Software sends realtime emergency alerts to desktops.

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Driven by Roam Secure Alert Network(TM) emergency text and voice alerting system, Cooper Desktop Notification helps user send real-time emergency alerts to computer desktops across enterprise network environments. Authorized administrators can send audio and visual alerts to all recipients or targeted groups who are logged onto network. Users can customize desktop pop-up screens and provide links to access maps, evacuation routes, and additional emergency information.



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Cooper Notification Introduces Cooper Desktop Notification, Expanding Its Comprehensive Line of Emergency Notification Solutions



Arlington, Va., February 5, 2009 - Cooper Notification, a platform of Cooper Industries, Ltd., (NYSE:CBE) introduced today its latest mass notification solution, Cooper Desktop Notification. Driven by Cooper Notification's patented Roam Secure Alert Network(TM) (RSAN(TM)) emergency text and voice alerting system, Cooper Desktop Notification enables officials to send real-time emergency alerts to computer desktops across enterprise network environments.

"Cooper Desktop Notification turns computer desktops into emergency notification devices," said Scott Hearn, President, Cooper Notification. "It is a powerful and cost-effective communications tool to add to the emergency communications plan of any organization."

When critical information must be communicated, Cooper Desktop Notification allows authorized administrators to send audio and visual alerts within seconds to all recipients or targeted groups who are logged onto the network. These intrusive alerts act as partial-screen pop-up notifications and take precedence over all other open windows and programs. Cooper Desktop Notification provides flexible two-way communications for delivery confirmation and user response. Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, the scalable design of the system supports a vast number of connected users. Cooper Desktop Notification enables organizations to customize their desktop pop-up screens and provide links to access maps, evacuation routes and additional emergency information. Cooper Desktop Notification also leverages SSL encryption to ensure secure communications and is designed to comply with all Department of Defense requirements and specifications.

"With the addition of Cooper Desktop Notification, we now offer the industry's most comprehensive line of emergency notification solutions," said Ratna Reddi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Cooper Notification. "Developed from one company with a single, easy-to-use interface, RSAN has the capability to send 250,000 plus messages per minute through voice calls to landline and cell phones, text messages, pager, email alerts, computer desktop notification, and postings on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as instantaneously through WAVES "giant voice" outdoor speakers and SAFEPATH(TM) indoor notification system."

Cooper Notification has deployed more than 230 RSAN systems across the United States, including major metropolitan areas in and around Washington, DC, Orlando, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Houston, and San Francisco as well as state and federal agencies, colleges, airports, and hospitals. 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 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 www.coopernotification.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88% 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, sixty-one percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-seven 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 www.cooperindustries.com.

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