Leviton Acquires BitWise
Leviton, New Orleans, announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls LLC. Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time and, according to the company in a press release, is excited to welcome it into Leviton.
As part of the acquisition, Leviton bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including its iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android app-based GUIs that are easy to use and simple to install with drag and drop programming, and the recently launched hand-held remote control. Additionally, Leviton will offer the Bitwise app on its’ popular 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 theater, 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” said Lance Beck, CEO of BitWise Controls. “We look forward to providing continued innovation for our customers.”
“The Bitwise deal, following on the heels of the recent acquisition of ClickOn Technology, demonstrates Leviton's commitment to strategic growth and innovation through acquisitions,” remarked Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton COO.
Leviton Security & Automation offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.leviton.com/automation.