Leviton acquires maker of energy information solutions

Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton Manufacturing has acquired Obvius, a provider of solutions to collect energy information.

According to Leviton, the Obvius acquisition allows the company to offer the most complete line of lighting and 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,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton’s chief operating officer, in a prepared statement. “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.”

Obvius products offer data acquisition, wireless communications, energy dashboard software and plug-and-play hardware solutions.

“With the addition of Obvius' data acquisition technology, Leviton can now offer a fully integrated, single-source energy management solution to its established and new customer channels,” said Jim Lewis, CEO of Obvius.

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