Cooper Power Systems Announces the First Achilles Communications Certified Data Concentrator for the Energy Sector

Cooper Power Systems - 10.12.2011

The Cooper Power Systems new SMP 4/DP Distribution Processor has been awarded the highly respected Wurldtech Achilles Communications Certification, a functional cyber security standard designed to improve the resilience of global critical infrastructure.

The SMP 4/DP Distribution Processor is a powerful and rugged platform, providing utilities with secure and reliable data acquisition and management. It provides essential communication and data concentration features for automation and integration applications, both inside and outside the substation fence. With more than 100 protocols supported, including IEC 61850 and IEEE C37.118-2005™ (synchrophasor), SMP 4/DP is a vendor-agnostic solution. It has also been designed to operate over a broad temperature range—which is critical to utilities that operate in harsh environments—and now certified by Wurldtech Achilles Communications.

Wurldtech, the prominent worldwide provider of security and robustness testing for the industrial and automation industry, offers its Achilles Communications Certification to assess the network robustness of industrial devices, and certifies that these devices meet a formal and comprehensive set of requirements and conformance. The certification process provides the operators of control systems with the most complete, accurate, and trustworthy information possible about the network resilience of a product.

“The Smart Grid requires secure and reliable communications—characteristics that require careful design and rigorous testing,” said Mike Stoessl, president, Cooper Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE). “By using the Achilles Satellite security and robustness testing platform as part of our quality assurance process, we have been able to ensure that our new SMP 4/DP meets the most stringent communications requirements, even in the most demanding environments. We are proud that Wurldtech has recognized our efforts by awarding the SMP 4/DP the Achilles Communications Certification.”

For more information, please visit our Web site,

Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Mike Petrasek, of Burson-Marsteller, at (412) 394-6611 or

About Cooper Power Systems

Cooper Power Systems, with 2010 revenues of approximately $1.2 billion, is a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), and a global manufacturer of world-class power delivery and reliability solutions for the utility, commercial, and industrial markets. Cooper Power Systems is a leading provider of innovative Smart Grid technologies that optimize electrical grid performance. These solutions include Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Demand Response (DR), Smart Sensors, Power Systems Engineering Software and Services, Substation Automation, and Feeder Automation. The company is also a leading provider of software, communications and integration solutions that enable customers to increase productivity, improve system reliability, and reduce costs. For more information, please visit

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper Industries’ sustained 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 seven operating divisions with leading market 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 system products. With this broad range of products, Cooper Industries 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 2010, fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 21 countries as of 2010. For more information, visit the website at


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