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Cooper Wiring Devices Announces Membership in Remote Technologies Incorporated Integration Program

Deal ensures compatibility of Aspire RF™ devices with manufacturer's home theater controls systems

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., April 15, 2009 - Cooper Wiring Devices, a division of Cooper Industries, announces it has been certified as an Integration partner with Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI). The Integration program certifies that RTI home theater control products and Aspire RF wireless lighting control devices can be seamlessly integrated using the Aspire RF Serial Interface Programming Module (#RF232).

The RF232 Serial Interface Programming Module provides a RS232 connection to RTI's remote control processors. Through the module, RTI dealers can easily control individual dimmers, switches, receptacles and lamp modules. Moreover, they have the ability to communicate and control scenes and areas managed by the system. RTI's dealers will also have the added advantage of three new pre -written entries in their next controller library download for ease of programming. The serial protocol (ASCII) is also free to the integrator community and can be found at in the "Support" section.

The Aspire RF wireless control system, powered by Z -Wave® technology, features a full line of switches, receptacles, dimmers, scene control keypads, 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.

"We are excited to be partners with RTI and believe the loyal customers of both companies will reap the value and service benefits it creates now and offers down the road," said Jason Sherrill, Product Manager at Cooper Wiring Devices. "Developing partnerships with category leaders like RTI enables us to provide a much needed convenience to installers looking for a competitive advantage in these challenging economic times."

"RTI is happy to welcome Cooper Wiring Devices to our Integration Partner Program," said Pete Baker, VP Sales and Marketing at RTI. "We look forward to working closely with Cooper to provide seamless integration solutions for the Aspire RF wireless lighting control products. This will be a great resource for our mutual dealers and integrators."

For more information, visit or call Cooper Wiring Devices at 866 -853 -4293.

About Remote Technologies Incorporated
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota, is the leading manufacturer of innovative, sophisticated and user -friendly control devices for professionally installed electronic systems. RTI's wide array of award winning control solutions are marketed exclusively through the custom electronics design and installation channel.

About Cooper Wiring Devices
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

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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