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Leviton Announces Acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC

Leviton has announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC, a leader in design and manufacture of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities.

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 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.”

About Liz Lichtenberger

Liz is the special projects editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and trends, visits retailers, and attends industry events. She graduated from Xavier University, where she earned a degree in English and Spanish and was a member of the swim team. Liz is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, reading, doing home improvement projects around her house and cheering on her two favorite basketball teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier Musketeers.

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