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Briefs: MRV Communications, Ontic

MRV Communications Inc. said Wednesday it will supply networking equipment to the newest data center in New York City operated by Sabey Data Centers. The Chatsworth company’s OptiDriver products will connect Intergate.Manhattan, the city’s largest data center, to two other data centers. The OptiDriver products were designed to reduce costs for data center operators by supporting multiple service types and with built-in redundant features to ensure service is never cut, said Tim Pillow, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for MRV. Shares closed up 60 cents, or 4.8 percent, to $13.20 on the over-the-counter market. Aerospace aftermarket parts supplier Ontic has signed a licensing agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corp. for parts used on military helicopters and commercial airliners. Terms of the deal between Ontic, based in Chatsworth and a subsidiary of BBA Aviation plc, and Curtiss-Wright, in Charlotte, N.C., were not disclosed. Among the parts that Ontic will support are smoke detector sensors, power suppliesand power converters used on Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopters, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet, and Boeing 747, 767 and B757 jets. Partnering with equipment manufacturers like Curtiss-Wright to help them achieve their objectives shows the agility of Ontic, President Gareth Hall said in a prepared statement.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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