Leviton Acquires Obvius Energy Information Solutions

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enLightenment MagazineNew York-based Leviton Manufacturing Co. has purchased Obvius, a 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 a complete line of lighting and energy management solutions and is 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 COO. “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 of experience, Obvius will be even better positioned to deliver our customers innovative energy management solutions.”

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