Leviton has acquired BitWise Controls, a designer and manufacturer of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities. Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time.
The BitWise collection of app-based GUIs
As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including its iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android app-based GUIs, which feature drag-and-drop programming, and the recently launched handheld 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.”
“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.”
Leviton COO Daryoush Larizadeh said that following on the heels of his company’s recent acquisition of ClickOn Technology, the Bitwise deal demonstrates Leviton's commitment to strategic growth and innovation through acquisitions.
“Leviton has evolved its business into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions, and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets,” he said.