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Hitachi Cable Introduces UL Verified Category 6A Shielded Cables

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Steven Kenney (Contact)
+1.603.669.4347, Ext. 229

Manchester, NH July 18, 2007 - Hitachi Cable Manchester continues to be a leader in the development of new and innovative communication cables.

Hitachi Cable America is pleased to announce the launch of its new Category 6A shielded (F/UTP) cables.

Hitachi Cable, always a leader in product performance, is the first cable manufacturer to obtain Underwriters Laboratories' Category 6A verification for its 10 gigabit shielded cables. This verification ensures that Hitachi Cable's Category 6A F/UTP cables, when mated with verified Category 6A shielded connectivity, will deliver the highest performance possible. Also, unlike cable from some of its competitors, Hitachi Cable's Category 6A F/UTP cable utilizes a single foil wrapped around the cable core. Other cables, in addition to a foil around the core, also individually wrap each of the four cable pairs with foil. This construction is more expensive than the HCA construction and adds significant time to the termination process. Steven Kenney, Marketing Manager for HCA adds, "Our Category 6A F/UTP cables offer a solution that is affordable, easy to install, and will provide the 10 gigabit performance that our customers desire. The UL verification also demonstrates that our cables will surpass the requirements of the Category 6A standard."

Hitachi Cable's Category 6A F/UTP cables are available in both CMP and CMR constructions. All Category 6A cables are manufactured at the Manchester, New Hampshire facility.

About Hitachi Cable America

Hitachi Cable America, located in Manchester, NH manufacturers a complete line of copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Over 3,300 different cable products are manufactured at this facility. Products include Category 6A UTP cable, shielded and outdoor Category 5e and 6 cable, armored plenum-rated fiber optic cable as well as plenum-rated indoor/outdoor fiber optic cables.

To learn more about HCA products, please contact Hitachi Cable Manchester toll free at +1.800.772.0116 or visit the Hitachi Cable website at

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