Thursday, November 7, 2013

MRV's 10RU OptiDriver Transport Platform Packs 80 Wavelengths

MRV introduced its new "OptiDriver" high-density, 10 Gbps optical transport platform featuring built-in testing and rapid turn up capabilities.

MRV said its OptiDriver was designed for intelligent ROADM and 100Gbps transport. The chassis supports modules from other MRV optical transport products and is fully integrated into MRV’s advanced Pro-Vision service delivery and provisioning platform, with built-in processing support for current and emerging intelligent control plane technologies like GMPLS and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

The 10RU chassis can support up to 48 single height cards and 80 wavelengths. The multi-function hardware can serve a variety of applications, including Ethernet, OTN, TDM, Fibre Channel, ESCON/FICON, Infiniband and others.

“Our team has developed OptiDriver™, our next-generation optical transport platform, with a solid understanding of the changing demands of our customers, while drawing on our rich history of solving complex optical and networking challenges. This is especially obvious in the integrated test and management capabilities built into MRV’s optical product line that significantly reduce the time and complexity traditionally associated with turning up and operating a network,” said Dave Stehlin, CEO for MRV Communications. “As these networks become more complex, this new OptiDriver™ platform will enable data centers, wholesale carriers, Internet exchanges and service providers to do more with less. It delivers additional capacity and ease-of-use to reduce management time and maintain a high-performance network.”

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