Leviton Manufacturing Co., a leader in electrical wiring devices, lighting energy management systems and commercial data networking solutions, announced the acquisition of Obvius, a provider 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 large line of lighting and energy management solutions. According to Leviton, with this acquisition, the company can now offer 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. “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,” said 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.”