The MEMS FIBER Optical switches establish optical signal paths passively in milliseconds supporting all date rates, ideally suited to manage and monitor large optical networks intelligently and remotely. The flexible platform supports NxM configurations (N, M=1 to 64). The MEMS switches are reliable with longevity suited for continuous operation. The control is net-based GUI that is compatible with standard network management protocols. It can be made to fit into a 1U box if LC connectors are selected.