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MRV Delivers Bold Software-Based Approach for Managing Next-Generation Networks

MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today announced the launch of Pro-Vision® 3.0 service delivery and provisioning software. Designed to make the user experience more intuitive and comprehensive, the new Pro-Vision® platform is based on a HTML5 infrastructure that simplifies and automates the design, deployment and assurance of next-generation, multi-layer virtualized networks. Currently being deployed by Tier 1 communications service providers (CSPs), the new Pro-Vision® software enables substantial OPEX savings in large and complex nationwide networks. As CSPs of all sizes look for a future path towards Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), MRV is making it easier for them to accelerate service creation with a more intelligent network today.

According to an August 2013 study by Credit Suisse, 91% of enterprises, CSPs and data centers are purchasing networking and management software to reduce operational expenses, improve application performance and manage the increased demand for new services. A network orchestrated with MRV’s Pro-Vision® software efficiently addresses these issues through automated provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting. As the software is built on an open platform, it can also easily interface with third party applications as new requirements develop.

“We have seen incredible global demand from CSPs for a highly scalable and open service delivery solution. MRV is transforming service delivery infrastructure in order to help our customers better meet the demands of today’s marketplace,” states John Golub, vice president of global product line management for MRV Communications. “The Pro-Vision® platform continues to evolve and offers the most innovative tools available as our customers migrate from best-effort performance to SLA-assured, application-driven services.”

Pro-Vision® software provides end-to-end visibility into service performance in the packet and optical domains to ensure that customer SLAs are met. It incorporates flexible real-time data collection mechanisms capable of polling large numbers of devices and reporting results based on user-defined thresholds. The solution also offers web-based tools for comprehensive integration with existing OSS/BSS systems to streamline the service life cycle.

Amongst the new features, the Pro-Vision® service orchestration solution now includes:

  • Web-based HTML5 graphical environment to streamline and automate the provisioning and management of optical and packet services.
  • Management of optical transport equipment – 100G muxponders, high-density optical transport and multi-degree ROADMs – including MRV’s new OptiDriver™ optical transport platform.
  • Monitoring and reporting of application performance based on the latest standards, including Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) SOAM.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity. For more information please visit www.mrv.com.

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