Built-in support for current and emerging intelligent control plane technologies like GMPLS and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) allows the OptiDriver platform to quickly integrate into new and existing networks, minimizing both initial and recurring costs.

“The need for increased bandwidth capacity has come on the heels of the continued evolution of cloud and streaming video services. Our customers are looking for the most cost effective and functional option for supporting the growing performance demands of their networks,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV Communications. “We are honored by the continued recognition that the OptiDriver platform has received since its development, and we look forward to providing our customers with more exemplary solutions in the future.”

Individuals wishing to learn more about the OptiDriver solution can watch a new video series dedicated to the platform here: http://www.mrv.com/landing/video-datasheet-mrvs-optidriver-platform. The videos explore the OptiDriver family’s innovative and flexible architecture, chassis configurations, intelligent simplicity and more key benefits and features.

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About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud ComputingM2M EvolutionCustomer, and Internet TelephonyTMCnetis the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 -HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

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. For more information please visit www.mrv.com.