MRV releases high-density 10G transport on Fiber Driver

MRV Communications Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MRVC) says that the features of the new Fiber Driver High Density 10 Gigabit Transport Solution will help data center collocation and hosting companies overcome critical space and power constraints.

MRV Communications Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MRVC) says that the features of the new Fiber Driver High Density 10 Gigabit Transport Solution will help data center collocation and hosting companies overcome critical space and power constraints.

The Fiber Driver High Density 10G Transport Solution is a multi-service platform addressing any protocol – including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand – in one, complete unit with full management access. It supports up to 60 channels of 10G per stackable Fiber Driver chassis and provides up to 80 channels in 8U of rack space, resulting in a data center rack space savings of 45% to 60% depending on mode configuration, the company claims.

The product also achieves a Telecommunications Equipment Energy Efficiency Rating (TEEER) of 10.28 to 10.55 (depending on configuration), which is well above the minimum industry standard transport rating of 7.54. Or to put it another way, customers get more than 8X the bandwidth at 25% of the power consumption compared to the minimum industry standard. The TEEER rating is a Verizon Green System Energy Efficiency Rating on a scale from one (least efficient) to ten (most efficient).

MRV says the platform can be reused at different locations in the network to maximize the value of the investment. It also provides customers with simplified scalability; operators can start with a single Fiber Driver chassis and add modules as their network capacity grows.

"The [Fiber Driver High Density 10G Transport Solution] allows these customers to address two of the key pain points they are currently experiencing – space in the data center and power usage – with improved functionality in the areas of density, power efficiency and ease of use as well as flexibility and inventory management," said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV's optical communications systems division.

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