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Cooper Notification Launches Mass Notification Tour at U.S. Colleges

February 18, 2008 5:05 PM ET

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Cooper Notification, an operating unit of Cooper Industries, Ltd. CBE, announced today additional dates and locations for its mass notification system (MNS) demonstration and educational tour at university and college campuses across the U.S. The MNS tour, which began in January and will continue throughout the year, displays Cooper Notification's comprehensive indoor, outdoor and text/voice mass notification solutions. In addition, the tour will instruct emergency officials and university administrators how to effectively communicate to students, staff and the public before, during and after an event. This live demonstration will be shown through Cooper Notification's multi-layered solutions.

The tour began in the state of Washington in January and will continue throughout the year with multiple simultaneous launches across the U.S. New locations and dates for the launch include: Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Southern California, Nevada, eastern Texas, Mississippi and North Carolina in March; Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York and Washington, D.C. in April and May; and North Carolina, South Carolina, northern California, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana in June and July. More dates to follow. Visit the web site for a more detailed listing,

On the tour, Cooper Notification's technical experts will utilize the company's Mobile Command and Response Vehicle (MCRV) to showcase the WAVES (Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System) High Power Speaker Array, which broadcasts emergency messages over wide areas, SAFEPATH indoor voice evacuation system, and the Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN(TM)) for emergency text alerting. Cooper Notification's Wheelock and MEDC branded fire and security appliances and devices will also be featured.

To schedule or attend a demonstration, please contact Kristin Campbell, 941-487-2300 ext. 2401, or or visit

University and College Campus Experience

Cooper Notification provides critical, campus-wide emergency communications for universities across the U.S., including George Mason University, James Madison University, University of California-Santa Barbara, several University of Maryland campuses, University of New Hampshire and University of Southern California.

In addition, Cooper Notification will host the Campus Safety Conference in Long Beach, Calif. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 19-20. Cooper Notification President Ken Camarco and Regional Vice President of Business Development Mike Dougherty will speak at the conference's MNS session and share their expertise with campus officials on multi-layered solutions. For additional information, visit

Cooper Notification's MNS tour coincides with the U.S. House of Representatives passing The College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 bill Feb. 7. The act would require colleges and universities to issue public warnings within 30 minutes of an emergency or threat, as well as notify the public with more campus safety information. Cooper Notification's solutions exceed this criteria, delivering messages within seconds of the event. For more information, visit

Editors Note: To set up an interview with a Cooper Notification executive or to request high resolution images, please contact JoLynn Rakow at 941-487-2300 ext. 2388, or

About Cooper Notification

Cooper Notification, a solution platform of The Cooper Safety Division, is comprised of several businesses that have 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. Cooper Notification is the source for notification solutions including Wheelock fire and security notification appliances and devices, SAFEPATH and WAVES voice evacuation and mass notification systems, Wheelock and MEDC industrial signaling and Roam Secure emergency text alerting services. For more information, visit the web site at

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,500 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Safety, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools. Cooper Connection provides a common platform to better serve our electrical distributors, specifiers and end user customers across all Cooper. For more information, visit the website at Contact Information: Cooper Notification JoLynn Rakow, 941-487-2300

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