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Hitachi Debuts Carrier Ethernet Switches for North America

San Jose, California, USA, November 16, 2015 - Hitachi Cable America Inc. (HCA) today announced the introduction of the ApresiaRM25000 Carrier Ethernet Switch Series targeting North America market. The ApresiaRM25000 Series includes four 1RU L2/L3 switches with 10 port (ApresiaRM25000-10X/SA) and 24 port (ApresiaRM25000-24X/SA) models and optional interfaces for synchronization. Every port supports 1G / 10G dual-speeds (SFP/SFP+) and the switching capacities for the 10 port and the 24 port models are 200 Gbps and 480 Gbps, respectively. The ApresiaRM25000 Series supports MPLS, VPLS, H-VPLS and Q-in-Q protocols. The 10 port model is temperature hardened, suitable for remote deployments in uncontrolled environments.

The stacking feature of the ApresiaRM25000 Series enables the carriers to build “single node” high capacity “non-blocking” switches by cascading multiple 10 port and/or 24 port switches. The stacking feature allows the carriers to preserve investment and spend-as-grow. The ApresiaRM25000 Series is NEBS Level-3 and MEF2.0 compliant.

ApresiaRM25000 Series

The ApresiaRM25000 Series is a member of the Hitachi’s flagship APRESIA® Ethernet Switch family which has experienced a successful deployment at several tier-1 carriers in Japan for the past two decades. The ApresiaRM25000 Series offers the same level of high quality, rich features and customer support that APRESIA has offered to its Japanese customers for years. Ali Taslimi, SVP and Head of the N.A. Carrier IP Networking Division at HCA said, “The ApresiaRM25000 Series is designed based on the latest switching technologies and will be one of the most feature and cost competitive Carrier Ethernet Switches in North America.” Taslimi added, “Carriers are constantly looking for ways to enhance their services and offerings at lowest CAPEX and OPEX which mandates simple, flexible and scalable networks. The ApresiaRM25000 is all about rich features, simplicity and scalability at competitive cost.” The ApresiaRM25000 Series is currently in lab trials at a number of carriers in North America with General Availability targeted for Q2-2016.

About Hitachi Cable America

Hitachi Cable America Inc. (HCA) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Metals, Ltd., a global manufacturer of high-grade metal products with customers in the computer, automotive and aerospace industries. Hitachi’s headquarters is in Purchase, New York, USA.

Hitachi consists of three divisions: The Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division, the Automotive Products Division and the North America Carrier Networking Division. The Performance Cable Systems and Materials Division designs and manufactures copper and fiber optic communication cables and assemblies for a multitude of industries. Products support applications such as Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet, video, Power over Ethernet, HDMI, Infiniband and more. Manufacturing is done at the Manchester, New Hampshire, USA facility. For the US market, the company also imports and sells Hitachi products including optical components, wires and cables, medical cables and high-speed transceivers.

The Automotive Products Division designs and manufactures high-performance materials and components used by the automotive industry. Products include power cable harnesses for electric/hybrid vehicles, brake hose products and electric sensor harnesses. The Automotive Products Division operates manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Florida and Mexico.

The North America Carrier Networking Division, with its main office in San Jose, California (Silicon Valley), is responsible for sales, marketing, and support of Hitachi’s APRESIA© Carrier Networking products in North America. The APRESIA© portfolio includes Layer 2, Layer 3, 1/10/100G fixed and modular type of switches and DWDM Systems.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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Steven Kenney
Hitachi Cable America Inc.

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