MRV LambdaDriver WDM system meets Verizon TEEER energy efficiency specification

MARCH 1, 2010 -- MRV Communications Inc says that its LambdaDriver WDM optical transport system surpassed the Telecommunications Equipment Energy Efficiency Ratings (TEEER) standard for energy efficient optical networking.

MARCH 1, 2010 -- MRV Communications Inc says that its LambdaDriver WDM optical transport system surpassed the Telecommunications Equipment Energy Efficiency Ratings (TEEER) standard for energy efficient optical networking.

Lowering the power consumption of networking systems is a critical factor for service providers and large enterprises. MRV says its LambdaDriver optical transport system has been designed to minimize power consumption. Key power efficiency features that improved LambdaDriver’s TEEER score include multiplexers and muxponders that aggregate data to reduce the number of outbound optical links and automatic signal de-activation on disconnected links, MRV says.

The TEEER standard, developed by Verizon, provides a score for products that measures the direct relationship between the system’s throughput capacity and its power consumption, weighted for different operation modes. Verizon's calculated TEEER value represents the system energy efficiency rating on a scale from one (least efficient) to 10 (most efficient). For more on TEEER, see "Carriers tighten energy requirements in '09 and beyond."

A measured TEEER for optical or video transport equipment should be better than 7.54. In certain configurations, MRV’s LambdaDriver platform achieved a score of 9.02, according to the systems vendor. The LambdaDriver is the second MRV product to achieve high ratings under the TEEER rating system, following the Fiber Driver optical multi-service platform (see "MRV claims Fiber Driver platform is first TEEER").

“For today’s service providers, energy consumption is a top concern for both environmental and economical reasons, and the TEEER rating system provides a simple metric for these customers to identify the most power-efficient solutions for their networks,” said Noam Lotan, chief executive officer of MRV Communications. “With the LambdaDriver, customers have access to a solution that is not only environmentally friendly, but can also cost-effectively keep up with the energy demands of their growing networks.”

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