MRV offers OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Ethernet demarcation and aggregation

MRV Communications, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (PINKSHEETS: MRVC) has expanded its OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access product line with the introduction of a demarcation-to-aggregation portfolio that comprises the OptiSwitch 906G and OptiSwitch 9244-1210G models.

Aug 20th, 2012

MRV Communications, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (PINKSHEETS: MRVC) has expanded its OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access product line with the introduction of a demarcation-to-aggregation portfolio that comprises the OptiSwitch 906G and OptiSwitch 9244-1210G models.

The OptiSwitch 906G is a Carrier Ethernet 2.0 demarcation platform designed for a wide range of deployment scenarios. It supports a range of Layer 2 to Layer 3 IP services including Layer 2 Carrier Ethernet, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IPv4/IPv6 routing. The OS906G also offers hardware-based multi-layer operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) tools and integrated probes for end-to-end proactive speech and video quality and performance measurements.

Meanwhile, the OptiSwitch 9244-1210G is a first-mile, 10-Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Ethernet packet-optical aggregation platform. It offers Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.5-Gbps and 10-Gigabit Ethernet speeds to help offload provider edge router ports. MRV says the OS9244-1210G offers a very high port density to form factor ratio with the lowest relative power consumption in a non-blocking architecture with a total capacity of 200 GB.

Support of 2.5-Gbps enables service providers to offer higher-speed services without the cost of a 10-Gigabit Ethernet port, MRV says. This feature supports new revenue streams without adding additional costs, the company asserts.

The company’s Pro-Vision service provisioning and network management system enables “zero-touch” service creation over the OptiSwitch 906G and OptiSwitch 9244-1210G platforms and offers reporting and service portals for improved real-time monitoring capabilities, MRV adds.

"Service providers are happy that Carrier Ethernet services are one of the fastest-growing market segments today, and in order to meet that demand, they need intelligent, flexible Carrier Ethernet platforms," stated Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst at Infonetics Research, via an MRV press release. "MRV's new OptiSwitch models are designed to help service providers create, offer and deliver new service options and higher capacities, including 10GbE backbone transport for aggregated Carrier Ethernet traffic and 10GbE port optimization for the provider edge."

"As service providers worldwide look to deploy an ever growing number of business Ethernet, mobile backhaul and wholesale Ethernet transport services, they need a solution that offers superior intelligence along with efficient, flexible, and scalable bandwidth capacity," said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV's OCS division. "Our customers select our field-proven, low-power, high-density OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access solutions including demarcation and aggregation to enable them to meet their capacity need today and to provide migration path for converged layers along anticipated growth in customers and new service offerings in the future."

For more information on Carrier Ethernet systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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