Cooper Crouse-Hinds Announces Industrial Wireless Solutions

Wireless radio monitoring technology eliminates the need for costly hard-wired installations

SYRACUSE, N.Y., February 24, 2009- Cooper Crouse-Hinds, leader in global explosion-proof protection, has announced the addition of an extensive product line of industrial-focused wireless monitoring solutions. Designed specifically for monitoring and controlling processes in challenging or difficult industrial and hazardous applications, the ground-breaking wireless products provide an innovative alternative to traditional hard-wired systems, which can be quite costly due to long distances between communication points, structural obstacles, and general impracticality.

Through a comprehensive system of transmitters, receivers, transceivers and interface gateways, Cooper Crouse-Hinds Industrial Wireless Solutions offer both one-and two-way wireless monitoring capabilities for a host of industrial applications, including tank level monitoring, pump performance metrics, conveyor belt alignments, heat trace monitoring and much more. In addition, the product line is complemented by a lengthy list of accessories, including high-powered antennas for long-distance communications, and explosion-proof enclosures, ideal for any hazardous application.

"Cooper Crouse-Hinds has been an industry leader in delivering trusted solutions to the industrial marketplace for over 100 years," said Dave Holloway, General Manager of Productivity Solutions at Cooper Crouse-Hinds. "The addition of these industry-proven wireless capabilities is further proof that we are committed to providing innovative and technologically advanced solutions to our customers."

The Cooper Crouse-Hinds Industrial Wireless Solutions offer a unique blend of convenient, cost-saving features, and provide the same quality and dependability that is expected from the time-tested Cooper Crouse-Hinds name. Easy to use, and simple to install, each device offers a vast selection of digital, analog, and pulse inputs that allow fewer radios per system, adding to overall cost savings. In addition, each radio can be configured for exception reporting (only transmitting when a signal value changes) with messages delivered in blocks to compress signal information, thus minimizing bandwidth usage and preserving battery life. In applications where security is vital, the wireless system operates with high security data encryption and frequency encoding algorithms that protect against industrial espionage or malicious network hacking.

A variety of complementary customer service offerings ensure complete satisfaction with the new industrial wireless solutions. In addition to a comprehensive program of installation assistance and product training for all operating staff, Cooper Crouse-Hinds plans to conduct individual custom site assessments for all qualified leads. For more information, visit

About Cooper Crouse-Hinds

Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., Cooper Crouse-Hinds integrates a comprehensive line of electrical and instrumentation products with expert support, industry insights and local availability to improve safety and productivity in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments worldwide. Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufactures over 100,000 products, including conduit and cable fittings; enclosures; plugs and receptacles; industrial lighting fixtures; signals and alarms; controls and electrical apparatus; commercial outlet boxes and hubs; specialized interconnect products branded Cooper Interconnect; and electronic components and protection equipment for process control branded MTL Instruments Group. Cooper Crouse-Hinds products are sold worldwide and meet all local and international code requirements. They are used in general construction or in harsh and hazardous environments across the globe, performing to the highest standard of safety and reliability. For more information, visit

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88 percent 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 2008, 61 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 37 percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2008, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the web site at

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