Leviton Acquires Obvius Energy Information Solutions

Melville, New York, October 3, 2011– Leviton Manufacturing Company, the leader in electrical wiring devices, lighting energy management systems and commercial data networking solutions, today announces the acquisition of Obvius, a recognized leader of cost-effective hardware solutions to collect energy information. Obvius products offer data acquisition, wireless communications, energy dashboard software and plug and play hardware solutions.

The Obvius acquisition will enable Leviton to offer its customers the most complete line of lighting & energy management solutions. A complementary strategic addition to Leviton’s current line, Leviton now offers solutions to meet all measurement and verification based opportunities such as smart metering, energy data information, load management and LEED rating achievement.

“Obvius is another key acquisition that supports our leadership in sustainable energy technologies,” states Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton’s Chief Operating Officer. “As the leader in lighting energy management solutions, our continued expansion into the measurement and verification market supports our customers’ efforts to validate and optimize the performance of their systems in pursuit of LEED credits and reduced energy use. This positions Leviton as a single source solution by providing an integrated approach for tracking, monitoring and verifying energy consumption and implementing cost and carbon footprint reduction.”

“With the addition of Obvius' data acquisition technology, Leviton can now offer a fully integrated, single source energy management solution to their established and new customer channels”, says Jim Lewis, CEO of Obvius. “We are excited to become part of the Leviton team offering simple, cost-effective energy monitoring solutions that help customers manage their energy usage. In combining our strengths with Leviton's resources and 106 years’ experience, Obvius will be even better positioned to deliver our customers innovative energy management solutions.”

About Obvius
Founded in 2001 and based in Portland, Oregon, Obvius provides cost-effective, easy-to-use solutions for collecting energy information. Our proven technology allows users to monitor electric, water, gas, environmental and renewable energy information all on one platform--accessible through any web browser. Our products are based on an open architecture allowing our customers to collect and log energy information from virtually any meter or sensor. Perfect for any energy management or Smart Grid application, Obvius continues to deliver world-class data acquisition hardware. We serve a global clientele and continue to drive innovation by simplifying data collection. : For more information contact Obvius or visit www.obvius.com

About Leviton
Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today Leviton’s product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings and homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton products are the smart choice for smart professionals. For more information contact Leviton Manufacturing or visit www.leviton.com