Cooper Notification Announces MNS Channel Partnership With ArCom Systems

SARASOTA, Fla. , Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Notification, a platform of Cooper Industries, Ltd., (NYSE: CBE) announced today that ArCom Systems, Inc., based in North Little Rock, Ark. , has signed an agreement with Cooper Notification to be a Mass Notification System (MNS) Channel Partner. As a MNS Channel Partner, ArCom Systems, one of the premier life-safety and security systems in the South Central U.S., will be able to offer their customers the entire line of Cooper Notification's MNS solutions, including WAVES (Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System) outdoor High Power Speaker Arrays, SAFEPATH(TM) indoor voice evacuation system and the Roam Secure Alert Network(TM) (RSAN(TM)) emergency text and voice alerting.

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ArCom Systems partnered with Cooper Notification to not only expand the company's current product offerings for its commercial, hospital and college campus customers, but also because of the companies' mutual commitment to improve safety on college and university campuses.

"With the recent unfortunate events that have occurred on multiple college campuses within the state and abroad, we are proud to be able to offer this critical emergency mass notification tool that can be used to direct students and employees to safety," said Christopher Stuart , President of ArCom Systems, Inc. "Our desire is to protect our sons, daughters and fellow Arkansans and ultimately save innumerable lives, preventing needless tragedy from striking. We believe that the Cooper Notification platform offers by far the most comprehensive, reliable and technologically advanced system available in the world today."

As one of their first initiatives, Cooper Notification and ArCom will launch a mass notification demonstration and educational tour in Arkansas next month. On the tour, Cooper Notification's technical experts will utilize the company's Mobile Command and Response Vehicle (MCRV) to explain and showcase the multi-layer mass notification solutions, including indoor and outdoor MNS as well as emergency text and voice messaging. To schedule or attend a demonstration, please contact Chris Stuart at 501-225-4910 or

"We are pleased that ArCom Systems has partnered with us," said Ratna Reddi , Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Cooper Notification. "As a MNS Channel Partner, ArCom joins a growing number of companies that are educating and providing the marketplace with the most advanced mass notification solutions available." MNS Channel Partners will be provided with access to Cooper's MNS product line, industry technical experts, training certification program, marketing and sales support.

About ArCom Systems

ArCom Systems, based in North Little Rock, Ark. , is a leading supplier of life-safety, communications and security systems. For more than 33 years, ArCom has been providing sales, installation and service of fire alarm, nurse call, access control, video surveillance, intercom, infant security, and intrusion security to the commercial/industrial, hospital, long-term healthcare, education and government markets. The company's primary area of service is the state of Arkansas . Additionally, they are licensed in all surrounding states, including Texas , Oklahoma , Missouri , Tennessee , Louisiana , and Mississippi . For more information, please visit .

About Cooper Notification

Cooper Notification, a solution platform of The Cooper Safety Division, is comprised of several businesses with decades of experience and innovation in the development of high quality products and solutions. With the ever present need to protect, alert and inform, Cooper Notification is focused on meeting the growing demand for personnel and property safety. We are the source for notification solutions supporting Fire, Security, Hazardous area, Mass Notification, Voice evacuation and Industrial Signaling applications and operating under the powerful global brands of Fulleon, MEDC, Roam Secure, SAFEPATH, WAVES and Wheelock . For more information, visit the web site at .

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87% of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2007, sixty percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 34% of total sales were to customers outside the United States . Cooper, which has more than 31,500 employees and manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2007, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the web site at .

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