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MRV’s Optical Channel Manager Expands OptiDriverTM Platform with Intelligent Wavelength Monitoring Capabilities

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(Click to Tweet about this news) MRV Communications TM, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRVC) (“MRV(R)”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today introduced new levels of visibility and intelligence to its Optical Channel Manager (OCM) module, an integrated wavelength measurement tool. The module’s new management capabilities enable service providers and data centers to continuously monitor all wavelengths on any wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) network and proactively identify operational issues before they arise. With the OCM module, accurate real-time reporting of wavelength performance is simple and straightforward. OCM’s seamless intelligence enables network managers to speed response time and simplify existing and new service management.

WDM network performance monitoring requires continuous statistics reporting and review for each wavelength to ensure transmissions are within a well-defined spectral range and optical parameters. To address these requirements, the OCM module was designed to allow for ongoing, automatic measurements and reporting on each wavelength crossing the network. The OCM supports real-time monitoring of up to 640 wavelengths, with documentation of performance over time and identification of changing-even threatening-conditions, including optical power levels, SLA compliance, alarm thresholds and capacity plans. Traditionally, wavelength monitoring equipment is often used as standalone, portable infrastructure installed throughout the network, and requires reconfiguration with each installment. The deployment and ongoing management of this dispersed, standalone equipment is cumbersome and labor intensive. The integrated OCM solution enables centralized monitoring thereby greatly reducing the need for traditional standalone infrastructure as well as the associated man hours and truck rolls needed to maintain that infrastructure.

“The OCM solution is a critical diagnostic tool, invaluable to network operations personnel who embed it into their network – it will ultimately lead to improved network reliability and reduced service interruption. It provides operators with an early warning by instantly identifying any degree of signal degradation, well before any of their customers are affected. The OCM is an important addition to MRV’s optical transport solution portfolio, delivering low power, compact solutions that enable customers to achieve advanced and innovative ways of managing their optical transport networks,” said Eli Laufer, vice president, global research and development, MRV Communications. “It is another example of MRV’s commitment to empowering network managers with the information needed to improve service performance and streamline network operations.”

The MRV OCM is a module of the company’s OptiDriverTM optical transport platform, and MRV’s Pro-Vision(R) service orchestration platform provides the continuous observation and display of wavelength performance. The OCM solution supports real-time monitoring of up to 640 wavelengths, with documentation of performance over time and identification of changing-even threatening-conditions, including optical power levels, SLA compliance, alarm thresholds and capacity plans. To learn more about the MRV OCM, please visit the link here: Application Note – Improving Wavelength Management with MRV’s Optical Channel Manager.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global provider of converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. 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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