Cooper Industries Offers a Wide Range of Solutions for Healthcare Facilities


Reliable Products from Cooper Industries Allow Facilities to Provide Around-the-Clock Care

DUBLIN - Healthcare facilities are relied upon day in and day out to provide preventative and urgent care to the more than 300 million people living in the United States. To help ensure these facilities are able to operate safely, even in times of crisis, Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), a global provider of electrical solutions, offers a wide range of products and services specifically designed for healthcare facilities. From early notification and lighting systems to network security solutions and wiring devices, Cooper's innovative and industry-leading products help to ensure that these facilities can provide safe, reliable care for those in need.

Ensuring a resilient healthcare system is vital for the nation's safety and security. That's why Cooper Notification has developed a range of reliable, proven solutions designed to serve healthcare facilities' current and future life safety and emergency communication needs. From hospital evacuations to severe weather warnings, Cooper Notification's integrated solutions include SAFEPATH Voice Evacuation System, Wheelock® fire and security notification appliances, and WAVES outdoor wide-area Mass Notification Systems. For doctors, nurses and staff, Cooper Notification offers the award-winning Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN) personal alerting system. RSAN quickly and efficiently alerts staff of a potential or impending disaster via voice calls, SMS/text and email messages as well as pager and desktop notification.

When public health is at risk, Cooper Notification also offers the RSAN Health Alert Network (HAN) solution. RSAN HAN was specifically designed to meet the interoperable notification needs of public health agencies and comply with the Center for Disease Control's Public Health Information Network (PHIN) requirements for Direct and Cascade Alerting. The PHIN 2.01 ready system offers two-way communications to instantly connect health officials, emergency responders and medical professionals - anytime, anywhere.

For safe, reliable power even in seismic zones, Cooper Power Systems now offers Envirotemp(TM) FR3(TM) fluid-filled substation and pad-mounted distribution transformers approved for use in healthcare facilities by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Both solutions - including components, supports and attachments - have been tested and approved by the International Building Code (IBC) for use in seismic zones and include a wide range of transformer sizes and accessories. Cooper Power Systems' substations and transformers feature a sturdy electrical framework held within a sealed, multi-point anchored tank and a high-efficiency, rectangular core coupled with compact and electrically balanced coils. Both options are OSHPD certified and eliminate the need for engineering consulting fees prior to installation.

To provide added safety and aid both patients and staff, Cooper Lighting has developed a wide range of LED lighting solutions, including the io® Balance Beam and Fail-Safe Universal Circadian Night Lights.

With Touch Sensing Technology that activates the LED light inside the bar, Cooper Lighting's io® Balance Beam is the next generation of ADA-compliant illuminated grab bars. Patients or staff can simply touch anywhere along the rail's length to activate the LED light bar, which illuminates a path to the desired destination. Developed by highly experienced LED luminaire designers with input from healthcare designers and researchers in professional practice, this is an evidence-based solution that zeroes in on the daunting operation and safety challenges impacting patient safety, nurse injury and the bottom line. Available with an optional antimicrobial finish, the Balance Beam works with gloved hands or clothed arms and is designed to ignore vibrations in the wall or floor.

To help aid night-time navigation, Cooper Lighting also offers the Fail-Safe Universal Circadian Series of night lights and chart/reading lights. Providing soft, low-level illumination, these innovative night lights offer up to 30 lumens of illumination and are available with white, red or amber LEDs. The chart/reading light also features an illuminated, push-button switch that can be used without disturbing the patient, making them ideal for patient rooms, exam rooms and nurses' stations.

Protecting critical information and networks is a main point of concern for many healthcare facilities. To ensure data systems are safe, Cooper B-Line has developed a compact new series of Rack Security products to serve as a first defense against the tampering of critical equipment and networks.

Cooper B-Line Rack Security products provide a space-saving solution and complete protection without needing to secure an entire room or use an enclosed cabinet. They offer protection for small and large server boots, server boots with extension rails, and patch panel protectors. In addition, heavy-duty hardware allows for access only when the door is open. The Rack Security products also offer mesh doors for visibility and include special drop-outs to protect cable radius.

From conference rooms to the emergency room, healthcare facilities depend on high-quality wiring to provide the power necessary to complete any task. Cooper Wiring Devices offers Arrow Hart hospital grade solutions for reliable connectivity in critical healthcare environments.

Dependable Arrow Hart devices such as receptacles and straight blade plugs and connectors are paramount in critical care facilities providing reliable power quality for sensitive equipment often under repetitive abuse and dependable ground continuity to protect both the personnel and the patient. Arrow Hart also boasts products with features like corrosion resistance, tamper resistant, isolated ground and TVSS, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), and a full offering of devices that comply with the stringent UL498 Hospital Grade standards.

Keeping healthcare facilities safe and operable is also vitally important; especially during severe storms, static discharges or other overvoltage events. Cooper Bussmann offers surge protection solutions to help prevent a shocking disaster and decrease downtime in the event of disaster. The UL Surge Protective Devices (SPD) for North American applications feature modular DIN-rail design with color coding and rejection features, making them easy to indentify, install and maintain. They include easyID(TM) visual indication and optional remote contact signaling which makes status monitoring simple. UL SPDs are also vibration and shock resistant according to EN 60068-2 standards.

Essential to keeping emergency circuits on at all times, Cooper Bussmann also offers the new Quik-Spec(TM) Coordination Panelboard (QSCP). The smallest fusible panelboard in the industry, the QSCP features the necessary selective coordination typically used in healthcare facilities. It utilizes Cooper Bussmann's time-delay CUBEFuse to protect emergency circuits and offers added flexibility with up to 1200A mains, 200kA SCCR, and up to 400A branches with various configurations. Choosing the QSCP offers healthcare facilities the same features as traditional circuit breaker panelboards with a design up to 40 percent smaller.

In addition to traditional services, many facilities also offer expanded capabilities including helicopter transportation in the case of extreme emergencies. To help pilots safely transport those in need of urgent care, Cooper Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting Products provide heliport and helideck lighting. Utilizing the latest in LED technology, these lights can be powered by either standard 120V utility power or 6.6A constant current power. Additionally, inset/flush mounted or elevated fixtures are available.

"Healthcare facilities demand reliable products that will continue to get the job done every day," said Cooper Industries CEO Kirk Hachigian. "From basic necessities like interior lighting and power management to network security solutions, surge protection and emergency lighting, Cooper Industries has developed an industry-leading breadth of products that healthcare facilities rely on time after time."

To learn more about Cooper Industries, visit www.cooperindustries.com/.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained 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 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 2010 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine 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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