MRV unveils OP-X1 100-Gbps access platform

Optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) technology developer MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) has extended its range of OptiPacket packet-optical transport systems with the OptiPacket OP-X1. The new access platform enables operators to extend 100-Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) capabilities to the last mile of their networks.

Optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) technology developer MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) has extended its range of OptiPacket packet-optical transport systems with the OptiPacket OP-X1. The new access platform enables operators to extend 100-Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) capabilities to the last mile of their networks.

The OP-X1 offers a mix of 10- and 100-Gbps Ethernet interfaces, backed with 800 Gbps of switching capacity. The 2RU system requires less than 0.7 W per Gbps, MRV asserts. The company foresees the OP-X1 as useful in applications that require bandwidth extension to 100-Gbps customers or to a large number of 10-Gbps customers.

The OP-X1 operating system is based on MRV's MasterOS, an open Linux software platform that is deployed on all of MRV's switching products and is designed to provide a path to SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV).

The new platform shares common hardware interface cards with the OP-X4 3.2-Tbps chassis. This factor offers operators flexibility in service offerings and ready access to higher capacity in a complete end-to-end metro network product line, MRV states.

"The OP-X1 is a versatile, mixed protocol switching platform, designed to accommodate the most demanding carrier's needs," said Eli Laufer, vice president, global research and development, at MRV Communications. "It can be deployed as a 100-Gbps Ethernet NID, an 800-Gbps Ethernet aggregator, and as a multi-purpose future-proof compact OTN switching platform."

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