Cooper Wiring Devices announces new Aspire RF products at CEDIA '08

Cooper Wiring Devices announced it will be showing exciting new additions to its ASPIRE RF™ wireless control system at the 2008 CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation) Expo in Denver, Colorado from September 3-7.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., August 13, 2008 - Cooper Wiring Devices announced it will be showing exciting new additions to its ASPIRE RF™ wireless control system at the 2008 CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation) Expo in Denver, Colorado from September 3 -7. New ASPIRE RF products being introduced include 2 -wire dimmers, switches and accessories that are designed for enhanced retrofit capabilities. Another new product, the ASPIRE RF Ethernet Bridge, will be introduced at the show. The ASPIRE RF Ethernet Bridge allows secure ASPIRE RF system access via the internet, providing remote access from any location. Cooper's exciting new Ethernet Bridge allows homeowners and system designers to change and customize settings and scenes without having to physically be in the home. In addition, a new keyless garage door entry system will be introduced.


Aspire RF will be the focus of attention at Cooper Wiring Devices' exhibitor booth (#377), as the company looks to educate and train a wide variety of installers, integrators, and other industry professionals on the advantages the ASPIRE RF offers their customers and how it can help them to grow their businesses.

"ASPIRE RF offers a highly reliable, interoperable wireless lighting control system complementing homeowners' style and design preferences," said Jason Sherrill, Product Manager at Cooper Wiring Devices. "A truly elegant look and feel, combined with ease of use and intuitive programming makes ASPIRE RF the best choice for any residential integrator."

The ASPIRE RF wireless control system, powered by Z -Wave® technology, features a full line of switches, receptacles, dimmers, scene controls, remote controls, accessories and screwless wall plates. All products are interoperable, and are fully compatible with a wide range of products from other Z -Wave manufacturers. The entire system is controlled with the press of a single button on a remote control, and can be joined with other devices to create "events" or "scenes" that offer ambience, security, convenience and energy savings.

Cooper Wiring Devices has brought a genuine commitment to the certified residential electronics professional with the introduction of ASPIRE RF to the custom electronics market. With an emphasis on training and customer service, Cooper has consistently made its name as an industry leader by partnering with its customers to ensure the value and quality of every installation. Cooper Wiring Devices is a division of Cooper Industries, which is currently celebrating its 175th anniversary.

"The added value associated with the Cooper name provides a considerable competitive advantage to our customers," said Bill Johnson, new Director of Technology Sales at Cooper Wiring Devices. "The ASPIRE RF wireless control system is technologically advanced, ergonomically superior and offers the ultimate in wireless control convenience," he continued. "A long -term commitment towards quality products and innovative design has been Cooper's mission for its 175 years, and will continue to drive us to be the pre -eminent leader in wireless electronic customization."

For more information about Cooper Wiring Devices, please contact Tim Rice at Burson -Marsteller, (412) 394 -6611 or tim.rice@marsteller.com, or visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com/AspireRF.

Company Information
Cooper Wiring Devices is a division of Cooper Industries and provides over 10,000 electrical wiring device products for industrial, commercial and residential applications. For more information, visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87% 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 2007, sixty percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end -markets and 34% of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has more than 31,500 employees and manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2007, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

# # #

Featured Product

IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

You asked, we listened! Music lovers that want to enjoy their tunes everywhere - yes, everywhere! - now have a high-tech, easy-to-use option that upgrades the look and functionality of any home or office. The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System is a music distribution system that provides enhanced usability and delivers mind-blowing stereo quality sound. With touch screen controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and several music source options, the I600 turns your surroundings into an amazing music entertainment experience.