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Leviton announces deal to acquire BitWise Controls


September 17, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton

September 17, 2014 – Leviton has announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls LLC, a designer and manufacturer of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities.

As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into its family of solutions, including iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android app-based GUIs that, it said, are easy to use and simple to install with drag and drop programming. Additionally, Leviton will offer the Bitwise app on its OmniTouch 7 for applications when fixed touchscreens are required.

“Bitwise brings customizable audio/video controls to our product portfolio,” said Jay McLellan, president of Leviton Security and Automation. “Bitwise and Leviton installers now have affordable solutions for home theatre, restaurants, boardrooms and classrooms that are modular and expandable.”

“Leviton is a perfect fit for BitWise and we are very excited to be part of their team,” added Lance Beck, CEO of BitWise Controls. “We look forward to providing continued innovation for our customers.”

Just last month, Leviton acquired South Africa’s ClickOn Technology.