Cooper Bussmann launches Cooper Wireless
Cooper Bussmann has announced the formation of its new business unit, Cooper Wireless.
Cooper Bussmann has announced the formation of CooperWireless through the merger of the Trusted Wireless brand from Canada-basedOMNEX Controls and the Australia-based ELPRO Technologies brand. The newlyformed business unit will be part of the Cooper Bussmann division of CooperIndustries.
Cooper Wireless will offer industrial wireless networking
solutions for process and factory automation markets, as well as wireless
mobile controls for the heavy equipment industry. The newly formed business
unit consists of research, development and manufacturing facilities in Australia, Canada
and the United States, along
with sales offices in the Americas,
Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Steven Toteda, formerly with Cisco
System's Voice Technology Group has joined Cooper wireless as vice president
and general manager. "The merging of these brands allows us to provide our
customers with increasingly comprehensive, highly-specified solutions for
improving productivity andsafety in demanding industrial and mobile control
applications around the world," said Toteda. "Cooper Wireless will
also provide a key technology platform to support long-term growth trends including
the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability andproductivity of the electric grid, and the demand for higher energy-efficient
solutions and products."
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