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Cooper Notification's Wide-Area Mass Notification System Receives CE Mark Approval and TÜV Certification


Featuring industry-leading intelligibility, the HPSA-7100-R Series, is now approved worldwide.

LONG BRANCH, N.J., - Cooper Notification, a leading supplier of Life Safety and Mass Notification System (MNS) solutions, today announced that it received CE Mark approval and TÜV certification for its WAVES High Power Speaker Array (HPSA) 7100-R Series. Designed to meet the most stringent Life Safety requirements, the HPSA-7100-R Series provides highly intelligible voice and tone announcements for Wide-Area Mass Notification. Cooper Notification is a solution platform of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), a global provider of electrical solutions.

Providing a simple upgrade path to expand emergency communications coverage to outdoor areas, the HPSA-7100-R can be integrated and controlled by an organization's existing audio source, including voice-capable Fire Alarm Control Panels (FACP) as well as Cooper Notification's SAFEPATH®4 (SP40S) Voice Evacuation Systems and SAFEPATH Mass Notification Systems (SPMNS).

Using leading-edge amplification technology, Cooper Notification's High Power Speaker Arrays were also designed for high intelligibility and energy efficiency. The HPSA's vertical line arrays provide a narrow vertical output pattern for focusing sound directly at the audience, which produces better sound pressure and higher intelligibility. By creating a nearly cylindrical sound propagation pattern, the system allows messages to be clearly understood whether a person is 100 feet or 1,500 feet away from the HPSA.

"Achieving the CE Mark approval and TÜV certification signifies that Cooper Notification has met the rigorous life safety, quality, and performance requirements of these internationally recognized regulatory agencies," said Scott Hearn, President, Cooper Notification. "It demonstrates our commitment in providing innovative solutions for our partners and customers."

The HPSA-7100-R Series has been evaluated and declared compliant to CE, including the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and the stringent EN50130-4 standard for alarm systems. In addition, the Wide-Area MNS was approved by TÜV to the CUE certification requirements, which covers U.S., Canadian and European approvals to UL/CSA/EN 60950-1.

Cooper Notification: Delivering Critical Alerts when it Matters Most

Cooper Notification, the industry's most comprehensive, multi-layered Mass Notification System (MNS) supplier, provides critical, emergency communications for communities and facilities worldwide. With 500 MNS systems around the globe, installations include U.S. military sites; major metropolitan areas such as Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and Orlando; state and federal agencies; university and college campuses; airports; and hospitals. Integrated with one simple-to-use interface, Cooper Notification's reliable and effective MNS solutions allow emergency officials to send event-specific instructions to multiple communication channels, including voice-sirens, indoor and outdoor speakers, digital signage, text messaging/SMS alerting, automated dialing systems, desktop alerts, and email notifications. These systems play an important role in emergency alerting and information sharing among government leadership, first responders, critical infrastructure providers, businesses and citizens.

About Cooper Notification

Cooper Notification, a solution platform of Cooper Industries, 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 www.coopernotification.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market 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 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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