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Hitachi Cable America

Hitachi Cable Announces UL Verification of 10-Gigabit Ethernet UTP Cable

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Manchester, NH November 2006 - Hitachi Cable America, a leader in the manufacture of copper and fiber optic communications cables, announces the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. verification of Hitachi Cable's Supra 10G™ cable. The cable, tested to Draft 5 of TIA/EIA 568-B.2-10 (Category 6A), is the world's first fully verified Category 6A cable. Though other manufacturers have acquired the easier to achieve channel performance verification, which includes jacks, patch panels and patch cables, only Hitachi Cable has been able to make a fully component compliant Category 6A cable.

Kevin Boisvert, Research and Development Manager for Hitachi Cable, described the development process for the Supra 10G™ as challenging. "Testing to 500 MHz while surpassing the alien crosstalk requirements was not an easy task. However, with Hitachi's experience in developing and designing unique, high-performance category cables in shielded, hybrid and bundled cable configurations, I was confident we'd be able to engineer a cable that would meet and exceed the requirements of the standard."

Supra 10G™ is now available through HCA approved distributors. For information on where to obtain the new Supra 10G™, contact Hitachi Cable at +1.800.772.0116.

For more information about UL Verification, please visit www.ul.com.

To learn more about other Hitachi Cable products, visit the company website at http://www.hca.hitachi-cable.com.