MRV Communications ™ announces the release of the OptiPacket® OP-X1 access platform, designed to extend 100Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) capabilities to the last mile. Delivering a flexible mix of 100Gbps and 10Gbps Ethernet interfaces and 800Gbps of switching capacity, the OP-X1 enables service critical bandwidth extension to 100Gbps customers and to a large number of 10Gbps customers in a dense 2RU format.

Screen shot 2015-06-08 at 2.49.37 PMAt less than 0.7 Watts per Gbps, the OP-X1 continues the OptiPacket family tradition of offering the industry’s lowest power cost per bit for switching platforms. The OP-X1 operating system is based on MRV’s MasterOS, an open Linux software platform that is deployed on all of MRV’s switching products and provides a clear path to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

The OP-X1 shares common hardware interface cards with the OP-X4 3.2Tbps chassis, allowing flexibility in service offerings, expandability to higher capacity, and a complete end-to-end metro network capability.

The OptiPacket® family of packet optical devices builds on MRV’s broader strategy to empower the optical edge by accelerating packet optical convergence with innovative hardware and intelligent software. The OP-X series of products combines the field-proven technology and expertise of MRV’s optical and packet product families into an all-in-one, highly flexible, intelligent architecture.

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