AMN1710 Transport System Implements MPLS-TP, a Next Generation Network Standard, and Successfully Demonstrates Multivendor Interoperability

TOKYO, Japan, February 8, 2011 — Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced continued enhancements to its supply network transport systems that will enable more efficient and reliable network operations and mark advancements in global standards. The company recently completed a successful AMN1710 transport system demonstration of multivendor interoperability. The demonstration was part of a multivendor interoperability event to test network equipment that uses the next generation network draft standard, Multi Protocol Label Switching – Transport Profile (MPLS-TP). The test event was held January 10 to January 21, 2011 in Berlin, Germany, and hosted by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), an independent test lab promoting network equipment interoperability. Hitachi will present the results of its verification along with AMN1710 and related technologies at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress which will be held in Paris, France from February 8 to February 11, 2011.