Monday, October 19, 2009

MRV Debuts LambdaDriver IP Switching Module

MRV Communications announced the first shipment of its LambdaDriver OPN 800/1600, a packet switching blade that forms the core of MRV's packet optical transport (P-OTS) network system. The new blade features eight Gigabit Ethernet, either small form-factor pluggable (SFP) or copper ports for access network connections and two 10-Gigabit Ethernet XFP-based ports for connection to the backbone network.

MRV highlights a number of enhanced operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) and end-to-end optical packet service management capabilities, including unique integration of MPLS packets and GMPLS optical transport control plane with carrier Ethernet OAM, including: IEEE 802.3ah, 802.1ag and ITU-T Y.1731. The module sub 50ms recovery time.