New module securely manages substation IEDs, events and data
Quebec City, February 2, 2009 - Cooper Power Systems, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE), announces the introduction of the new Configuration Manager, a module of Yukon IED Manager Suite (IMS). The software suite offers a centralized set of tools to manage substation intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), events and data in a NERC CIP-compliant, secure manner.
Configuration Manager provides a browser-based user interface that allows system administrators to view all IED and communication gateways configuration settings. This IMS module features user-established schedules to monitor, retrieve, and store all the configuration files. Configuration Manager also detects changes and notifies system administrators of any modifications to the devices.
“Most utilities are complying with many portions of NERC CIP using cumbersome manual processes. With a simple-to-use and easy-to-maintain enterprise software solution, Configuration Manager significantly reduces the utility's effort to comply with NERC CIP and to generate compliance data,” explains Daniel Arden, Global Product Director of software solutions at Cooper Power Systems.
Configuration Manager automates IED configuration change logging and auditing as required in NERC CIP 005, 007, 003-6. In addition, it simplifies compliance with NERC CIP back-up and restoration requirements by storing all information required to restore communication gateways and managed devices. Configuration Manager's security features also maintain the history of configuration changes in an auditable database.
This new module, which is part of the complete software offering Yukon IED Manager Suite, also includes the Passthrough Manager, Event Manager, and Security Server modules. These modules provide remote single point of access to IEDs for maintenance and engineering, automated event retrieval and centralized NERC CIP-compliant security. Yukon IED Manager Suite goes beyond NERC CIP, automating compliance with a centralized, secure system. Utilities that use Yukon IED Manager Suite improve the reliability of their network, reduce their downtime and protect their network against cyber-attacks.
About Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems, Inc., with revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, is a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE). Cooper Power Systems is a global manufacturer of world-class power delivery and reliability solutions for the electrical and industrial markets. Through its Energy Automations Solutions group, it 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, go to www.cooperpower.com and www.cooperpowereas.com.
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, about 87% 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 2007, 60 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 34% of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has more than 31,500 employees and manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2007, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the Web site at www.cooperindustries.com.