Cooper Notification Announces Partnership with The Protection Bureau

LONG BRANCH, N.J. , Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cooper Notification, a platform of Cooper Industries, Ltd., (NYSE: CBE) announced today that The Protection Bureau, Exton, Pa. , has signed on to be a Channel Partner. The Protection Bureau will offer their customers the entire line of Cooper Notification mass notification system (MNS) product solutions, including WAVES (Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System) High Power Speaker Arrays, SAFEPATH indoor voice evacuation system and the Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN(TM)) emergency text and voice alerting.

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The Protection Bureau initially chose to partner with Cooper Notification because of the company's commitment to improve safety on college and university campuses, but the partnered solution has stemmed out to several of The Protection Bureau's campus-type clients as well. In addition to the Cooper Notification MNS solution, The Protection Bureau currently provides Access Control, Video Security, intercom and fire alarm coupled with emergency phone units for a wide range of markets including residential, commercial, industrial and institutional services.

"Cooper Notification is a perfect supplement to our current offerings. Not only does it allow us to provide a layered approach to Mass Notification for all of our markets, but with the SAFETY Act certification, our system is the only mass notification product approved by the Department of Homeland Security. This act provides legal liability protection for our customers in the event of a terrorist attack," said Jim Arizini , Sales and Marketing Manager, The Protection Bureau.

"In addition, the system has had a track record for success in the military facility mass notification market worldwide for many years ensuring quality and reliability. We are delighted to be a Channel Partner for Cooper Notification," said Arizini.

The Protection Bureau was founded in 1975 and is privately owned and operated differentiating itself by the ability to provide the highest level of services for Consultation, Design/Engineering, Project Management, Installation, Training and Service/Maintenance. The Protection Bureau provides security card access, Video Security, remote emergency phone systems, Mass Notification, owned & operated central station monitoring, fire and security systems. The Protection Bureau is a Security-Net Partner and PSA Member/Owner. The Protection Bureau has been consistently named among the top 50 Integrators in the SDM Magazine's "Top 100 Security Systems Integrators." The Protection Bureau offers all of their services to Eastern Pennsylvania , Delaware and New Jersey and Nationwide through their Security Net affiliation.

As a Cooper Notification Channel Partner, The Protection Bureau joins a growing number of organizations taking advantage of the opportunity to grow their business through education and sales of Cooper's Mass Notification System (MNS) solutions. Through a partnership with Cooper, Channel Partners will be afforded the opportunity to explore new opportunities and create awareness of the need for MNS solutions and the solutions available. Channel Partners will be provided with access to Cooper's MNS technical experts, layered solutions, training certification program, marketing and sales support.

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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