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MRV's physical layer switches are scalable, OSI layer 1 switches that allows users to connect any port to any other port within the system using a non-blocking matrix. The Media Cross Connect is an optical/electrical/optical (OEO) switch used for data rates and media up to 10Gbps. The Optical Cross Connect is an all optical (OOO) switch for single mode fiber rates up to 100Gbps. Deploying these switches in a lab environment allows test commitments to be met without compromising quality or responsiveness, or increasing capital or operational expenses.

  • Logical Cable Management — Using software commands allows non-blocking, any port to any other port, bidirectional or unidirectional mappings. The MCC allows one to any multi-point broadcast mapping.
  • Increased Lab Efficiency and Productivity — Topologies can be changed and stored using a web-based GUI, or by using a industry-standard interface, tests and topologies can be scripted and executed 24/7. Inventory management/tracking is simplified as equipment is not physically moved to perform tests.
  • Decrease Capital Expenditures — By sharing expensive test equipment and fixed test beds, capital equipment costs can be minimized without compromising capabilities.
  • Modular Architecture — The MCC is available in 72, 144 and 288 port configurations that support any protocol or media within a single chassis. All service blades are interchangeable and hot swappable between the chassis types.
  • Wire-Once Technology — Once the lab network and equipment is connected to the MCC or OCC, all connections and configurations are done using software commands. Changing a test topology is accomplished by a simple mouse click.
  • Wide range of data rates and media types — The MCC supports protocols from T3/E3 to Fibre Channel to 10 Gig Ethernet. Different media types, including copper cable and pluggable transceivers via SFPs are supported in the same chassis. The OCC96 supports single mode fiber data rates to up to 100Gbps.
  • Media Conversion — With the MCC, mapping a copper input to a fiber output eliminates the need for standalone converters and maximizes the use of test equipment equipped with one type of connection.


  • Chassis

    MCC solutions are built on a family of 19” rack-mountable chassis designed to be fully non-blocking in all configurations. The MCC chassis family includes three models that have backplane speeds of 4.25 Gbps (4X), 8.5 Gbps (8X), and 10 Gbps (HS). The 4X chassis models accommodate two, four, or eight interface blades. The 8X modules supports 8 blades. The HS chassis models accommodate one, four or eight interface blades. All two, four and eight slot chassis are powered by hot-swappable power supplies with optional redundancy. All four-slot and eight-slot chassis are available in DC powered versions as well as the AC models.

    With the growth of 10Gb services and associated equipment, it has become necessary for test labs and data centers to manage a high number of 10Gb connections. The high speed MCC products provide high density 10G connectivity with 36 ports in 1 RU, 144 ports in 5 RU and 288 ports in 10 RU.

  • 4X (4Gbps) Chassis

  • 2 , 4, and 8 Slot Chassis- Support any combination of interface speed blades up to 4 Gbps
  • 8X (8Gbps)

  • 8 Slot- Support for any combination of interface speed blades up to 8Gbps
  • High Speed Chassis (10Gbps)

  • 1 Slot Chassis- Supports any interface speed blade up to 10Gbps
  • 4 Slot Chassis- Supports any interface speed blade combinations up to 10Gbps
  • 8 Slot Chassis- Supports any interface speed blade combinations up to 10Gbps
  • Optical Cross Connect 96

    The Optical Cross Connect 96 (OCC 96) is a high-performance, fully non-blocking, all-optical 96 port switch supplying LC connectors. It is designed to meet the highest performance and reliability needs of the most demanding applications with exceptionally low optical loss, compact size, low power requirements and fast switching speeds. The OCC 96 is protocol and speed independent, and it provides a platform to support existing technologies such as 10 Gbps as well as a solution for emerging technologies including 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps transport.

    Network equipment manufacturers, carriers and data centers encounter many challenges in keeping up with the explosion of bandwidth-hungry applications such as mobile computing and cloud computing. These manufacturers continue to develop high-speed transport equipment capable of increased bandwidth to support carriers and service providers as they roll out new services based on next generation networks such 4G LTE networks and WiMax.

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