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Hitachi Cable America Inc. Releases First Verified Category 8 Cable in N.A.

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, June 1, 2017 - Hitachi Cable America Inc., (HCA), a U.S. manufacturer of copper and fiber optic communication cables, is the first cable manufacturer in North America to offer a 3rd party verified Category 8 cable.  Verification to the ANSI/TIA 568-C.2-1 standard is provided by Underwriters Laboratories. This same lab also verified this cable to Category 8.2 requirements per IEC 61156-9 for use in Class II applications according to ISO/IEC TR 11801-9901.  HCA’s Category 8 (8.2) cable is U.S. made.  Category 8 (8.2) cables are tested to 2000 MHz and will support high speed data applications such as 40 Gigabit Ethernet up to 30 meters and can auto-negotiate to support other applications, such as 10 and 25 Gigabit Ethernet. The new cable is also Riser (CMR) rated permitting installation in indoor riser environments. 

About Hitachi Cable America, Manchester Facility:

The Manchester facility belongs to the Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division of Hitachi Cable America Inc. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the facility manufactures a complete line of high-performance copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Over 4,000 different cable products are manufactured at this facility. Products include category copper communication cables, indoor, indoor/outdoor and outside plant fiber optic cables, industrial Ethernet cables, as well as round and flat electronic cables. 

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at  Hitachi Cable America, Inc. is a unit of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


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