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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Relies on Cooper Industries’ Emergency Text Alerting System

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Relies on Cooper Industries’ Emergency Text Alerting System

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Relies on Cooper Industries’ Emergency Text Alerting System

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (H-JAIA), the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, has sent more than 1,000 alerts in the past year using Cooper Notification’s patented Roam Secure Alert Network™ (RSAN™). The system coordinates emergency efforts among 19 internal groups, including airport operations, security staff, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Cooper Notification, a leading provider of safety and mass notification solutions, is a platform of Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE:CBE).

Through the RSAN system, known as H-JAIA Alert, Hartsfield-Jackson officials send text and voice alerts to communicate not only urgent messages such as airfield emergencies, construction accidents, and de-icing scheduling, but also non-emergency notifications, including the taxi alert pilot program. H-JAIA Alert is also used for mock emergency exercises as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Since RSAN has helped us streamline emergency communications internally, we’re looking at other ways to benefit from this multi-use system, one of which is the H-JAIA taxi alert pilot program,” said Dan Negris, Dispatch Center System Administrator. “With an increasing number of taxis servicing the airport, we can communicate to drivers through H-JAIA Alert that the taxi assembly area is full and how long the estimated wait time is. This will help ease traffic congestion and save gas.”

Alerts from H-JAIA Alert can be initiated by a PDA, cell phone, or BlackBerry® and can be sent simultaneously to multiple communication devices, including cell phones, pagers, and computers. In addition to the taxi alert pilot program, other future multi-use scenarios may include full parking lot notifications.

“The robust yet easy-to-use RSAN system will be an invaluable addition to our new Centralized Command Center,” added Negris. “In addition to speed and reliability, one of the major reasons why RSAN was chosen over others was the ease of the remote activation feature. Not all emergencies happen while sitting at your desk. This feature allows our personnel to send both informational and emergency notifications remotely, without the use of their desktop computer.”

“To create a safer and more secure environment for the public, RSAN’s two-way communications allow airport personnel to reply to alerts such as an AMBER Alert to help locate a missing child,” said Ratna Reddi, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Cooper Notification. “In an emergency, effective coordination among key personnel is critical when every second counts.”

Cooper Notification: Delivering Critical Alerts when it Matters Most

Cooper Notification, the industry’s most comprehensive, multi-layered Mass Notification System (MNS) provider, has deployed approximately 250 RSAN systems across the United States, including major metropolitan areas such as Washington, DC, Orlando, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco as well as state and federal agencies, colleges, airports, and hospitals. Integrated with one simple-to-use interface, Cooper Notification’s reliable and effective MNS solutions allow emergency officials to send event-specific instructions to multiple communication channels, including voice-sirens, indoor and outdoor speakers, digital signage, text messaging/SMS alerting, automated dialing systems, desktop alerts, and email notifications. These systems play an important role in emergency alerting and information sharing among government leadership, first responders, critical infrastructure providers, businesses and citizens.

Editor’s Note: For additional information regarding Cooper Industries’ commitment to Safety and Notification solutions, contact Mark Doheny at (713) 209-8484 or mark.doheny@cooperindustries.com

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 90 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 90 international destinations in 55 countries. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction ─ including being named the World’s Most Efficient Airport in 2008 by the Air Transport Research Society. It is undergoing $6 billion-plus in capital improvements, which will include a new, energy-efficient rental car center; a new, 12-gate international terminal; and aesthetic and functional upgrades to its concourses, people movers and parking services. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com. Check out the Airport’s YouTube channel by visiting www.youtube.com/AtlantaHartsfield, and become our fan on Facebook.

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 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 www.cooperindustries.com.

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