Leviton Buys BitWise Controls to Bolster Line of Audio/Visual Controls

Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., has moved to acquire BitWise Controls, LLC, New Orleans, a manufacturer of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities.

Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time. As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including their 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 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.”

Last month, Leviton added another datacom and controls manufacturer with its acquisition of ClickOn Technology.

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