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Hitachi Cable America Inc. Releases Low Smoke Zero Halogen Category 5e Cables

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, June 1, 2017 - Hitachi Cable America Inc., (HCA), a U.S. manufacturer of copper and fiber optic communication cables, is now manufacturing Category 5e cables that carry both a Riser (CMR) rating and a low smoke, zero halogen rating referred to as LSHF (Low Smoke Halogen Free). The LSHF rating was granted by UL after successful testing to IEC 61034-2 (low smoke) and UL 2885 (halogen free). The new listing will allow the cables to be installed in any riser environment as defined by the U.S. National Electrical Code while also providing the halogen-free characteristics that many owners desire in their cable infrastructure. The cables will be manufactured at the Hitachi facility in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.