MRV Communications, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MRVC) (“MRV” or the “Company”), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced that the Company’s Optical Communications Systems (OCS) division will be showcasing its Carrier Ethernet Access and Optical Transport and WDM solutions at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO in Las Vegas from March 20-23, 2011. MRV will be exhibiting in Booth #202.

MRV will introduce the following new offerings for carriers and wholesale service providers:
  • 3G-SDI video SFP pluggable: A new MSA pluggable designed to affordably transmit a wide range of SDI digital video component signals over fiber using standard optical transceivers, enabling digital video extension over fiber; and
  • Fast Ethernet and dual T1/E1 multiplexer: A new Fiber Driver® module which provides efficient Fast Ethernet and dual T1/E1 multiplexing optical transport with remote management capabilities and targeting applications for both T1/E1 PDH channels and Fast Ethernet remotely managed fiber optic extension, as well as service demarcation for wireless backhaul, schools, and enterprises.

Additionally, MRV will showcase its latest OptiSwitch® Carrier Ethernet NID (Network Interface Device) and mini-aggregation platform solutions which help service providers to differentiate their services with wholesale Ethernet to extend their network footprint and deliver services quickly. The OptiSwitch product line delivers business Ethernet demarcation services, wholesale Ethernet transport services, and mobile Ethernet backhaul (3G & 4G/LTE).

“The COMPTEL PLUS event further demonstrates MRV’s capabilities and expertise in providing best-of-breed Carrier Ethernet Access and Optical Transport solutions,” said Barry Gorsun, President of OCS. “Our solutions enable carriers and wholesale service providers to increase revenues and decrease costs by using zero-touch provisioning with mass deployment at minimal operational cost.”

About COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO

The COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. Held twice a year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted almost 200 exhibitors and more than 3,700 attendees to our 2010 events. COMPTEL PLUS provides the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet potential customers and do business.

About Fiber Driver®

MRV’s Fiber Driver™ optical multi-service product line provides full range services demarcation, media conversion, signal repeating and fiber-optimization solutions, including coarse and dense WDM capabilities. Both managed and unmanaged solutions are available, including rack-mount, modular systems and desktop systems. The Fiber Driver line includes several families of products with the flexibility of hundreds of combinations and system options for any type of optical or copper technology, covering virtually every protocol in use in networking today. With a power consumption of 3W - 5W per 10Gbps interface, the Fiber Driver optical multiservice platform consumes 20% - 30% less power than competing optical transport systems. In testing using the TEEER power efficiency standard, the Fiber Driver achieved a rating up to 9.84 out of 10, making it one of the highest efficiency optical networking systems on the market.

About MRV Communications, Inc.

MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading global provider of carrier Ethernet, WDM optical transport, infrastructure management equipment and solutions, as well as network integration and managed services. MRV’s solutions enable the delivery and provisioning of next-generation optical transport and carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure. MRV provides equipment and services worldwide to telecommunications service providers, enterprises, and governments, enabling network evolution and increasing efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs. Through its subsidiaries, MRV operates R&D centers in North America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices around the world. For more information about MRV, visit http://www.mrv.com.

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