Cooper Bussmann launches Cooper Wireless

Cooper Bussmann has announced the formation of its new business unit, Cooper Wireless.

February 10, 2010

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."